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Pandemic Era Results in Higher Obesity Rate and Anxiety: Report

Pandemic Era Results in Higher Obesity Rate and Anxiety: Report

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The obesity rate spiked and depressive symptoms spread in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down outdoor activities, a government report said Tuesday. The research institute under Statistics Korea reported on Tuesday that the obesity rate in 2020 was 38.3 percent, up by 5 percentage points from the previous [...]

Anxiety On the Rise Among Elementary School Students in Pandemic Era

Anxiety On the Rise Among Elementary School Students in Pandemic Era

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A significant number of elementary school students have been facing anxiety and depression since the onset of the pandemic era, survey showed Wednesday. The Korea Educational Environments Protection Agency conducted a survey of 341,412 children attending elementary, middle and high school, in which 25.4 percent of elementary school students [...]

1 in 4 Mild COVID-19 Patients Struggle with Depressive Symptoms and Anxiety

1 in 4 Mild COVID-19 Patients Struggle with Depressive Symptoms and Anxiety

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that 1 in 4 asymptomatic or mild coronavirus patients quarantined at residential treatment centers are suffering from depressive symptoms. A research team from Seoul National University Hospital conducted a study on the psychological health of 107 COVID-19 patients quarantined at a residential treatment center [...]