Daiichi Sankyo denies OTC sale rumors
The Japanese media reported that Daiichi Sankyo was in talks with several companies to sell its over-the-counter drug unit, Daiichi Sankyo Healthcare, but the company has denied the rumors. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions
Since 2013, annual emissions of a banned chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) have increased by around 7,000 tonnes from eastern China, according to new research published in Nature today [Wednesday 22 May] by an international team of scientists from the UK, South Korea, Japan, USA, Australia and Switzerland. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Amgen announces a recommended public cash offer to the shareholders of Nuevolution
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Offer is not being made, and this press release may not be distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into, nor will any tender of shares be accepted from or on behalf of holders in, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa, or any other jurisdiction in which the making of the Offer, the distribution of this press release or the acceptance of any tender of shares would contravene applicable laws or regulations or require further offer documents, filings or other measures in addition to those required under Swedish law. Shareholders...
Source: Amgen News Release - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The neural mechanisms that inhibit slow muscle activity during fast swimming in fish
(National Institutes of Natural Sciences) Using zebrafish larvae, Assistant Professor Yukiko Kimura and Professor Shin-Ichi Higashijima of the National Institute for Basic Biology in Japan have discovered neural mechanisms that suppress slow muscle activity in fish swimming at high speeds. The research results were published in the May 22, 2019 issue of Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gore Scores FDA Nod for More Precise TEVAR Solution
W.L. Gore and Associates has received a nod from FDA for a more precise Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) solution. The Flagstaff, AZ-based company said the Gore Tag Conformable Thoracic Stent Graft with Active Control System provides new precision and predictable patient outcomes in the endovascular repair of aneurysms, transections, and Type B dissections of the descending thoracic aorta. A smaller-diameter primary delivery sleeve gives the device and system a lower profile across 10 device sizes. “Gore has been on the front end and has really defined and established the TEVAR minimally invasi...
Source: MDDI - May 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Brain-training game could make pensioners better drivers
A study by Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, found older people who played a game that tested their reaction times while 'driving' performed better behind the wheel six weeks later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combined effect of adverse childhood experiences and young age on self-harm ideation among postpartum women in Japan - Doi S, Fujiwara T.
BACKGROUND: Suicide among postpartum women is a new and emerging issue in developed countries. However, little is known about the combined effect of risk factors on self-harm ideation, although various risk factors have been found. The aim of this study is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reliability and validity of the Japan Ijime Scale and estimated prevalence of bullying among 4th through 9th graders: a large-scale school-based survey - Osuka Y, Nishimura T, Wakuta M, Takei N, Tsuchiya KJ.
AIM: The present study aimed at developing a novel scale, the Japan Ijime Scale (JaIS), to measure bullying in Japan with substantial reliability and validity, with which we estimated the prevalence of bullying among children and adolescents of school age.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Veterinary oncology experts meet in Germany
Veterinary oncology experts from Europe, Japan and the US meet in GermanyVeterinary oncology experts meet prior to the European Society of Veterinary Oncology Congress in Hofheim, GermanyThe collaboration between Boehringer Ingelheim and the Veterinary Oncology Advisory Board focuses on developing unparalleled therapeutic solutions for the veterinary community and establishing new standards of care (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - May 20, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Japanese researchers develop a micro-electromechanical energy harvester that runs on ambient energy
(Natural News) Even as internet of things devices grow ever smaller, they continue to require more power. But most of these smart devices are too small to fit batteries and power cords might restrict them. This led Japanese researchers to refine an existing tool which could collect electromechanical energy from its surroundings. Their new energy harvester is called a micro-electronic mechanical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why this startup's $140 million financing is easy to digest
The Peninsula company is targeting the most prevalent acid-related disease in Western countries with a drug approved five years ago in Japan. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Why this startup's $140 million financing is easy to digest
The Peninsula company is targeting the most prevalent acid-related disease in Western countries with a drug approved five years ago in Japan. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Why this startup's $140 million financing is easy to digest
The Peninsula company is targeting the most prevalent acid-related disease in Western countries with a drug approved five years ago in Japan. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Cognitive frailty in community-dwelling older Japanese people: prevalence and its association with falls - Kim H, Awata S, Watanabe Y, Kojima N, Osuka Y, Motokawa K, Sakuma N, Inagaki H, Edahiro A, Hosoi E, Won CW, Shinkai S.
