Tag - diseases



Aug 10, 2019
Ebola continues to rage in Africa
The world must do more to combat this outbreak and prevent future ones.
Japan Times
Mar 2, 2019
Japan Tobacco, British American Tobacco and Philip Morris lose appeal in $13 billion Quebec lawsuits
Subsidiaries of Japan Tobacco Inc., British American Tobacco PLC and Philip Morris International Inc. were ordered to pay damages of more than 17 billion Canadian dollars ($12.8 billion) after losing an appeal of class-action lawsuits filed by smokers in Quebec.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 5, 2019
Japan's health ministry draws on 'City Hunter' manga nostalgia to promote rubella vaccine to men
The government is promoting free vaccinations against rubella for men age 39 to 56, using characters from a manga series thought to resonate with that generation.
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 4, 2019
WHO and vaccine group back 'critical' cervical cancer shots
A vaccine given to girls to protect them against a virus that causes cervical cancer is a "critical" health tool and access to it should be scaled up as swiftly as possible, especially in poorer countries, cancer experts said Monday.
Jan 24, 2019
Death at Nakameguro Station in Tokyo highlights importance of rest after contracting flu
A recent series of accidents involving fainting by individuals infected with the influenza virus is prompting experts to stress the importance of getting a proper amount of rest.
Japan Times
Jan 22, 2019
Nursing homes see spate of deaths amid flu outbreak across Japan
Amid an outbreak of influenza, the nation has seen a spate of deaths in recent days following mass infections at nursing care facilities.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 11, 2019
Study details how high-fiber diets make for healthier lives and lower risk of diseases
People who eat lots of high-fiber and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fiber, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
Japan Times
Jun 26, 2018
Japan's backward vaccination policy
Citizens are being needlessly left exposed to infectious diseases.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 3, 2018
Massive levels of cellphone radiation linked to tumors in male rats
Male rats exposed to very high levels of the kind of radiation emitted by cellphones developed tumors in the tissues around their hearts, according to a draft report by U.S. government researchers on the potential health risks of the devices.
Japan Times
Jan 29, 2018
Japan's dramatic surge in syphilis cases, with particularly high incidence in Tokyo, puzzles experts
Syphilis, a classic sexually transmitted disease nearly eradicated decades ago, is seeing a resurgence in Japan, with the reported number of patients in 2017 topping 5,000 for the first time in 44 years.
Japan Times
Jan 21, 2018
Health expert hopes unique spin on karuta is as infectious as the game
Want to learn more about infectious diseases in an avant-garde way? A Japanese expert on the subject has come up with a solution through a self-made version of karuta, the traditional card game.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Dec 3, 2017
Japan's cancer-hit employees continue to battle for system to reduce workload: survey
A survey finds that 70 percent of Japan's top companies are dragging their feet on devising more flexible working schemes for employees dealing with cancer.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 20, 2017
Japanese experts seek approval for cancer-detection technique requiring only a drop of blood
Scientists from state-backed institutions are seeking government approval for a cancer detection technique that only needs a drop of blood to zero in on RNA molecules linked to more than a dozen types of the killer disease.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 3, 2017
Researchers develop app that boosts memory in people with cognitive decline
A brain training computer game developed by British neuroscientists has been shown to improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia, and could help such patients avert some symptoms of cognitive decline.
Japan Times
May 15, 2017
Medical big data to be pooled for disease research and drug development in Japan
Last month a bill aimed at facilitating medical research through the use of patient records stored at medical institutions cleared the Diet.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 24, 2017
Entrepreneurs use their diseases as springboard for business success
Despite calls for diversity in the workplace and "work-style reforms" being debated in the government, Japan has yet to come up with a way to fully utilize the talent of all who wish to work, especially those with rare and incurable diseases.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 6, 2017
Physical activity found to help patients with progressive pulmonary diseases
Good news for smokers. A group of researchers from Osaka has discovered that physical activity can be beneficial to patients with progressive smoking-induced pulmonary diseases.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 9, 2017
Kanagawa center taps diagnostic advances to detect fetal heart ailments
Advances in ultrasonic diagnostic technology have given a ray of hope to pregnant women whose babies have serious cardiac ailments.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 2, 2017
More work lies ahead to fight Zika, other threats: CDC chief
A year ago, the mosquito-borne Zika virus was only beginning to reveal itself as a threat to pregnant women and their unborn babies.
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Nov 23, 2016
South Korea raises bird flu alert as two more cases found at duck farms
South Korea raised the country's bird flu alert status Wednesday to its second-highest level as two more outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu occurred after the first cases were confirmed last week.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores