What are the characteristics of cyberbullying victims and perpetrators among South Korean students and how do their experiences change? - Yoo C.
BACKGROUND: Increasing use of online network has a positive impact on the psychosocial development of adolescents, but at the same time has a negative impact such as cyberbullying. Yet, research on the characteristics of cyberbullying victimization and per... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

North Korea is now imposing stiff fines or prison for anyone caught using South Korean speech or slang
North Korea is imposing stiff fines or prison for anyone caught enjoying South Korean entertainment or copying the way South Koreans... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Korean scientists developed a cancer-targeted phototherapeutic agent that promises complete elimination of cancer cells without side...
Researchers in South Korea have developed a phototherapy technology that can significantly increase efficiency while reducing the pain... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nothing to Learn from East Asia?
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 19 2021 (IPS) Covid-19 infection and death rates in the Western world and many developing countries in Asia and Latin America have long overtaken East Asia since the second quarter of 2020. Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering prevailing Western accounts of the Asian financial crises, there have been no serious efforts to draw policy lessons from East Asian contagion containment. Jomo Kwame SundaramLockdowns necessary? Although most East Asian economies have successfully contained the pandemic without nationwide ‘stay in shelter lockdowns’, many governments have...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Gender differences in the relationships between parental marital conflict, differentiation from the family of origin, and children's marital stability - Lim SA, Lee J.
This study aimed to examine gender differences in the relationships between parental marital conflict, differentiation from the family of origin, and children's martial stability. Data were collected from 453 married individuals in South Korea. The results... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Higher Dietary Fiber Lowers Premenopausal Depression Risk
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- Dietary fiber intake is inversely associated with depression in premenopausal women, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in Menopause. Yunsun Kim, M.D., from Chung-ang University Hospital in Seoul, South Korea,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chemotherapy with light; only one injection required
(National Research Council of Science& Technology) Researchers in South Korea have developed a phototherapy technology that can significantly increase efficiency while reducing the pain of chemotherapy and minimizing side effects after treatment. The research team has developed a cancer-targeted phototherapeutic agent that promises complete elimination of cancer cells without side effects. It involves only one injection and repeated phototherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 14, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

We Can ’t Afford to Wait for COVID-19 Vaccines To Be Rolled Out. Here’s What We Can Do to Curb the Virus Now
On Jan. 7, 2021, the U.S. hit another grim milestone, for the first time recording over 300,000 new cases of COVID-19 and over 4,000 deaths from the infection in one day. Across the country, hospitals and intensive care units are now under enormous strain trying to treat so many sick people. And if a new, more transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, were to take hold in the U.S. as it has in the U.K., as seems plausible, our health system could pass its breaking point. It’s all too easy to become numb to the toll and accept these daily figures as a new normal while waiting for the vaccine...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Machine learning-based data mining method for sentiment analysis of the Sewol Ferry disaster's effect on social stress - Lee MJ, Lee TR, Lee SJ, Jang JS, Kim EJ.
The Sewol Ferry Disaster which took place in 16th of April, 2014, was a national level disaster in South Korea that caused severe social distress nation-wide. No research at the domestic level thus far has examined the influence of the disaster on social s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Seoul ’s Advice to Pregnant Women: Cook, Clean and Stay Attractive
The guidelines, published on a government website, have drawn a backlash from people who called them symbolic of anachronistic views in a patriarchal country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Livia Albeck-Ripka and Youmi Kim Tags: Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Discrimination Seoul (South Korea) Source Type: news

Solitary and social drinking in South Korea: an exploratory study - Park JM, Sohn A, Choi C.
This study aimed to identify differences in drinking norms, heavy drinking, and motives between types of drinkers (abstainers, solitary, and social drinkers) in a representative sample of Korean adults. METHODS: An online survey of pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

South Korea Unveils Inflatable Isolation Ward for COVID-19 Patients South Korea Unveils Inflatable Isolation Ward for COVID-19 Patients
South Korean researchers say they have designed an inflatable'negative pressure'ward for isolating and treating patients with infectious diseases like COVID-19, after the pandemic exposed shortages of such beds around the world.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

South Korea to vaccine its 52 million people for free
LONDON — England’s chief medical officer warned Monday that the coming weeks would be the worst of the pandemic for the National Health... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: New York opens mass vaccination sites as global cases pass 90m
South Korea daily virus cases under 500 for first time since record highs in December; one in five people in England may have had... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why the delay? The nations waiting to see how Covid vaccinations unfold
Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan are among those that won ’t start vaccinating for months, in part to see how other populations react to the jabCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThey are the nations that have been held up as shining examples of coronavirus management. In Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan, daily Covid infections are in the single digits and outbreaks are quickly suppressed.But there is one area where these nations lag well behind the pack in vaccination. Countries with some of the most enviable healthcare systems in the world – including Australia, New Zea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey in Melbourne, Elle Hunt in Auckland and Justin McCurry in Tokyo Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Australia news New Zealand Japan Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

