Dec 30, 2015

Labor specialist suspended for online post on ways to depress workers

A certified legal specialist on labor and social security matters has been suspended from a professional association in Aichi Prefecture after posting tips online about ways to make employees suffer depression. The Labor and Social Security Attorneys’ Association in the prefecture decided last Friday ...

Apr 6, 2015

Crash co-pilot's medical history a mystery to German aviation watchdog

The German aviation authority did not know about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’s medical background prior to the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people, it told Reuters on Sunday, raising more questions over medical oversight of pilots. Lubitz, believed to have deliberately steered the plane into ...

Autopsy of Robin Williams found no illegal drugs

Nov 8, 2014

Autopsy of Robin Williams found no illegal drugs

The autopsy of Robin Williams found no alcohol or illegal drugs were in his body when he killed himself at his Northern California home in August, sheriff’s officials said Friday. The results, released by the Marin County sheriff’s office, found that the actor had ...

Robin Williams had Parkinson's disease, wife reveals

Aug 15, 2014

Robin Williams had Parkinson's disease, wife reveals

Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and was sober at the time of his suicide, his wife said Thursday. In a statement, Susan Schneider said that Williams, 63, was struggling with depression, anxiety and the Parkinson’s diagnosis when he was ...

Jun 28, 2014

Claims for work ills climb

Those who claimed workers' compensation for mental woes linked to their jobs in fiscal 2013 hit a record 1,409, up 152 from a year ago, the labor ministry reveals.

Soccer fans at risk from World Cup mania

May 31, 2014

Soccer fans at risk from World Cup mania

If the television commercials piggybacking on the World Cup are to be believed, watching a soccer match is fun, healthy and sociable. Slim young men and women spring up from the sofa like gazelles to celebrate a goal. If they lose, they commiserate peacefully ...