U.S. Supports Aid to North Korea for Fighting the Coronavirus
The North has reported no cases of the virus, but relief groups say it is woefully unprepared to deal with an outbreak. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Choe Sang-Hun Tags: Embargoes and Sanctions Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Humanitarian Aid Epidemics Kim Jong-un North Korea Source Type: news

US military pandemic plans activated; nation must prepare for "thousands of cases" of the coronavirus to arrive, warns biowarfare expert
(Natural News) Over the last two weeks, I have repeatedly warned that the nCoV coronavirus strain is right now being harvested by enemies of America (North Korea, Iran, China, etc.) and readied for deployment as a weapon system against the United States of America. Until today, I seem to have been the only person in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. ready to allow North Korea sanctions exemption to combat coronavirus
The United States is "deeply concerned" about the possible impact of a coronavirus outbreak in North Korea and is prepared to facilitate efforts by U.S. and international organizations contain the spread of the virus there, the State Department said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. says prepared to help North Korea combat threat from coronavirus
The United States is "deeply concerned" about the possible impact of a coronavirus outbreak in North Korea and is prepared to help U.S. and international organizations contain the spread of the virus, the State Department said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria: The Coronavirus Challenge, Nigeria and Other Responses
[This Day] The biggest threat to our collective humanity today is not the suspected threat of a Third World War, but a corrosive, debilitating, murderous pathogen known as new Corona Virus. The fear of a World War III was fuelled by tensions and differences among key super powers dictating contemporary geo-politics notably: the US, China, Iran, Iraq, Israel, North Korea, South Korea and the entire Middle East. But while relationships with the world's power axis will always have implications for global peace, security (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

North Korea becomes the 29th country to record coronavirus as suspected patient struck in Denmark
The North Korean citizen returned from China before being tested positive for the deadly virus, according to local media. A woman from China has taken ill at Copenhagen airport, Denmark. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Derail Xi Jinping ’s Dreams of a Chinese Century
It took eight hours for a doctor to see Wu Chen’s mother after she arrived at the hospital. Eight days later, she was dead. The doctor was “99% sure” she had contracted the mysterious pneumonia-like illness sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan, Wu says, but he didn’t have the testing kit to prove it. And despite the 64-year-old’s fever and perilously low oxygen levels, there was no bed for her. Wu tried two more hospitals over the next week, but all were overrun. By Jan. 25, her mother was slumped on the tile floor of an emergency room, gasping for air, drifting in and out of conscious...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Source Type: news

Suicide attempts and contributing factors among South and North Korean-family youth using the Korean Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey - Rim SJ, Lee MG, Park S.
OBJECTIVES: There is an increasing number of North Korean adolescents in South Korea. These adolescents need clinical attention as they experience a high risk of suicidal behavior because of the childhood adversity and acculturative challenges that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

North Korea making 'all-out efforts' to guard against virus
North Korea says it is mobilizing 30,000 health workers everyday in its “all-out efforts” to guard against the spread of a virus from neighboring China (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Burdened by sanctions, North Korea sees coronavirus threaten economic lifelines
North Korea's already tenuous economic lifelines to the outside world are now nearly severed as it seals its borders with China and Russia to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

North Korea's Kim offers condolences to China's Xi about virus outbreak: KCNA
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping offering condolences about the coronavirus outbreak in China, North Korean state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Could Test the Trump Administration ’s Ability to Respond to a Crisis. Experts are Worried
As a new strain of coronavirus moves from the Wuhan province of China to other parts of the world, including the United States, public health leaders are advising government officials to embrace a deliberate, measured response. But with President Donald Trump at the helm of an often unpredictable administration, infectious disease and epidemic experts tell TIME they’re concerned about which officials will have the President’s ear, and how the Commander-in-Chief will manage his Twitter presence during a potential pandemic. On Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced that, against the advi...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease White House Source Type: news

The Latest: Russia closing its land border with China
Russia is closing its land border with China, similar to steps taken by Mongolia and North Korea, to guard against a new viral outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Rival Koreas close liaison office over outbreak
The rival Koreas have agreed to suspend operations at their liaison office in North Korea until the new virus outbreak comes under control (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The End Is Nigh: Doomsday Clock Reaches 100 Seconds to Midnight
Here’s the bad news: we’ve all got just 100 seconds to live. Here’s the good news: they’re metaphorical seconds, but the fact is we’ve got just 100 of them and when they tick down, it really could be the end of human life. That grim assessment comes from this morning’s update of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists‘ Doomsday Clock, announced at a press event in Washington, DC, during which the venerable nuclear watchdog group made its annual announcement of how close humanity is to destroying itself by the twin threats of nuclear weapons and climate change. The position of the clo...
Source: TIME: Science - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized climate change doomsday clock global politics Nuclear Weapons onetime Source Type: news

