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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 [...]

Parkinson’s Patients are Most Prone to Suicide: Survey

Parkinson’s Patients are Most Prone to Suicide: Survey

SEOUL, Mar. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — People suffering from Parkinson’s disease and depression are the most susceptible to committing suicide, a survey showed Monday. Parkinson’s disease patients have 4.72 times higher chances of committing suicide than those who do not have the disease, according to the survey of 300,232 people conducted by professor Kim Doh-kwan [...]

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, [...]

NH Institute Finds Less Educated Have More Children; Cancer Leading Cause of Death

NH Institute Finds Less Educated Have More Children; Cancer Leading Cause of Death

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – A report published by a demographics research institute run by NH Investment and Securities revealed South Korean parents with less education have more children, and cancer is the leading cause of death in the country. The findings showed that university graduates had on average 1.49 children, while high school [...]

Internet Flooded with Suicide Information

Internet Flooded with Suicide Information

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A disturbing number of posts encouraging suicide by introducing possible methods and suicide-pact recruiting have been identified in internet communities and on SNS. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare on August 24, the Korea Suicide Prevention Center and Nuricops, the cybercrime monitoring organization affiliated with the National [...]

Survey Says People Who Attempt Suicide are “Immoral”, “Selfish”

Survey Says People Who Attempt Suicide are “Immoral”, “Selfish”

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study on the general public’s opinion of suicide revealed that people who attempt suicide are considered to be “immoral”, “selfish”, and “having no filial piety”. Despite the high suicide rates in South Korea, participation and use of mental health services is uncommon. Observers believe those who contemplate suicide [...]

Temporary Employees More Prone to Depression, Suicidal Impulses

Temporary Employees More Prone to Depression, Suicidal Impulses

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – One out of 7 temporary workers have experienced depression, almost twice as high as those holding regular positions, a study showed Tuesday.  The prevalence for depression was 13.1 percent among irregular workers, whose job conditions are far less favorable than for permanent workers and have to constantly worry about [...]