Injury pattern according to player position in Japanese youth handball: a cross-sectional study among 2377 players - Mashimo S, Yoshida N, Takegami A, Suzuki K, Onishi S.
This study aimed at revealing the player position-based... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan - Ueda M, Nordstr öm R, Matsubayashi T.
BACKGROUND: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented public health crisis, but its effect on suicide deaths is little understood. METHODS: We analyzed data from monthly suicide statistics between January 2017 and October 2020... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Leg muscle action assists blood flow independently of age
(Kanazawa University) Researchers at Kanazawa University report in the Japan Journal of Nursing Science a study of muscle pump action in the context of chronic lower-limb edema. They found that body posture and exercise habits affect the blood pumping action of muscles in the leg, whereas age generally does not. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

J & J seeks permission for phase-3 trial of its single-shot COVID vaccine in India, import licence
This comes close to the heels of the central government last week deciding to fast-track emergency approvals for all foreign produced coronavirus jabs that have been given a similar nod by the World Health Organization or regulators in the United States, Europe, Britain or Japan. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Japanese leader asks Pfizer for additional vaccine supply
Japan's prime minister has asked Pfizer for additional supplies of the vaccine. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Frailty phenotype associated with traffic crashes among older drivers: a cross-sectional study in rural Japan - Liu J, Fujii Y, Seol J, Fujii K, Kim M, Tateoka K, Okura T.
Introduction In places such as Japan, driving safety and physical frailty are two urgent issues due to a rapidly aging population. However, few studies have focused on whether physical frailty is associated with traffic crashes among older drivers. This c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Association between parenting and school refusal among elementary school children in Japan: results from A-CHILD Longitudinal Study - Fukuya Y, Fujiwara T, Isumi A, Doi S, Ochi M.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the association between parenting, including the parent-child interaction and child maltreatment in the first grade (6-7 years old), and school refusal in the second (7-8 years old) and fourth (9-10 years old... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Trends in suicide in Japan by gender during the COVID-19 pandemic, through December 2020 - Nomura S, Kawashima T, Harada N, Yoneoka D, Tanoue Y, Eguchi A, Gilmour S, Kawamura Y, Hashizume M.
Suicide is a rising concern during the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide (Gunnell, 2020). A recent analysis found, for the first time, excess suicide deaths among women in July, August and September 2020 in Japan, and no such elevated mortality for men (Nomura, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