AIM: To investigate the prevalence and associated factors of cognitive frailty and cognitive frailty-related falls in community-dwelling older people. METHODS: A total of 25 out of 1192 community-dwelling older people aged>70  years with cognitiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Miyagi medical and welfare information network: a backup system for patient clinical information after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami - Ido K, Nakamura N, Nakayama M.
On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit the northeastern coastal region of Japan caused about 18,000 casualties and destroyed numerous buildings. Additionally, many medical facilities were damaged and patient medical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Substitute or complement? How social capital, age and socioeconomic status interacted to impact mortality in Japan's 3/11 tsunami - Ye M, Aldrich DP.
BACKGROUND: Research underscoring the critical nature of social capital and collective action during crises often overlooks the ways that social ties interact with vulnerability factors such as age and socioeconomic status. METHODS: We use three di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Scientists explore a compound in chestnut flower for its anti-obesity properties
(Natural News) Cinnamyl alcohol, an organic compound found in Japanese chestnut (Castanea crenata) flowers, can potentially be used in treating – and even preventing – obesity, according to a study in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. In their report, researchers from South Korea looked at whether chestnut flower extract can effectively prevent the accumulation of fat... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It May Not Be a Bad Thing Fewer U.S. Babies Were Born in 2018 Than in Any Year Since 1986
With American women increasingly delaying having children, fewer U.S. babies were born in 2018 than in any year since 1986, according to provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). About 3.7 million babies were born in the U.S. last year, 2% fewer than in 2017, according to the NCHS. Birth numbers fell across racial groups, with declines charted among white, black, Hispanic, Asian and American Indian women. In 2018, the U.S. saw not only a 32-year low in total births, but also a record-setting dip in national fertility rates. Based on 2018 data,...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized CDC data Demography fertility Pregnancy public health Source Type: news

Novartis gets approval to sell Kymriah in Japan for $306,000
A Japanese government panel approved on Wednesday a price of 33.5 million yen ($305,800) for Novartis' cancer treatment Kymriah, allowing the Swiss drugmaker to press ahead with a campaign to kick-start sluggish sales of the treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novartis' cancer treatment Kymriah gets Japan nod at cost of $305,800
A Japanese government panel approved Novartis' cancer treatment Kymriah at a price of 33.5 million yen ($305,800) on Wednesday, marking the entry of so-called CAR-T therapy in the country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Japanese university students' difficulty in living and its association with suicidal ideation - Otsuka H, Anamizu S.
In this study, we investigated (1) Japanese university students' actual "difficulty in living" and (2) its association with suicidal ideation. The Difficulty in Living Questionnaire was administered to 547 Japanese university students. RESULTS reve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hilly neighborhoods are associated with increased risk of weight gain among older adults in rural Japan: a 3-years follow-up study - Okuyama K, Abe T, Hamano T, Takeda M, Sundquist K, Sundquist J, Nabika T.
BACKGROUND: Neighborhood environments have been regularly associated with the weight status. Although the evidence is mostly limited to adults residing in western urban settings, the weight status of older adults living in rural areas is also assumed to be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy in the bathtub - Hayashi K, Jin K, Nagamori C, Okanari K, Okanishi T, Homma Y, Iimura Y, Uda T, Takada L, Otsubo H.
