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Sneakers Sales Rise Sharply in 2016 amid Growing Popularity of Running: Data

Sneakers Sales Rise Sharply in 2016 amid Growing Popularity of Running: Data

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of sneakers rose sharply last year from a year earlier, industry data showed Tuesday, as health-conscious people of all ages are opting to run as an easy way to exercise.  Sales of sneakers posted a whopping 96 percent rise last year from the previous year, according to data [...]

Scientists Develop Sweat-Analyzing Healthcare Biosensor

Scientists Develop Sweat-Analyzing Healthcare Biosensor

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – An international science team including researchers from Hanyang University and Ajou University has developed a wearable microfluidic device that can capture and analyze sweat for health monitoring.  Sweat contains various chemicals that could be an indicator of one’s health condition. For example, glucose concentration can be used to diagnose [...]

Patients have Unrealistic Expectations for Alternative Cancer Treatments: Doctors

Patients have Unrealistic Expectations for Alternative Cancer Treatments: Doctors

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Besides the better known medical treatments for cancer, such as chemotherapy or immunotherapy, alternative or supplementary remedies like exercise (i.e. yoga), dietary remedies, health supplements, and even oriental medicine are sometimes recommended to cancer patients.  And while patients have tended to have higher hopes with alternative treatments, doctors have [...]

Earthquake Warning!

Earthquake Warning!

SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Earthquake!  Kindergarten children visited the Seongdong Life Safety Learning Center in Seoul on Wednesday morning, to raise awareness of natural disasters and to train for earthquake evacuation. Following a 5.0-magnitude underwater earthquake that was observed some 52km off the coast of Ulsan on July 5, there has been an [...]

Short, Vigorous Exercise Offers Benefits over Longer Activity

Short, Vigorous Exercise Offers Benefits over Longer Activity

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – No more “I don’t have time” excuses. According to the Asahi Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper, a research team from a Canadian university recently discovered that a single minute of vigorous exercise has almost the equivalent effect when it comes to preventing diabetes and improving cardiopulmonary functions as 46 minutes [...]

Civil Defense Drill in Korea

Civil Defense Drill in Korea

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea is still at war, technically. And while it is highly unlikely that the 60-year armistice between the North and South will be violated any time soon, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Korea holds nationwide civil defense drills eight times every year, each lasting about 20 minutes. [...]

New Year’s Resolution Trends Boost DIY Sales

New Year’s Resolution Trends Boost DIY Sales

SEOUL, Jan.26 (Korea Bizwire) – More consumers seem to be trying to save money by teaching themselves new skills in the new year. According to the online shopping site TMON (www.tmon.co.kr), sales of exercising tools, also known as ‘New Year’s resolution products’, increased 51 percent compared to the same period last year. Sales of steppers [...]