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Reports Kim Jong Un is in ‘grave danger’ after surgery are denied

Reports Kim Jong Un is in ‘grave danger’ after surgery are denied

World
South Korea and China have cast doubt on reports that Kim Jong Un is in "grave danger" after undergoing heart surgery.It is difficult to verify reports about the secretive state of North Korea, as information is tightly controlled. Daily NK, a website run mostly by North Korean defectors, said that Kim is recovering at a villa in Hyangsan County in North P'yongan province after having surgery on 12 April.The report said Kim's health had deteriorated recently due to heavy smoking, obesity and overwork.A source was quoted as saying: "My understanding is that he had been struggling (with cardiovascular problems) since last August but it worsened after repeated visits to (the country's sacred mountain) Mount Paektu." ...
Laura Marling: ‘I was in danger of being bored of myself’

Laura Marling: ‘I was in danger of being bored of myself’

Entertainment
Three years ago, Laura Marling's sixth album, Semper Femina, ended with the sound of her putting down her guitar and walking out of the studio and into a garden. Then a door closed and the listener was left alone, in silence. It was a cryptic reference, the singer explained, to Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House, in which with a woman walks out on her husband and children in an effort to discover herself.Marling continues the theme on her new album Song For Our Daughter, which was released earlier than planned, as a response to the coronavirus lockdown.The opening song, Alexandra, is a response to Leonard Cohen's Alexandra Leaving that wonders where Cohen's lover went after she left. "What became of Alexandra? Did she make it thr...
TikTok skull-breaker challenge danger warning

TikTok skull-breaker challenge danger warning

Technology
A stunt being shared on viral video platform TikTok has caused serious injury among teenagers in the UK and US.The skull-breaker challenge involves two people kicking the legs from under a third, making them fall over.US prosecutors have charged two youngsters with aggravated assault over the prank and warned parents to stop their children taking part.TikTok said it would remove such content from its platform.In an updated post to its newsroom, TikTok said: "We do not allow content that encourages or replicates dangerous challenges that might lead to injury. "In fact, it's a violation of our community guidelines and we will continue to remove this type of content from our platform."Nobody wants their friends or family to get hurt...
Red squirrels sniff out danger better than greys

Red squirrels sniff out danger better than greys

Science
A native predator of the red squirrel appears to be an unlikely ally in its battle with the grey squirrel. Scientists from Queen's University Belfast discovered that, while the pine marten preys on both species, the greys are much more vulnerable to attack. The key seems to be in the reds' innate ability to "sniff out" the danger posed by the pine marten. The findings are published in the Royal Society journal Open Science. Wide-eyed and cute as they may appear, pine martens are sharp-clawed predators. Their agility and tree-climbing skills make them the enemy of any squirrel. Previous research has shown that pine martens had a beneficial impact on red squirrel numbers and caused declines in the greys, but the reasons were not fully understood. ...
Geriatric conditions pose added danger for older heart patients in ICU

Geriatric conditions pose added danger for older heart patients in ICU

Health
Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Many older people undergoing treatment in hospital cardiac intensive care units have other health problems, take multiple medications for these conditions and may be frail or have cognitive impairment. The American Heart Association, in a scientific statement published Monday in the journal Circulation, is urging clinicians to "treat the whole patient" when providing care to these patients. The statement offers guidance on the management of common geriatric conditions such as frailty and cognitive impairment in patients undergoing treatment for a variety of heart conditions, including heart attack, heart failure and pulmonary embolism. It notes that many other health problems plaguing older people may inadvertently worsen while in the cardiac ICU. "Treating the whole pat...