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More South Koreans Feel Holiday is Now More Gender Equal

More South Koreans Feel Holiday is Now More Gender Equal

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans felt traditional holidays, which some criticize for putting too much pressure on women, are becoming fairer for both genders, a poll showed Saturday. Asked what they thought about gender equality within families during the Chuseok holiday last year, 43.2 percent said they felt circumstances have improved in [...]

Petition Against Use of Japan’s Imperial Flag During Tokyo Olympics Draws over 56,000 Signatures

Petition Against Use of Japan’s Imperial Flag During Tokyo Olympics Draws over 56,000 Signatures

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A petition by a South Korean nongovernmental organization calling for a ban on the use of Japan’s imperial-era flag during the upcoming Tokyo Olympics has drawn over 56,000 signatures. The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a Seoul-based group that promotes South Korean history and culture, posted the petition [...]

S. Korea Going All-out to Prevent Spread of Wuhan Coronavirus During Holidays

S. Korea Going All-out to Prevent Spread of Wuhan Coronavirus During Holidays

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s public health authorities on Thursday remained on alert and said that every effort will be made to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus during the upcoming four-day Lunar New Year holiday, with the country’s citizens advised not to visit the central Chinese city at the epicenter [...]

Animal Quarantine at Risk as Government Vets Abandon Posts

Animal Quarantine at Risk as Government Vets Abandon Posts

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Regional authorities are struggling with the lack of quarantine specialists in charge of prevention of African swine fever, avian influenza, and other livestock epidemics. Among 77 positions for government employees in charge of veterinary affairs available at 23 city and county governments in North Gyeongsang Province, only 43 had [...]

Heart Attacks Increase During Lunar New Year Holidays

Heart Attacks Increase During Lunar New Year Holidays

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Heart attack patients jump in number and the mortality rate spikes during traditional holidays, a recent study has revealed. The results suggest that traditional holidays can mean stress as much as they can be fun. Researchers from Sejong General Hospital studied the data collected from 95,066 patients who suffered [...]

1 in 4 Infertile Couples Experience Conflict Within Family

1 in 4 Infertile Couples Experience Conflict Within Family

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — One quarter of South Korean couples dealing with infertility have family conflicts, according to a recent study. According to an in-depth interview conducted by the CHA Bundang Women’s Medical Center last year on 100 patients who visited the hospital, 25 percent experienced family conflicts. Next on the list was [...]