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Light Drinking Can Raise Cancer Risks for Koreans: Report

Light Drinking Can Raise Cancer Risks for Koreans: Report

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Light drinking can raise the risk of cancers for Koreans who have less ability to perform enzymatic alcoholysis compared with Westerners, a local report said Tuesday. The report by Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) in Bundang, Gyeonggi Province, contradicts the established theory that light drinking can lower cardiovascular disease [...]

More Teenagers Suffering from Alcoholism: Data

More Teenagers Suffering from Alcoholism: Data

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of teenagers suffering from alcoholism has been on the rise, with the total receiving treatment hitting 7,800 over the past five years, data showed Monday. According to the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service data submitted to the National Assembly, teens categorized as alcoholics increased from 2012 [...]

Survey Says Foreign Medical Tourists Generally Satisfied, Except for Language Barrier

Survey Says Foreign Medical Tourists Generally Satisfied, Except for Language Barrier

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Foreigners on medical tours to South Korea are generally satisfied with the services they receive but feel inconvenienced the most by the language barrier, a survey showed Tuesday. The Korea Tourism Organization canvassed 2,152 medical tourists who visited South Korea last year and found that they gave an average [...]

Best Time of Your Life? Medical Figures Reveal Those in Their 20s Plagued by Physical, Psychological Ailments

Best Time of Your Life? Medical Figures Reveal Those in Their 20s Plagued by Physical, Psychological Ailments

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Medical statistics on the health status of young South Koreans have served as a sobering reality check for those who crow that one’s 20s are “the best time to be alive”.  The worrying state of the nation’s youth was outlined by National Assemblywoman and member of the central government’s [...]

Samsung Electronics’ Reputation Plunges on Heir’s Arrest

Samsung Electronics’ Reputation Plunges on Heir’s Arrest

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s reputation plunged in 2017 compared with the year before, industry data showed Tuesday, apparently due to the arrest of its de facto head coupled with the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. According to the U.S.-based Reputation Institute, Samsung’s ranking in terms of corporate social responsibility plunged 69 [...]

Weak Employment Conditions Adversely Affects Sex Life among Women: Survey

Weak Employment Conditions Adversely Affects Sex Life among Women: Survey

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean women in their 20s and 30s had sex less in 2014 compared with a decade ago, a survey showed Monday, amid high youth unemployment that has led to late marriage and less dating. South Korea’s overall unemployment rate stood at 3.8 percent in June, up 0.2 percentage [...]

Over 1.1 mln People Expected to Travel Abroad During Chuseok Holiday

Over 1.1 mln People Expected to Travel Abroad During Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 1.1 million people are expected to travel abroad during the 10-day Chuseok holiday, which begins late this month, industry sources said Wednesday. Incheon International Airport Corp. said 980,000 people took overseas trips between April 29 and May 9 this year when many took three days of leave [...]

S. Korea Advised to Limit Smoking at Public Places, Cigarette Ads: WTO

S. Korea Advised to Limit Smoking at Public Places, Cigarette Ads: WTO

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The World Health Organization (WTO) has recommended South Korea to adopt more stringent regulations to ban cigarette smoking in public places and restrict tobacco advertising and promotions. The WTO has been issuing the outcome of the MPOWER project assessing the implementation of monitoring, protecting, offering help, warning, enforcing bans [...]

S. Koreans’ Awareness of Mobile Payment High: Poll

S. Koreans’ Awareness of Mobile Payment High: Poll

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ awareness of mobile payment services ranks high among major advanced and emerging countries, a poll showed Tuesday, as many tech-savvy consumers turn to their smartphones for settlements. According to the survey of 18,180 consumers in 23 countries by global opinion research firm Ipsos, 64 percent of South [...]