Toshiyuki Tanimoto

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National Nov 14, 2009

Eye association estimates cost of diseases

About 1.64 million people in Japan have visual impairments caused by glaucoma, diabetic retinopathia and other diseases, at an estimated cost to society of nearly ¥8.7 trillion, according to the Japan Ophthalmologists Association. An official of the association said, "We hope the analysis (said to ...

National Mar 30, 2007

Study looks at diabetes, cardiovascular links

Sanofi Aventis K.K. has begun a study on 6,000 people with diabetes in 13 countries who are using insulin to find out how to control blood-sugar levels as a way to prevent heart attacks and strokes. The Tokyo-based pharmaceutical company's study will take four years, ...

A guffaw a day keeps the diabetes at bay

National Feb 20, 2007

A guffaw a day keeps the diabetes at bay

Developing diabetes and other lifestyle-related diseases is no joke, but university researchers have come up with a unique exercise that involves massaging the facial muscles through laughter to help relieve stress and prevent illness. Some local governments have introduced "the laughing-muscle exercise" developed by Keiko ...

Travelers urged to gird for infectious ills

National Dec 21, 2006

Travelers urged to gird for infectious ills

Traveling overseas sometimes means the specter of infectious disease, such as the case of two Japanese men who died of rabies, one in November and the other in December, from separate dog bites in the Philippines. Medical experts say there are five major areas of ...

National Dec 21, 2006

Travelers urged to gird for infectious ills

Traveling overseas sometimes means the specter of infectious disease, such as the case of two Japanese men who died of rabies, one in November and the other in December, from separate dog bites in the Philippines. Medical experts say there are five major areas of ...

Hospitals adding hyperthermia to war on cancer

National Nov 10, 2006

Hospitals adding hyperthermia to war on cancer

At least 60 medical institutions nationwide are adding hyperthermia to their treatments of cancer in combination with drugs and radiation, because the three-way approach has been effective in reducing and eradicating diseased cells. One such institution is Nishide Hospital, Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, which has used ...