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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 [...]

Innovative Pet Insurance Plan Offers Point System for Health Goals

Innovative Pet Insurance Plan Offers Point System for Health Goals

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Insurance services will provide point benefits on a trial basis within this year if companion animals achieve their target health goals. The Financial Services Commission (FSC) said Thursday it has designated five more innovative financial services, including point benefits for companion animals. To that end, insurtech startup SmallTicket will [...]

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 [...]