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A MATTER OF HEALTH

Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Mar 16, 2018
Saitama medical device makers fill vital health care niche
Saitama Prefecture has always been overshadowed by Tokyo, its bigger and glitzier neighbor to the south that is also the capital of Japan. But Saitama, sometimes referred to by its unflattering nickname Dasai-tama (dasai means uncool), is in fact home to a number of small manufacturing businesses developing innovative medical tools and equipment.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Feb 20, 2018
Online test aims to educate Japanese teen girls about sexual violence
Question: "Someone I've met on the internet asked me to send them a picture of myself. What should I do?"
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Feb 8, 2018
Japan doctors tap health-monitoring app to help diabetics keep dialysis at bay
In September 2016, freelance journalist Yutaka Hasegawa touched off a firestorm of criticism after writing in his blog that diabetes patients receiving dialysis should pay for the treatment themselves instead of using public health insurance. He argued that it was their "corrupt" lifestyles that spawned the need for dialysis and that their medical expenses would "ruin Japan."
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Dec 27, 2017
'The doctor would not listen': Japan faces off against over-prescription of drugs for seniors
There's no denying that, as you grow older, you are likely to visit doctors more often and have more medicine prescribed. According to 2014 data from the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, the amount of prescription drugs patients are given goes up as they age, especially after they turn 60.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Dec 12, 2017
Tokyo-based fund CEO leads public-private fight against diseases around globe
BT Slingsby was 13 years old when he made a career decision: to become a medical doctor.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Nov 29, 2017
Japanese firm uses VR simulations to offer a glimpse into the world of dementia
On a moderately crowded train, I've just woken up after dozing off, but I can't remember where I am or where I'm going. Apart from the noise of the moving train, it's quiet, and the other passengers are half asleep, fiddling with their phones or spacing out.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Nov 15, 2017
Japanese doctor who exposed a drug too good to be true calls for morality and reforms
It was a gut feeling and common sense that made Dr. Iwao Kuwajima question a drug for high blood pressure that just about every other doctor in his field was excited about in the 2000s.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Oct 25, 2017
Cancer and breast density: What are doctors withholding?
October is Pink Ribbon Month: an annual campaign to increase awareness about breast cancer and get more women screened in order to catch the disease in its early stages, which will boost survival rates.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Oct 11, 2017
Japan's health ministry enlists anime hero in battle against overuse of antibiotics
The health ministry has enlisted the help of Amuro, the protagonist of the popular anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam," in its battle against the misuse and overuse of antibiotics — which can lead to antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Sep 27, 2017
Role-playing video game helps fight against depression for counselor-shy Japanese
It's a role-playing video game that, like many of its kind, allows users to choose and customize their own avatars, including a hairstyle and clothing. Set in a medieval fantasy world, users build up power as their characters travel across "provinces," overcoming obstacles and challenges along the way.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Sep 13, 2017
Saving heart attack victims? Now there's an app for that
Suppose you are at a station and happen to see someone passing out after a heart attack. A crowd of worried onlookers gathers. Somebody shouts, "Call an ambulance!"
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Aug 30, 2017
Once skeptical Japan embraces telemedicine as regulatory hurdles fall
For working people with health issues, visiting a clinic has long meant taking hours off work on a weekday and spending more time in the waiting room than talking with a doctor.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Aug 16, 2017
Japanese researchers tap AI to parse regional dialects, work toward early dementia diagnosis
People in Aomori Prefecture, especially in the western Tsugaru area, are known for their strong dialect, often leading outsiders to joke about needing a translator.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Jul 26, 2017
Thanks to 'rejuvenation,' definition of elderly should go up 10 years, Japanese researchers say
In January, when researchers specializing in aging studies proposed that Japan redefine "elderly" as being aged 75 and older — instead of the current 65 — it raised more than a few eyebrows.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Jul 12, 2017
Straw poll of American expats finds over half feel repeal of Obamacare would discourage them from returning to U.S.
The bill before the U.S. Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare," has American residents in Japan worried, with some saying the nullification would prevent them from returning home.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Jun 28, 2017
Hokkaido cancer survivor's hand-sewn breast pads offer a softer path to recovery
Following her experience losing a breast to cancer and the need for a comfortable way to cover the area of her body, a Hokkaido seamstress developed a cotton breast pad that is now sold across the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Jun 21, 2017
Japanese researchers collect first-person accounts of experiences with disease
When you have a health problem, there's a story that only you — not your doctor or family — can tell.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Jun 14, 2017
Transplants using iPS cells put Riken specialist at forefront of regenerative medicine research
When she entered medicine in the mid-1980s, Masayo Takahashi chose ophthalmology as her specialty, she said, because she wanted to have a family and thought the discipline would spare her from sudden work calls in the middle of the night, helping her best balance work and life.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Jun 7, 2017
Experts caution against idea that more is better in medical care
Since Japan established universal health coverage in 1961, it has ceaselessly worked to expand its health care services, in the belief that providing more extensive coverage for a wide variety of patient needs will contribute to the well-being of its citizens.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
May 31, 2017
Pro-tobacco LDP clouds chances of indoor smoking ban in time for Tokyo Games
May 31 marks World No Tobacco Day, but the prospect of Japan banning indoor smoking in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics looks hazier than ever.

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