S. Korea sets high of 8,000 new virus cases ahead of holiday
South Korea has recorded more than 8,000 new coronavirus infections for the first time as health authorities reshape the country’s pandemic response to address a surge driven by the highly contagious omicron variant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Predictive model for intra-familial child maltreatment re-reports and recurrence in South Korea: analysis of national child protection services case records - Kim K, Choi J, Jang H, Lee HJ, Jang H.
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment recurrence has a significant negative impact on child well-being and may indicate low effectiveness of child protection services (CPS). In South Korea, 10.4% of child maltreatment cases in 2016 had previous CPS involvement. I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Association between changes in depressive symptoms and hazardous drinking: findings from the Korea Welfare Panel Study (2013-2018) - Jeong SH, Lee DW, Kang SH, Kim SH, Park EC, Shin J.
This study aimed to evaluate the longitudinal association between changes in depressive symptoms and hazardous drinking among South Korean adults. Participants/Methods: This study was conducted using a sample drawn from participants enrolled in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

S. Korea to expand testing, shorten quarantine for omicron
South Korea will expand rapid testing and shorten quarantines as it reshapes its pandemic response to deal with a faster-than-expected surge in coronavirus infections driven by the highly contagious omicron variant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and risk factors of maternal depression among women who participated in a home visitation program in South Korea - Kang SY, Khang YH, June KJ, Cho SH, Lee JY, Kim YM, Cho HJ.
PURPOSE: The psychosocial health of mother is crucial for healthy prenatal period and early childhood. We investigated the prevalence and risk factors of maternal depression during pregnancy and postpartum among women who participated in a home visitation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Socioeconomic factors associated with suicidal behaviors in South Korea: systematic review on the current state of evidence - Raschke N, Mohsenpour A, Aschentrup L, Fischer F, Wrona KJ.
BACKGROUND: The economic and human costs of suicide to individuals, families, communities, and society make suicide a major public health problem around the world. Suicide rates in South Korea are among the highest in the world. This paper is the first sys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Google launches beta of Android games on Windows PCs
Google is launching a limited beta of its app to bring Android games to Windows PCs. Google Play Games will be available in beta in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan today, allowing Windows PC... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cultural differences in people's responses to accidents - Ji LJ, An S.
The aim of the current study was to understand how people from different cultures react to accidents collectively. FINDINGS showed that South Koreans reported stronger emotions, greater self-blame, higher perceived control, and higher perceived res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence victimization influences suicidal ideation via interpersonal dependency and anger - Ha J, Choe K, Son H, Kim JS.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence is a serious global social problem. While intimate partner violence is highly prevalent, few studies have examined its negative outcomes among victims in South Korea. The aim was to clarify the mediating roles of inter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Asia Has Kept COVID-19 at Bay for 2 Years. Omicron Could Change That
When the Omicron variant of COVID-19 emerged this fall, governments across East and Southeast Asia returned to a tried-and-true strategy to stop it: They doubled down on border restrictions. Japan banned entry for nearly all foreigners—including students who had already been admitted to universities. The Philippines barred foreign nationals arriving from countries with local Omicron cases. Thailand ended programs that allowed tourists to enter without quarantine. But border closures did not stop the arrival of the Omicron variant. Multiple countries across Asia are reporting spiking infections. Japan’s COVID-19...
Source: TIME: Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad de Guzman Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer overnight Source Type: news

Overtime and alertness of rotating-shift nurses: an observational study using ecological momentary assessment - Min A, Hong HC, Son S, Scott LD.
This study aimed to determine the effect of overtime on alertness at work among rotating-shift nurses in South Korea and to investigate whether these effects of overtime vary across the different types of shifts. BACKGROUND: Nu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

N. Korea fires short-range missiles in 4th launch this year
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in its fourth weapons launch this month, South Korea’s military said, with the apparent goal of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Korea test fires fourth missile in a month
South Korean military believes two ballistic missiles were launched, making it the second such test in three days #southkorean #northkorea (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seoul: N. Korea fires projectile in 4th launch this month
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Monday fired at least one suspected ballistic missile into the sea in its fourth weapons launch this month, officials in South Korea and Japan said, with the... #seoul #weaponslaunch #northkorea (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An N95 Is the Best Mask for Omicron. Here ’s Why
As health officials scramble to minimize spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant, many experts have recommended that people switch from cloth or surgical masks to more-protective N95 and KN95 masks. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) current mask guidance does not recommend one type of mask over another, instead specifying that people should wear a mask that fits snugly and covers the nose and mouth. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that fundamental guidance won’t change—despite recent reports to the contrary—but told reporters that the agency will soon publis...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

