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SKorea Launches Campaign to Curb Hard-drinking Culture

The government launched a campaign Monday against South Korea's hard-drinking culture which costs billions of dollars a year in social and economic losses, officials said . The campaign focuses on advertisements on television and elsewhere to enhance public awareness of the dangers of excessive drinking, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said. ......"South Koreans consider offering alcohol to o...

SKorean Scientists Develop Technology for Cheap Biosensor

South Korean scientists said Monday they had developed new technology to use transistors in devices for quick diagnosis of diseases such as diabetes. ......The biosensor technology was developed by a research team at the state-run Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. ......"We proved that transistors can be used not only for computers but also for devices that convert biological...

SKorean University Seeks to Bar Smokers

The head of a major South Korean university is planning to bar students who smoke and to start a campaign against excessive drinking. Oh Myung, president of Seoul's Konkuk University, told Thursday's Korea Times that a new admissions policy would give extra points to non-smoking applicants. ......"I will definitely introduce the new system to remove smoking students from our school," he was quo...

Tobacco Firm's Research Funds Spark Protest in SKorea

South Korean health campaigners Friday criticised three university hospitals for accepting more than one million dollars from a US tobacco giant for research into smoking. ......Philip Morris International is conducting the research simultaneously in South Korea and Japan, said Jang In-Jin, a pharmacology professor at Seoul National University Hospital who heads the project. ......He said it a...

SKorean Online Dogmeat Retailer Closes Site Amid Uproar

A South Korean online retailer of dogmeat on Thursday closed its website after media reports sparked an uproar about the traditional but controversial cuisine. ......The online shop (www.e-bosin.com) has been under fire from critics, including animal rights activists, since local media reports about it Tuesday. ......"We're too exhausted by the controversy to speak. We no longer run the websit...
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