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Study Says Young Students’ Physical Health Deteriorating

Study Says Young Students’ Physical Health Deteriorating

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The obesity rate for young South Korean students swelled to 25 percent last year from 21.2 percent in 2014, marking the fifth straight annual increase, the Ministry of Education said Wednesday. The overall health statistics of elementary, middle and high school students were also found to have deteriorated in [...]

Report Shows Deteriorating Health of N. Korean Infants, Mothers

Report Shows Deteriorating Health of N. Korean Infants, Mothers

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid the prolonged international sanctions on North Korea, the health of the North’s infants and pregnant women is in a very vulnerable state, a South Korean government think tank said Tuesday. The Seoul-based Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs said in a report that North Korea’s maternal mortality [...]

Middle-Aged Consumers Increase Spending on Health and Looks

Middle-Aged Consumers Increase Spending on Health and Looks

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — According to e-commerce giant Gmarket, a growing number of middle-aged South Koreans are spending more money on dieting, skin care and other products or services that help them to maintain a youthful appearance. Those in their 40s and 50s are investing more in themselves, as they have the economic [...]

South Koreans Rank Last on Well-Being Survey

South Koreans Rank Last on Well-Being Survey

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A new study by Cigna Corporation, the parent company of LINA Korea, the first foreign provider of life insurance in Korea, showed that the perception of health and quality of life by South Koreans worsened compared to last year, resulting in the lowest levels of perceived well-being amongst all [...]