Experts Are Underwhelmed By North Korea's Promise To Dismantle Missile Site
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Brumfiel Source Type: news

Denuclearizing North Korea: A verified, phased approach
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Source: ScienceNOW - September 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Glaser, A., Mian, Z. Tags: Science and Policy p-forum Source Type: news

Related factors of suicidal ideation among North Korean refugee youth in South Korea - Park S, Rim SJ, Jun JY.
This study investigated the factors associated with suicidal ideation among 174 North Korean refugees (aged 13 ⁻27 years) residing in South Korea. Specifically, we compared sociodemographic, familial, social, and psychological characteristics between part... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Korean War Remains: Images Capture Journey Home
The remains of 55 “Forgotten War” soldiers traveled from North Korea to a U.S. military base in South Korea before an emotional ceremony in Hawaii. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Presumed Remains of Korean War Casualties Are Back in the U.S. —But They Could Take Months to Identify
Fifty-five caskets containing the presumed remains of U.S. servicemen killed during the Korean War were returned to American soil on Wednesday, marking “a new season of hope for the families of our missing fallen,” in the words of Vice President Mike Pence. But a forensic expert says the task of identifying those remains has only just begun. “I think it’ll be months; it may be many months” before results are determined, says Victor Weedn, a professor of forensic sciences at the George Washington University who established the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory in Delaware. “But I...
Source: TIME: Science - August 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized forensics onetime Source Type: news

How DNA and other methods are used in identifying deceased US troops
North Korea has turned over what they say are an initial 55 cases holding remains believed to be of US troops killed during the Korean War. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite detente, sanctions on North Korea fan TB epidemic
Despite post-summit detente, ongoing sanctions are keeping lifesaving medicines from North Korean tuberculosis patients and could fan a regional epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The rise, collapse, and compaction of Mt. Mantap from the 3 September 2017 North Korean nuclear test
Surveillance of clandestine nuclear tests relies on a global seismic network, but the potential of spaceborne monitoring has been underexploited. We used satellite radar imagery to determine the complete surface displacement field of up to 3.5 meters of divergent horizontal motion with 0.5 meters of subsidence associated with North Korea’s largest underground nuclear test. Combining insight from geodetic and seismological remote sensing, we found that the aftermath of the initial explosive deformation involved subsidence associated with subsurface collapse and aseismic compaction of the damaged rocks of the test site...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Wang, T., Shi, Q., Nikkhoo, M., Wei, S., Barbot, S., Dreger, D., Bürgmann, R., Motagh, M., Chen, Q.-F. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

Missile defense and strategic stability: Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea - Sankaran J, Fearey BL.
South Korea is threatened by its troubled relationship with North Korea. North Korea possesses a large cache of missiles as well as chemical and biological weapons, and the future potential to mount nuclear weapons on its missiles. The United States is als... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Challenges remain in DPRK despite “slight” improvements in health, wellbeing: UNICEF
The health and wellbeing of women and children in North Korea has improved slightly in recent years but “urgent” challenges remain in rural areas, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Challenges remain in DPRK despite'slight' improvements in health, wellbeing: UNICEF
The health and wellbeing of women and children in North Korea has improved slightly in recent years but “urgent” challenges remain in rural areas, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

While Americans focus on nuclear war, a larger threat looms
With all eyes on the United States and North Korea, experts warn that biological warfare could be more catastrophic than a nuclear attack. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spacewatch: Japan's new 'spy cam' cuts through the clouds
Tanegashima space centre sends into orbit all-weather IGS radar satellite in 16th mission to keep eye on the neighboursThis month Japan launched the 16th mission in its spy satellites programme, using the IGS Radar 6 spacecraft, part of the information gathering satellite scheme run by the country ’s intelligence agency.This programme consists of optical and radar spacecraft, and supports civilian disaster management services as well as supplying information to the Japanese military. The radar aspect allows surveillance images to be taken through clouds.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Japan Space North Korea Espionage Natural disasters and extreme weather Asia Pacific Science World news Source Type: news

