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Mobile Advertising Grows Robustly, as Broadcasting Ads Dwindle: Report

Mobile Advertising Grows Robustly, as Broadcasting Ads Dwindle: Report

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s advertising industry posted annual growth of about 4 percent in 2017, mainly on the strength of robust expansion of mobile advertising, a government report said Thursday. In contrast to the growth of the mobile advertising market, the volume of broadcast advertising shrank, the report, issued by the [...]

1 in 5 S. Koreans at Risk of Smartphone Addiction: Poll

1 in 5 S. Koreans at Risk of Smartphone Addiction: Poll

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of five South Koreans experienced excessive dependence on smartphones last year, a poll showed Wednesday, with the ratio increasing every year. According to the survey by the Ministry of Science and ICT, 19.1 percent of people aged between three and 69 fell into the potentially at-risk or [...]

Poll Shows Fewer S. Korean Students View N. Korea as Enemy

Poll Shows Fewer S. Korean Students View N. Korea as Enemy

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Fewer young students in South Korea perceive North Korea as an enemy than a year ago, while a larger number of them regard the North as a cooperative partner, a poll showed Tuesday. In the poll of 82,947 elementary, middle and high school students by the education and unification [...]

Fine Particulate Matter and Warm Weather Contribute to Mental Illness

Fine Particulate Matter and Warm Weather Contribute to Mental Illness

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — While the harmful effects of fine dust on the human body are being revealed, one analysis shows that fine particulate matter increases emergency hospitalization for mental illness. The connection between fine dust and mental illness is more pronounced when the weather is warmer than when it is cold, thus [...]

S. Korea Discovers Bacteria Capable of Biodegrading Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals

S. Korea Discovers Bacteria Capable of Biodegrading Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean biologists have discovered bacteria with outstanding capabilities to biodegrade endocrine-disrupting chemicals known to obstruct the excretion of hormones in the human body. The Nakdonggang National Institute of Biological Resources announced on Monday that it has discovered bacteria that can biodegrade phthalate, an endocrine disruptor. Newly named as [...]

No Need for Health Supplements, Pollack Increases Muscle Mass Without Exercise

No Need for Health Supplements, Pollack Increases Muscle Mass Without Exercise

BUSAN, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Pollack, one of the most common white fish, has been found to play an important role as a health supplement. According to the Korea Overseas Fisheries Association on Monday, such results were published by Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. in November 2017. It was found that the protein content of [...]