What Percentage of Japanese Have Diabetes?
Title: What Percentage of Japanese Have Diabetes?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/17/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - April 17, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New amphibious centipede species discovered in Okinawa and Taiwan
(Tokyo Metropolitan University) Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University and Hosei University have discovered a new species of large, tropical centipede of genusScolopendra in Okinawa and Taiwan. It is only the third amphibious centipede identified in the world, and is the largest in the region, 20 cm long and nearly 2 cm thick. It is also the first new centipede to be identified in Japan in 143 years, testament to the incredible biodiversity of the Ryukyu Archipelago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yoshihide Suga affirms "tight bond" between U.S., Japan in visit with Joe Biden
Speaking to reporters before meeting with Biden at the White House, Suga said the trip—the first diplomatic trip hosted by the Biden... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fujifilm doubles down on healthcare in new $11B strategic plan
Fresh from its acquisition of Hitachi's imaging business, Japanese industria...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm wraps up Hitachi imaging acquisition Fujifilm installs out point-of-care ultrasound software Hitachi takes steps in sale of imaging business to Fujifilm COVID-19 delays Fujifilm deal to buy Hitachi Medical Fujifilm lands 3 new Synapse contracts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 17, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Biden and Suga Agree U.S. and Japan Will Work Together on 5G
The subtext of the meeting was responding to China’s influence and its aggressive actions in the Indo-Pacific and beyond, and Prime... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RaySearch's new planning system treats 1st patients in Japan
RaySearch Laboratories said that its RayStation treatment planning system ha...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon Medical, RaySearch expand partnership RaySearch, TAE Life Sciences partner on cancer therapy RaySearch unveils new RayStation release RaySearch, Varian partner to track radiation therapy RaySearch inks Australian contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Biden to host Japanese PM at White House in president ’s first visit from foreign leader
North Korea and China will be primary topics of conversation, senior official says (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New data for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) reinforce significant benefit on slowing disease progression in relapsing and primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 16 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) analyses supporting its significant benefit on disease progression in early-stage relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS) as well as demonstrating high persistence and strong adherence to twice-yearly (six-monthly) dosing. These data are being presented virtually at the 73rd American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 17–22 April 2021. OCREVUS is the number one prescribed MS medication in the U.S. for patients starting a new treatment, and more than 200,000 peop...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New data for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) reinforce significant benefit on slowing disease progression in relapsing and primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 16 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) analyses supporting its significant benefit on disease progression in early-stage relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS) as well as demonstrating high persistence and strong adherence to twice-yearly (six-monthly) dosing. These data are being presented virtually at the 73rd American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 17–22 April 2021. OCREVUS is the number one prescribed MS medication in the U.S. for patients starting a new treatment, and more than 200,000 peop...
Source: Roche Media News - April 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Japan expands virus alert in Tokyo area as surge spreads
Japan is set to raise the coronavirus alert level in Tokyo’s three neighboring prefectures and a forth area in central Japan to allow tougher measures as a more contagious coronavirus variant spreads, along with doubts whether the Olympics can go ahead (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Student mental health consultations at a Japanese university and the current state of affairs on the increase in suicide victims in Japan during the COVID-19 pandemic - Fushimi M.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Japan: UN experts ‘deeply disappointed’ by decision to discharge Fukushima water
Three independent UN human rights experts expressed deep regret on Thursday over Japan’s decision to discharge potentially still radioactive Fukushima nuclear plant water into the ocean, warning that it could impact millions across the Pacific region.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists Report Creating the First Embryo With Human and Non-Human Primate Cells
In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera. The work, published in the journal Cell, describes the the first embryo containing both human and monkey cells that was cultured for 20 days. Led by Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, the study represents the culmination of decades of work in understanding early embryo development in non-human species, which Belmonte hopes will now apply to humans. But it is bound to raise serious ethical questions about the implications of combining human cells with those from a different species (even if it is a closely related one), and the...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Japanese-European research team discovers novel genetic mitochondrial disorder
(Fujita Health University) The list of known genetic mitochondrial disorders is ever-growing, and ongoing research continues to identify new disorders in this category. In an article recently published in Brain, a Japanese-European team of scientists, including researchers from Fujita Health University, describe mutations in the LIG3 gene, which plays a crucial role in mitochondrial DNA replication. These mutations cause a previously unknown syndrome characterized by gut dysmotility, leukoencephalopathy, and neuromuscular abnormalities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Betting on drones as smart agricultural tools for pesticide use in farms
(Tokyo University of Science) Drones could soon be adopted as essential tools for various agricultural tasks; however, with respect to their use in farm management, research is still lacking. To address this issue, researchers in Japan compared drones to well-established technologies for spraying pesticide over rice paddy fields. Using statistical data, the researchers explore both advantages and limitations of drones and whether they currently offer an edge regarding costs, capacity, and management efficiency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

'Please drink' treated Fukushima water: China on Wednesday asked Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso to drink treated radioactive...
BEIJING (Kyodo) -- China on Wednesday asked Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso to drink treated radioactive water accumulated at... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russia objects to Japan plan to dump Fukushima water, joining others
Russia wants more information from Japan, spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday, including an assessment of environmental risks in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Durham pharma hits $15M milestone in Japan amid company 'transformation'
The company's lead drug is making progress in Japan as the commercialization roll out moves ahead in the U.S. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sonia Waraich Source Type: news

What Do You Do When 16% of the Papers You Cited Were Retracted? What Do You Do When 16% of the Papers You Cited Were Retracted?
The author learned that 10 of the 63 references in her article were to papers by Yoshihiro Sato, a bone researcher in Japan whose 103 retractions put him in the third position on leaderboard.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The Japanese government ’s decision to discharge Fukushima contaminated water ignores human rights and international maritime law
Greenpeace Japan strongly condemns the decision of the of Prime Minister Suga’s cabinet to dispose of over 1.23 million tons of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan, Germany hold 1st security talk to deter China
Japan and Germany have agreed in security talks to expand their military cooperation as the two nations shared concern about China’s... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China, Taiwan, South Korea oppose Japan's plan to release Fukushima water into ocean
U.S. partners South Korea and Taiwan joined China in opposing Japan's plan to release radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India to approve coronavirus shots green-lit by WHO, others
India says it is approving the use of all coronavirus vaccines that have been given an emergency nod by the World Health Organization or regulators in the United States, Europe, Britain or Japan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Xolair (omalizumab) Prefilled Syringe for Self-Injection Across All Indications
●  Xolair for self-injection offers healthcare providers and appropriate patients another administration option for more flexibility in managing their treatmentBasel, 13 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application for Xolair® (omalizumab) prefilled syringe for self-injection across all approved U.S. indications.1 Xolair is the only FDA-approved biologic designed to target and block immunoglobulin E (IgE) for the treatment of moderate to severe persistent allergic ...
Source: Roche Media News - April 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves Xolair (omalizumab) Prefilled Syringe for Self-Injection Across All Indications
●  Xolair for self-injection offers healthcare providers and appropriate patients another administration option for more flexibility in managing their treatmentBasel, 13 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application for Xolair® (omalizumab) prefilled syringe for self-injection across all approved U.S. indications.1 Xolair is the only FDA-approved biologic designed to target and block immunoglobulin E (IgE) for the treatment of moderate to severe persistent allergic ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

