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S. Koreans’ Medical Expenditures Before Death Soar: Data

S. Koreans’ Medical Expenditures Before Death Soar: Data

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans’ medical expenditures spent a year before death jumped more than threefold over the past decade, data showed Sunday, reflecting the rising need to beef up the country’s hospice facilities and services.  According to the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS), South Koreans aged 40 and above on average [...]

Gyeonggi Province in Talks to Open Humane Poultry Farms to Curb Avian Influenza

Gyeonggi Province in Talks to Open Humane Poultry Farms to Curb Avian Influenza

GYEONGGI, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The city of Pyeongtaek in Gyeonggi Province is considering the idea of launching its own poultry farms that would drastically change the area allocated to each chicken, as part of all-out efforts to prevent and tackle outbreaks of avian influenza that have swept across the country in the past, city [...]

Sales of Dust Masks, Air Purifiers Spike on Murky Air

Sales of Dust Masks, Air Purifiers Spike on Murky Air

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of dust masks and air purifiers soared in South Korea as citizens become increasingly concerned about seasonal fine and yellow dust here, industry data showed Tuesday. Originating from deserts in southern Mongolia and northern China, the dust has been a source of concern here, particularly in the spring. [...]

Savvy Entrepreneurs Cover Graphic Smoking Warnings with Ad Stickers

Savvy Entrepreneurs Cover Graphic Smoking Warnings with Ad Stickers

SEOUL, May 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Complimentary cover-up stickers that hide graphic warning labels on cigarette packets are being widely distributed in South Korean convenience stores in an effort to encourage tobacco sales. Known as “manner labels” in Korean, which roughly translates into English as modesty labels, the stickers, which are made by private companies [...]

South Koreans Kitchens, Playgrounds not Immune to Fine Dust Concerns

South Koreans Kitchens, Playgrounds not Immune to Fine Dust Concerns

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – As a grey haze of fine dust continues to blanket South Korea, the epidemic is sweeping through kitchens and school playgrounds across the nation, with some schools reportedly cancelling sports days while experts warn homemakers against opening the windows for too long when cooking, in fear of letting in [...]