World / Science & Health Nov 5, 2019

At-home test could boost screening for cervical cancer

An at-home, noninvasive screening for cervical pre-cancer could increase compliance with recommended follow-up tests, according to research presented Monday at a cancer conference. The new screening, called the S5 test, is based on a urine sample or a vaginal swab that women can collect themselves ...

Facebook wants to offer users advice on preventive health care

World Oct 29, 2019

Facebook wants to offer users advice on preventive health care

Facebook Inc. is cracking the door open into another part of its users' personal lives: their health. The social media giant on Monday announced a feature that will use a person's age and gender to provide preventive health care information, including suggested checkups. Users can ...

Swine fever vaccination plan cleared by farm ministry

National Oct 11, 2019

Swine fever vaccination plan cleared by farm ministry

An agriculture ministry panel has approved preventive swine fever vaccinations for pigs being raised in prefectures with confirmed cases of the disease. The proposal to revise the state's disease prevention guidelines was presented Thursday by the animal hygiene subcommittee of the Council of Food, Agriculture ...