Osaka children's hospice aims for everyday normalcy

Jul 15, 2016

Osaka children's hospice aims for everyday normalcy

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Tsurumi Children’s Hospice opened its doors in the city of Osaka in April to provide young people with serious medical conditions and disabilities a place to play and spend quality time with their families outside their homes. Unlike a typical palliative care institution for ...

Jun 28, 2016

Hospitals sought for treating 'medical tourists'

An incorporated association promoting the globalization of Japanese medical services said it will publicly solicit medical institutions seeking to be registered on a list of hospitals prepared to treat foreign patients. Compiling the list has been planned under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s growth strategy ...

Apr 14, 2016

New front opens in war with superbugs: experts

A newly discovered antibiotic-resistant gene is threatening to open a new front in the war against superbugs by rendering a last-resort drug impotent, experts warn. The gene’s resistance to colistin, a life-saving medication that has been around for 60 years, is the latest frustration ...

Hospital cyberattack highlights health care vulnerabilities

Mar 31, 2016

Hospital cyberattack highlights health care vulnerabilities

A cyberattack that paralyzed the hospital chain MedStar this week is serving as a fresh reminder of vulnerabilities that exist in systems that protect sensitive patient information. That attack came a month after a Los Angeles hospital paid hackers $17,000 to regain control of ...