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Mismatched Kidney Transplants Between Married Couples Increase

Mismatched Kidney Transplants Between Married Couples Increase

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — New research shows the number of mismatched kidney transplants among married couples is now on the rise after transplants between mismatched donors and recipients were first allowed in 2007 in South Korea. Mismatched kidney transplants accounted for nearly 22 percent of the kidney transplant procedures conducted in 2014, a drastic [...]

PyeongChang 2018 to Open 1st Official Shop This Week

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The first official shop of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games will open in the South Korean capital this week, selling licensed merchandise associated with the international sporting event, local organizers said Thursday. The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) said the official merchandise store [...]

DMZ Park Transforming into Military, Ecology Tourist Destination

DMZ Park Transforming into Military, Ecology Tourist Destination

PAJU, South Korea, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Imjingak, a park located seven kilometers south of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Korean Peninsula, is on its way to becoming a global military and ecology tourism destination, said local governments on Wednesday.  According to Gyeonggi Province and Paju city officials, several construction projects are underway [...]

Animal Rights Group Invokes the Constitution for Legal Definition of Animals

Animal Rights Group Invokes the Constitution for Legal Definition of Animals

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean animal rights group Care is challenging the 98th article of the Civil Code, which designates animals as “things,” and has asked the Constitutional Court of Korea to adjudicate its constitutionality.  The code legally defines “things” as “corporeal things, electricity, and other natural forces which can be managed,” [...]

S. Korea to Halt Benefits to Novartis Drugs over Illegal Rebates

S. Korea to Halt Benefits to Novartis Drugs over Illegal Rebates

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s health ministry said Wednesday it will suspend providing benefits for nine variations of two drug types manufactured by the local unit of Novartis after the Swiss pharmaceutical giant was found to have been engaged in illegal kickbacks. For six months starting in August, local customers will have [...]

Accidents of Personal Transport Including Segways on the Rise

Accidents of Personal Transport Including Segways on the Rise

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Accidents involving personal transport including scooters and Segways have nearly quadrupled over the past four years, according to recent information compiled by the Hyundai Insurance Research Center. The statistics released yesterday, which were based on the insurance company’s database, revealed that the incidence of accidents increased over 300 percent, [...]