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 ...

May 27, 2014

Court rules against 3/11 suicide link

A district court has ruled there was no link between a 65-year-old man’s suicide in 2012 in Fukushima Prefecture and the nuclear crisis stemming from the devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The Fukushima District Court turned down a plea by the man’s wife ...

U.S. baby boomers kill selves at high rate

Jun 7, 2013

U.S. baby boomers kill selves at high rate

Last spring, Frank Turkaly tried to kill himself. A retiree in a Pittsburgh suburb living on disability checks, he was estranged from friends and family, mired in credit card debt and taking medication for depression, cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure. It was not ...