Tour agencies: N Korea bans foreign tourists over new virus
A tour operator says North Korea has banned foreign tourists to guard against the spread of a new virus from China (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tour agency: N Korea bans foreign tourists over new virus
A tour operator says North Korea has banned foreign tourists to guard against the spread of a new virus from China (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Flashback: Washington Post caught again taking money from China's corrupt government to publish communist propaganda
(Natural News) The Washington Post is coming under fire for publishing Chinese propaganda last week, just one day after the launch of another intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea. The insert in question has long been controversial, yet many people remain unaware that it is bought and paid for by the corrupt Chinese government. As noted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Korean defectors reveal wretched state of female healthcare
Interviews expose a maternal mortality rate 15-times higher than UN data (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

North Korea to launch medical tourism, targeting visitors from China
North Korea, one of the world's most reclusive states, plans to branch out into medical tourism next year, offering foreign visitors, most likely from China, treatments including cataract surgery, dental implants and therapy for tumors. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Factors related to change in depression among North Korean refugee youths in South Korea - Park S, Kim SY, Lee ES, Jun JY.
This study investigated change in depression and revealed factors related to change using one-year follow-up data. A sample of 108 North Korean Refugee Youths (NKRYs) aged 13 to 26 years (66 females) was recruited from two alternative schools for NKRYs in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Green New Deal Author Wants To Expand Anti-Corruption Laws To Cover Climate
Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey's latest bill could extend the kind of financial sanctions the U.S. slapped on Russia and North Korea to countries such as Brazil. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 25, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

US Begins Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement
The Trump Administration has formally started the process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. In a November 4, 2019, letter to the United Nations (UN), Secretary of State Michael Pompeo stated the United States’ intention to opt out of the global climate agreement. He expressed concern with the “unfair economic burden imposed on American workers, businesses, and taxpayers by U.S. pledges made under the Agreement.” This starts a year-long process of withdrawal from the accord, with the U.S. officially leaving the agreement on November 4, 2020, one day after the 2020 U.S. Pr...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Exposure to family and organized violence and associated mental health in North Korean refugee youth compared to South Korean youth - Park J, Catani C, Hermenau K, Elbert T.
BACKGROUND: Studies on populations affected by organized violence have shown elevated levels of family violence against children. This form of violence has been found to contribute to children's psychopathology independently of traumatic experiences relate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

North Korea seen as weak link as swine fever spreads in Asia
South Korea is deploying snipers, traps and drones along its border in intensified efforts to stop wild boars from spreading swine fever from North Korea (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Korea confirms two new African swine fever cases, now 13 in all as disease spreads
South Korea's agriculture ministry said on Thursday two more suspected cases of African swine fever have been confirmed as the deadly hog disease at pig farms in towns near its border with North Korea. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Korea confirms new cases of African swine fever in North Korea border town
South Korea on Wednesday confirmed two additional cases of African swine fever at pig farms in Paju, a town near its border with North Korea, the country's agriculture ministry said, bringing its total number of cases of the disease to eleven. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Korean troops chase wild boar on DMZ in war on swine fever
South Korea has ordered hundreds of soldiers manning the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on its border with North Korea to track and capture wild boars in a bid to prevent the spread of African swine fever, military officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Korea confirms 6th case of African swine fever; another suspected case tests negative
South Korea on Wednesday confirmed a sixth case of African swine fever in a town near its border with North Korea, while another suspected case tested negative, the Agriculture Ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Korea confirms second case of deadly African swine fever, pledges vigilance
South Korea has confirmed a second case of African swine fever at a pig farm near the border with North Korea, a day after reporting its first-ever outbreak of the virus, deadly to pigs but not harmful to humans. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Korea on highest alert after African swine fever found
South Korea has raised its animal disease alert to the highest level after discovering its first outbreak of deadly African swine fever at a pig farm in Paju, a town near its border with North Korea, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Thursday ’s Daily Brief:  Facebook rallies against vaccination ‘fake news’, DPR Korea UN staff cuts call, Syria crop report, crisis funding and Dorian latest
A recap of Thursday ’s stories: Facebook and WHO work together to stem misinformation on vaccines; North Korea tells UN to cut staff; $75 million allocated for eight crises; mixed news on Syria crop production; ‘digital divide’ sidelines most vulnerable. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Observer view on Donald Trump ’s plans to militarise space | Observer editorial
Countries must join forces and sign a peace treaty or space will become a war-fighting domainThe thought of Donald Trump as space commander-in-chief, whizzing around the Milky Way, zapping alien invaders and conquering new worlds, is both comical and terrifying. Before they began exchanging love letters, the US president ridiculed his North Korean counterpart, Kim Jong-un, as “little rocket man”. With his relaunch last week ofUS space command (SpaceCom), terrestrial Trump has appropriated the title for himself.While this may be a big step for the man in the White House, it ’s a giant leap backwards for ma...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Observer editorial Tags: US military Space Donald Trump Science UK news World news Source Type: news

