Rural Poor More Prone to Chronic Diseases
Chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension are more common among the poor and in rural areas, according to a report by the Korea Health Promotion Institute last week. The prevalence of diabetes in the low-income group was 13.7 percent in 2016, four percent higher than in the high-income group. The gap widened from 2.9 percent in 2013 to 3.6 percent in 2014.
U.S. Forces Japan Backtracks on N.Korea's 'Nuclear State' Tag
Most Peeping Toms Are Known to Victims
U.S. 'Likely to Accept N.Korea as Nuclear Power'
Japan Appeals to U.S. in Radar Row with Korea
Moon Touts Hydrogen Cars in Visit to Ulsan
Sex Abuse Enablers Face Tougher Punishment
NATIONAL/POLITICS
Korea Gets Middling Score for Innovation
On the International Innovation Scorecard released recently by the U.S. Consumer Technology Association, the organizer of the Consumer Electronics Show, Korea ranked a poor 24th among 61 countries.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea's Biochemical Weapons 'More Dangerous Than Nukes'
North Korea's chemical and biological weapons are a more underestimated threat than its nuclear weapons, the New York Times reported Tuesday. Several North Korean defectors who were soldiers tested positive for smallpox antibodies.
BUSINESS
Another Korean Carrier to Operate Flights to Mongolia
Another domestic airline will be allowed to operate flights to Mongolia, ending Korean Air's three-decade monopoly on the route. Korean and Mongolian aviation officials agreed to allow multiple carriers to fly between Incheon and Ulaanbaatar.