Satellite Photos Show Activity At North Korean Missile Sites
New photographs from commercial satellites are showing activity at a variety of sites related to North Korea's space and missile programs. It could be a sign the North is preparing a launch. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Brumfiel Source Type: news

On Eve Of 2nd Trump-Kim Summit, Is North Korean Reactor Producing Plutonium?
Days before President Trump and Kim Jong Un are to meet in Vietnam, satellite images show no river ice downstream from the key North Korean facility at Yongbyon — a sign the reactor may be running.(Image credit: Planet Labs Inc.) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Brumfiel Source Type: news

Crystal Meth Is North Korea ’ s Trendiest Lunar New Year ’ s Gift
Many North Koreans see the highly addictive drug as a useful stimulant. The government denies that it even exists in the country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE IVES Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic North Korea Methamphetamines Smuggling Lunar New Year Addiction (Psychology) Radio Free Asia Source Type: news

Global alert as North Korea revealed to be pursuing biological weapons that could exterminate humanity
(Natural News) The historic 2018 United States-North Korea summit seemed too good to be true but thankfully resulted with a plan to denuclearize North Korea and de-escalate tensions at the Korean border. After years of conflict, the start of a new diplomatic era between the two countries has begun. As Kim Jong-un regains reputation and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US plans new space sensors for missile defence against 'rogue states'
Trump likely to present Pentagon findings about changing threat as justification for his planned ‘space force’Donald Trump will unveil a plan on Thursday for a major expansion in US missile defence that will rely on a new generation of space-based sensors.The administration ’s long-delayedmissile defence review, which the president will present at the Pentagon, will call for the expansion of the US network of sensors and interceptors designed to identify and shoot down incoming projectiles from “rogue states” such as Iran and North Korea.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Julian Borger in Washington Tags: US military Space Donald Trump US news North Korea Iran Middle East and North Africa Asia Pacific World news Trump administration Source Type: news

North Korea ’ s Less-Known Military Threat: Biological Weapons
Military analysts are increasingly concerned about the nation ’ s “ advanced, underestimated and highly lethal ” bioweapons program. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER and WILLIAM J. BROAD Tags: Defense and Military Forces Biological and Chemical Warfare North Korea United States International Relations Smallpox United States Politics and Government Microbiology Anthrax Vaccination and Immunization Nuclear Weapons Belfer Cente Source Type: news

U.S. to Help S. Korea Get Flu Drugs to North Despite Stalled Nuclear Talks U.S. to Help S. Korea Get Flu Drugs to North Despite Stalled Nuclear Talks
The United States has agreed to help South Korea send flu medication to North Korea, a South Korean official said on Friday, after the United States said it would help deliver aid to the North despite stalled nuclear talks.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. to help South Korea get flu drugs to North despite stalled nuclear talks
The United States has agreed to help South Korea send flu medication to North Korea, a South Korean official said on Friday, after the United States said it would help deliver aid to the North despite stalled nuclear talks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Open Scientific Collaboration May Be Helping North Korea Cheat Nuclear Sanctions
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Source: NPR Health and Science - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Brumfiel Source Type: news

Apollo 8 Astronauts Reflect on Historic Moon Voyage 50 Years Later
Most years have at least a little -something going for them, but 1968 was awful from the start. On just the 23rd day, North Korea seized the U.S.S. Pueblo, killing one sailor and holding the rest prisoner; on the 30th day, the start of the Vietnamese holiday of Tet, the Viet Cong launched a massive military offensive that cost more than 35,000 lives on both sides; on the 95th day, the Rev. Martin Luther King was murdered; on the 157th day, Senator Bobby Kennedy’s murder followed; on the 233rd day, Soviet army tanks crashed into Czechoslovakia; on the 241st day, the Democratic National Convention in Chicago descended ...
Source: TIME: Science - December 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

North Korea running low on TB meds, experts fear epidemic
Health experts: North Korea is facing shortage of tuberculosis medications that could accelerate spread of more deadly strain, putting hundreds of thousands at risk (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Group calls for bigger Seoul role in tackling TB in NKorea
A U.S.-based nonprofit group has called for South Korea to take stronger steps to fight a tuberculosis crisis in North Korea it says has worsened under strengthened U.S.-led sanctions against the country over its nuclear weapons and missile program (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

John Large obituary
Consulting engineer known for his work on nuclear safety who was never afraid to take on such a powerful industryJohn Large ’s working life was split into two halves, the first spent designing civil and military nuclear reactors and the second trying to make sure the industry was kept safe from accidents, nuclear waste and security threats. In this later role as a consulting engineer John was a dangerous opponent for t he secretive nuclear establishment because his inside knowledge gave him the ability to ask difficult questions and expose weaknesses. He was never afraid to speak truth to power, although it took cour...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Paul Brown Tags: Nuclear power Physics Bees Energy industry Environment Engineering Kursk submarine tragedy London Source Type: news

Commercial Satellites Reveal North Korean Missile Base
The previously undisclosed base contains networks of tunnels used to hide and fuel mobile missiles. Intelligence agencies believe there are some 20 similar bases scattered throughout North Korea.(Image credit: KCNA via Reuters) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Brumfiel Source Type: news

Denuclearizing North Korea requires trust
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Source: ScienceNOW - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Langenegger, T. W. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Experts Are Underwhelmed By North Korea's Promise To Dismantle Missile Site
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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 12, 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 15, 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