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  1. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Two Koreas top of global suicide charts, for different reasons

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:21am by AGENCIES

    ... and that it had arrived at its North Korean estimate by factoring in a range of statistically predictive factors. The report also found that the suicide rate for Japan is roughly 60 per cent higher than the global average, with 18.5 people out of every 100,000 committing suicide in 2012. In Japan, 29,442 people committed suicide in 2012- 20,888 men and 8,554 women- which translates ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Suicide: the taboo that’s killing Hong Kong’s elderly

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:35pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Shaheera Abdullah and Emilia Goh

    ... are the highest in almost all countries. However, some Asian countries fare badly when compared with the West. The suicide rate for people over 70 was 51.5 in China and 25.5 in Japan, yet only 6.3 ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    One suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world, WHO says

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... and Uganda the figure was 19.5, followed by Hungary (19.1), Japan (18.5) and Belarus (18.3). In high-income countries, mental disorders were present in up to 90 per cent of suicides, compared ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AP

    ... capita consumption pales next to South Korea's. Japan, considered the spiritual home of instant noodles, boasts a dazzling array. Masaya "Instant" Oyama, 55, who says he eats more ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong is not equipped to study the Ebola virus

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Jessie Lau and Emily Tsang

    ... currently operating in Asia- one in Wuhan, one in Singapore, and two in India. Although there are two BSL4 facilities in Japan, they are currently not in use because of opposition from locals, who ...

  6. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Japan scientists first to prove how healthy diet lowers suicide risk

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 02:45pm by Julian Ryall

    ... of fruit and vegetables in their diet have a significantly lower risk of committing suicide, according to new research by scientists in Japan. The study, which was conducted over eight and a half ... was headed by Akiko Nanri, of the national health centre, but included input from universities and medical research organisations across Japan. Nanri said it would be difficult to determine precisely ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong diabetes patients as young as 3, while one fifth under 40

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 02:34pm by Emily Tsang

    ... type 2 diabetes. That is slightly lower than the 12.7 per cent prevalence rate in Singapore, but higher than Japan's 7.3 rate and Taiwan's rate of 6.7, according to the International ...

  8. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Fears in Japan over lack of natural immunity to H7N9 flu virus

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Japan's health ministry has stepped up monitoring of the spread of the H7N9 flu virus after studies warned it could trigger a pandemic because Japanese people lack natural immunity. ... Post that a range of preventive measures have already been taken. "We have around 20,000 visitors arriving in Japan every day from China, aboard 144 flights and into 20 airports around ...

  9. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Japan drug maker Takeda loses US lawsuit

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Los Angeles Takeda Pharmaceutical is ordered to pay a patient US$6.5 million for failure to warn of cancer risk from diabetes medicine Actos Japanese drug firm loses U.S. lawsuit Takeda Pharmaceutical of Japan must pay US$6.5 million in damages to a California man who said Asia's largest drug-maker failed to warn consumers that its Actos diabetes drug could ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Medical tourists to Japan unfazed by Diaoyus row

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Wealthy seeking treatment seem unwilling to let argument between two nations get in their way Medical tourists to Japan unfazed by islands row As relations between Tokyo and Beijing appear increasingly in need of major surgery, officials in the far north of Japan are hoping the infant industry of medical tourism can thrive unscathed. They are quietly ...




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