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Stress is a Poison for Humans, but a Breakthrough for Graphene

Stress is a Poison for Humans, but a Breakthrough for Graphene

DAEJEON, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Studies show that stress, which is toxic to people, acts as a “breakthrough” for graphene, a new material with potential applications in semiconductors. A team of researchers at the Institute of Basic Science released the results of a study Thursday that indicates stress stimulates further reactions to graphene function [...]

Gangwon Province to Offer Meditation Programs for Firefighters

Gangwon Province to Offer Meditation Programs for Firefighters

CHUNCHEON, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Gangwon Province will offer programs of appreciation for firefighters who fought the catastrophic fire on the East Coast in April. Gangwon Agricultural Research and Extension Services (GWARES) will invite 7,000 firefighters across the country who fought the East Coast fire and 140 agricultural experts who helped out at damaged [...]

Half of S. Korean Doctors Suffer from Traumatic Disorders Based on Residency Stress

Half of S. Korean Doctors Suffer from Traumatic Disorders Based on Residency Stress

SEOUL, Mar. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Almost half of all doctors in South Korea were found to be suffering from traumatic disorders due to the excessive amount of stress they typically receive from overwork and a lack of sleep during their residency years. InterMD, an information sharing platform for doctors, conducted an online survey of [...]

S. Korean Researchers Develop Sensor That Monitors Stress Levels in Real-time

S. Korean Researchers Develop Sensor That Monitors Stress Levels in Real-time

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A stress-measuring sensor that could be inserted into the human body to measure stress in real-time has been created by a South Korean research team. The Korea Research Foundation announced on Tuesday that a joint research team led by Prof. Kim Tae-il from Sungkyunkwan University and Prof. Choi Young-jin [...]

Gov’t Sets Guidelines for Department Store Employees

Gov’t Sets Guidelines for Department Store Employees

SEOUL, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Employment and Labor announced yesterday that it was implementing a measure that would nurture the well-being of employees in sales positions required to stand for long periods at departments stores and malls. Salespersons are prone to foot problems, backaches, and stress as their jobs require long [...]

Air Traffic Controllers Suffer from Depression and Stress

Air Traffic Controllers Suffer from Depression and Stress

SEJONG, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Air traffic controllers work to ensure the safe arrival and departure of aircraft. As even the slightest mistake can lead to a catastrophe, it’s a job that requires workers to be in top notch psychological health. The Air Traffic Management Office, which overlooks the welfare of air traffic controllers, [...]

People with Depression More Likely to Be Hooked on Smartphones

People with Depression More Likely to Be Hooked on Smartphones

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Research has successfully linked one of modern life’s social ills, smartphone addiction, with poor mental health in the form of depression, anxiety and high levels of stress. The study, published in the “Journal of Mental Health”, was conducted by the Seoul National University College of Medicine. A total of [...]