May 19, 2015

Japan's prisons suffering serious doctor shortage

Japan is suffering from a serious shortage of correctional doctors, who provide medical care at facilities such as prisons and reformatories. The Abe administration has submitted a bill to the Diet to improve working conditions for such doctors, but officials are uncertain whether the ...

Mar 18, 2015

Guinea Ebola cases rise; three doctors infected

Guinea has suffered a setback in its fight against Ebola with a rash of new cases, including three doctors infected by the virus, with officials blaming weak surveillance and a failure to follow safety procedures. The outbreak, which began in eastern Guinea more than ...

Dec 24, 2014

Aichi doctors to form disaster teams to examine corpses

An association of doctors in Aichi Prefecture, plans to create teams next spring that specialize in examining the bodies of victims in major natural disasters and accidents, according to people familiar with the plan. The Aichi Prefectural Government estimates that up to 29,000 people ...