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Loneliness, Economic Power Top List of Worries for Men, Women Living Alone

Loneliness, Economic Power Top List of Worries for Men, Women Living Alone

SEOUL, Jun. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — While men living alone cited “loneliness” as their biggest concern, women were more concerned about maintaining economic strength and safety. The KB Financial Group’s research institute said Sunday that men in their 30s to 50s cited loneliness as the biggest concern during a survey of 2,000 single-person households aged [...]

Busan to Pass S. Korea’s First City Ordinance on Tackling Loneliness

Busan to Pass S. Korea’s First City Ordinance on Tackling Loneliness

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Busan is expected to pass South Korea’s first city ordinance to address loneliness, which is becoming a serious social problem. The Busan Metropolitan Council announced on Thursday that it will bring the legislation to the permanent committee for review today. The ordinance defines loneliness as solitary [...]

Busan Metropolitan Council to Address ‘Lonely’ Single-person Households

Busan Metropolitan Council to Address ‘Lonely’ Single-person Households

BUSAN, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — With an increasing number of single-person households in South Korea, the Busan Metropolitan Council plans to deliberate on a ‘loneliness prevention’ bill. “We are trying to develop new legislation that can address the loneliness problem, which is becoming a serious social issue resulting in suicide and solitary deaths,” said [...]

1 in 3 Seoulites Feel They Are “Extremely Isolated”

1 in 3 Seoulites Feel They Are “Extremely Isolated”

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey has found that 1 out of 3 Seoulites perceive themselves as living in extreme isolation from society. According to an online survey conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government between October 1 and 15, 28.8 percent of 1,000 Seoul residents (288 individuals) between the ages of 20 [...]

Loneliness Poses a Significant Health Threat to South Koreans

Loneliness Poses a Significant Health Threat to South Koreans

SEOUL, April 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Loneliness is one of the biggest health threats facing South Korea, according to a new survey. The survey conducted by the Korean Clinical Psychology Association (KCP) revealed South Korea’s loneliness scale has reached 78 out of 100, due to growing individualism and division between classes, as well as a long-term [...]

Loneliness a Bigger Health Threat than Diabetes and Lack of Exercise

Loneliness a Bigger Health Threat than Diabetes and Lack of Exercise

SEOUL, Jan5. (Korea Bizwire) – Research indicates that loneliness is as bad for one’s health as a lack of exercise and diabetes. The English journal Daily Mail reported that a research team at the University of North Carolina discovered that relationships with others during adolescent and senior years influence one’s health greatly after studying the [...]

Loneliness Changes the Immune System

Loneliness Changes the Immune System

SEOUL, Nov.26 (Korea Bizwire) – Research indicates that the reason loneliness has a bad influence on health is because it evokes change in the immune system. Medical News Today reported that psychology Professor John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago announced the results of a study indicating that loneliness changes the gene expression of white [...]