Malnutrition, disease rising in North Korea: aid organization
Rates of malnutrition and disease are increasing in North Korea as it faces a harvest that is half of what was expected, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

North Korea Has Two Weapons Of Mass Destruction: Nukes And Tuberculosis
There is a joke in China that the North Korean ’s have two weapons of mass destruction, nukes and tuberculosis. And not just TB, but multidrug resistant TB, which knows no boundaries or borders, and is spread person to person through the air. Trump went to North Korea to discuss denuclearization. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

North Korea's HIV epidemic emerges from the shadows
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Stone, R. Tags: Asia/Pacific News, Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

Asian Nations Scramble to Contain Pig Disease Outbreaks
By HAU DINH and SAM McNEIL HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control.Smaller outbreaks have been reported in Hong Kong, Taiwan, North Korea, Cambodia and Mongolia after cases were first reported in China's northeast in August. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization released a weekly update on the scale of infections on Thursday which reported a new outbreak in Laos.With pork supplies dwindling as ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

Asian Nations Scramble to Contain Pig Disease Outbreaks
By HAU DINH and SAM McNEIL HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control.Smaller outbreaks have been reported in Hong Kong, Taiwan, North Korea, Cambodia and Mongolia after cases were first reported in China's northeast in August. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization released a weekly update on the scale of infections on Thursday which reported a new outbreak in Laos.With pork supplies dwindling as ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

Wednesday ’s Daily Brief: ending rape in war, Khashoggi, forced displacement, North Korea and Mali
On Wednesday, these are the main stories: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict; the UN independent investigator for the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi presents findings which show State responsibility; in 2018, world hit record number of war-displaced people; South Korea sends food aid to North; new attack in northern Mali. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

North Korea steps up measures to prevent spread of African swine fever
North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the highly contagious and deadly African swine fever, its main state newspaper said on Wednesday, breaking its silence on the outbreak which was first reported in late May. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Guardian view on African swine fever: bad for people as well as pigs | Editorial
The current outbreak, linked to smallholders, is likely to affect prices around the world. But supersized animal farms are not the answerIn the coming weeks, bacon sandwich eaters in Newcastle and dairy farmers in California may find their pockets hit by developments thousands of miles away. The culprit is an outbreak ofAfrican swine fever which is sweeping through Asia, leading to the culling of millions of pigs in China and Vietnam, in what one expert calls the world ’s biggest animal disease outbreak to date. The US and the UK are watching keenly. Denmark hasbuilt a 43-mile border fence to keep out wild boar. The ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Farming Agriculture The meat industry China Vietnam Mongolia Cambodia North Korea Asia Pacific Science Environment World news Food Food science Globalisation Source Type: news

Seoul: NKorea ignores calls for joint African swine efforts
South Korea says North Korea has so far ignored its calls for joint efforts to stem the spread of highly contagious African swine fever following an outbreak near North Korea's border with China (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Korea ramps up disinfection to protect against North's outbreak of African swine fever
South Korea will boost disinfection measures to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever from spreading to its pig herd, after the disease was found in North Korea, the agriculture ministry said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

First case of African swine fever reported in North Korea
The first case of African swine fever has been reported in North Korea, South Korea's agriculture ministry said on Thursday, showing how the virus has spread widely since the first outbreak in East Asia was found in China in August last year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: violence surges in Nigeria, anti-Semitism on the march, taxing pollution to tackle climate crisis, and more
Tuesday ’s main stories include: thousands fleeing into Niger as violence surges in Nigeria; UN rights office condemns rise in anti-Semitic incidents; UN chief says tax pollution, not people for climate’s sake; North Koreans trapped in vicious cycle of corruption and bribery; Ebola latest from DR Congo. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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