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Trump Said China Told Banks to Stop Dealing With North Korea. China Says That ’s Not True
(BEIJING) — President Donald Trump’s announcement that Beijing told its banks to stop dealing with North Korea is “not consistent with the facts,” a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Friday, but he gave no indication what steps China might be taking. The spokesman, Lu Kang, said Beijing complies with U.N. Security Council resolutions. The council has told member countries to ban most activity abroad by North Korea’s banks in response to its nuclear and missile tests. Asked at a regular briefing about Trump’s comment, Lu said, “As far as I know, what you have mentioned just n...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy North Korea Source Type: news

A Brief History of North Korea ’s Insults Toward World Leaders
The war of words continues to escalate between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who on Thursday referred to the head of state as a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.” This most recent barb followed Trump’s remarks at his debut address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York, where he warned that the U.S. would “totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself or its allies. It is rare to hear such language from an American leader, but not so from Pyongyang. State-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) has been the vessel for many an insult over the years, directe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

3 Ways the United Nations Is Helping the World (and 2 Ways It Can ’t)
Former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold once remarked that the UN “was created not to lead mankind to heaven but to save humanity from hell.” Put another (less poetic) way, the UN is better at helping the world cope with crises than at preventing or ending them. This week’s UN General Assembly has confirmed as much; here, five global challenges the UN can, and can’t solve: 1. North Korea Let’s begin with something the UN can do very little to resolve: the North Korea standoff. There are three reasons for that. First, the “carrot” the UN wields—the lifting of economic sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized risk report Source Type: news

Kim ’s Threat to Detonate a Bomb in the Pacific Should Make Us All Very Afraid
We are a long way from hamburgers. In a bout of blistering invective rare even for cantankerous North Korea, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has taken personal aim at Donald Trump, vowing to “surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire,” in response to the U.S. President’s threat during his inaugural speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to “totally destroy” the Hermit Kingdom if it did not halt its weapons program. (A “dotard” is a mentally frail old person.) Kim’s tirade came just as Trump signed a new executive order ramping up sanctions agai...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Beijing Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Hydrogen Bomb insults Kim Jong Un North Korea Pacific United Nations Source Type: news

President Trump Just Hit North Korea With New Sanctions
(NEW YORK) — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will add more sanctions against North Korea, while U.S. allies have called for enforcing existing international sanctions as the best way to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program. The sanctions are not expected to further target oil, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters. Tensions have risen over North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests, despite intense pressure from world powers. The U.N. Security Council has unanimously imposed nine rounds of sanctions on North Korea since 2006, the latest earlier...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steve Holland and David Brunnstrom / Reuters Tags: Uncategorized North Korea north korea sanctions onetime president trump Trump Administration United Nations White House Source Type: news

South Korean regulators change new medical device regulations
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) have made updates to two significant medical device regulations that came into force earlier in 2017, and published one draft update as well. 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 regulators change new medical device regulations appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

‘The Sound of a Dog Barking.’ North Korea Dismisses Trump’s Threats
North Korea‘s foreign minister has described as “the sound of a dog barking” President Donald Trump’s threat to destroy his country. The comments are the North’s first response to Trump’s debut speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, during which he vowed to “totally destroy North Korea” if provoked. Trump also called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “Rocket man.” The North’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New York late Wednesday that “It would be a dog’s dream if he intended to scare us with the sound of a dog barking.&rdqu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hyung-Jin Kim / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Korean Peninsula North Korea onetime United Nations Source Type: news

North Korea Compares Donald Trump ’s Threat to a ‘Dog Barking’
North Korea‘s foreign minister has described as “the sound of a dog barking” President Donald Trump’s threat to destroy his country. The comments are the North’s first response to Trump’s debut speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, during which he vowed to “totally destroy North Korea” if provoked. Trump also called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “Rocket man.” The North’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New York late Wednesday that “It would be a dog’s dream if he intended to scare us with the sound of a dog barking.&rdqu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hyung-Jin Kim / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Korean Peninsula North Korea onetime United Nations Source Type: news

A Way Forward in the North Korea Crisis
There is nothing the US can do to North Korea that will lead to its renunciation of its nuclear weapons program. That is because North Korea already holds US allies hostage to violence we cannot control—and may already or will soon pose a similar threat to the US homeland—and thus presents an unacceptable risk of retaliation for any American offensive military action. There is nothing the US can do for North Korea that might induce it to denuclearize, because keeping North Korea on a war footing vis-à-vis the US keeps the regime of Kim Jong Un in power. There is nothing the international community, inclu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Bobbitt Tags: Uncategorized North Korea Source Type: news

