You’re more likely to choose calorific junk food if you let your friend order first
Researchers at the Seoul National University in South Korea studied 640 receipts from a cafe to find people who ordered second after an unhealthy companion made higher-calorie choices. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Korea regulator fines Samsung BioLogics, wants CEO fired
South Korea ’s top financial regulator said Samsung BioLogics had intentionally breached accounting rules ahead of its 2016 listing, leading to a suspension in trading of the biotech’s shares, a review of its listing status and the request that the CEO is fired. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Delicious remedy: Licorice is a potential treatment for ischemia-induced brain damage
(Natural News) These days, licorice is best known as a candy flavor, but at the root of that sweetness is an actual root that holds a bevy of medicinal benefits. A study led by researchers from South Korea indicates that the Chinese licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis), a plant widely used in traditional Chinese medicine, holds the potential to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cook Medical inks deal to distribute Taewoong Medical Niti-S esophageal stents
Cook Medical said today that it inked a collaborative deal with South Korean Taewoong Medical to distribute a selection of the company’s stents in the U.S. The deal includes Taewoong’s Niti-S Through The Scope esophageal stent, which is the flagship product of the company’s Niti-S self-expandable line of metal gastrointestinal stents, Cook said. The Niti-S TTS esophageal stent is intended for use in treating certain esophageal strictures caused by malignant tumors, Bloomington, Ind.-based Cook Medical said. The system is deployed through a 10.5 French delivery system which Cook said is unique to the ...
Source: Mass Device - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Stents Cook Medical taewoongmedical Source Type: news

South Korean medical device regulators to align quality requirements with ISO 13485:2016
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has issued draft plans to align Korea Good Manufacturing Practice (KGMP) more closely to the ISO 13485:2016 medical device quality system standard. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post South Korean medical device regulators to align quality requirements with ISO 13485:2016 appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Wormwood, most known for its use in absinthe, found to be highly beneficial in preventing liver cancer
(Natural News) Most people know wormwood as the key ingredient of absinthe, the controversial aperitif that, until recently, was banned in many countries (including the U.S.) because of its reported hallucinogenic effects. However, scientists from Inha University, Seoul National University, and Kyung Hee University in South Korea have found that Artemisia capillaris, one of the plants in the Artemesia genus known... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Landscape of elderly suicide in South Korea: its trend according to age, gender, and educational attainment - Kim JW, Jung HY, Won DY, Shin YS, Noh JH, Kang TI.
This study aims to understand the social, historical, and cultural context of the Korean older adults and examine suicide trends based on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Association between sexual behavior and suicidal ideation among South Korean middle school students - Song S, Lee G.
This study used raw data from the 2013 Korean Youth Risk Behavior Web-Based Survey. Among the data from 72,435 studen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A Study of Potential Paths to Korean Unification Recommends Avoiding Approaches Involving Armed Conflict
An examination of nine potential paths to Korean unification recommends actions that the Republic of Korea (ROK, or South Korea) and the United States can take to set the conditions for stable reunification, should the opportunity arise. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - October 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Resonetics acquires STI Laser Industries
Resonetics (Nashua, N.H.) said today that it has purchased STI Laser Industries (Or Akiva, Israel), a medical device industry supplier of laser processing, nitinol shape setting and electropolishing, and cleanroom assembly and packaging. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1998 by its president and CEO Tovy Sivan, STI has a worldwide business, with customers in the U.S., Japan, China and South Korea. Get the full story on our sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Resonetics acquires STI Laser Industries appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Contract Manufacturing Mergers & Acquisitions News Well Resonetics stilaserindustries Source Type: news

UDI: 5 Opportunities You May Not Have Considered
It may only be three letters, but for some manufacturers, UDI is a four-letter word. There are others who see the regulation as an opportunity to better understand product performance, speed up regulatory approval and coverage decisions, and improve the cost of doing business with customers. For those not familiar with the acronym, an increasing number of regulatory bodies around the world, including the U.S. FDA and the European Commission, are requiring manufacturers to fulfill three primary requirements: 1) assign unique device identifiers (UDIs) to their products; 2) label those products with the UDIs in both human and...
Source: MDDI - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Karen Conway Tags: Labeling Source Type: news

