Syrians fret over taste of war food

| May 31, 2014

Syrians fret over taste of war food

As Syria approaches a surreal presidential election in the midst of civil war, the capital has avoided the worst of the conflict but reminders are increasingly coming out the water taps and appearing on the dinner table, to the dismay of Damascenes. Before the ...

May 14, 2014

Lawmakers move to let dance clubs stay open all night

A group of Diet members is planning legislation to allow dance clubs to stay open all night, sources said. The nonpartisan group promoting dance culture wants to submit the bill to revise the entertainment business law late this month, the sources said Tuesday. Dance ...

Abe stirs gadget-use debate in Diet

Apr 3, 2014

Abe stirs gadget-use debate in Diet

by Kazuaki Nagata

Using iPads and other digital devices during Diet sessions is banned under current rules as well as custom, but this may change after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the devices may invigorate deliberations. Abe made the remark at an Upper House audit committee meeting ...

Fixing bad heart valve without surgery pushed

Mar 30, 2014

Fixing bad heart valve without surgery pushed

A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart’s main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead. The results ...

Mar 23, 2014

Gut bacteria study may help cancer sufferers

Researchers have launched a pioneering study aimed at finding ways to type individuals according to the bacteria in their guts. The aim is to discover if some people’s microbial makeup makes them more susceptible to the side effects of radiotherapy for bowel, prostate and ...