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Chronic Disease Index Rises Among Students in Post-pandemic Era

Chronic Disease Index Rises Among Students in Post-pandemic Era

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Various indices measuring the country’s overall levels of blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels in the liver among elementary, middle and high school students have worsened since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, data showed Tuesday. Rep. Shin Hyun-young of the Democratic Party shared reports from the Seoul [...]

National Health Hurt by Changes in Eating Habits During Pandemic Era: Gov’t

National Health Hurt by Changes in Eating Habits During Pandemic Era: Gov’t

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The growing popularity of eating out or ordering in among single-person households has undermined the ability of many to maintain a balanced diet, hurting overall national health, the health ministry said Tuesday. The Ministry of Health and Welfare reported that the percentage of those who consume more than 500 [...]

Health Cited as Primary Cause of Conflict in Korean Families

Health Cited as Primary Cause of Conflict in Korean Families

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — About half of the Korean households that have concerns, worries, and conflicts pointed to the health of family members as the biggest cause of conflict, a survey showed Monday. According to a survey conducted jointly by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs and Seoul National University of [...]

Long Working Hours Have Negative Impact on Life Habits, Causing Heavier Smoking and Drinking

Long Working Hours Have Negative Impact on Life Habits, Causing Heavier Smoking and Drinking

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study showed that people with longer working hours are more likely to have bad life habits, including heavy smoking and drinking, that could have a negative impact on their health. A joint research team from the Catholic University of Korea Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital and the Seoul [...]

COVID-19 Has Severe Impact on Vulnerable Students’ Health and Academic Achievements

COVID-19 Has Severe Impact on Vulnerable Students’ Health and Academic Achievements

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Running online and offline classes in parallel last year due to the outbreak of the coronavirus had a severe side effect on students who were in socially and economically vulnerable positions, a study showed Sunday. Particularly among lower grade elementary school students, it led to some cases where the [...]

Medical Authorities Suggest Staying Active Indoors to Maintain Bone Strength

Medical Authorities Suggest Staying Active Indoors to Maintain Bone Strength

DAEJEON, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A growing number of South Koreans are gaining interest in health management at home as they are spending more time indoors due to the coronavirus. Medical authorities are asking the public to exercise as often as possible since staying indoors prevents people from being exposed to appropriate amounts of [...]