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Chemical accident hazard assessment by spatial analysis of chemical factories and accident records in South Korea - Heo S, Kim M, Yu H, Lee WK, Sohn JR, Jung SY, Moon KW, Byeon SH.
This study identified the potential chemical accident occurrence in Korea by analyzing the spatial distribution of chemical factories and accidents. The number of chemical factories and accidents in 25-km2 grids were used as the attribute value for spatial... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds 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

Belt and Road Initiative Vows Green Infrastructure with Connectivity
By Diana G MendozaMANILA, May 8 2018 (IPS)“My son in primary school did not attend a birthday celebration because it was cancelled due to bad air — and we live in Seoul, a great place to live,” said Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).He was speaking to delegates of a forum that discussed creating environmental policies while enabling economic and regional cooperation among countries in the Belt and Road route during the 51st annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that concluded over the weekend.The initiative covers more than 65 countries -- or m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Diana G Mendoza Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headl Source Type: news

AstraZeneca and Luye Pharma Group enter agreement for rights to Seroquel and Seroquel XR in the UK, China and other international markets
AstraZeneca has entered into an agreement with Luye Pharma Group, Ltd. (Luye Pharma) for the sale and licence of the rights to Seroquel and Seroquel XR in the UK, China and other international markets, including Brazil, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, Argentina, Malaysia and South Africa. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Novel PET tracer could help assess arthritis
Researchers from South Korea have developed a novel PET tracer that can be...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET imaging could help personalize cancer treatment PET tracer could better assess lung ailments PET tracks Zika virus, disease progression in mice Novel PET agent could sniff out neurological disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PSMA PET Often Changes Management of Men With Prostate Cancer PSMA PET Often Changes Management of Men With Prostate Cancer
Prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography (PSMA PET) appears to have a significant impact on the management of men with prostate cancer, researchers from South Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Accounting concerns wipe $6 billion off Samsung BioLogics market value
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean biotech drug manufacturer Samsung BioLogics Co Ltd lost almost $6 billion in market value on Wednesday in its biggest intra-day share drop, after the country's financial watchdog said it breached accounting rules. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Samsung BioLogics loses $6 billion in stocks dive after notice of accounting breach
SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares in Samsung BioLogics Co Ltd tumbled nearly 20 percent on Wednesday, losing almost $6 billion in value in their biggest daily intra-day fall, after South Korea's financial watchdog provisionally decided it had breached an accounting rule. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Samsung BioLogics shares plunge after regulator says co breached accounting rules
SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares in Samsung BioLogics Co Ltd fell over 18 percent on Wednesday as South Korea's watchdog Financial Supervisory Service provisionally decided it had breached accounting rules. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The November 2017
The Mw 5.5 earthquake that struck South Korea in November 2017 was one of the largest and most damaging events in this country over the last century. Its proximity to an Enhanced Geothermal Systems site, where high pressure hydraulic inje... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Assessing whether the 2017
The Mw 5.4 Pohang earthquake, the most damaging event in South Korea since instrumental seismic observation began in 1905, occurred beneath the Pohang geothermal power plant in 2017. Geological and geophysical data suggest that the Pohang... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

$3M deal: Trevena signs licensing agreement with South Korean biopharm firm
Trevena Inc. entered into an an exclusive license agreement covering the development and commercialization rights for its new drug candidate oliceridine, an experimental pain relief medicine, in South Korea. Under the terms of the agreement, Pharmbio Korea Inc. will make a $3 million upfront payment to Trevena (NASDAQ: TRVN). Trevena of Chesterbrook, Pa., will also be eligible for undisclosed commercialization milestone payments and tiered royalties on product sales ranging from high single digits… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Air Pollution Linked to Fertility Treatment Failure Air Pollution Linked to Fertility Treatment Failure
Women exposed to high levels of air pollution may have less success getting pregnant with fertility treatments or staying pregnant, compared to women breathing cleaner air, a South Korean study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution linked to fertility treatment failure
(Reuters Health) - Women exposed to high levels of air pollution may have less success getting pregnant with fertility treatments or staying pregnant, compared to women breathing cleaner air, a South Korean study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lens-power Calculations for Young Kids With Cataracts May Be Off Lens-power Calculations for Young Kids With Cataracts May Be Off
In cataract surgery for young children, intraocular-lens power calculations may introduce error and overcorrection, a study from South Korea suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Wiley partners with World Scientific to offer affordable digital content in Asia
John Wiley and Sons Inc., today announced a new partnership with World Scientific Publishing, a leading international independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. The partnership will provide access to Wiley’s library of over 8,000 digital textbooks increasing to over 9,000 including the World Scientific collection in Asia. There are 10 subject areas that include Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Business, Finance and Accounting. The strategic partnership, which commenced in March 2018, aims to boost both the quality and quantity...
Source: News from STM - April 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Visaris Americas, Alpinion partner on U.S. marketing
Digital x-ray and PACS firm Visaris Americas has partnered with South Korean...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Visaris Americas completes La. installation Visaris to highlight robotic x-ray suite at RSNA 2017 Verasonics buries hatchet with Alpinion U.S. court confirms Verasonics arbitration award Alpinion unveils new ultrasound system FDA clears Visaris Americas software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Good Intentions, Bad Habits: Reforming Mental Healthcare In LatAm
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region is a vast patchwork of countries, cultures and ethnicities with a total population of more than 645 million, ranging from 209 million-plus in Brazil to islands with fewer than 100,000 inhabitants.The diversity is also economic; recent years have seen marked improvements in income distribution and a burgeoning middle class, particularly in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Nicaragua. Yet, LAC remains the region with the highest levels of income inequality worldwide.All of this has a significant bearing on the state of mental health, where good intentions and...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Coming soon: An army of hunter-killer robots that will murder humanity
(Natural News) As technology continues to advance, the gap between science fiction and reality becomes smaller and smaller. Just like something straight out of a post-apocalyptic horror film, scientists are now concerned that an Artificial Intelligence robot army that is currently being developed by a top South Korean university could potentially wipe out all of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Challenging South Korea ’ s war on workers
Cho Sung-deok has spent a year in prison because of his trade union activity. Mr Cho is a former airport security guard and vice president of the Korean Public & Social Services and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU). In his role as a guard at Incheon International airport, he was working in the public sector but was subcontracted to a private company. He and his colleagues faced low wages and poor working conditions. Sung-deok began to organise to fight back, but after going on strike, he was sacked. Deciding to do more to protect workers’ rights, he ran for and was elected to the position of KPTU vice presid...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Magazine international Source Type: news

