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Kate Kelland

For Kate Kelland's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Benefits of parkrun go well beyond physical

Oct 4, 2014

Benefits of parkrun go well beyond physical

The thousands of Britons who take to their local green space each week for a mass 5 km parkrun can expect to reap health benefits well beyond losing 1 kg and lowering their blood pressure. Scientists who have studied the mass participation events, which ...

Aug 3, 2014

Trains, planes and viruses: How Ebola can spread

For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it is not about complex virology and genotyping, but about how contagious microbes — like humans — use planes, bikes and taxis to spread. So far, authorities have taken no action to limit international ...