April 12, 2013
Hospital patients may no longer need to be hooked up to a tangle of wires, thanks to new technology developed by Fujitsu Ltd. The device enables cord-free monitoring through...
March 27, 2013
Kao Corp. announced March 27 it will launch "Healthya Coffee," the first coffee beverage from its Healthya series, on April 4.
February 22, 2013
BEIJING--Air pollution in Beijing is worse than anything Japan ever experienced, according to a medical attache at the Japanese Embassy here.
January 24, 2013
A 38-year-old travel agency employee was told during a regular medical checkup that he may have diabetes. The man, whom I will call Mr. S, later underwent a thorough...
December 27, 2012
Today's 40-somethings can recall pestering their parents as children to buy them a cola, only to be told sternly that "it's not good for your body."
December 26, 2012
Children in Fukushima Prefecture have the highest obesity rates in Japan in seven age groups, education ministry statistics showed, a possible result of the restrictions on...
September 28, 2012
Critical data is missing for two-thirds of children tested for thyroid problems in Fukushima Prefecture, because their families have failed to declare the children's...
July 22, 2012
Eighty percent of our health-care needs are related to everyday illnesses such as colds, high-blood pressure, diabetes or depression.
June 25, 2012
Professional soccer players are much more likely to suffer ankle sprains when one foot is stronger than the other, according to a Greek study.
May 22, 2012
In line with a directive from New York headquarters, Vogue Japan from its July issue will not feature models under 16 or who appear to have an eating disorder.
March 08, 2012
FUKUSHIMA -- Yoshiko Ota keeps her windows shut. She never hangs her laundry outdoors. Fearful of birth defects, she warns her daughters: Never have children.
March 08, 2012
Male managers and professionals in Japan are dying younger than men in other jobs because they put work before their health, researchers said on March 7.
January 19, 2012
The median daily intake of radioactive cesium from meals eaten by families in Fukushima Prefecture is more than 11 times the level in the Kanto region near Tokyo but still well ...
January 19, 2012
Households that consumed relatively large quantities of fruits and mushrooms produced in Fukushima Prefecture tended to ingest more radioactive cesium in their food than those...
December 09, 2011
FUKUSHIMA--Hundreds of residents in Fukushima Prefecture checked for radiation exposure after the nuclear accident there had levels exceeding what the government says is the...
November 07, 2011
The population of the world reached 7 billion on Oct. 31. That figure is a testament to humanity's triumph over famine and disease, but, impressive as it is in itself, I can...
October 26, 2011
While rare today in the West, the battle to eradicate polio continues on in poorer parts of the world, and Japan is pledging to do its part.
October 08, 2011
Power broker Ichiro Ozawa played down his sudden hospitalization on Oct. 6, hours after the first session of his criminal trial.
September 25, 2011
Fewer young children are staying up late while more are waking up early, a trend that reflects their parents' lifestyles over the past decade, a survey by the Japanese Society...
September 16, 2011
Potato chips were the first snack food I got hooked on as a kid. Back then, those crispy treats had yet to be mass-produced by big-name companies, and I remember the name of a...