Health ministers warn South Koreans not to mix wasps into alcohol
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety released a statement cautioning mixing the stinging insect with the Korean spirit. Some believe wasp soju relieves high blood pressure and diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health ministers warn residents of South Korea not to mix wasps into their alcohol
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety released a statement cautioning mixing the stinging insect with the Korean spirit. Some believe wasp soju relieves high blood pressure and diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korea has a sting in the tail for drinkers who mix wasps and soju
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Koreans who enjoy a rare flavor of soju, the country's most beloved alcohol, have been discouraged from mixing wasps into their drinks as a tonic after a health warning from the food ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The role of Confucianism in South Korea's emergency management system - Ha KM.
This study begins by considering Confucia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

South Korea confirms foot-and-mouth disease at hog farm
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has confirmed a case of foot-and-mouth disease at a hog farm, the country's first discovery since February last year, its agriculture ministry said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Welsh and Korean universities work together on disaster nursing
The University of South Wales has formalised a working agreement with an armed forces nursing college in South Korea to train healthcare professionals in disaster response. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Decoding the impact of the Ilumya, Sun Pharma's first biologic drug approved by the US FDA
Last year Sun Pharma signed another deal with South Korea's Samsung Biologics to get the drug manufactured on approval. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suven Life gets patents from Norway, South Korea, Singapore
The granted claims pertain to new chemical entities (NCEs) developed by the firm to treat disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sitting and inactivity may increase risk of urinary tract symptoms
Prolonged sitting time and low physical activity levels are linked with the development of lower urinary tract symptoms, according to researchers from South Korea. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Problems urinating could be due to sitting down too long each day
Researchers in South Korea found a link between sitting down for too long and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), in a study conducted over several years and with 69,795 participants (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experience of violence from the clients and coping methods among ICU nurses working a hospital in South Korea - Yoo HJ, Suh EE, Lee SH, Hwang JH, Kwon JH.
This study aimed to identify intensive care nurses... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Breastfeeding may protect high-birthweight infants from childhood obesity
(The Endocrine Society) Breastfeeding may protect high-birthweight infants from having overweight or obesity as children, new research from South Korea suggests. The results will be presented in a poster on Sunday, March 18 at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How Training for the Paralympics Became a Full-Time Job
Being a Paralympic athlete used to be a part-time, do-it-yourself pursuit. Not anymore. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BEN SHPIGEL Tags: Alpine Skiing Olympic Games (2010) Paralympic Games Ligety, Ted United States Ski and Snowboard Assn Pyeongchang (South Korea) Source Type: news

