Nov 28, 2014

Emergency rooms struggling to treat people with dementia

Hospitals with emergency departments are having difficulty caring for people with dementia, a survey led by the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology says. About 94 percent of the hospitals that replied said it was difficult to provide care to people with dementia when ...

Nov 27, 2014

Suspect in Tokyo hospital arson attack turns himself in

Police have arrested a man who turned himself in following an arson attack on the Tokai University Hachioji Hospital in Tokyo. Shigeyuki Soga, 47, is suspected of pouring flammable liquid down hallways on several floors of the hospital and setting it alight. The attack ...

Nov 24, 2014

Thai king meets PM, ministers easing health concerns

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej met the country’s prime minister and two other ministers on Sunday, helping to ease concern over his health after he was admitted to a hospital last month. Bhumibol, 86, attended an official ceremony at Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital, where he is ...

Jun 18, 2014

Japanese eye doctor to open Hanoi hospital

A company partly run by Japanese ophthalmologist and philanthropist Tadashi Hattori has obtained an investment license from the Hanoi People’s Committee to open a for-profit hospital in the Vietnamese capital. At a licensing ceremony Monday, Hattori, chairman of Hattori & Dreams Partners, spoke of ...

Minamisoma hospital reopens

Apr 23, 2014

Minamisoma hospital reopens

A municipal hospital reopened in this Fukushima Prefecture city Wednesday, three years after it closed due to the nuclear crisis at Tepco’s Fukushima No. 1 power plant. The Odaka hospital in Minamisoma is the first permanent medical institution that has reopened in any of ...

Four divers heading home after ordeal off Bali

Feb 20, 2014

Four divers heading home after ordeal off Bali

Four of the five Japanese women rescued some 75 hours after their seven-member group disappeared while scuba diving off Indonesia’s Bali Island were discharged from hospital on Thursday, while the search continued for one still missing. Ngurah Jaya Kusuma, medical services and nursing director ...