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News South Korea » Health: Pyeongchang Claims Its "Happy" 700-Meter Altitude Optimizes Human Health

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Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

The geography of this year’s Winter Olympic Games is causing some grief for athletes and spectators in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It’s freezing in the ... is optimal for the happiness and health of athletes and audiences alike. On its website, it ...

News South Korea » Health: South Korea’s Mental Health Problem — That Koreans Don’t Admit

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Publication date: Friday 09 February 2018

With the highest rates of survival of major cancers and strokes of all developed countries, the ninth-lowest obesity rate in the world and the third-longest expectancy for a healthy life, you could be forgiven for thinking that South Korea is some sort of ...

News South Korea » Health: South Korea's loudspeakers blast North Korea with word of defecting soldier's ill health

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Publication date: onday 27 November 2017

South Korea's high-decibel loudspeakers on the border with longtime foe North Korea have at times blasted messages intended to inform, agitate, or taunt people on the other side. The nation's latest blaring border announcement says that one of communist ...

News South Korea » Health: Swine flu, bird flu hit North Korea and South Korea days before Winter Olympics kickoff

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Publication date: onday 29 January 2018

Health officials said the bitter cold that began in December ... The WHO also supplied the Hermit Kingdom with 5,000 tablets to help contain the outbreak. Meanwhile, South Korea is also scrambling to contain the bird flu outbreak with less than two weeks ...

News South Korea » Health: Is real reform possible at South Korea's chaebols?

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Publication date: onday 24 April 2017

drink and even health insurance. Staggeringly, sales revenue from the top five chaebols are worth more than half of South Korea's entire economy. But increasingly these empires have come under the spotlight because of the influence they wield (the word ...

News South Korea » Health: North, South Korea report flu outbreaks ahead of Winter Olympics

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Publication date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

(CNN) - As athletes and tourists arrive in South Korea ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, health officials on the Korean Peninsula are battling two strains of influenza. Flu outbreaks in both North and South Korea have raised concerns ...

News South Korea » Health: The massive health disparity between North and South Korea

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Publication date: uesday 27 June 2017

The wildly differing trajectories of North and South Korea since they were divided at the end of World War II are well known. Slightly murkier are the very human statistics illustrating the differences between the two. The paranoically secretive nature of ...