Tohoku university opens to first intake of medical students

Apr 5, 2016

Tohoku university opens to first intake of medical students

Some 100 students on Tuesday entered the first medicine faculty established in a Japanese university in 37 years at Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University in Sendai. Set up with the aim of resolving the shortage of doctors and medical personnel in the region in ...

Mar 23, 2016

China detains 37 people linked to illegal vaccines

Chinese police have detained 37 people linked to a vaccine scandal and are investigating three pharmaceutical companies, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. The case involves nearly $90 million worth of illegal vaccines against meningitis, rabies and other illnesses, which are suspected of ...

Mar 22, 2016

South Korea registers first case of Zika virus

South Korea on Tuesday reported the country’s first case of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that has been linked to birth defects and other health issues. A 43-year-old man who recently returned from Brazil was diagnosed with the virus after suffering fever, muscle ...

Mar 5, 2016

Experiments show link between Zika and fetal brain damage

Scientists on Friday said they had found the first evidence of a biological link between the Zika virus sweeping Latin America and microcephaly, a severe deformation of the brain among newborns. Laboratory tests found that the virus targeted key cells involved in brain development ...