South Korea gets first supply of Pfizer's COVID-19 pills
outh Korea has received its first supply of Pfizer’s antiviral COVID-19 pills. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

North Korea claims successful test of hypersonic missile
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Wednesday its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a successful flight test of a hypersonic missile he claimed would remarkably increase the country’s nuclear “war deter… #seoul #northkorea #kimjongun #flighttest (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Center for Breakthrough Medicines in KoP secures $350M investment from South Korean firm
The effort includes plans to hire 2,000 people over the next four years at the center, which is based within MLP Ventures' Discovery Labs innovation hub campus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

N.Korea conducts second suspected missile test in less than a week
North Korea fired what was believed to a ballistic missile on Tuesday, South Korea's military and the Japanese coast guard said, the second apparent missile launch in less than a week after the... #nkorea #coastguard #missilelaunch (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Korea Launches 2nd Ballistic Missile in a Week, South Korea Says
The launch came as the U.N. Security Council met to discuss the country’s growing weapons threat. #unsecuritycouncil #northkorealaunches (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Korea has launched an 'unidentified projectile,' South Korea says
North Korea launched an unidentified projectile, or projectiles, off its east coast Tuesday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a text message to media. #northkorea #jointchiefsofstaff #textmessage (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samsung Display ’s new QD-OLED panel can hit 1,000 nits brightness for improved HDR
Key specs for Samsung Display’s new QD-OLED TVs have been revealed by third-party certification company SGS, the South Korean display manufacturer has announced. According to SGS the new panels... #displaymanufacturer #woleds #sgs #southkorean #nits (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair Loss on the Presidential Ballot in South Korea Hair Loss on the Presidential Ballot in South Korea
A presidential candidate's new proposal has gained support for his campaign — particularly among bald men.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - January 7, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

North Korea 're-defector' likely ex-gymnast who escaped in 2020
The person was spotted by South Korean surveillance technology crawling over a barbed-wire fence on the southern edge of the border area and moving toward the North Korean side. #southkorean #borderarea #northkorea #exgymnast (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Convolutional neural network (CNN) with metaheuristic optimization algorithms for landslide susceptibility mapping in Icheon, South Korea - Hakim WL, Rezaie F, Nur AS, Panahi M, Khosravi K, Lee CW, Lee S.
This study aimed to inves... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Man who crossed DMZ was previous defector from N.Korea, South says
A man observed crossing the heavily fortified border from South Korea into North Korea last week is believed to be a North Korean who previously defected to the South in 2020 in the same area,... #dmz #defector #seoul #defenceministry #nkorea (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To the moon and beyond: what 2022 holds for space travel
From lunar missions to anti-asteroid defence systems, there are plenty of exciting scientific developments to look forward toThis year promises to be an important one for space exploration, with several major programmes reaching the launch pad over the next 12 months. The US is to return to the moon, undertaking a set of missions intended to establish a lunar colony there in a few years. China is expected to complete itsTiangong space station while Europe and Russia will attempt to land spacecraft on Mars, having failed at every previous attempt. India, South Korea and Japan are also scheduled to put a number of missions i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 2, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Space Mars The moon Nasa European Space Agency SpaceX Blue Origin Virgin Galactic Science Source Type: news

Unidentified person crosses border into North Korea, South Korea reports
South Korea’s military said Sunday that an unidentified person crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea. #northkorea (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An unidentified person crossed the heavily militarized border from South Korea into North Korea
An unidentified person has crossed the heavily armed border from South Korea into North Korea, the South Korean military said on Sunday. #southkorean #northkorea (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korea: Unidentified person crosses border into North Korea
It was unclear if this was a South Korean hoping to defect to the North, or it could be a North Korean who briefly crossed the border then returned. #northkorea (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korean crosses border, defects to North
A South Korean individual crossed the border to North Korea over the weekend in a rare defection to the North. #northkorea #southkorean (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

