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45 pct of S. Korean Children Have Experienced Health Issues Caused by Air Pollution

45 pct of S. Korean Children Have Experienced Health Issues Caused by Air Pollution

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 1 in 2 children in South Korea have experienced health issues caused by fine dust, and 3 out of 10 have missed official outdoor events, such as going to school or going on school trips, when fine dust levels were severely high. The Korea Institute for Health and [...]

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 [...]