November 27, 2015
Japanese male senior business managers, including executives, are at a higher risk for suicide than lower-level employees, according to the findings of a Japanese research team.
November 27, 2015
SUITA, Osaka Prefecture--Researchers have announced that they have developed an artificial blood vessel measuring 0.6 millimeters in diameter, the thinnest in the world, which they expect to lead to applications for surgeries to connect cerebral arteries or lymphatic vessels.
November 26, 2015
The health ministry has certified “Robot Suit HAL” as a medical device to help patients with intractable diseases regain mobility in their legs.
November 24, 2015
Researchers in southern Japan have begun clinical trials for a new treatment of early-stage breast cancer using proton beams instead of routine partial mastectomy.
November 11, 2015
A health ministry panel on Nov. 10 for the first time approved a wearable, robotic suit for designation as a medical device to help patients with intractable diseases regain their walking abilities.
November 10, 2015
Scientists at the National Cancer Center Research Institute in Tokyo have developed a highly accurate simple test kit for early detection of pancreatic cancer, which is difficult to treat.
October 31, 2015
A portable device that uses tiny electric currents to improve the swallowing reflex has gone on sale to help prevent pneumonia among elderly people and ailing patients, researchers said.
October 28, 2015
Elderly males who live and often eat alone are about 2.7 times more likely to suffer from depression than other senior men who often dine with other people, an extensive national survey has found.
October 21, 2015
Magnesium oxide pills consumed to ease constipation were responsible for three deaths and two dozen cases of adverse side effects over the past three-and-a-half years, the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency said Oct. 20.
October 15, 2015
Japanese researchers said a new vaccine for type A influenza virus tested on mice could be a silver-bullet breakthrough in the fight against the disease in humans.
October 10, 2015
Contrary to popular belief, smoking and drinking are not the sole causes of throat cancer, scientists have found.
October 09, 2015
BEIJING--Research published in the medical journal The Lancet says one in three of all the young men in China are likely to die from tobacco, but that the number can fall if the men quit smoking.
October 06, 2015
Children whose parents were directly exposed to radiation from the 1945 atomic bombings have the same death rate from cancer as the general population, the latest study by a joint Japanese-U.S. research institute showed.
October 05, 2015
STOCKHOLM--William Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu jointly won the 2015 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for their work against parasitic diseases, the award-giving body said on Oct. 5.
October 02, 2015
OSAKA--The chances of developing a male contraceptive have been boosted after researchers in Osaka crippled sperm cells by knocking their tails out of action in a lab test.
October 02, 2015
FUKUSHIMA--Psychological stress from the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has remained around the same level as in 2014 among mothers and children living in Fukushima city, a study found.
September 08, 2015
To advance stem cell research, Kyoto University's Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) and Hitachi Ltd. will be producing induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from healthy subjects and storing them in a cell bank.
September 07, 2015
A mouth full of zirconia is apparently the way to go.
September 02, 2015
Japanese researchers have significantly shrunken the size of malignant tumors in mice by introducing immune cells derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, a breakthrough that could lead to more effective cancer treatments.
August 26, 2015
A deadly flesh-eating bacterium has infected 284 people as of Aug. 16, already shattering Japan’s annual record and prompting advisories from health experts, according to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.