South Korean court orders Japan to compensate former sex slaves
A South Korean court on Friday ordered the Japanese government to pay compensation to 12 World War II sex slaves or their families, in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A South Korean court on Friday ordered the Japanese government to pay compensation to 12 World War II sex slaves or their families, in...
South Korean court orders Japan to compensate former sex slaves: Yonhap (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk related to spread of new SARSCoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA, ECDC
New variants of current concern: The United Kingdom (UK) has faced a rapid increase in COVID-19 case rates in the South-East, the East and the London area, which is associated with the emergence of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, VOC 202012/01. As of 26 December 2020, more than 3 000 cases of this new variant, confirmed by genome sequencing, have been reported from the UK. An increasing proportion of cases in the South East, the East and the London area are due to this variant, but cases have also been identified in other parts of the UK. Although it was first reported in early December, the initial cases were retrospectively id...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey of frontline police officers' responses and requirements in psychiatric emergency situations - Lee KJ, Lee K, Lee YM, Choi HS.
Police officers in South Korea can be summoned to incidents involving individuals with mental health problems. Therefore, for officers to communicate effectively in such situations, education is necessary. Accordingly, this study obtained frontline polic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Factors associated with post-traumatic stress disorder among bereaved family members and surviving students two and half years after the Sewol ferry accident in South Korea - Lee SH, Noh JW, Kim KB, Kim EJ, Oh J, Chae JH.
BACKGROUND: The Sewol ferry accident was a human-made disaster that caused the death of 250 high school students on board the ferry. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most serious mental health sequela among those exposed to disasters. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The owner of a South Korean tanker seized by Iranian authorities on Monday claims that armed Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops boarded...
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korean tanker was boarded by armed Iran Guard forces
SEOUL (AP) — Armed Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops stormed a South Korean tanker and forced the ship to change course and travel to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran starts 20 per cent uranium enrichment, seizes South Korean ship
Iran began enriching uranium Monday to levels unseen since its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and also seized a South... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korea Sending Troops, Contacting Other Nations After Iran Seizes Ship
A South Korean Defense Ministry official told Newsweek the country, officially known as the Republic of Korea (ROK), had "sent... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ViewRay posts mixed financial results for Q4, year
Image-guided radiation therapy vendor ViewRay reported a sharp decline in revenues...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: South Korean hospital hits milestone with ViewRay system ViewRay's revenue plummets in Q3 ViewRay touts MRIdian papers at ASTRO 2020 ViewRay wins Ohio MRIdian Linac contract ViewRay highlights results from prostate cancer study (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Iran starts 20% uranium enrichment, seizes South Korean ship
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran began enriching uranium Monday to levels unseen since its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: S Korea extends distancing rules for 2 weeks
South Korea is extending stringent distancing rules for two more weeks as authorities seek to suppress a viral resurgence, while confirming its first case of an apparently more contagious coronavirus variant detected in South Africa (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sociodemographic factors, health behaviors, and biological indicators associated with suicide mortality among young adults in South Korea: a nationwide cohort study among 15 million men and women - Cho Y, Choi S, Kim K, Park SM.
OBJECTIVE: The role of sociodemographic factors, health behaviors, and biological indicators as potential risk factors for suicide is relatively understudied among young adults. The aim of this study is to explore the association of these variables with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Longitudinal relationships amongst child neglect, social relationships, and school dropout risk for culturally and linguistically diverse adolescents - Choe D.
This study aimed to investigate the developmental trajectories of child neglect, pee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Latest: South Korea enforces tough measures in prisons
South Korea has enforced its toughest physical distancing rules at correctional facilities across the country after a major cluster of coronavirus infections flared at a Seoul prison (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Convict code, risky lifestyles, and violent victimization among inmates in South Korea - Choi J, Wentling R.
The adherence of the convict code and involvement in risky lifestyles lead to increased rates of victimization; however, empirical scrutiny regarding the interaction between the convict code and risky lifestyles remains unexplored. The current study bri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Asia Today: US begins vaccinating its troops in South Korea
The United States has started vaccinating its troops based in South Korea, as its Asian ally reported its highest daily COVID-19 fatalities amid surging cases in the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The UK and the US need to learn from countries that better handled Covid-19 | Laura Spinney
Vietnam ’s 2003 Sars epidemic and Senegal’s 2014 Ebola outbreak informed their fast and effective responsesIn October 2019, in those halcyon pre-Covid-19 days, a chart was published that ranked 195 countries according to their capacity to deal with outbreaks of infectious disease. Drawn up by the Washington DC-based Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore, Maryland, the2019 Global Health Security Index (GHSI) placed the US and UK first and second, respectively. South Korea came ninth, New Zealand 35th and China 51st, while a number of African countries brought up ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases UK news US news World news Science Source Type: news