Atrocities Under Kim Jong-un: Indoctrination, Prison Gulags, Executions
Numerous “ crimes against humanity ” have taken place in North Korea including murder, forced abortions, religious persecution and starvation, a United Nations commission found in 2014. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM and MATTHEW HAAG Tags: Kim Jong-un Trump, Donald J North Korea Human Rights and Human Rights Violations War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity Political Prisoners Prisons and Prisoners Source Type: news

Human Rights Must Be on the Table During U.S.-North Korea Talks
Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, addresses the Assembly’s annual general debate. Credit: UN Photo/Cia PakBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 8 2018 (IPS)Human rights issues must be included in next week’s United States-North Korea summit in order to create a “sustainable agreement”, said a UN expert. In an effort towards denuclearization, U.S. President Trump is set to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.In anticipation of the summit, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Tomás Ojea Quin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Democracy Featured Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Nuclear Energy - Nuclear Weapons TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Defense Bill Provision Aims to Stymie Rival Nations ’ Researcher Recruitment Programs
The House Armed Services Committee has approved an amendment to its version of the National Defense Authorization Act that would permit the Defense Department to terminate grants and other awards that provide funds to individuals who have participated in talent recruitment programs operated by China, Iran, North Korea, or Russia. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - May 22, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: wthomas Source Type: news

U.S. - North Korea Meeting Could Be Make Or Break For Global Health Security
Recently, small amounts of info about North Korea's health system have made their way out of the country. Data points have gone from bad to worse to accusations of massive human rights violations. Malnutrition, tuberculosis, malaria and hepatitis B, are a health security nightmare waiting to happen. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

UNREAL: America-hating NYT attacks Pompeo for rescuing American hostages from North Korea
(Natural News) By this point, it’s difficult to deny the fact that the New York Times is anything but a Trump-hating, left-wing publication that exists solely to tear down the conservative agenda. In a recent article titled “At a Key Moment, Trump’s Top Diplomat is Again Thousands of Miles Away,” author Gardiner Harris took several... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More winning: Trump admin secures release of three American prisoners from North Korea ahead of historic summit
(Natural News) No matter what happens in the coming weeks and months between North Korea, South Korea and the United States, the Trump administration has already accomplished more, diplomatically speaking, regarding relations with Pyongyang than every other White House since the Korean War. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo managed to secure the release... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.N. food agency aims to boost aid to North Korea but lacks funds
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations food agency said its chief would visit North Korea on Tuesday to look into boosting food distributions, in the latest sign of an opening in the isolated country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

"I want to be trafficked so I can migrate!": cross-border movement of North Koreans into China through brokerage and smuggling networks - Kook K.
This article draws on ethnographic fieldwork and in-depth interviews with forty North Korean escapees involved in smuggling and brokerage networks and explores North Korean escapees' cross-border mobility to China. It addresses the complexities of smugglin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Where Political And Economic Instability Is Making Tuberculosis A Growing Public Health Threat
TB, a disease of poverty, is a far greater problem outside the U.S. North Korea and Venezuela are of particular concern now. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Latin America & the Caribbean Edging Towards Eliminating Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, world's top infectious killer. Credit: UNBy Grace VirtueWASHINGTON DC, Mar 16 2018 (IPS)Known as El Libertador throughout the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, Simón Bolívar was central to the battle for independence from Spanish rule in Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. A less known fact is that Bolívar, the son of a wealthy Venezuelan creole family, died from tuberculosis (TB) on December 17, 1880, at age 47. His compatriot, renowned impressionist Cristobal Rojas, painted La Miseria in 1886, depicting the social conditions of the day that gave rise to TB. He died ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Virtue Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

The Great Recession raised America ’ s blood pressure, study finds
As if we don't have enough to worry about — given daily political drama, volatile stock markets and North Korean nuclear threats — a new study suggests that living through such times of instability and societal upheaval can greatly worsen personal health. Using large data sets gathered before and after the Great Recession, researchers found significantly higher […]Related:Doctors ignored the signs of a deadly condition, she says. Now she has no legs or fingers.Doctors find air pocket where part of man’s brain should beShe gouged out her eyes while high to get closer to God (Source: Washin...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elon Musk: we must colonise Mars to preserve our species after a third world war –  video
Humans must prioritise the colonisation of Mars so the species can survive in the event of a third world war, the SpaceX and Tesla founder, Elon Musk, said on Sunday.'It ’s important to get a self-sustaining base on Mars because it’s far enough away from Earth that [in the event of a war] it’s more likely to survive than a moon base,” Musk said on stage at SXSW. It came days after Donald Trump announced plans to meet the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in an attempt to defuse rising nuclear tensionFull story: We must colonise Mars to preserve species, says MuskContinue reading....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Elon Musk SpaceX Source Type: news

