Japanese men breaking silence on infertility woes

National / Social Issues Mar 28, 2017

Japanese men breaking silence on infertility woes

Japanese husbands who have kept silent about the embarrassment of undergoing infertility treatment are swallowing their pride and beginning to speak out. More of them are attending meet-and-greet support groups for men with similar problems, and even a recently published book compiling the various experiences ...

Plan gives SDF medics freer hand under fire

National Jan 28, 2014

Plan gives SDF medics freer hand under fire

The government is looking to grant Self-Defense Forces paramedics more discretionary authority in treating wounded service members if Japan comes under attack. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government wants the SDF to play a greater security role abroad as part of his drive to redefine the ...

Transplant marks new pancreatitis treatment

National Aug 21, 2013

Transplant marks new pancreatitis treatment

Doctors at Osaka University Hospital last month successfully removed a chronically inflamed pancreas from a pancreatitis patient before separating the organ's insulin-producing islets and transplanting them back into the patient, marking a new form of treatment, hospital officials said Wednesday. Since the transplant the patient, ...