The Latest: S Korea reports biggest daily death toll so far
South Korea says 40 more coronavirus patients have died in the past 24 hours, the highest daily number since the pandemic began (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Global report: South Africa bans alcohol sales; Spain sets up Covid vaccine register
German care home workers accidentally injected with five vaccine doses; South Korea reports record deaths (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Temperature and assault in an urban environment: an empirical study in the city of Seoul, South Korea - Jung Y, Chun Y, Griffith DA.
This study investigates the association between temperatur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: millions more wake up to tier 4 in England
Follow all the latest on the coronavirus pandemic across the worldMillions wake up to tougher restrictions in UKSouth Korea at ‘crossroads’ as concern mounts over variantsCovid led to huge London property exodus, says HamptonsAustralian golf great Greg Norman tests positive for Covid-191.46pmGMTThanks for following the Guardian ’s coronavirus live blog. Hoping everyone is enjoying the festive period. Get in touch with me to share your comments and news tips.Twitter:@sloumarshInstagram:sarah_marsh_journalistEmail:sarah.marsh@theguardian.com1.29pmGMTThe new variant of the coronavirus circulating in Britain ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news UK news England South Korea Russia Europe Source Type: news

After early success, S. Korea sleepwalks into virus crisis
South Korea had seemed to be winning the fight against the coronavirus. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

After early success, S. Korea sleepwalks into virus crisis
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea had seemed to be winning the fight against the coronavirus: Quickly ramping up its testing,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asia Today: S. Korea reports record surge, ramps up testing
South Korea has reported its largest daily increase in coronavirus infections on Christmas Day, as the prime minister pleaded for vigilance to arrest a viral surge that has worsened hospitalization and deaths (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: South Korea's cases, COVID-19 deaths spike again
South Korea has added another new 1,092 infections of the coronavirus in a resurgence that is erasing hard-won epidemiological gains and eroding public confidence in the government’s ability to handle the outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Coronavirus cases keep rising in South Korea
South Korea has added 1,092 new coronavirus cases in a resurgence that is erasing hard-won epidemiological gains and eroding public confidence in the government’s ability to handle the outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Korea May Move to Level 3 if Covid Cases Aren't Controlled
Officials are racing to secure more I.C.U. beds after an explosion of infections caused a bottleneck of patients. If cases aren ’t brought under control, the government may impose Level 3 restrictions for the first time in South Korea. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Choe Sang-Hun Tags: South Korea Hospitals Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Disease Rates Shutdowns (Institutional) Deaths (Fatalities) Moon Jae-in Restaurants Source Type: news

The Latest: S Korea tightens pandemic rules over virus surge
South Korea will limit private social gatherings to fewer than five people and shut down ski resorts and major tourist spots nationwide starting on Christmas Eve as it contends with a surge in coronavirus infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: South Korea to curb social gatherings nationwide
South Korea will prohibit private social gatherings of five or more people and shut down ski resorts and major tourist spots nationwide starting from Christmas Eve as it contends with surging coronavirus infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The U.S. Is On The Verge of Passing Another COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Bill. Here ’s How It Stacks Up to Other Countries’ Economic Responses
In recent weeks, the daily U.S. COVID-19 case and death counts have been hitting all-time highs, while fresh lockdowns and restrictions have been enacted across the country in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus. In response to the economic pain brought on by those measures, Congress is expected to pass a $900 billion economic relief package on Dec. 21. The relief package is a slimmed down version of the CARES Act, passed in late March, which included enhanced unemployment benefits, direct stimulus checks, and funds for schools and health care facilities. The new package is expected to provide a $600 direct stimu...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

How the New COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Bill Stacks Up to Other Countries ’ Economic Responses
In recent weeks, the daily U.S. COVID-19 case and death counts have been hitting all-time highs, while fresh lockdowns and restrictions have been enacted across the country in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus. In response to the economic pain brought on by those measures, Congress is expected to pass a $900 billion economic relief package on Dec. 21. The relief package is a slimmed down version of the CARES Act, passed in late March, which included enhanced unemployment benefits, direct stimulus checks, and funds for schools and health care facilities. The new package is expected to provide a $600 direct stimu...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Association between new-onset liver cirrhosis and suicide risk in South Korea: a nationwide cohort study - Jang SY, Rou WS, Kim SH, Lee BS, Eun HS.
Background& Aims: Current evidence suggests that liver cirrhosis (LC) causes severe psychological stress and depression, which are risk factors for suicide. Although previous studies reported the association between LC and suicidal thoughts, little is kno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Effects of speed humps on vehicle speed and pedestrian crashes in South Korea - Yeo J, Lee J, Cho J, Kim DK, Jang K.
INTRODUCTION: Speeding is a crucial risk factor for pedestrian safety because it shortens reaction time while increasing the impact force in collisions. Various types of traffic calming measures to prevent speeding have been devised. A speed hump-a raised ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Violent video games and aggression: stimulation or catharsis or both? - Lee EJ, Kim HS, Choi S.
Effects of violent video games on aggression remain contentious despite decades of empirical investigations. Using eight-wave panel data collected from 662 South Korean adolescents (grades 4, 7, and 10) for a 4-year period (number of observations  = 5,2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news