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“Please Look After Mom” the Most Popular Library Book Among Students

“Please Look After Mom” the Most Popular Library Book Among Students

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Over the last ten years, the book most borrowed by elementary and middle school students in South Korea has been “Please Look After Mom” by novelist Shin Kyung-sook, which has recently become popular overseas, according to the National Library of Korea after analyzing all book records from 844 libraries [...]

8 in 10 Workers Have Health Problems After Getting a New Job

8 in 10 Workers Have Health Problems After Getting a New Job

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 80 percent of office workers experience health problems after starting work, according to a recent survey. The results can be interpreted as an indication that even healthy individuals get sick once they start work. According to the survey of 671 office workers conducted by the job portal [...]

Preference for Certain Locations Caused by Astrocytes in the Brain: Study

Preference for Certain Locations Caused by Astrocytes in the Brain: Study

DAEJEON, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) announced on Wednesday that it has found an explanation for brain cell activity that results in preference for a certain location. In sum, memories of preferred locations are created while astrocytes in the brain combine with opioids, compounds that are known to cause [...]

Seniors with Healthy Lifestyle Have Stronger Immunity Than Younger People with Bad Lifestyle

Seniors with Healthy Lifestyle Have Stronger Immunity Than Younger People with Bad Lifestyle

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Seniors with a healthy lifestyle tend to have stronger immunity than younger people engaging in less healthy practices. The Dongnam Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences in Busan revealed the results of a test measuring the immunity level of six cancer patients and 36 ordinary participants for a month. [...]

Accidents Involving Electric Scooters Soar

Accidents Involving Electric Scooters Soar

SEOUL, Jul. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — As the number of users has surged due to the recent expansion of electric scooter sharing services, related traffic accidents are also on the rise. The majority of the accidents were found to be caused by the user’s poor adherence to traffic regulations. According to Samsung Fire & Marine [...]

Dramatic Increase in Paternity Leave Among S. Korean Dads

Dramatic Increase in Paternity Leave Among S. Korean Dads

SEOUL, Jul. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of fathers taking paternity leave is increasing rapidly. According to the Ministry of Employment and Labor on Sunday, in the first half year, of the total 53,494 cases of parental leave in the private sector, 20.7 percent, or 11,080 cases were paternity leave. The number of men [...]