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Fine-dust Density Getting Thicker, Annual Average Declining

Fine-dust Density Getting Thicker, Annual Average Declining

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Opinions are divided over whether the meteorological phenomenon of fine dust that hits the country from winter to spring every year is getting worse or not. Most people surveyed believe the fine dust problem is deteriorating, but some insist it has improved, citing statistical data. According to data from [...]

Risk of Depression on the Rise among Emotional Labor, Service and Sales Workers

Risk of Depression on the Rise among Emotional Labor, Service and Sales Workers

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has found that so-called emotional laborers in the service and sales sectors showed an increased risk of depression. The study was conducted by a research team at Korea University based on a database of 2,055 individuals older than 19 years of age working in service and [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Say Fine Dust Vehicle Restrictions Should Also Include Private Cars

Majority of S. Koreans Say Fine Dust Vehicle Restrictions Should Also Include Private Cars

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Six out of ten South Koreans believe that the current policy of restricting the use of vehicles owned by public institutions during periods of severe fine dust is ineffective, arguing that the policy should be expanded to private cars as well. The Asian Citizen’s Center for Environment and Health [...]

8 in 10 Doctors Experience Burnout due to Hard Work: Poll

8 in 10 Doctors Experience Burnout due to Hard Work: Poll

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Eight in 10 doctors in South Korea have experienced burnout symptoms, due to extreme physical and mental fatigue, a poll showed Wednesday. The poll of 1,004 doctors, conducted online by medical information provider InterMD on Dec. 26-27, found that 80 percent of them have suffered from burnout while working [...]

Outdoor Workers Exposed to Health Risks as Fine Dust Chokes S. Korea

Outdoor Workers Exposed to Health Risks as Fine Dust Chokes S. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — With South Korea announcing its first emergency alert for the Greater Seoul Metropolitan Area amid a severe fine dust storm that has blanketed the country, many outdoor workers had to face the fine dust without proper protective gear. Some did not even wear masks, because they were “no help [...]

S. Korean Pharmaceutical Companies Establishing Foothold in Boston, World’s Largest Bio-Cluster

S. Korean Pharmaceutical Companies Establishing Foothold in Boston, World’s Largest Bio-Cluster

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — According to the pharmaceutical industry on January 13, major South Korean biopharmaceutical companies including Yuhan Corp. and LG Chem Ltd. are building a foothold in Boston. The plan is to use city, the world’s largest bio-cluster, as a base for open innovation. Yuhan has already established a legal entity [...]

S. Korea’s Population Growth Rate Drops Below 0.1 pct, Median Age Tops 42

S. Korea’s Population Growth Rate Drops Below 0.1 pct, Median Age Tops 42

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s population growth rate fell below 0.1 percent for the first time last year, with its median age topping 42, government statistics showed Monday. The nation’s resident population was 51,826,059 as of the end of 2018, marking an increase of 0.09 percent, or 47,515 people, from the previous [...]

Samsung Air Purifier Improves Allergic Symptoms

Samsung Air Purifier Improves Allergic Symptoms

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that Cube, Samsung Electronics Co.’s popular air purifier series, helps prevent allergies and asthma among children and teenagers. A research team led by Professor Oh Jae-hwan from Hanyang University College of Medicine showed that the Samsung Cube improved the condition of patients with atopy, [...]