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S. Korea Tells WHO it’s Opposed to Classifying Gaming Addiction as Disease

S. Korea Tells WHO it’s Opposed to Classifying Gaming Addiction as Disease

SEOUL, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s culture ministry said Wednesday it has informed the World Health Organization (WHO) that it’s opposed to codifying gaming addiction as a disease, citing other factors that may influence such behavior. The ministry, together with Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), sent a letter to the WHO on Monday, [...]

Government to Launch Inquiry Into Growing Threat of Hepatitis E

Government to Launch Inquiry Into Growing Threat of Hepatitis E

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Amidst the growing threat of hepatitis E from European ham and sausages, South Korean public health authorities have announced plans to launch an inquiry to determine the infection route of the disease in the country. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) on Sunday, the inquiry [...]

LG Chem Gets US$12.6 Million from Bill Gates Foundation for Polio Vaccine

LG Chem Gets US$12.6 Million from Bill Gates Foundation for Polio Vaccine

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Chem Ltd., South Korea’s top chemical firm, said Wednesday that it has received a US$12.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a new polio vaccine. The grant will be used to expand LG Chem’s facility in South Korea and conduct medical trials of its new polio vaccine in overseas countries, LG Chem said in a statement. Since 2014, LG Chem has been developing an inactivated vaccine forpolio, with a second-phase [...]

South Korea Suicide Rate Ranks 4th Despite Slight Improvement, According to WHO

South Korea Suicide Rate Ranks 4th Despite Slight Improvement, According to WHO

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite a modest improvement over the past five years, South Korea still remains among the countries with the highest suicide rates in the world, a new WHO report has revealed. The South Korean suicide rate is 28.4 per 100,000 individuals, ranking fourth among 183 countries surveyed in the 2017 [...]

MERS in Korea “Large and Complex,” WHO

MERS in Korea “Large and Complex,” WHO

SEOUL/SEJONG, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday South Korea is bracing for a drawn-out battle against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), saying its outbreak is “large and complex.” The warning came amid reports of a rebound in the daily tally of confirmed cases. A dozen new infections were found, raising the [...]