/ Apr 9, 2016

Will it hurt? Uncertainty is worst of all, says study

Not knowing if a decision will provoke pain is more stressful than correctly anticipating the outcome, even when that outcome hurts like hell, according to a study released recently. Moreover, experiments with volunteers receiving electric shocks showed that the greater the stress the better subjects ...

Feb 20, 2014

Fukushima stress deaths top 3/11 toll

Stress and other illnesses related to the 2011 quake and tsunami has killed 1,656 people in Fukushima Prefecture, outnumbering the 1,607 whose deaths were directly tied to disaster-caused injuries.

Lay judge seeks payout over murder case stress

Sep 25, 2013

Lay judge seeks payout over murder case stress

A former lay judge is suing the government for ¥2 million in compensation, claiming she was hit by an acute stress disorder after being exposed to graphic evidence at a murder trial. Hifumi Aoki, 63, from Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, who served in March in a ...