OBJECTIVE: Sudden death in the bathtub occurs relatively frequently in Japan, particularly among elderly people. We hypothesize that sudden death in epilepsy occurring in the bathtub (SDEPB) can be distinguished from sudden death in nonepilepsy occurring i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Study: Glassy menagerie of particles in beach sands near Hiroshima is fallout debris
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) A years-long study that involved scientists and experiments at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley concludes that an odd assortment of particles found in beach sands in Japan are most likely fallout debris from the 1945 Hiroshima A-bomb blast. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A qualitative analysis of mobile pharmacies as disaster measure and pharmacists' mental health during disaster support: the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake - Nagata M, Iwata K, Sone T, Yasuhara T.
The use of medical supply vehicles (mobile pharmacies) as a disaster measure developed after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 when a massive tsunami destroyed the medicine supply system. In the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake, mobile pharmacies were dispat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Impact evaluation of wire rope installation on two-way two-lane expressways - Xing J, Muramatsu T, Goto H, Yamaguchi D.
To effectively develop road networks under budgetary and time constraints, high-standard arterial expressways in Japan incorporate dual four-lane roads with provisional two-way two-lane (TWTL) sections in areas of low traffic demand. In the majority of TWT... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Eat or be eaten: Street food vendors resist and adapt to changing society
(Kanazawa University) Research from Japan's Kanazawa University examined various ways in which Indonesian street food vendors try to survive and adapt amid urbanization. State-led plans often seek to prohibit or relocate vendors, seeing them as a liability. The study found the vendors resist in subtle ways. They forge reciprocal relationships and seek informal protection. Additionally, some vendors work daytime office jobs and uses skills such as social media to support nighttime food stalls. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could Your Home County Be A Measles Hotspot?
As well as identifying the 25 U.S. counties at greatest risk for measles outbreaks, the researchers pinpointed the countries that contribute most to measles risk in the United States: India, China, Mexico, Japan, Ukraine, Philippines and Thailand. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Impact of Suicide Prevention Act (2006) on suicides in Japan - Nakanishi M, Endo K, Ando S, Nishida A.
Background: The Suicide Prevention Act was implemented in 2006 in Japan to promote various suicide prevention strategies. Aims: The present study examined the impact of the Suicide Prevention Act on recent suicide mortality rates in Japan. Method: Using... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Malawi: Farmers Union Engages in Nutrition Project in Ntchisi
[Malawi News Agency] Ntchisi -Farmers Union (FUM) with support from Japan Social Development Fund through the World Bank has launched a nutrition project in Ntchisi District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

National Nurses Week: Meet Nurse Volunteer Sydney Slusser
Konnichiwa! My name is Sydney Slusser. I am a Registered Nurse (RN) currently living with my husband and two cats, Emma and Quincy, in Iwakuni, Japan.  I was born in ... The post National Nurses... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Military Support Volunteers Japan Military Spouse Nursing service to the armed forces volunteer nurse volunteering Source Type: news

Takeda sheds products, 485 jobs in deals worth $5.7B
After taking on some $30 billion of debt to acquire local drugmaker Shire plc earlier this year, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. is paying off some of that bill by selling two products for a combined $5.7 billion. A Japanese drugmaker which has a large presence in Lexington and Cambridge, Takeda (NYSE: TAK) is selling the dry eye treatment Xiidra to Novartis for $3.4 billion upfront, with another $1.9 available in potential milestone payments, the latter disclosed after markets closed Wednesday.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Takeda sheds products, 485 jobs in deals worth $5.7B
After taking on some $30 billion of debt to acquire local drugmaker Shire plc earlier this year, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. is paying off some of that bill by selling two products for a combined $5.7 billion. A Japanese drugmaker which has a large presence in Lexington and Cambridge, Takeda (NYSE: TAK) is selling the dry eye treatment Xiidra to Novartis for $3.4 billion upfront, with another $1.9 available in potential milestone payments, the latter disclosed after markets closed Wednesday.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Takeda to sell eye drug to Novartis in $5.3bn deal
Japanese drugmaker is looking to reduce its $48bn debt following Shire acquisition (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa: World leaders pledge US$1 billion to transform health and nutrition of world's poorest women, children and adolescents
[World Bank] Washington, DC -- Ten new investors--Burkina Faso, C ôte d'Ivoire, Denmark, the European Commission, Germany, Japan, Laerdal Global Health, the Netherlands, Qatar and an anonymous donor--have joined since the launch of the Global Financing Facility replenishment. They join existing funders the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, MSD for Mothers, Norway, and the United Kingdom to fund the GFF to improve the health and nutrition of women, children and adolescents. - US$1 billion pledged to the GFF T (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Effect of pets on human behavior and stress in disaster - Tanaka A, Saeki J, Hayama SI, Kass PH.
