Say What! Earplug Use & Hearing Loss in ROK Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Associations between earplug use and hearing loss in ROK military personnel. Background The easiest way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is to wear earplugs. The Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of National Defence (MND) is supplying earplugs to prevent NIHL, but many patients still suffer from this. The researchers speculated that… Read More

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Linking Lack of Ear Plug Use & Hearing Loss in Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Associations between earplug use and hearing loss in ROK military personnel. Background The easiest way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is to wear earplugs. The Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of National Defense (MND) is supplying earplugs to prevent NIHL, but many patients still suffer from this. The researchers speculated that… Read More

Outlining the Unmet Healthcare Needs of ROK Personnel

Research Paper Title Annual Disease Experience by Type and Correlations with Unmet Healthcare Needs among ROK Military Personnel. Background The National Statistical Yearbook of Defence 2018 issued by the Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of National Defence reported that the number of patients using military hospitals steadily increased from 2008 to 2017. However, in the… Read More

Linking Foveomacular Retinitis & Sudden Unilateral Visual decline in Young Korean Soldiers

Research Paper Title Unilateral foveomacular retinitis resembling solar retinopathy among young soldiers in Korean army and associated multimodal imaging findings. Background To describe the clinical features and multimodal images of unilateral foveomacular retinitis in young Korean soldiers. Methods Ten patients having foveomacular retinitis were included. Fluorescein angiography, fundus autofluorescence (FAF), infrared reflectance (IR), and spectral-domain… Read More

What are the Prognostic Factors in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 Occurring in the Korean Army?

Research Paper Title Prognostic Factors in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 Occurring in the Korean Army. Background In Korea, patients diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in the army are typically discharged from the army; however, the course of the disease after discharge is not known. The purpose of this study was to… Read More

South Korea & Conscientious Objectors

“Lim jae-sung is a mild-mannered lawyer in his thirties with a fondness for monogrammed shirts and human-rights cases. Owing to South Korea’s strict military-service laws, he is also a convicted criminal with a prison record. Mr Lim refused to serve in the army after becoming involved with the anti-war movement sparked by the dispatch of… Read More

England is…

“We recognize England as a beautiful, gentle, and righteous country. England is a country that we have admired since we were children. England’s unique culture has often turned the world into an exciting place. It has always been at the center of world’s history of war. The people of England dearly love their country and… Read More