Category: Medical

Military reports 8 coronavirus cases

SEOUL– Four Army soldiers and four airmen have tested positive for the new coronavirus, raising the total caseload reported among the military population to 1,681, the defense ministry said Friday.Three airmen in the eastern coastal city of Gangneung …

Study Shows Overwork Can Kill You, Literally

A new study on work-related causes of deaths finds long working hours to be the biggest occupational risk factor. The joint study by the World Health Organization and International Labor Organization estimates nearly 2 million people a year die from wo…

New cases fall under 2,000; post-holiday infections in focus

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily coronavirus cases fell under 2,000 on Thursday, but health authorities are keeping their guard up against potential virus flare-ups after an upcoming major holiday as infections continue to spread in the capital area.The cou…

New cases fall under 2,000; post-holiday infections in focus

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily coronavirus cases fell under 2,000 on Thursday, but health authorities are keeping their guard up against potential virus flare-ups after an upcoming major holiday as infections continue to spread in the capital area.The cou…

Third COVID-19-hit self-employed worker found dead in a week

SEOUL– At least three self-employed people nationwide have been found dead over the past week in apparent suicides probably related to business difficulties in the time of COVID-19, police said Wednesday.A 52-year-old man who ran an entertainment esta…

S. Korea closely monitoring Typhoon Chanthu’s impact on farms

SEOUL– South Korea’s agricultural ministry called Wednesday for local farms to thoroughly inspect their readiness against Typhoon Chanthu, which is expected to bring heavy rains in southern regions this week.The season’s 14th typhoon, packing wind gus…

Rev. Cho Yong-gi, founder of Yoido Full Gospel Church, dies

SEOUL– Rev. Cho Yong-gi, the founder of Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, died Tuesday. He was 85.The pastor emeritus of the world’s largest congregation passed away at 7:13 a.m. at a Seoul hospital. He had been under medical treatment suffering a ce…