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Veterinary Hospitals Hide Treatment Costs Until Procedure is Complete

Veterinary Hospitals Hide Treatment Costs Until Procedure is Complete

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Veterinary clinics are less likely to announce the cost of treatment in advance, a recent report has revealed. According to a survey conducted by the Consumers Union of Korea (CUK) on 50 animal hospitals in the Seoul metropolitan area last month, the most expensive treatment item was related to [...]

Growing Number of Koreans Want Their Spouse to be a Teacher

Growing Number of Koreans Want Their Spouse to be a Teacher

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — While single men and women picked civil servant or public corporation worker as the most favored occupation for their spouse, the preference for teachers has risen significantly when it comes to jobs for husbands. According to a survey conducted by DUO, a South Korean matchmaking firm, among 1,000 unmarried [...]

Seoulites Pick Shared Bicycle Service as Seoul’s Best Shared Service

Seoulites Pick Shared Bicycle Service as Seoul’s Best Shared Service

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Ttareungi, Seoul’s shared bicycle service, showed the highest usage among all shared services and policies offered by the Seoul city government. Local authorities conducted a survey of 1,000 Seoulites, 59.6 percent of whom said they had used at least one or more shared services offered by the city. Among [...]

Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas’ Tops Christmas Charts for 3 Consecutive Years

Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas’ Tops Christmas Charts for 3 Consecutive Years

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans have picked Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” as their favorite Christmas song of all time. Genie Music, the music streaming subsidiary of telecommunications giant KT Corp., reported that Mariah Carey’s 1994 hit song was heard by the greatest number of people over the past three [...]

‘Owner Risk’ an Important Factor When Choosing Where to Dine

‘Owner Risk’ an Important Factor When Choosing Where to Dine

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Consumers consider the brand’s ‘owner risk’ as an important standard of choice when eating out. According to a survey of 1,000 men and women between the ages of 16 and 64 conducted by market research firm Embrain Trend Monitor, more than half of respondents felt that “There have been [...]

Korean Cuisine Effective for Weight Loss, Avoiding Illness

Korean Cuisine Effective for Weight Loss, Avoiding Illness

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Consuming Korean traditional cuisine, known as “hansik,” on a daily basis is effective for weight loss and lowering cholesterol levels, a study showed Wednesday. In an experiment conducted on participants who were strictly provided either hansik or western dishes, the average cholesterol levels of participants given hansik decreased 9.5 [...]

Study Draws Attention to Indirect Consequences of Drinking

Study Draws Attention to Indirect Consequences of Drinking

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — It has been shown that similar to smoking, the indirect consequences of drinking are frequent, resulting in harm to third parties. According to a survey of 3,000 adults nationwide conducted by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 33.7 percent of all respondents experienced more than one indirect [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Agree on Deforestation Policy Prioritizing Environmental Issues

Majority of S. Koreans Agree on Deforestation Policy Prioritizing Environmental Issues

DAEJEON, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans have a perception that environmental issues are the most important factors to consider when establishing policies related to deforestation. According to a poll of 1,056 South Koreans conducted by the Korea Forest Service (KFS), 72.2 percent of the respondents said the environment should be prioritized and damage [...]