The Right to Choose
Manes Feston, flanked by her children, holds her four-month-old son Fedson. He was one of triplets but his siblings died because of a lack of welfare support. High fertility rates can be seen in much of Africa with four or more births per woman. Generally, these countries are poorer with limited access to quality healthcare and contraception. Credit: Travis Lupick/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 2018 (IPS)Reproductive choice can transform the world and our goals towards a sustainable society, a new report says.Every year, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) examines the state of the world populatio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations fertility Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

FDA warns Korean drugmaker for repeat violations
The U.S. FDA issued South Korea-based Hanlim Pharm a warning letter over poor aseptic practices and inadequate processes for documentation, among other violations of good manufacturing practice (GMP). (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parenting school-aged children after the death of a child: a qualitative study on victims' families of the Sewol ferry disaster in South Korea - Lee DH, Khang M.
This study aims to identify parenting experiences after the death of a child. Using interpretive phenomenological analysis, we mapped the experiences of 16 parents with school-aged surviving children after the death of their sibling to the 2014 Sewol ferry... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exposure to adverse social behavior in the workplace and sickness presenteeism among Korean workers: the mediating effects of musculoskeletal disorders - Choi S, Yi Y, Kim J.
Adverse social behavior (ASB) by colleagues or superiors in the workplace is considered highly stressful for workers in South Korea. The authors investigate the mechanism by which ASB reduces productivity (measured in terms of sickness presenteeism (SP)), ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Scientists achieve first ever acceleration of electrons in plasma waves
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) An international team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has demonstrated a new technique for accelerating electrons to very high energies over short distances. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reduce the effects of a high-fat diet with agrimony
(Natural News) Research has shown that the agrimony (Agrimonia pilosa), a flowering plant endemic to East Asia, can be used to treat obesity-related insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome brought about a high-fat diet. In the study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, South Korea’s Rural Development Administration, together with researchers from Seoul Women’s University, looked at whether agrimony... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analyzing disaster loss trends: a comparison of normalization methodologies in South Korea - Choi D, Kasdan DO, Yoon DK.
Increasing concern for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction is driving the need for more accurate and sophisticated tools of analysis to protect populations. Standards of analysis that can normalize measurements under various contexts are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Earth's climate monsters could be unleashed as temperatures rise | Graham Readfearn
As a UN panel prepares a report on 1.5C global warming, researchers warn of the risks of ignoring ‘feedback’ effectsThis week, hundreds of scientists and government officials from more than 190 countries have been buzzing around aconvention centre in the South Korean city of Incheon.They are trying to agree on the first official release of a report – the bit called the Summary for Policymakers – that pulls together all of what’s known about how the world might be affected once global warming gets to 1.5C.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn Tags: Environment Climate change Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Science Australia news Source Type: news

Changing trends in suicide rates in South Korea from 1993 to 2016: a descriptive study - Lee SU, Park JI, Lee S, Oh IH, Choi JM, Oh CM.
This study aims to examine the changing trends in suicide rates by time and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Paid period leave policy in Australia stirs world debate
A women's advocacy group in Australia has been offering paid leave for menstrual pain to its employees in the past 18 months. Yet such leave has become a controversial topic worldwide, with some women in support of and some against "period leave" workplace policies. Some countries that already offer period leave are Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philip Morris sues South Korea over e-cigarette info disclosure
Philip Morris Korea Inc. said on Monday it has filed a lawsuit against the South Korean government, demanding the disclosure of information on a recent test that concluded electronic cigarettes contain harmful substances. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: Oxygen Therapy May Help Sudden Hearing Loss
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment added to standard drug therapy "is the most beneficial treatment option" for a type of sudden hearing loss, a research team in South Korea has found after a review of the collected evidence. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most nations falling short of UN targets to cut premature deaths from chronic diseases
(Imperial College London) People in the UK, US and China have a higher risk of dying early from conditions like cancer, heart disease and stroke than people in Italy, France, South Korea and Australia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fidelity assessment of the suicide reporting guidelines in Korean newspapers - Chun J, Kim J, Lee S.
BACKGROUND: With the dishonor of being the highest suicide rated country in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, South Korea should take more initiatives in suicide prevention. Although the role of the media and its relation to actual su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