Animal-related consequences were not anticipated in disaster preparedness planning in Japan at the time of its massive earthquakes in 2011. Evacuation failure was quite common due to pet ownership in this disaster. Public attention to the welfare of affect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

EPA Ignored Advice from Staff Experts When Issuing New Asbestos Rule
More than a dozen senior officials and experts at the Environmental Protection Agency urged the EPA to ban asbestos outright, a new report shows. Two internal memos obtained by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and shared with the New York Times reveal the EPA’s own scientists and lawyers advised the agency to issue a complete ban of asbestos instead of the recent regulations that only restricted its domestic use. In the memos, dated Aug. 10, 2018, EPA staff members wrote that the agency “should seek to ban all new uses of asbestos because the extreme harm from this chemical substance outweighs any ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 8, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Car Hits 13 Children, Kills Two, in Japan
TOKYO (AP) — A car slammed into a group of 16 mostly kindergarten children who were strolling on a sidewalk in the lakeside city of Otsu in western Japan, leaving two dead, police said Wednesday. The accident occurred in the morning after the compact car bumped into another passenger car at an intersection and veered off to the sidewalk, Shiga prefectural police said. The children aged 2 to 3 were escorted by three teachers. A girl and a boy, both 2 years old, were pronounced dead after they were rushed to a hospital, police said. It was not clear whether they were among the four children police earlier said were lef...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 8, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

AstraZeneca-Daiichi breast cancer treatment shows promise in latest study
An experimental breast cancer drug being developed by British drugmaker AstraZeneca and Japan's Daiichi Sankyo's met its main goal in a mid-stage study, bolstering their position in a highly competitive oncology market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cell architects: 'Smart cells' improve production of pharmaceutical raw materials
(Kobe University) Researchers in Japan have developed an integrated synthetic biology system to construct new metabolic pathways and enzymes within microbes. By incorporating a " Design, Build, Test, Learn " (DBTL) workflow, the production of pharmaceutical raw materials could be systematically optimized. This application supports the concept of the DBTL workflow as a sustainable method for production of complex and valuable materials. The results were published on May 1 in the open access journal Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The U.N. Reports That 1 Million Species Could Go Extinct. It Shows How Hard It Will Be to Heal the Planet
There’s an awful lot of awful in the just-released summary of a new U.N. report on biodiversity and ecosystem. There’s the tenfold increase in plastic pollution since 1980, for example. There’s the 400 million tons of heavy metals, toxic sludge and fertilizer runoff poured into the world’s water each year too. There’s the doubling of greenhouse gas emissions since 1980; the growth of industrial fishing, now sprawling across 55% of the world’s oceans, the 85% loss of the wetlands since the dawn of the industrial era, and the 70% increase in invasive species in 21 countries. And then, fina...
