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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 [...]

Air Pollution No. 1 Cause of Concern for S. Koreans: Report

Air Pollution No. 1 Cause of Concern for S. Koreans: Report

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Air pollution was the No. 1 source of concern for South Koreans last year amid a worsening level of fine dust in the country, a report showed Monday. Air pollution scored 3.46 points out of 5 — the highest in the survey — among factors that cause concern to [...]

Lone Dwellers Show Different Risks Depending on Gender

Lone Dwellers Show Different Risks Depending on Gender

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Young men living alone are at a greater risk of committing suicide while their female counterparts are more prone to unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking, a report said Friday. A research team at Asan Medical Center analyzed the mental and other health patterns of 3,381 people (1,209 men, [...]

Anti-smoking Campaign Lacking Results Despite Big Budget Spending

Anti-smoking Campaign Lacking Results Despite Big Budget Spending

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The government’s anti-smoking campaign, funded partly by increased revenue from a cigarette price hike, has not been effective, officials said Friday. Monthly cigarette sales in January 2015, when the price of cigarettes was raised 80 percent from 2,500 won (US$2.21) to 4,500 won, were 295 million packs. Currently, monthly [...]

Health Most Important Element of Quality of Life Among South Koreans

Health Most Important Element of Quality of Life Among South Koreans

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans think of health as the most important aspect of quality of life, according to a recent survey. The survey by World Research was conducted at the request of the Smart Health Management Strategy Lab at Seoul National University, with the aim of creating a quality of life [...]

S. Koreans’ Medical Expenditures Before Death Soar: Data

S. Koreans’ Medical Expenditures Before Death Soar: Data

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans’ medical expenditures spent a year before death jumped more than threefold over the past decade, data showed Sunday, reflecting the rising need to beef up the country’s hospice facilities and services.  According to the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS), South Koreans aged 40 and above on average [...]