UNIST to deliever large-scale research projects
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) Three research projects proposed by researchers from South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have been selected as the 2018 Basic Research Projects in Science and Engineering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNIST to accelerate new treatments against incurable diseases
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) celebrates the grand opening ceremony of Cellular Responses to Metabolic Stress Research Center (CRMSRC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hope for balding men after a wearable device stimulated hair growth in rats with alopecia
Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejeon, South Korea, found the device stimulates hair growth in rats with alopecia when worn for 20 days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNIST-Ulsan develop organs-on-chips for new drug discovery
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) A research center, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) will initiate a research collaboration to develop human organs-on-chips for new drug discovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Understanding surface science to manufacture quality cosmetics
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) A team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has identified variables that control the cavity-filling rates, required for liquids to penetrate into the cavities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNIST drone innovation to clean up water pollution
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) A student-led startup team, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, has been awarded grand prize at the 2018 Startup Competition, Using National Defense Technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Associations among elder abuse, depression and PTSD in South Korean older adults - Choi YJ, O'Donnell M, Choi HB, Jung HS, Cowlishaw S.
This study conducted a survey of 172 elderly people in South Korea to determine the prevalence of elder abuse and the relationships involving elder abuse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

ExoCoBio Inc. raises $26.7M in Series B Funding
The 4th largest funded exosome startup in the world To help advance its exosome pharmaceutical R&D and cosmeceutical business SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ExoCoBio Inc. announced that it recently ra... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital ExoCoBio , exosome (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stroke patients suffering from insomnia can find relief with acupuncture
(Natural News) People suffering from insomnia after a stroke would do well to ditch their sleeping pills for acupuncture needles, according to experts. In a study, researchers from South Korea confirmed that stroke patients who suffer from insomnia can find relief from acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medicine. In fact, it’s even more effective than drug treatments.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric trampoline-related injuries in a nationwide registry in South Korea, 2011 to 2016 - Choi ES, Jang JH, Woo JH, Choi JU, Cho JS, Yang HJ.
PURPOSE: Trampoline-related injuries are steadily increasing. To our knowledge, there have been very few studies on trampoline injuries in Asia. The purpose of this study is to report the characteristics of pediatric trampoline injuries in Korea. M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An overview of compensated work-related injuries among Korean firefighters from 2010 to 2015 - Kim HD, An YS, Kim DH, Jeong KS, Ahn YS.
BACKGROUND: Although one in two firefighters in South Korea have experienced work-related injuries, there are few studies which show the overview description on work-related injuries and its analysis regarding such causes. Therefore, we aimed to show the o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

South Korean man infected by MERS virus, first case in 3 years
A South Korean man, 61, was diagnosed with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and is being treated at a hospital in Seoul, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Korean man infected by MERS virus, first case in three years
A South Korean man, 61, was diagnosed with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and is being treated at a hospital in Seoul, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bee venom 'dampens down a major driver of eczema'
The protein, called melittin, could be added to creams in future to relieve the painful symptoms of the skin condition, researchers at the Catholic University of Daegu in South Korea believe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Catheter-based intervention drains endometrial cysts
South Korean researchers found that by replacing an interventional needle with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF again nixes screening for ovarian cancer Women with endometriosis have higher heart disease risk Ultrasound should be 1st choice for female pelvic imaging The Practice of Ultrasound: Part 4 -- Female pelvic ultrasound Rigorous investigation using MRI can prove crucial for endometriosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Constipation can be treated with acupuncture
(Natural News) Functional constipation is a pain in the butt. Not only does it disrupt your life, but it can bring about much more serious problems. South Korean researchers therefore looked into the possibility of using acupuncture to improve constipation. Acupuncture is one of the many techniques that traditional Korean medicine borrowed from its Chinese... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korea bans coffee in schools -- even among teachers
South Korea will introduce a new law banning the sale of coffee in schools across the country in a bid to keep students from consuming too much caffeine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korean Man Loses Forearm After Eating Contaminated Raw Seafood
The cause of the infection was reportedly a flesh-eating bacteria. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 29, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing Dean on Online Options for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

South Korean man needed his hand amputated after eating raw fish
An unnamed man in Jeonju, South Korea, developed a fever, bruising and huge blisters on his left hand after eating raw seafood, and later developed incurable flesh-rotting ulcers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sushi eater, 71, had his hand AMPUTATED after catching a bacterial infection by eating raw fish
An unnamed man in Jeonju, South Korea, developed a fever, bruising and huge blisters on his left hand after eating raw seafood, and later developed incurable flesh-rotting ulcers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korea tightens quarantine after African swine fever found in Chinese foods
//South Korea's agriculture ministry said on Monday it has ramped up quarantine measures at airports after African swine fever (ASF) was detected in Chinese foods brought by a South Korean traveler (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news