No batteries? No sweat! Wearable biofuel cells now produce electricity from lactate
(Tokyo University of Science) Wearable electronic devices and biosensors are great tools for health monitoring, but it has been difficult to find convenient power sources for them. Now, a group of scientists from Japan has successfully developed and tested a wearable biofuel cell array that generates electric power from the lactate in the wearer's sweat, opening doors to electronic health monitoring powered by nothing but bodily fluids. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government decided Tuesday to start releasing massive amounts of treated radioactive water from the wrecked... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fukushima: Japan announces it will dump contaminated water into sea
Environmental groups condemn plan to release more than 1m tonnes of contaminated water from the destroyed nuclear station in two years’ time (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan to Start Releasing Radioactive Water From Fukushima in 2 Years
The government says the plan is the best way to dispose of water used to prevent the ruined nuclear plant’s damaged reactor cores from melting. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan to Begin Treated Fukushima Water Release in Two Years
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan to dump radioactive Fukushima water into the ocean, says it's "unavoidable"
(Natural News) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the government has put off figuring out what to do with all of the radioactive water at the now-defunct Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant for long enough. The prime minister will decide next week whether to dump the radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean in spite of strong opposition from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiger Woods congratulates Hideki Matsuyama on Masters victory: 'Win will impact the entire golf world'
Tiger Woods was elated to see Hideki Matsuyama make history Sunday to become the first male golfer from Japan to win a major with a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hideki Matsuyama's caddie bowing respectfully to Augusta symbolizes emotional Masters win for a proud Japan
After winning the Masters, cameras were naturally trained on a visibly emotional Hideki Matsuyama as he took in the magnitude of his triumph. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tokyo adopts tougher virus rules, starts vaccinating elders
Tokyo has adopted tougher measures against the coronavirus as Japanese authorities struggle to curb the spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Olympics in a country where less than 1% of people have been vaccinated (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The G7 must push for global vaccination. Here ’s how it could do it | Gordon Brown
We can ’t afford inaction. The funds needed are a fraction of the trillions Covid is costing usCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThis June, President Biden will fly into Britain to attend his first summit of the world ’s richest nations. The routine meetings of the G7 – made up of the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States and the European Union – come and go, and are quickly forgotten, but this time around there is an opportunity not to be wasted. The principal item on the agenda shou ld be health: the mass vaccination of the world.As things sta...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Gordon Brown Tags: Coronavirus Health World news World Health Organization Society G7 Infectious diseases Medical research Science Source Type: news

Naturalis sends a 3D printed Tyrannosaurus to Japan
(Naturalis Biodiversity Center) The 3D printed Tyrannosaurus rex that was in the central hall of Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands, is being shipped to Japan. The life-sized replica of Naturalis iconic dinosaur Trix will leave for the Dinosaur Museum in Nagasaki next week. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hideki Matsuyama becomes first male Japanese player to win the Masters in nail-biting finish
Matsuyama is the sixth first-time green jacket winner in the last seven Masters Tournaments, with Tiger Woods' rousing victory in 2019... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Voice assistants predict driving accident risk in seniors
A JMIR study conducted in Japan links speech data indicators to driving-accident risks in older adults. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Technology Source Type: news

Hideki Matsuyama wins Masters, becomes first Japanese man to win golf major
Matsuyama gave his challengers a bit of hope by skipping one into the water at No. 15, leading to a bogey that reduced his lead to two... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hideki Matsuyama wins the 2021 Masters, becoming first Japanese man to win golf major
Hideki Matsuyama put together two brilliant closing rounds at the Augusta National to win the 2021 Masters. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2021 Masters leaderboard, scores: Hideki Matsuyama makes history as first Japanese man to win golf major
Matsuyama overcame a late slip up and some significant challengers to claim the green jacket at Augusta National (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kintsugi helped me to understand my brother's death
The Japanese artform, based on a belief that a repaired pot can be stronger, taught me about tragedy and the ability to overcome itMy brother died at the age of 10, when I was eight. When I was nine, I shushed my best friend for mentioning him. At 11, I forced myself to stop turning my head away when we drove past a cemetery. And at 16 I spoke his name aloud for the first time, although it was many more years before I could actually talk about him.“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places,” wrote Ernest Hemingway. Decades after my brother died I found a way to understand this...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Bonnie Kemske Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Bereavement Craft Source Type: news