National Topics

Jan 27, 2016

Dementia seen in 14% of elderly inmates in Japan

About 1,300 people, or some 14 percent, of 9,700 inmates in Japan aged 60 or older showed signs of dementia as of the end of 2014, according to a Justice Ministry study. This is the first time the ministry has investigated the number of ...

Jan 25, 2016

Shiseido finds that cedar pollen impairs skin barrier

Shiseido Co. has found that Japanese cedar pollen can impair the barrier functions of human skin. It is widely known that cedar pollen causes allergic reactions affecting the eyes and sinuses, but the major cosmetics maker has now proven that the pollen allergen disrupts ...