How Japan is tweaking the cost of health care

Feb 17, 2016

How Japan is tweaking the cost of health care

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The price of health care is changing. On Feb. 10, a government medical council approved a long list of revisions for the fees hospitals and pharmacies can charge under the nation’s public health insurance program. The dictionary-thick list reflects an effort by the government ...

Japanese airports strengthen warnings against Zika fever

Feb 16, 2016

Japanese airports strengthen warnings against Zika fever

Airports across Japan, including Narita International Airport, have strengthened quarantine measures to counter the Zika virus that is spreading quickly throughout Latin America. After the mosquito-borne illness was designated by the Japanese government Monday as a Type 4 infectious disease, requiring doctors to report ...

Nov 21, 2015

Young people with 'old eyes'

It's starting to become clear that overuse of electronic gadgets like smartphones and computers is having a dramatic impact on the health of young people's eyes.