These Are the 10 Best International Airports
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Tkaczyk / Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

The NHL Is Not Allowing Players to Compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here ’s What to Know
The National Hockey League will not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which means some of the world’s greatest hockey players, including Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, will not be allowed at the Games. The NHL decided earlier this year not to give its players a break during the 2017-18 season to compete for Team USA and other countries, and the issue remains controversial as the NHL’s season gets underway on Oct. 4. The move puts an end to the NHL’s streak of sending its players to the Winter Olympics for the past five Games. The NHL’s April decision leaves the U...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized olympics 2018 onetime Source Type: news

Psychological effects of a disastrous hydrogen fluoride spillage on the local community - Yoo SH, Yoon SY, Woo KH, Kim JS, Cho SY, Lee SS, Lim HS, Ahn YS, Yang WH.
BACKGROUND: On September 27, 2012, at 3:43  pm, a hydrogen fluoride spill occurred in a manufacturing plant located at the 4th complex of the Gumi National Industrial Complex in Gumi City, South Korea. The present study aimed to evaluate the psychological ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

‘This Is All We Can Do’: How the Japanese Are Preparing for a North Korean Nuclear Attack
The wail of the emergency siren reverberates across the school’s playing field, conjuring a primal fear even before the words “Missile launched! Missile launched!” crackle over the loudspeaker. Two dozen men, women and children—many wearing bonnets and wet neck towels against the blazing sunshine—scamper across the shingle expanse before squatting down low with arms covering heads. “We haven’t got a nuclear shelter or even strong buildings, so this is all we can do,” says Nakamura Takashi, an official of Sakura City in Japan’s central Tochigi Prefecture, who helped to o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Tokyo Tags: Uncategorized Japan onetime Source Type: news

President Trump ’s U.N. Speech Is Exactly What Kim Jong Un Wanted to Hear
All year every year, streams of North Korean schoolchildren make the pilgrimage to Sinchon, a farming town south of Pyongyang. There, a palatial museum teaches them a fundamental lesson: America is the enemy. Each diorama-filled room of the Sinchon Museum of United States Atrocities is dedicated to the “jackals that infiltrated into all areas of life of the Korean people to suck blood out of the country.” From brainwashing missionaries to the “Hitler-esque” U.S. troops — who, displays claim, slaughtered 35,000 civilians nearby at the start of the 1950-53 Korean War — America is portrayed...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Beijing Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

UNIST to track the spread of deadly Avian influenza
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has embarked on a research project to develop a new type of tracking device, capable of monitoring the migration routes of wild birds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Donald Trump Isn ’t the First to Call a North Korean Leader ‘Rocket Man’
President Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as “Rocket Man” in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. Speaking for the first time at the United Nations, Trump said the 33-year-old leader’s recent missile tests and other aggressive behavior could lead to the U.S. to “totally destroy” the country down the road. “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime,” he said in his first address to the General Assembly. “The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. Trump coined his latest ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump kim jong il Kim Jong Un North Korea onetime Source Type: news

The Story Behind the Truman Quote in President Trump ’s U.N. Speech
In his first speech as President at the U.N. General Assembly, Donald Trump on Tuesday expressed support for the organization by quoting one of his predecessors who was among the institution’s earliest supporters: President Harry S. Truman, who was a signer of the charter that established the U.N. In discussing how the U.S. helped restore post-World War II Europe by providing support through the Marshall Plan, President Trump called on member states to “embrace their sovereignty” in the interest of the group. “Our support of European recovery is in full accord with our support of the United Nations,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Foreign Relations Source Type: news

Inovio launches Phase I/IIa trial for MERS infection in South Korea
US-based immunotherapy firm Inovio Pharmaceuticals has launched a Phase I/IIa clinical trial of its vaccine candidate GLS-5300 to treat MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) infection in South Korea. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Another extension for Abbott ’ s tender for Alere
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) today announced yet another extension of its tender offer for all outstanding Alere (NYSE:ALR) Series B convertible perpetual preferred shares at $402 per share, pushing the deadline from Sept. 15. to near the end of the month. As part of the offering, Abbott said it will also pay for unpaid dividends to the settlement date of the tender offer in cash, without interest and subject to applicable taxes. The offer, originally announced on July 17, is being extended to “allow additional time for the consummation of the merger,” Abbott said in a press release. The offe...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Diagnostics Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Abbott Alere Source Type: news