S Korea: Unidentified person crosses border into North Korea
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s military said Sunday that an unidentified person crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea. South Korea had earlier spotted the person with... #northkorea #seoul (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korea Says Unknown Person Crossed DMZ Into North
The breach at the Demilitarized Zone went unnoticed for hours, the South Korean military said. There was no immediate response from North Korea. #demilitarizedzone #southkorean #northkorea (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kim Jong Un largely ignores US, South Korea in year-end speech, vows weapons development
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to pursue high-tech weapons to counter what he called military instability on the Korean Peninsula, but largely ignored the U.S. and South Korea in a year-end... #northkorean #kimjongun #koreanpeninsula (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korean makes rare defection to North through demilitarized zone
South Korea sent troops to recover the individual, but failed and observed the person cross the border through the heavily fortified demilitarized zone. #southkorean (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korean enters North Korea in rare defection
South Korea says it sent a message to North Korea to ensure the safety of the person, but is yet to receive a response. #northkorea #southkorean (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korean crosses armed border in rare defection to North
A South Korean has crossed the heavily fortified border in a rare defection to North Korea, South Korea's military said on Sunday. #northkorea #northasouthkorean (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Live updates: South Korea extends social distancing rules
South Korea says it’ll extend the toughest social distancing rules for another two weeks to try to lower critical cases and guard against the omicron variant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Data-driven analysis for safe ship operation in ports using quantile regression based on generalized additive models and deep neural network - Lee HT, Yang H, Cho IS.
Marine accidents in ports can cause loss of human life and property and have negative material and environmental impacts. In South Korea, due to a pier collision accident of a large container ship in Busan New Port of South Korea, the need for safe ship op... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Body attitudes and suicidal ideation - Park BCB, Kim JJ, Lester D.
In samples of university students from South Korea and the United States, attitudes toward life and death were more strongly associated with suicidal ideation than attitudes toward the body. Orbach (2006) noted that it is more feasible to ask what make... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome Links With Increased Thyroid Cancer Incidence Metabolic Syndrome Links With Increased Thyroid Cancer Incidence
Data from more than 4.6 million adult residents of South Korea showed significant links between metabolic syndrome and its related conditions and incident thyroid cancer.First Look (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Exploring risk and protective factors for cyberbullying and their interplay: evidence from a sample of South Korean college students - Lee SS, Song H, Park JH.
This study explored risk and protective factors for cyberbullying perpetration and examined whether they independently and interactively predicted cyberbullying perpetration. Based on key propositions of micro-level theories of crime and delinquency, we ad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

3 members of K-pop sensation BTS diagnosed with COVID-19
SEOUL, South Korea — Three members of the K-pop superstar group BTS have been infected with the coronavirus after returning from abroad, their management agency said. RM and Jin were diagnosed... #kpopsuperstargroup #bighitmusic #seoul #jin #managementagency #bts (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suga of BTS Tests Positive for Covid
The K-pop star Suga discovered that he was infected after returning to South Korea from the United States. #bts #suga (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

K-pop star Suga tests positive for Covid after BTS return from US
Band ’s management says singer self-isolating at home and is not showing any symptomsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSuga, songwriter and rapper for the K-pop sensation BTS, has tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from concerts in the US, the group ’s management has said.The 24-year-old, whose real name is Min Yoon-gi, was confirmed to have contracted the virus on Friday during his self quarantine after returning home to South Korea on Thursday, according to Bit Hit Music.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Reuters Tags: BTS Coronavirus Infectious diseases Music Culture Pop and rock Science World news South Korea US news Source Type: news

Accessibility of welfare facilities for elderly people in Daejeon, South Korea considering public transportation accessibility - Cho H, Choi J, No W, Oh M, Kim Y.
With the spread of an aging society, the mobility constrained seniors' need for public transportation is increasing. This paper investigates accessibility to welfare facilities for elderly people, that is, whether elderly people can easily access the welfa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Jailed South Korea ex-President Park pardoned for corruption
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday he will pardon his chief conservative rival and predecessor, Park Geun-hye, who is serving a lengthy prison term for bribery... #predecessor #parkgeunhye #seoul #moonjaein (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

S.Korea's Moon pardons disgraced ex-president Park amid tight presidential race
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in granted a pardon to former President Park Geun-hye, who was in prison after being convicted of corruption, the justice ministry said on Friday, amid a tight... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye to receive pardon for corruption
Moon Jae-in, her successor, will reportedly free Park from 22-year sentence after string of ailments while in jail #parkgeunhye #southkorean #moonjaein #successor (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korea pardons disgraced former President Park Geun-hye
President Moon Jae-in granted a pardon to former President Park Geun-hye, who is in prison after being convicted of corruption, the justice ministry said. #parkgeunhye #justiceministry #moonjaein (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news