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One of Asia's most affluent countries, South Korea, is the region's third largest economy with he longest working hours in the world. (Photo by Ed Jones / Getty Images)

Jan 12, 2016 PM EST - Ma Elena Garcia

South Koreans Are Spending Too Much Time Sitting Due To Long Work Hours

A new data released by the South Korean government showed that South Koreans spend too much time sitting and make little effort to exercise.

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Jan 11, 2016 PM EST - Ji Hyun Joo

Koreans Consume More Coffee Than Rice

Coffee is an important part of the lives of Koreans as well.

Studies suggest more exposure to the outdoors could lessen the risks of vitamin D deficiency. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Jan 11, 2016 AM EST - Ma Elena Garcia

Study Shows That Vitamin D Deficiency Is Most Prevalent in Women In Their 50s

The number of patients reported with vitamin D deficiency rose from 3,118 in 2010 to 31,225 in 2014.

KCDC observes mutation in South Korean MERS Virus. (Photo by Chung Sung Jun/Getty Images)

Jan 10, 2016 AM EST - Ma Elena Garcia

Korea Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Discovers Mutation In MERS Virus

The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) vrisu that rapidly spread in the South Korea in 2015 underwent a mutation that could possibly alter its capability to spread among humans.

The new dietary guidelines urges Americans to reduce intake of sugar and trans and saturated fats. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Jan 08, 2016 AM EST - Jean Marie Abellana

New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Urge Americans To Reduce Sugar Intake

On January 7, the United States Department of Health and Human Services released a press release about the updated nutritional guidelines to improve the eating habits of every Americans, reduce obesity, and prevent chronic diseases such as hypertension, heart diseases, and diabetes.

Experts observe quick spread of Zika virus in Central American region. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Jan 08, 2016 AM EST - Jean Marie Abellana

Rare Zika Virus Threatens To Spread In The U.S., Could Cause Birth Defects In Patients

The new virus, referred to as the Zika virus, was suspected of spreading in more parts of the world after the sporadic outbreaks in some parts of Africa and the Southeast Asia.

(Photo by Jack Leonard/Getty Images)

Jan 10, 2016 AM EST - Ma Elena Garcia

Experts Believe Zika Virus Might Spread To The U.S. Following Outbreak In Central America

The Zika virus, a rare tropical disease, is causing panic in Brazil because it may lead to severe birth defects.

A British architectural critic names Seoul's Lotte Worl Tower as one of the

Jan 06, 2016 PM EST - Diana Tomale

Lotte World Tower Is One Of The 'Buildings To Look Out For In 2016,' Critic Says

An architectural critic considers Seoul's Lotte World Tower as one of the eight "buildings to look out for in 2016."

South Korea enters first phase of 2020 moon landing mission. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Jan 06, 2016 PM EST - Ma Elena Garcia

South Korea Commences 1st Phase Of The Lunar Project To Meet 2020 Deadline For Moon Landing Mission

South Korea plans to launch the first stage of the lunar exploration project this year. The ountry’s Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning said that launching the project came within the 2020 timeframe.

Scientist now seeking names and symbols for new elements. (Photo by Dan Kitwood / Getty Images)

Jan 05, 2016 AM EST - Jean Marie Abellana

Scientists Now Seeking For Formal Names, Symbols For Four Newly Discovered Elements

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced recently about the existence of four new elements to be included permanently in the Periodic Table of Elements.

(Photo by: Adam Berry / Getty Images News) A recent study shows the correlation between long working hours and high blood pressure.

Jan 02, 2016 PM EST - Diana Tomale

Recent Study Shows Correlation Between Long Working Hours And High Blood Pressure

A recent study revealed that long working hours could raise risk of high blood pressure. It stated that people who spend more than 60 hours a week working are at high risk of high blood pressure.

(Photo by: JJ Harrison)

Jan 02, 2016 PM EST - Diana Tomale

Puerto Rico Reports First Case Of Mosquito-Transmitted Zika Virus

Health officials in Puerto Rico reported first case of Zika virus in the island. A congressman said there is no reason to alarm.

2015 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 1

Jan 01, 2016 PM EST - Dheeraj Rawal

'Squatty Potty' Advertisement Featuring Unicorn Go Viral On YouTube! Sales Boost Up By 400 Percent

The new strategy has worked well for the company.

Beer sales spike in South Korea as consumers prefer low-alcohol drinks. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Dec 28, 2015 PM EST - Therese Agcopra

Sales For Soju Drop As More Health-Conscious Drinkers Prefer Beer and Other Low-Alcohol Drinks

Growing health awareness in South Korea has encouraged people to prefer beer and other low-alcohol drinks over hard liquor such as soju.

South Korean health workers during the 2015 MERS outbreak (Photo bt Jung Yeon Je / Getty Images)

Dec 28, 2015 PM EST - Czarelli Tuason

South Korean Health Ministry To Invest 52.5 Billion Won In Infectious Diseases Research

Following several health-related issues that plagued South Korea this year, including the MER outbreak, the Health Ministry plan on investing 52.5 billion won for infectious diseases research and hiring more epidemiologists for the country.

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