North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions And Abilities
NPR's Renee Montagne talks with Siegfried Hecker, a former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, about North Korea's nuclear program. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quality of life among North Korean defectors - an importance-satisfaction level analysis (ISA) - - Baek NS, Kwon KD.
A total of 30,805 North Korean defectors have entered South Korea as of June 2017, but they have difficulties in adapting themselves to the South Korean society for various reasons. The purpose of this study was to analyze the levels of expectation and sat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bitcoin hacks are funding North Korea's nuclear missile program; Cryptos now LESS secure than conventional money
(Natural News) The group behind a recent $500 million crypto heist that targeted the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange CoinCheck has been identified as a group of North Korean hackers, new reports indicate. According to a recent Bloomberg report, an unidentified South Korean lawmaker who wishes to remain anonymous is credited with having nabbed the hacker clan,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disgusting Left-wing American media fawn over North Korean dictator’s sister because they know NOTHING about living under Communism
(Natural News) As I was scrolling through my various news feeds over the weekend I came across a couple of headlines I was sure belonged to state-run North Korean propaganda outlets. “North Korea is winning the Olympics –and it’s not because of sports,” said one of the headlines. “Kim Jong-un’s Sister Turns On the Charm,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Doomsday upon us? Scientists have set the clock to "two minutes to midnight" over global nuclear threat
(Natural News) The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) has moved the “Doomsday Clock” 30 seconds closer to midnight, leaving us only two minutes away from global Armageddon. The decision to move the hands of this hypothetical timepiece was made last January 25 amidst growing concern of a nuclear attack — particularly between North Korea... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Washington Post, CNN, NPR, PBS all praise murderous North Korea and its slave state leaders
(Natural News) Remember how I said that the Washington Post is a traitorous, anti-American, propaganda-laced “journo-terrorism” organization? Their coverage of the Olympics proves it, as WashPost joins NPR, ABC, NBC, CNN, the NYT and other left-wing propaganda rags in praising the murderous North Korean regime. You know why they praise North Korea? Because that’s the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The darkest building on Earth: 'An angular black hole waiting to suck you in'
Sprayed with Vantablack Vbx2, a pavilion at the Winter Olympics in South Korea absorbs 99% of light. We talk to its British architect Asif Khan, who also invented the ‘selfie-building’The pistes of Pyeongchang may be blinding white with snow as theWinter Olympics kicks off in South Korea, but among the ice rinks and bobsleigh tracks stands something completely different: the darkest building on the planet. Lurking between the competition venues like an angular black hole, it looks like a portal to a parallel universe, waiting to suck unsuspecting ski fans into its vortex. But this is not the latest high-tech de...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Wainwright Tags: Architecture Nanotechnology Science Art and design Culture Winter Olympics 2018 Sculpture Manufacturing sector Source Type: news

Norovirus fears send Olympics officials scrambling, forcing 1,200 to stay in rooms
Officials are scrambling on the eve of the biggest planned event in South Korea in years — not because of anything related to North Korea and national security, but in an attempt to arrest the spread of norovirus at the Pyeongchang Games. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

