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Nearly 80 % of South Koreans Approve Resumption of Inter-Korean Dialogue

Nearly 80 % of South Koreans Approve Resumption of Inter-Korean Dialogue

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly 80 percent of South Koreans support a resumption of long-suspended inter-Korean dialogue, a survey by a presidential advisory panel showed Thursday, indicating strong backing for the policy line of new President Moon Jae-in. In the survey by the National Unification Advisory Council, 76.9 percent of respondents said South Korea should [...]

Kimchi Consumption Does Not Raise Blood Pressure: Survey

Kimchi Consumption Does Not Raise Blood Pressure: Survey

SEOUL, Jun. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Consumption of kimchi does not raise blood pressure despite its high salt content as the lactic acid bacteria in the fermented dish actually helps drive sodium out of the body, a survey showed Wednesday. Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish made of fermented napa cabbage, salt and pepper. [...]

Scientists Develop New Drug Treatment for Cancer

Scientists Develop New Drug Treatment for Cancer

SEOUL, Jun. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean medical researchers developed a new type of anti-cancer immune material derived from a plant, the science ministry said Thursday, opening up new treatment opportunities for patients. The team, led by Lee Chang-hwan of Ulsan University, developed the new substance made from the plant named [...]

Most Seoul Residents No Longer Believe in Social Mobility, Survey Finds

Most Seoul Residents No Longer Believe in Social Mobility, Survey Finds

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly seven in ten Seoul residents say they have little to no hope of moving up the social ladder, giving social equality in South Korean society a score of 4.5 on a scale of one to ten. When asked about the prospects of improving their social and financial status [...]

Scientists Develop New Method to Produce TPA

Scientists Develop New Method to Produce TPA

SEOUL, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean scientists have developed a new eco-friendly method to chemically produce terephthalic acid (TPA), which is largely used for polyethylene terephthalate, the science ministry said Sunday, a development that could be a boon in the mass production of next-generation industrial plastic. TPA is a large-volume [...]

Health Most Important Element of Quality of Life Among South Koreans

Health Most Important Element of Quality of Life Among South Koreans

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans think of health as the most important aspect of quality of life, according to a recent survey. The survey by World Research was conducted at the request of the Smart Health Management Strategy Lab at Seoul National University, with the aim of creating a quality of life [...]