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S. Korea’s Number of Childbirths Continues to Decline in June

S. Korea’s Number of Childbirths Continues to Decline in June

SEJONG, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of newborns in South Korea fell again in June, government data showed Wednesday, in the latest sign of the chronically-low birthrate that has plagued Asia’s fourth-largest economy for more than a decade. About 26,400 babies were born in June, down 8.7 percent from 28,900 tallied a year [...]

S. Korea’s Fertility Rate Drops to Record Low in 2017

S. Korea’s Fertility Rate Drops to Record Low in 2017

SEJONG, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of newborns in South Korea fell again in June, government data showed Wednesday, in the latest sign of the chronically-low birthrate that has plagued Asia’s fourth-largest economy for more than a decade. About 26,400 babies were born in June, down 8.7 percent from 28,900 tallied a year [...]

Authorities Raise Possible Virus Infection as Cause of Newborns’ Deaths

Authorities Raise Possible Virus Infection as Cause of Newborns’ Deaths

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Health authorities said early Tuesday that three of the four newborns who died successively in an intensive care unit last week may have been infected with an antibiotics-resistant virus. The Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDCP) revealed its interim result on the preliminary blood culture tests of [...]

Autopsies to be Performed to Find Cause of Newborns’ Mysterious Deaths

Autopsies to be Performed to Find Cause of Newborns’ Mysterious Deaths

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Forensic doctors were to conduct an autopsy Monday morning on the bodies of four newborn babies to determine what caused them to die successively in an 81-minute period over the weekend. The prematurely born babies were in incubators at the intensive care unit for newborns at Ewha Womans University [...]