North Korea threats spur U.S. search for new radiation therapies
(Reuters) - The escalating threat of a potential nuclear war between North Korea and the United States has led the Department of Defense to join hands with a clutch of companies in developing more effective medical treatments for acute radiation syndrome. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHAH? NBC News now running propaganda for North Korea as Lester Holt parrots insane lies from totalitarian regime
(Natural News) Journalism just isn’t what it used to be. Unfortunately, most of today’s journalists are people who care more about conveying a certain idea or agenda than about investigating and making sure that they are reporting the truth. One of these so-called “journalists” that doesn’t care very much about facts is none other than... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nuke alert: CIA Director says North Korea will be able to nuke any U.S. city before the end of 2018
(Natural News) North Korea may be run by a deranged, tyrannical psychopath, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t a direct threat to the United States and the people that live here. During an interview with “CBS This Morning” earlier this week, CIA Director Mike Pompeo placed a significant amount of emphasis on a new... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NBC News' Lester Holt brainwashed into propaganda tool for North Korea
(Natural News) In July 1972, as the Nixon administration was winding down America’s involvement in the Vietnam War, compliments of a Democratic president, Lyndon B. Johnson, Left-wing entertainment darling Jane Fonda took a little trip to North Vietnam, where she had her picture taken mingling with enemy troops as she sat, helmeted, on an anti-aircraft... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Nuclear ‘Doomsday Clock’ Is the Closest to Midnight It’s Been Since the Cold War
The world moved closer to an existential catastrophe this year as the threat of nuclear warfare escalated, bringing the symbolic Doomsday Clock two minutes away from midnight, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said Thursday. The move of the Doomsday Clock to two minutes away from midnight, the symbolic time at which the planet meets a world-ending disaster, represents a 30-second jump from last year. It is the closest the planet has been to midnight since 1953 when the U.S. and the Soviet Union were testing hydrogen bombs. “To call the world’s nuclear situation dire is to understate the danger and its immed...
Source: TIME: Science - January 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Foreign Policy nuclear missiles onetime Security Source Type: news

Aid Group Shines Spotlight on the Neglected
Families queue up to receive food rations in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo on the 25th November 2012. Rebels claimed control of Goma in eastern DRC, causing thousands of people to flee, many of whom had already been displaced by years of fighting. Credit: CARE/Kate HoltBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 2018 (IPS)Though 2017 was marked by stories of humanitarian disasters around the world, many crises remain under the radar with devastating consequences for those affected, a new report says. While crises from the United States to Myanmar made global headlines, a report by the international aid organization...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

After the escape: physical abuse of offspring, posttraumatic stress disorder, and the legacy of political violence in the DPRK - Emery CR, Yoo J, Lieblich A, Hansen R.
This article examines the relationships between victimization by political violence, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

C.D.C. Postpones Session Preparing Us for Nuclear War
After the agency ’ s workshop attracted considerable media attention, especially given President Trump ’ s recent words with North Korea, the session has been postponed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Nuclear Weapons Politics and Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Trump, Donald J Influenza Source Type: news

C.D.C. Postpones Session Preparing U.S. for Nuclear War
After the agency ’ s workshop attracted considerable media attention, especially given President Trump ’ s recent words with North Korea, the session has been postponed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Nuclear Weapons Politics and Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Trump, Donald J Influenza Source Type: news

Demand for antiradiation drug jumps after Trump nuclear tweet
A Twitter battle over the size of each "nuclear button" possessed by President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un has spiked sales of a drug that protects against radiation poisoning. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fallout From 'Nuclear Button' Tweets: Jump In Sales Of Radiation Drug
After a war of words between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un over the ability to launch nuclear attacks from their desks, orders rose for pills to protect against radiation.(Image credit: Richard Matthews/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JoNel Aleccia Source Type: news

CDC to hold briefing on how public can prepare for nuclear war
This comes amid rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The C.D.C. Wants to Get People Prepared for Nuclear War
The nation ’ s public health agency says a workshop was scheduled months ago, before President Trump ’ s recent tweets about nuclear buttons and North Korea. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Nuclear Weapons Disasters and Emergencies United States Politics and Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Nuclear War Would Be ‘ Devastating, ’ So the C.D.C. Wants to Get People Prepared
The nation ’ s public health agency says a workshop was scheduled months ago, before President Trump ’ s recent tweets about nuclear buttons and North Korea. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Nuclear Weapons Disasters and Emergencies United States Politics and Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

CDC to hold briefing on how public can prepare for nuclear war
This comes amid rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Happy New Year, America! Are you really ready for 2018? Here's a list of 20+ things that could erupt without warning...
(Natural News) Happy New Year, America! Somehow, we all survived 2017 and we’re still breathing. America hasn’t been shattered yet, North Korea hasn’t yet nuked us and Baltimore still has at least a few citizens who aren’t heroin addicts. The dollar hasn’t collapsed and neither has the stock market. Heck, even Bitcoin is still over... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news