U.S. Flies Powerful Warplanes Over Korea in Show of Force
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan. The United States often sends powerful military aircraft in a show of force in times of heightened animosities with North Korea. The North launched its latest missile as it protested against tough new U.N. sanctions over its sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3. Monday’s flyovers over the Korean Peninsula involved two B-1Bs and four F-35Bs from the U.S. military and four F-15K fi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

President Trump Dubs North Korea ’s Kim Jong Un ‘Rocket Man’ Amid Rising Tensions
(SOMERSET, N.J.) — President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as “Rocket Man” while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs and bellicose threats. The warnings came a day after Kim Jong Un pledged to continue those programs, saying North Korea is nearing its goal of “equilibrium” in military force with the United States. North Korea will be high on the agenda for world leaders this coming week at the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, Trump’s biggest moment on the world stag...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Foreign Policy onetime Source Type: news

North Korea Vows to Complete Nuclear Weapons Program
(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country is nearing its goal of “equilibrium” in military force with the United States, as the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the North’s “highly provocative” ballistic missile launch over Japan on Friday. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency carried Kim’s comments on Saturday — a day after U.S. and South Korean militaries detected the missile launch from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. It traveled 3,700 kilometers (2,300 miles) as it passed over the Japanese island of H...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Tong-Hyung, Edith M. Lederer / AP Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Factors affecting suicide method lethality among suicide attempters in the Korea National Suicide Survey - Yeum TS, Kim B, Kim EY, Kim SH, Ha K, Ahn YM.
This is the first national survey study in South Korea investigating the relationship between suicide lethality and the clinical information of suicide attempters. An interview questionnaire was used to assess their sociodemographic factors, medical and ps... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

I.O.C. Investigation of Russian Doping Might Soon Yield Penalties
“ We feel we have found a number of elements to charge a certain number of athletes, ” said a member of the I.O.C. ’ s executive board. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TARIQ PANJA Tags: Olympic Games Cheating Doping (Sports) International Olympic Committee Russia Pyeongchang (South Korea) Source Type: news

North Korean Missile Alerts Are Now the New Normal in Japan
First came the threat, then the warning shot. On Friday morning, people in Japan were yet again sent scurrying for cover after a second North Korean missile in just three weeks was fired over its northern island of Hokkaido, triggering a series of SMS alerts, television broadcasts and loudspeaker announcements advising of an possible attack. The launch is seen as direct retaliation for new U.N. sanctions spearheaded by Tokyo and Washington following Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3. Following the sanctions, Pyongyang said, “The four islands of the [Japanese] archipelago should be sunken into the sea by...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Tokyo and Beijing Tags: Uncategorized Guam Hokkaido Japan Kim Jong Un missile North Korea Source Type: news

North Korea Just Fired a Another Missile
(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea’s military says North Korea fired an unidentified missile from its capital Pyongyang in a continuation of weapons tests following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date on Sept. 3. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Friday that the missile was launched from Sunan, the site of Pyongyang’s international airport. The North last month used the airport to fire a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile that flew over northern Japan in what it declared as a “meaningful prelude” to containing the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam and the start...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

Defiant North Korea Warns U.S. of the ‘Greatest Pain’ in Response to New Sanctions
(SEOUL/WASHINGTON) — North Korea remained defiant over new U.N. sanctions imposed for its latest nuclear test, vowing on Wednesday to redouble efforts to fight off what it said was the threat of a U.S. invasion. U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday’s sanctions, unanimously agreed on Monday by the 15-member U.N. Security Council, were just a small step towards what is ultimately needed to rein in Pyongyang over its weapons programmes. The North’s Foreign Ministry said the resolutions were an infringement on its legitimate right to self defence and aimed at “completely suffocating its state and peo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jack Kim and Roberta Rampton / Reuters Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

Jimmy Carter ’s Advice for President Trump: ‘Keep the Peace, Tell the Truth’
(ATLANTA) — Former President Jimmy Carter offered a damning indictment of U.S. foreign policy and domestic affairs Tuesday, saying money in politics makes the nation more like an “oligarchy than a democracy” and casting President Donald Trump as a disappointment on the world stage. Carter’s criticisms, offered at his annual presentation to backers of his post-presidency Carter Center in Atlanta, went beyond Trump, but he was particularly critical of the nation’s direction under the Republican president’s leadership. The 39th president, a Democrat, offered this advice to the 45th: “...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Barrow / AP Tags: Uncategorized Foreign Policy Jimmy Carter onetime White House Source Type: news

