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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 [...]

Majority of Postsecondary Students OK with Cohabitation, Forgoing Marriage

Majority of Postsecondary Students OK with Cohabitation, Forgoing Marriage

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Marriage is no longer considered a must in the minds of most students at postsecondary institutions, a survey has found  A total of 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students at two- and four-year institutions and graduate schools nationwide participated in the survey, which was commissioned by the Campus Evangelization Network [...]

More Stock Investors Doing Trading via Smartphones

More Stock Investors Doing Trading via Smartphones

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 40 percent of last year’s stock trading in the secondary KOSDAQ market was done on smartphones, gradually phasing out transactions through computers and telephones, data showed Thursday. A daily average turnover of 291.48 million shares, or 39.6 percent of the total, on the tech-laden KOSDAQ was generated over [...]

S. Koreans More Negative on Migrant Workers: Poll

S. Koreans More Negative on Migrant Workers: Poll

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans have become more unfavorable to migrant workers amid the prolonged economic slump, with many reluctant to accept such workers as members of the South Korean society, a poll showed Wednesday. According to the survey conducted by the Seoul-based Overseas Koreans Foundation from July 31-Aug. 25, 61.1 percent [...]

Number of People Attending Stop Smoking Program Rises amid High Cigarette Prices: Sources

Number of People Attending Stop Smoking Program Rises amid High Cigarette Prices: Sources

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of people attending a stop smoking program at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Seoul rose this year from 2017 amid rising cigarette prices and the expansion of nonsmoking zones, a hospital official said Wednesday. As many as 26 people have applied for the stop smoking camp run by [...]

Obesity Rate Different Between Men, Women According to Income Level

Obesity Rate Different Between Men, Women According to Income Level

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Low-income women and high-income men in South Korea are more likely to be obese, a report showed Tuesday, showing the correlation between body size and income level. The report was released by a team of researchers of the Seoul National University based on 39.09 million people who received medical [...]