February 05, 2016
OKAZAKI, Aichi Prefecture--A Japanese research team has uncovered a method the brain uses to recover from paralysis caused by cerebral hemorrhage, potentially leading to more effective physical therapy.
February 01, 2016
To lower the risk of developing diabetes, try eating either fish or meat before tucking into a bowl of rice at mealtimes.
January 06, 2016
KYOTO--Kyoto University scientists found a way to detect the elusive moment when human body cells transform into induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, a method that could improve research into illnesses and regenerative medicine treatments.
December 25, 2015
Japan's first new school of medicine in 38 years will open close to Narita Airport in Chiba Prefecture with the aim of capitalizing on the “medical tourism” market and attracting foreign visitors for medical check-ups and treatments from world-class physicians.
December 23, 2015
An antiparasitic drug developed by Nobel Prize laureate Satoshi Omura could help patients fight biliary tract cancer, but securing safety for such treatments remains an issue, scientists said.
December 22, 2015
A Kyushu man in his 20s who relied on prodigious quantities of energy drinks and pills to stay awake during his night shift job eventually died of a caffeine overdose, a pathologist said Dec. 21.
December 17, 2015
A medicine used to treat asthma may also be effective for Alzheimer’s disease, Japanese scientists said in a study published Dec. 16.
December 16, 2015
Kyoto University’s iPS research center and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. are partnering to develop clinical applications of induced pluripotent stem cells to treat patients of diabetes and other diseases, it was announced Dec. 15.
December 14, 2015
OSAKA--A 17-year-old girl who was vaccinated against cervical cancer is now praying for a cure to end the excruciating side effects from the government-recommended medication.
December 05, 2015
Heart muscles and pancreatic cells grown by scientists could be tested on humans in just a few years, according to the science ministry.
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.