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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Global average life expectancy at record high of 73 for women and 68 for men

    Posted May 17th 2014, 04:39am by Reuters

    ... at birth is for baby girls in Japan, at 87 years, and boys in Iceland, at 81.2 years. Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, Italy and Luxembourg rank in the top 10 for both sexes. "There are major ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    A year of cancer, one photo at a time: Former Hongkonger keeps picture diary of battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:32pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Former Hong Kong resident Jennifer Glass took a photo of herself daily during a year-long battle with lung cancer Jennifer Glass has always had an adventurous spirit. In 1990, she left the United States and journeyed to Southeast Asia for several months of solo backpacking. Then, she migrated to rural Japan to teach English for two years before ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong has higher background radiation level than Tokyo, say scientists

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Background radiation higher in HK than Tokyo, say scientists Hong Kong has a higher level of background radiation than Tokyo, says a group of citizen scientists who hope to allay fears that travellers to Japan are at greater risk of exposure. Non-profit group Safecast has been gathering data on radiation levels in Japan since the 2011 earthquake ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese nurses enter training for opportunities abroad

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... too high for Chinese nurses," Ji said. In 2011, Japan announced that people from overseas could work as registered nurses there if candidates passed a language test. In 2012, the training centre began sending a dozen nurses. This year, 50 are bound for Japan. "Compared with nurses from India and the Philippines, our nurses have a very high success rate in passing ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Government, schools need to do more to stop youth suicides, say experts

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... years, while Korea and Japan, the two countries with the region's highest suicide rates, also had similar initiatives. "But we don't have anything in Hong Kong," Wong said.   ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Eating fruit and vegetables lessens risk of suicide, say Japanese researchers

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 01:37am by Julian Ryall

    ... suicide, according to new research by scientists in Japan. The study, conducted over a period of 81/2 years, is the first in the world to examine the association between dietary patterns ... consumption. The study was led by the centre's Dr Akiko Nanri but included input from universities and medical research organisations across Japan. Nanri said it was difficult to determine ...




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