Is breastfeeding safe during the pandemic?

National / Science & Health | FOCUS Aug 11, 2020

Is breastfeeding safe during the pandemic?

Following a report that a Japanese mother's breast milk had tested positive for the coronavirus, some mothers are becoming concerned they could transmit the coronavirus to their newborns. Medical organizations differ on how to tackle the issue, although at least one doctor is urging calm, ...

European Parliament urges Japan to revamp child custody rules

National Jul 9, 2020

European Parliament urges Japan to revamp child custody rules

The European Parliament adopted a resolution Wednesday urging Japan to improve its child custody rules, under which European parents in Japan have little recourse in the event of domestic child abduction by a Japanese spouse. Members of the parliament are "concerned over the high number ...

Guidelines for new prenatal tests in Japan revised to expand availability

National Jun 21, 2020

Guidelines for new prenatal tests in Japan revised to expand availability

Noninvasive prenatal testing will be made available at a wider range of medical institutions if revised guidelines win health ministry approval, the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology said Saturday. The organization revised the guidelines on the prenatal testing to allow smaller medical institutions, such ...