National / Science & Health Oct 18, 2013

Study raises A-bomb fallout exposure risks

A study by Hiroshima University researchers has shown that men who entered the city just after the 1945 atomic bombing face a greater chance of dying from cancer than those who came three days later. The findings suggest that human health may be impaired by ...

National Jun 19, 2013

Meltdowns haven't killed anyone: LDP bigwig

by Reiji Yoshida

Liberal Democratic Party policy chief Sanae Takaichi has created a stir by saying the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns didn't kill anyone and arguing the government should restart reactors nationwide given Japan's scarce energy resources. Delivering a speech in Kobe on Monday, Takaichi said the crisis at ...

World / Science & Health Mar 22, 2013

Leukemia therapy lifts hopes in study

A leukemia therapy in which a patient's lymphocytes are genetically modified to attack the tumor cells causing the disease has shown dramatic effects in five patients, according to a new study. The treatment appeared to eliminate cancer cells that had grown back after initially being ...

National Mar 10, 2013

Radiation 'may affect reproduction'

Based on her experience of supporting victims of the Chernobyl disaster, a senior NPO member said much more attention should be paid to the reproductive health of those exposed to low levels of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Considerable attention has been paid to ...