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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 [...]

Self-perception About Health Differs by Income Level

Self-perception About Health Differs by Income Level

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans differ on self-perception about health depending on the amount of income they receive, a recent study revealed. The Ministry of Health and Welfare conducted a survey of 13,000 members of 6,000 households over 15 years of age, 53.9 percent of whom regarded themselves as ‘healthy’. Only 30.9 [...]

8 in 10 Workers Have Health Problems After Getting a New Job

8 in 10 Workers Have Health Problems After Getting a New Job

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 80 percent of office workers experience health problems after starting work, according to a recent survey. The results can be interpreted as an indication that even healthy individuals get sick once they start work. According to the survey of 671 office workers conducted by the job portal [...]