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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 [...]

Senior Citizens Who Lack Exercise Have Higher Suicidal Thoughts

Senior Citizens Who Lack Exercise Have Higher Suicidal Thoughts

SEONGNAM, Dec.31 (Korea Bizwire) – New Research has indicated that the elderly who maintain unhealthy exercising habit have a higher tendency to commit suicide. Professor Kim Gi-woong and his team at the mental health department of Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, observed 655 senior citizens over the age of 60 residing in Osan, Gyeonggi province. [...]

Nike+ Fuel Lab to Bring Added Value to the Nike+ Community of 28 Million across the Globe

Nike+ Fuel Lab to Bring Added Value to the Nike+ Community of 28 Million across the Globe

BEAVERTON, Ore., April 10, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – Today marks a pivotal moment in the expansion of the Nike+ ecosystem  with the launch of Nike+ Fuel Lab in San Francisco. The Nike+ Fuel Lab  opening asserts the company’s place at the center of the evolving  digital landscape for athletes worldwide. The Nike+ Fuel Lab builds on [...]

With Less Exercise, Koreans Are Getting Fatter

With Less Exercise, Koreans Are Getting Fatter

SEOUL, Korea, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Year by year, fewer Koreans are regularly exercising and more Koreans become overweight. According to a health survey on some 22,000 adult men and women conducted by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 38.2 percent of respondents said they do regular exercises like walking more [...]