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Scientists Develop Gold Nanomaterials for Gout Treatment

Scientists Develop Gold Nanomaterials for Gout Treatment

SEOUL, Mar. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean scientists developed a new type of gold nano-sized materials to treat hyperuricemia, the science ministry said Wednesday, opening a new gateway for the treatment of diseases such as gout. Hyperuricemia is a phenomenon marked by an abnormally high level of uric acid in the [...]

Half of Working Moms Quit 1 Year After Taking Childcare Leave: Survey

Half of Working Moms Quit 1 Year After Taking Childcare Leave: Survey

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly half of South Korea’s working moms quit their jobs within a year of taking childcare leave, a report said Friday.  The high proportion of early retirement by women is attributed to discrimination at the workplace and long work hours, the report by the Korea Institute for Health and [...]

S. Korea 6th Biggest Target of Trojan Horse Malware Attacks: Report

S. Korea 6th Biggest Target of Trojan Horse Malware Attacks: Report

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea was the sixth-biggest target of Trojan horse malware attacks in mobile banking last year, a multinational cybersecurity firm said Thursday.  The most vulnerable country was Russia, followed by Australia, according to the Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2016.  The Russian multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider, Kaspersky Lab, said it [...]

Scientists Discover REM Sleep’s Role in Memory Development

Scientists Discover REM Sleep’s Role in Memory Development

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean scientists discovered that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep has a role in memory consolidation, a state-run science laboratory said Monday, a finding that could lead to a treatment for diseases related to sleep disorder. The team led by Choi Jee-hyun found that REM sleep [...]

Subways Most Preferred Transportation Choice for Many Foreigners

Subways Most Preferred Transportation Choice for Many Foreigners

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Foreign tourists prefer subways and railroads while shying away from buses and taxis due to complicated route maps and expensive fares, a survey showed Monday.  About 70 percent of 649 foreign tourists were satisfied by their use of subways and railroads, according to the survey conducted by the Korea [...]

Mental Illness Linked to Recidivism Among Male Juvenile Offenders in Korea, Study Finds

Mental Illness Linked to Recidivism Among Male Juvenile Offenders in Korea, Study Finds

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey warns that nine out of ten male juvenile prisoners in South Korea suffer from at least one form of mental illness, which could lead to recidivism. A study conducted by researchers at Sanggye Paik Hospital on 173 juvenile offenders has found the treatment of mental illness [...]

Lee Min-ho, Song Hye-kyo, EXO, Top Hallyu Stars of the Year: Survey

Lee Min-ho, Song Hye-kyo, EXO, Top Hallyu Stars of the Year: Survey

SEOUL, Mar. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Actor Lee Min-ho, actress Song Hye-kyo and boy band EXO have been chosen as the most popular “hallyu” stars of 2016, a survey showed Thursday. Soompi, a U.S.-based online news provider specializing in Korean pop culture, announced the winners of the 12th annual Soompi Awards elected in a vote [...]

Single Households, Economic Slump Drive up Demand for Small Startups: Survey

Single Households, Economic Slump Drive up Demand for Small Startups: Survey

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – More than half of people seeking to run their own business in South Korea are considering opening a cafe or a bakery, a survey showed Tuesday.  In a survey of 4,625 people who have filed an online application to attend the upcoming International Franchise Seoul expo, 65 percent said [...]

S. Korea Ranked near Bottom in Women’s Economic Empowerment

S. Korea Ranked near Bottom in Women’s Economic Empowerment

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea ranks among the lowest in terms of women’s economic empowerment, with its pay gap between men and women estimated to need more than 100 years to close if the current pace continues, an annual report said Tuesday.  The Women In Work Index 2017 released by the PricewaterhouseCoopers [...]