Source: TIME: Science - May 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Environment onetime Source Type: news

Measles – Western Pacific Region
Globally, between 2016 and 2017, the number of reported measles cases increased by 31%, while in the WHO Western Pacific Region (WPR), the total number of cases reported decreased by 82% during the same period. However, there was an increase in cases reported in WPR, from 11 118 in 2017 to 26 163 cases in 2018. A resurgence of measles cases has been seen in all WHO Regions. An unusually high number of cases reported from countries and areas of the WPR in 2019 have been reported from: 1) several countries/areas where measles has been eliminated due to importation-related outbreaks; and 2) endemic countries such as the Phili...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Cochrane in Everyday Life - Fluoride toothpastes of different concentrations for preventing dental caries
Conclusions:There are benefits of using fluoride toothpaste at certain strengths to prevent tooth decay when compared with non-fluoride toothpaste. The stronger the fluoride concentration, the more decay is prevented. For many of the comparisons of different strengths of toothpaste, the findings are uncertain and could be challenged by further research.The choice of fluoride toothpaste for young children should be balanced against the riskof fluorosis.Plain language summary:available inEnglish,Spanish,French,Croatian,Japanese,Malay, andPolish, andRussian.Note worthy mentions:Blog post:Which strength of fluoride in toothpas...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The relationship between parenting stress and children's behavioral characteristics in Japan - Tokunaga A, Iwanaga R, Yamanishi Y, Higashionna T, Tanaka K, Nakane H, Tanaka G.
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that the evaluation of a child tends to differ between the mother and father regardless of whether the child has a disability or not, although parents have key information about the behavioral characteristics of the child. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Proposing behavior-oriented strategies for earthquake emergency evacuation: a behavioral data analysis from New Zealand, Italy and Japan - Bernardini G, Lovreglio R, Quagliarini E.
Individuals' safety in an earthquake highly depends on human reactions and emergency behaviours, especially in first evacuation phases and in urban scenarios. To increase community resilience, Civil Defense Bodies in several earthquake prone countries have... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Association between parental visitation and depressive symptoms among institutionalized children in Japan: a cross-sectional study - Yazawa A, Takada S, Suzuki H, Fujisawa TX, Tomoda A.
BACKGROUND: Mental health problems are an important issue among institutionalized children. Although positive communication with parents is essential for children's well-being, it has not been sufficiently verified how interactions with parents affect ment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Disease and injury statistics of Japanese Antarctic research expeditions during the wintering period: evaluation of 6837 cases in the 1st-56th parties - Antarctic health report in 1956-2016 - Ikeda A, Ohno G, Otani S, Watanabe K, Imura S.
This study aimed to evaluate disease and injury trends among wintering members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition. Obtained information is indispensable to the advancement of medical system and research. Summation was performed based on medical ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Pathway from gait speed to incidence of disability and mortality in older adults: A mediating role of physical activity - Abe T, Kitamura A, Taniguchi Y, Amano H, Seino S, Yokoyama Y, Nishi M, Narita M, Ikeuchi T, Fujiwara Y, Shinkai S.
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether physical activity mediates the association of gait speed with incident disability and mortality in older adults. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort data from 782 community-dwelling Japanese older adults were analyzed. The med... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A Device That Heats Tobacco, But Doesn ’t Burn It, Can Now Be Sold in the U.S. Here’s What to Know About IQOS
After a two-year wait, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday green-lit the sale of a new gadget that heats tobacco instead of burning it. The device, which is called IQOS (pronounced EYE-kose) and made by Philip Morris International, works by heating tobacco-filled sticks, called Heatsticks, to produce a nicotine-rich aerosol. The FDA’s decision means the device may now be marketed in the U.S. — but even though IQOS has been shown to produce fewer of the cancer-causing chemicals found in traditional cigarettes, the FDA has not yet approved a separate application to call IQOS a lower-risk alternative...
Source: TIME: Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Sustaining power of nurses in a damaged hospital during the Great East Japan Earthquake - Nakayama Y, Kato I, Ohkawa T.
This study aimed to describe the experiences of nurses who were employed in a psychiatric hospital in Fukushima prefecture during the Great East Japan Earthquake and to explore what sustained the nurses while they worked in the damaged hospital. D... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news