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Animal Quarantine at Risk as Government Vets Abandon Posts

Animal Quarantine at Risk as Government Vets Abandon Posts

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Regional authorities are struggling with the lack of quarantine specialists in charge of prevention of African swine fever, avian influenza, and other livestock epidemics. Among 77 positions for government employees in charge of veterinary affairs available at 23 city and county governments in North Gyeongsang Province, only 43 had [...]

Heart Attacks Increase During Lunar New Year Holidays

Heart Attacks Increase During Lunar New Year Holidays

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Heart attack patients jump in number and the mortality rate spikes during traditional holidays, a recent study has revealed. The results suggest that traditional holidays can mean stress as much as they can be fun. Researchers from Sejong General Hospital studied the data collected from 95,066 patients who suffered [...]

1 in 4 Infertile Couples Experience Conflict Within Family

1 in 4 Infertile Couples Experience Conflict Within Family

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — One quarter of South Korean couples dealing with infertility have family conflicts, according to a recent study. According to an in-depth interview conducted by the CHA Bundang Women’s Medical Center last year on 100 patients who visited the hospital, 25 percent experienced family conflicts. Next on the list was [...]

Sharp Decline in Research Reports Released by Securities Firms

Sharp Decline in Research Reports Released by Securities Firms

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Research reports published by securities firms are decreasing in line with changes in the business environment in the securities industry. The number of research reports published by securities firms based on financial information provider FnGuide’s tally dropped from a high of 95,215 in 2013 to 76,694 in 2018. In [...]

Self-perception About Health Differs by Income Level

Self-perception About Health Differs by Income Level

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans differ on self-perception about health depending on the amount of income they receive, a recent study revealed. The Ministry of Health and Welfare conducted a survey of 13,000 members of 6,000 households over 15 years of age, 53.9 percent of whom regarded themselves as ‘healthy’. Only 30.9 [...]

Genetic Screening Boosts Productivity at Cattle Farms

Genetic Screening Boosts Productivity at Cattle Farms

SEJONG, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A service that informs Korean cattle farmers by predicting the genetic ability of female calves will be implemented to help genetically superior hanwoo give birth to multiple calves. Hanwoo refers to beef cattle produced in South Korea. The Rural Development Administration and NongHyup Agribusiness Group Inc. have established a [...]