Harbour BioMed to develop and commercialise HanAll ’s biologic therapies in Greater China
South Korean pharmaceutical company HanAll Biopharma has entered a strategic collaboration and licence agreement with China-based Harbour BioMed for the development, production and commercialisation of two new biologic therapies in Greater China, inc … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Firefighter ™ PTCA Balloon Catheter Receives Regulatory Approval in South Korea
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

The U.S. Is Calling for a U.N. Vote on Fresh Sanctions Against North Korea
(UNITED NATIONS) — The United States called for a vote Monday on new U.N. sanctions against North Korea, though exactly what measures would be in the resolution remained a mystery. Security Council diplomats, who weren’t authorized to speak publicly because talks have been private, said the U.S. and China were still negotiating the text late Sunday. Previous U.N. sanctions resolutions have been negotiated between the United States and China — North Korea’s main trading partner and ally — and have taken weeks, and in some cases months, to finalize. But the Trump administration adopted a totally...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Edith M. Lederer / AP Tags: Uncategorized Korean Peninsula North Korea onetime United Nations Source Type: news

Income disparity and mortality among patients with alcohol use disorder in South Korea - Woon Kwak C, Han KT, Mo Nam C, Tae Moon K, Yoon HS, Park EC.
Problems related to alcohol consumption, particularly alcohol disorders, occur frequently in South Korea and are gradually increasing due to the drinking culture and social atmosphere. We analyzed the relationship between mortality and income among patient... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Abbott tacks another extension on Alere tender offer
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said last Friday it is yet again extending a tender offer for all outstanding Alere (NYSE:ALR) Series B convertible perpetual preferred stock shares at $402 per share, pushing the deadline from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15. As part of the offering, Abbott said it will also pay for unpaid dividends to the settlement date of the tender offer in cash, without interest and subject to applicable taxes. The offer, originally announced on July 17, is being extended to “allow additional time for the consummation of the merger,” Abbott said in a press release. The offer was origina...
Source: Mass Device - September 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Abbott Alere Source Type: news

The Guardian view on killer robots: on the loose | Editorial
Lethal autonomous weapons are a reality, but the campaign to prevent their use is ours to winThe first meeting of theUN-backed group of experts, intended to start work on getting a ban on lethal autonomous weapons, was supposed to wrap up at the end of last week. But only days before it was due to start it was cancelled: funding shortfalls were blamed. A lack of will feels the more likely explanation. Alarmed by the delay the day it was due to begin, more than 100 of those most closely involved in developing the artificial intelligence on which such weapons would rely, led by Tesla ’s Elon Musk and Alphabet’s M...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Robots Technology Artificial intelligence (AI) Computing Consciousness Weapons technology Science Elon Musk Drones (military) World news Source Type: news

Violent crimes in a community and quality of life for its inhabitants: results of a multi-level study in South Korea - Lee YN, Park JH, Kim B, Kim DJ, Han JW, Han KT, Kim SJ.
In this study, we investigated the relationship between a community's crime rates and its QOL that little attention has b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Oryong 501 sinking incident in the Bering Sea-International DVI cooperation in the Asia Pacific - Chung NE, Castilani A, Tierra WE, Beh P, Mahmood MS.
On December 1st, 2014, the sinking of Oryong 501 occurred in the Bering Sea off the east coast of Russia. A total of 60 crew members, including 35 Indonesians, 13 Filipinos, 11 South Koreans and 1 Russian inspector were on board out of which only seven sur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

We can ’t ban killer robots – it’s already too late | Philip Ball
Telling international arms traders they can ’t make killer robots is like telling soft-drinks makers that they can’t make orangeadeOne response to the call byexperts in robotics and artificial intelligence for an ban on “killer robots” ( “lethal autonomous weapons systems” or Laws in the language of international treaties) is to say: shouldn’t you have thought about that sooner?Figures such as Tesla ’s CEO, Elon Musk, are among the 116 specialists calling for the ban. “We do not have long to act,” they say. “Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Philip Ball Tags: Robots Technology Artificial intelligence (AI) Computing Consciousness Elon Musk Weapons technology Science United Nations RoboCop World news Source Type: news

Hospital characteristics related to the hospital length of stay among inpatients receiving invasive cervical discectomy due to road traffic accidents under automobile insurance in South Korea - Shin KW, Lee HJ, Nam CM, Moon KT, Park EC.
This study aimed to invest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

