Martial arts tricks ease pain for new moms

Aug 28, 2014

Martial arts tricks ease pain for new moms

by Sawako Obara

Wrist tendinitis and back pain are among the physical ailments that often affect new mothers, usually from the lifting and carrying required in caring for babies. To provide relief, a physical therapist in Japan has drawn up a parenting regimen that combines techniques from ...

Aug 26, 2014

Teen arrested for killing roommate's baby in Tokyo

An 18-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly murdering the 3-month-old daughter of a woman she lived with in Tokyo, police said Tuesday. The girl, from the city of Nagano, is suspected of strangling the baby on Nov. 1 at their apartment in Shibuya ...

Jun 3, 2014

Jikei to build special perinatal unit

by Mami Maruko

To address a shortage in medical care for mothers and babies in Tokyo, the Jikei University School of Medicine plans to build a new hospital complex by fiscal 2017 that will specialize in perinatal medicine and pediatrics. Among the 25 perinatal medical centers that ...

Diaper makers target Asia in challenge to P&G

Nov 18, 2013

Diaper makers target Asia in challenge to P&G

Japanese manufacturers of paper diapers for babies are boosting business in Asian economies outside Japan to attract demand from an expanding class of middle-income earners benefitting from economic growth. Unicharm Corp., the leading disposable diaper maker in Japan, and domestic rivals Kao Corp. and ...

Aug 9, 2013

Stolen twin babies found in China

Twin baby girls allegedly stolen and sold by the obstetrician who delivered them in China have been recovered by police, state media reported Friday. The girls, born last month in the northern province of Shaanxi, were allegedly victims of the same female doctor who ...