Japanese offer mixed views of foreign health care

Feb 19, 2017

Japanese offer mixed views of foreign health care

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Japanese people who have received medical care overseas have mixed views of other countries’ health systems, according to an online straw poll conducted by The Japan Times. The Feb. 7 to Feb. 9 poll drew responses from 66 Japanese whose experiences with foreign health ...

GOP embarks on Obamacare repeal with no replacement in sight

/ Jan 14, 2017

GOP embarks on Obamacare repeal with no replacement in sight

U.S. congressional Republicans completed the first step Friday toward their long-promised repeal of Obamacare, but now they face the much more difficult task of finding a way to unravel the massive health care law and replace it. After promising to undo President Barack Obama’s ...

/ Jan 9, 2017

Studies find worrying misuse of medicine worldwide

Up to 70 percent of hysterectomies in the United States, a quarter of knee replacements in Spain and more than half the antibiotics prescribed in China are inappropriate, over-used health care, researchers said on Monday. Experts who carried out a series of studies across ...

Record 40% of Japanese sleep less than six hours a day

Nov 14, 2016

Record 40% of Japanese sleep less than six hours a day

A record 39.5 percent of Japanese get less than six hours of sleep a day, according to an annual health ministry survey. Male respondents attributed their short sleep time to their job and health, while women cited housework and their job, the 2015 National ...