South Korea lifts ban on U.S. poultry, egg imports: USDA
CHICAGO (Reuters) - South Korea has lifted a ban on imports of U.S. poultry and eggs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday, removing an obstacle to trade that stemmed from worries about avian flu. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Factors affecting depressive symptoms among North Korean adolescent refugees residing in South Korea - Park S, Lee M, Jeon JY.
We examined factors affecting the depressive symptoms and the relationship between depression and quality of life among 131 North Korean adolescent refugees aged 12-24 years. We compared sociodemographic, social, and individual characteristics and perceive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Characterizing the influence of transportation infrastructure on emergency medical services in urban area-a case study of Seoul, South Korea - Cho J, You M, Yoon Y.
In highly urbanized area where traffic condition fluctuates constantly, transportation infrastructure is one of the major contributing factors to Emergency Medical Service (EMS) availability and patient outcome. In this paper, we assess the impact of traff... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

ReCor Medical adds another $12m for trial of Paradise renal denervation device
ReCor Medical last week added a $12 million contribution from Otsuka Pharmaceutical (TYO:4578) to the $10 million it raised from the Japanese conglomerate last year for a clinical trial of its Paradise renal denervation device for treating hypertension, ReCor president & CEO Andrew Weiss told MassDevice.com this morning. In May 2016 Otsuka participated in a strategic investment of an unspecified amount; Weiss told us that that round and the $12 million debt financing added last week are earmarked for the Radiance-HTN efficacy study of the Paradise device, which is designed to use ultrasoun...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Hypertension ReCor Medical Source Type: news

Abbott extends Alere tender offer
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today it is extending a tender offer for all outstanding Alere (NYSE:ALR) Series B convertible perpetual preferred stock shares at $402 per share. As part of the offering, Abbott said it will also pay for unpaid dividends to the settlement date of the tender offer in cash, without interest and subject to applicable taxes. The offer, originally announced on July 17, is being extended to “allow additional time for the consummation of the merger,” Abbott said in a press release. The offer was originally slated to expire at midnight on August 11, and is now set to expire on August 3...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Abbott Alere Source Type: news

Elderly road collision injury outcomes associated with seat positions and seatbelt use in a rapidly aging society: a case study in South Korea - Noh Y, Yoon Y.
INTRODUCTION: Aging has long been regarded as one of the most critical factors affecting crash injury outcomes. In South Korea, where the elderly population is projected to reach 35.9% by 2050, the implications of an increasing number of elderly vehicle us... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Beyond grief and survival: posttraumatic growth through immediate family suicide loss in South Korea - Lee E, Kim SW, Enright RD.
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the characteristics of posttraumatic growth arising from losing an immediate family member to suicide in Korea. We used interpretative phenomenological analysis for data collection and analysis and condu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Investigating travel utility elements in association with travel time and mode choice: the case of Seoul, South Korea - Gim THT.
In this paper, travel utility is conceptualized into the elements of disutility, or derived utility, and positive utility, which includes synergistic and intrinsic utility, and then analyzed in terms of the effects of these elements on weekly travel time a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Navigating South Korea ’s Healthcare Paradox
In recent years, we have witnessed an explosion of interest among our pharmaceutical clients in conducting research in South Korea. Some emerging market analysts have suggested a ‘K’ should be added to BRIC, reflecting the country’s burgeoning economic status and its increasingly inclusion in global studies, not just regional Asia Pacific or emerging market studies. Indeed, there is ongoing debate about whether South Korea can still be considered ‘emerging’ as it i s a growing player in the pharmaceutical industry in its own right.   As well as looking at South Korea ’s health...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Nature Index points industry to institutions providing ideas behind inventions
The Nature Index 2017 Innovation supplement, published today, sheds new light on the impact academic research is having on innovation by examining how research articles are cited in third party patents. By looking at patents owned by third parties – informed by and citing academic work – rather than those held by institutions themselves, the influence of research on the development of products and services is exposed.  The supplement’s tables contain some of the key academic players whose ideas may shape tomorrow’s inventions. The top of these tables are occupied by both institutions with globa...
Source: News from STM - August 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

The mediating role of parental support in the relationship between life stress and suicidal ideation among middle school students - Kang BH, Kang JH, Park HA, Cho YG, Hur YI, Sim WY, Byeon GR, Kim K.
In this study, we aimed to explore the effects of parental support on the relationship between life stress and suicidal ideation among middle-school studen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news