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Younger Generation of Korean Females Experience Earlier First Period

Younger Generation of Korean Females Experience Earlier First Period

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The average age when South Korean young women experience their first period has dropped by five months over the past 15 years, a recent study revealed. Researchers from Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital studied the average age of women who had experienced their first period among 351,006 women between [...]

S. Koreans Prefer Women with ‘Oval Face, Wide Forehead and Small Lips’

S. Koreans Prefer Women with ‘Oval Face, Wide Forehead and Small Lips’

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study revealed that South Koreans prefer a woman with an oval face, wide forehead and small lips. The female face shape preferred by South Koreans turned out to be different from the one preferred by Paraguayans. A joint research team from the Catholic University of Korea Seoul [...]

Middle-aged Men Consume Too Many Calories, While Women in 20s Have a Caloric Deficit

Middle-aged Men Consume Too Many Calories, While Women in 20s Have a Caloric Deficit

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Middle-aged men are consuming too many calories, while women in their 20s typically consume less energy than they need. The Ministry of Health and Welfare published a report Wednesday on calorie consumption categorized by age and gender. The report, based on a study led by the Korean Nutrition Society, [...]

Men Receive More Medical Subsidies for Mental Illness than Women

Men Receive More Medical Subsidies for Mental Illness than Women

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Among recipients of medical subsidies provided by the government, the number of men diagnosed with mental illnesses was more than double the number of women. The Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service carried out assessments of 389 medical institutions that charged hospitalization fees for psychiatric treatment to subsidy recipients [...]

Social Obsession for Beauty Causes Eating Disorders Among Women

Social Obsession for Beauty Causes Eating Disorders Among Women

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of individuals suffering from anorexia or other eating disorders are women, a recent study has revealed. The National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) reported Tuesday that 32,498 women visited hospitals due to eating disorders over the last five years, comprising 81.8 percent of the total number of patients [...]

Growing Number of Korean Women Suffering from Alcohol Use Disorder

Growing Number of Korean Women Suffering from Alcohol Use Disorder

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of Korean women undergoing medical treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD), a condition that refers to excessive dependence or addiction to alcoholic beverages, is growing day by day. According to data revealed on Sunday by the National Health Insurance Service, the number of individuals who were diagnosed [...]