Tag - strokes



High blood pressure is the world’s single biggest indicator of death risk, yet it receives little attention and even less funding.
Jun 28, 2024
The world’s biggest killer that you never considered
One of the most dangerous health conditions, high blood pressure, could be tackled easily and cheaply across the globe. But it's getting less attention than other issues.
Even a slightly high blood pressure raises the risk of strokes and other diseases, a study finds.
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 14, 2024
Even slightly high blood pressure ups vascular disease risks
According to the Japanese Society of Hypertension, the country has an estimated 43 million hypertension patients.
This year’s Fuji Rock Festival, which took place last weekend and featured The Strokes, Foo Fighters and Lizzo as headliners, brought a cumulative total of 114,000 attendees to the mountains of Niigata Prefecture.
Aug 4, 2023
Fuji Rock’s diversity is back — and it feels great
Millennial rock, Gen Z rap and a Sinead O’Connor tribute fill a stellar weekend of music.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 29, 2023
Doctors in Japan turn to crowdfunding to continue stroke treatment trial
The trial for the drug to treat acute stroke sufferers has hit a snag due to surging import costs, with the price of a vial going from ¥300,000 to ¥1.6 million.
Japan Times
Nov 14, 2022
If you’ve had COVID-19, watch out for stroke symptoms
Several studies now show an elevated risk of serious blood vessel inflammation during and after an infection.
Japan Times
Mar 17, 2020
Tame Impala and The Strokes set to headline Fuji Rock 2020
With the festival set to the be held in late August, all eyes will be on whether the COVID-19 situation improves before then.
Feb 26, 2020
J&J and iPhone maker team to study if app for Apple Watch can detect atrial fibrillation early
Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday it would partner with Apple Inc. on a study to use an iPhone app and the Apple Watch to study how earlier detection of atrial fibrillation impacts stroke in people aged 65 or older.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Nov 30, 2019
Japan's love of ramen tempered by mortality warning
Slurping down a steaming hot bowl of ramen is a great way to warm the soul on a cold winter’s day but overindulging in the dish could prove deadly, a British medical paper has warned.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 5, 2019
Major study debunks myth that moderate drinking can be healthy
Blood pressure and stroke risk rise steadily the more alcohol people drink, and previous claims that one or two drinks a day might protect against stroke are not true, according to the results of a major genetic study.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 21, 2017
Metabolism of oxygen-deprived mole-rats seen offering hope in times of heart attack
They are homely, buck-toothed, pink, nearly hairless and just plain weird, but one of the many odd traits of rodents called naked mole-rats that live in subterranean bliss in the deserts of East Africa could someday be of great benefit to people.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 8, 2013
Sleep deprivation has genetic consequences
Hey, you, yawning at 2 in the afternoon. Your genes feel it, too.


Akiko Trush says her experience with the neurological disorder dystonia left her feeling like she wanted to chop her own hand off.
The neurological disorder that 'kills culture'