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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan confirms 22 people affected by first dengue fever outbreak since 1945

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 12:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... with residents and tourists. An outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever in Japan – the first since the second world war – has affected 22 people, the nation's health ministry confirmed on Monday. ... headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain, skin rash to incapacitating high temperatures, said the World Health Organisation. Occasionally the infection develops into a potentially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582860/japan-confirms-first-dengue-fever-outbreak-1945-may-have-affected-20
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan birthrate drops 2.7 per cent in first half of year to fewer than 500,000 babies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:48pm

    ... in the first six months was 13,980 fewer than last year’s 510,371, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare said in a preliminary report. The number of babies born in June was almost flat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580811/japan-birthrate-drops-27-cent-first-half-year
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Monkeys show effects of fallout from Fukushima nuclear meltdown, study says

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:13pm by GDN

    ... research on the health effects of radiation exposure in humans," he said. The work, which ruled out disease or malnutrition as a cause of the low blood counts, is published in the journal ... the caesium and low blood counts were not statistically strong. "Unfortunately this is yet another paper with insufficient power to distinguish real effects and relevance to human health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1559272/monkeys-show-effects-fallout-fukushima-nuclear-meltdown-study-says
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo council told to 'clean itself up' after sexist jeers at assembly woman

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... up", he said. Health Minister Norihisa Tamura, whose portfolio includes the welfare of working women, said the abuse was "not only deeply disrespectful to women, it was a major human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537177/tokyo-council-told-clean-itself-after-sexist-jeers-assembly-woman
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan launches satellite to monitor damage from natural disasters

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:25am by AFP

    ... The satellite will "conduct a health check mainly of the earth's land areas in detail", JAXA project manager Shinichi Suzuki said. It would also collect data related to the deformation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519330/japan-launches-satellite-monitor-damage-natural-disasters
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Pollution from China triggers health alert in Japan's Kumamoto prefecture

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Officials in Kumamoto, Kyushu island, advise residents to stay indoors in Japan's first official health warning over smog drifting from China Japanese health warning over smog from China A prefecture in southwestern Japan yesterday advised residents to stay indoors or wear masks when they go outside, in the nation's first official health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1180527/pollution-china-triggers-health-alert-japans-kumamoto-prefecture
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima nuclear plant diverting groundwater to stem contamination

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... taken on April 15, potentially dangerous isotopes, including caesium and tritium, were found to be a fraction of the maximum allowed under World Health Organisation guidelines for drinking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1517444/fukushima-nuclear-plant-diverting-groundwater-stem-contamination
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Slasher attacks Japan female pop group AKB48 with saw at fan event

    Posted May 26th 2014, 12:09pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... people will be in good health again soon... and the two group members will show us soon they are in good shape,” wrote another fan on an internet forum, who said his name was “Yamasan”. “I also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519620/slasher-attacks-japan-female-pop-group-akb48-fan-event
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan looks into claim 'falsified' data was used in Alzheimer's drug study

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan's health ministry is investigating claims bogus figures were used in clinical testing Faked-data probe over Alzheimer's drug study Japan's health ministry said yesterday it was probing claims falsified data was used in an Alzheimer's disease study involving major drug makers. Health officials said they were questioning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1402542/japan-looks-claim-falsified-data-was-used-alzheimers-drug-study
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Drug giant Novartis replaces Japanese trio over side-effects cover-up claim

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 11:00pm by AFP

    ... of a drug "risks violating pharmaceutical law, which could mean an administrative penalty", a health ministry official said. The company hired the outside lawyers to conduct an in-house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1464233/drug-giant-novartis-replaces-japanese-trio-over-side-effects-cover-claim

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