Will Russia get revenge for Olympics ban by placing sanctions on US pharmaceutical companies?
(Natural News) The former Soviet Union took a huge hit on the international stage when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned the country from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, over allegations of illegal “doping.” But some of the worst perpetrators of doping substances are United States-based pharmaceutical companies, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Victimization by bullying and physical symptoms among South Korean schoolchildren - Lee JH.
This study examined the relationship between victimization by bullying and physical symptoms among South Korean schoolchildren. Data were analyzed from a nationally representative sample of 2006 schoolchildren across South Korea aged 9-17 years. Multiple l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bionik Laboratories Corp. and Curexo Enter Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Sale of Robotic Rehabilitation Systems in U.S. and South Korea
Agreement further expands Bionik's footprint in Asia though Curexo's sales and distribution network in South Korea; Initial orders for each company's technology to ship in the coming weeks TORONTO and BOSTON, March 7, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketi... Devices, Distribution Bionik Laboratories, Curexo, InMotion Robotic Systems (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Menopause symptoms linked to poor sleep quality
(Reuters Health) - Menopause symptoms make middle-aged sleep problems more likely for some women, a study from South Korea suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Students to be stationed at Paralympic Winter Games prosthetic ‘ pit lane ’
Two PhD students from the University of Bristol will be travelling to South Korea this week [8 March] where they will be assisting within the Repair Service Centre at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students; Faculty of Science, School of Mathematics; Press Release Source Type: news

Apollo Endosurgery shares dip on Q4, FY2017 EPS miss
Shares in Apollo Endosurgery (NSDQ:APEN) fell today after the medical device maker missed earnings per share expectations on Wall Street with its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2017 earnings report. The Austin, Texas-based company posted losses of $7.3 million, or 42¢ per share, on sales of $16.1 million for the 3 months ended December 31, seeing losses shrink 62.9% while sales grew 5.3% compared with the same period during the prior year. Losses per share were larger than the 34¢ consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were expecting to see sales of $16.1 million. For the full year, Apollo Endosurgery...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Apollo Endosurgery Source Type: news

Clinical epidemiology of long-term suicide risk in a nationwide population-based cohort study in South Korea - Lee H, Myung W, Lee C, Choi J, Kim H, Carroll BJ, Kim DK.
We investigated the effects of a large range of clinical factors on the long-term risk of suicide in the general population of South Korea. We analyzed the National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort (NHIS-NSC) database in South Korea. A total... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Trump-hating, anti-American gay Olympian who slandered Ivanka Trump is now a "brand ambassador" for Proctor Gamble
(Natural News) Olympian and outspoken homosexual Gus Kenworthy may not have won any medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. But he still made plenty of news headlines for taking repeated swipes at President Trump, Vice President Pence, and the Commander-in-Chief’s daughter Ivanka Trump, whom he disrespectfully cursed at via Twitter for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog. Here ’s How Much That Costs
Barbra Streisand cloned a beloved dog, as revealed in a wide-ranging cover story for Variety. Her two pups Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett (who appear periodically on her Instagram) are clones of her Coton du Tulear Samantha, who passed away in May of 2017. Streisand has a third Coton du Tulear named Miss Fanny, who is a distant cousin of Samantha. “They have different personalities,” Streisand told Variety, of the cloned dogs. “I’m waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her brown eyes and seriousness.” This has left us wondering, “What does it take to clone a pet?” ...
Source: TIME: Science - February 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Gray Tags: celebrity cloning entertainment onetime Pets Science Source Type: news

Continuous Cervical Epidural Block May Alleviate Intractable Hiccups Continuous Cervical Epidural Block May Alleviate Intractable Hiccups
Continuous cervical epidural block might be an effective treatment for intractable hiccups, hints an observational study from South Korea.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

South Korean women on 'birth strike' as children come with too high a cost
Government efforts to boost South Korea's flagging birth rate have had little effect in a country where social and economic issues leave many women reluctant to have children. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

South Korea approves Apollo Endosurgery ’ s Orbera weight loss balloon
Apollo Endosurgery (NSDQ:APEN) has won approval in South Korea for its Orbera intragastric weight-loss balloon system. The Orbera system includes a silicone balloon that is placed into a patient’s stomach endoscopically and filled with saline. The balloon is designed to lessen the patient’s stomach capacity and thereby reduce the amount of food that the patient can consume. In South Korea, Apollo Endosurgery has an exclusive distribution deal with Shin Han Systek Co. for the Orbera balloon. After Apollo’s balloon is placed in a patient’s stomach, the patient works with their doctor as part of a life...
Source: Mass Device - February 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Weight loss Apollo Endosurgery Source Type: news

Japan wins WTO dispute over Fukushima-related food
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korean import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Japan wins WTO dispute over South Korean bans on Fukushima-related food
TOKYO/GENEVA (Reuters) - A World Trade Organization ruling on Thursday largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korea's import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How to Manage Stress Like an Olympic Biathlete
The pressure of an intense physical race combined with methodical target shooting gives biathletes a unique perspective on coping with stress. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Biathlon Anxiety and Stress Clare Egan Olympic Games (2018) Fourcade, Martin Pyeongchang (South Korea) Source Type: news

UNIST students win two HCI Korea 2018 Creative Awards
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) Four students from South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have won prizes at the 2018 HCI Korea Creative Awards, one of the largest academic conferences in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNIST introduces new smart contact lens for diabetics
(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 succeeded in developing a new biosensing contact lens capable of detecting glucose levels in patients with diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news