May 27, 2015

Health ministry to ban restaurants from serving raw pork

The central government will ban restaurants from serving raw pork starting in mid-June, following a similar ban in 2012 on beef liver, the health ministry said Wednesday. Restaurants have increasingly turned to pork after the ban on raw beef liver. The ministry said it ...

Jan 16, 2015

Laparoscopy death rate at Gunma hospital quadruple nationwide average

Laparoscopic surgery patients who have their livers removed at Gunma University Hospital are dying at quadruple the national average, three medical societies said in a recent report. The Japan Surgical Society, the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery and the National Clinical Database said fatalities ...