National Topics

Oct 22, 2015

Passive smoking can rot baby teeth, study finds

A group of Kyoto University researchers have found that babies exposed to tobacco smoke have a more than twofold risk of developing tooth decay by the age of 3. The research was conducted by a study group led by professor Koji Kawakami and associate ...

Deadly disease lab opens amid local fears

Oct 15, 2015

Deadly disease lab opens amid local fears

Japan activated in August a facility in western Tokyo designed to handle the most dangerous infectious diseases, arousing concern among local residents about possible leaks. The laboratory, located within a local office of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Musashimurayama, Tokyo, can handle ...