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S. Korean Public Servants Work up to 1,000 Hours More than Their OECD Counterparts a Year

S. Korean Public Servants Work up to 1,000 Hours More than Their OECD Counterparts a Year

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean public servants on around-the-clock duties, such as police and customs officials, work about 1,000 hours more a year than public workers in member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a government survey showed Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Personnel and Management’s survey, government [...]

Many Teens Use Mobile Phones to Access Obscene Sites: Survey

Many Teens Use Mobile Phones to Access Obscene Sites: Survey

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 3 out of 10 adolescents access Internet sites with obscene content using mobile gadgets, a survey showed Friday. About 27 percent of those in their teens visited such sites, according to the survey of 10,000 people conducted by consulting firm Beyond The Research at the request of the [...]

3 in 10 at Risk of Hypertension, Diabetes Actually Suffer from Ailments in 10 yrs: Report

3 in 10 at Risk of Hypertension, Diabetes Actually Suffer from Ailments in 10 yrs: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Three in 10 people diagnosed in the early stages of diabetes or high blood pressure develop the diseases within 10 years, a government report showed Tuesday. According to the report by the National Health Insurance Service, 31.3 percent of the people who were diagnosed in the early stages actually [...]

Incoming Class Sizes Continue to Shrink at Seoul’s Elementary Schools

Incoming Class Sizes Continue to Shrink at Seoul’s Elementary Schools

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Among the 557 public elementary schools in Seoul, 34 have less than 50 new pupils starting first grade this year (the school year begins in what would be considered the spring term in most English-speaking countries). Other primary schools throughout the city, meanwhile, have prospective first grade classes of [...]

Foreigners’ Satisfaction with Korean Food Lowest in Japan: Poll

Foreigners’ Satisfaction with Korean Food Lowest in Japan: Poll

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners satisfaction over traditional Korean food, known as hansik in Korea, was the lowest in the neighboring country of Japan, poll showed Monday, amid frayed ties between the two countries over a number of diplomatic issues. Japanese people’s awareness of Korean food came at 32.8 percent, compared to the [...]

Babies Living Closer to Road at Higher Risk of Bronchiolitis: Study

Babies Living Closer to Road at Higher Risk of Bronchiolitis: Study

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Babies living closer to roads are at a higher risk of having bronchiolitis, a study showed Friday, indicating a correlation between traffic-related air pollution and infantile bronchiolitis and childhood asthma. Bronchiolitis in infants mostly affects those younger than 2 months old. Signs of severe bronchiolitis include retractions and can [...]