Objective evaluation study on the shortest time interval from fire department departure to hospital arrival in emergency medical services using a global positioning system ― potential for time savings during ambulance running - Fukushima F, Moriya T.
In Japan, the transport time of patients by ambulance is increasing annually, yet it is not clear how this is affected by the extension of ambulance driving time. Using data obtained from a global positioning system (GPS), we used simulations to examine ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Intentions of university students and staff members to re-enter chemical storage buildings immediately after a major earthquake: a case study in Japan - Koshiba Y, Nakayama J.
This questionnaire-based study primarily intended to explore unsafe post-evacuation behaviors of university students and staff members in Japan immediately after the occurrence of a major earthquake. The intentions of evacuees to re-enter vacated buildings... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UK reports highest number of deaths since mid-March amid 21,691 new cases – as it happened
UK deaths are highest since mid-March;doctors, scientists and the government disagree over vaccinating children in GermanyUS Covid hospitalisations rise as doctors say patients are unvaccinatedNicola Sturgeon expects Covid jab to be recommended for over-16sNew York to require vaccination for indoor dining and eventsHundreds of health workers in isolation as Delta hits QueenslandHopes UK vaccine trial in pregnant women will allay jab fears12.27amBSTThis blog is closing down now but we ’ll be back with more rolling updates about the pandemic in a few hours time.Meanwhile, you can catch up with all our coronavirus cover...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson (now); Mattha Busby, Miranda Bryant, Robyn Vinter and Helen Livingstone (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Science Infectious diseases New Zealand Japan US news Source Type: news

Coronavirus live: UK reports 138 deaths amid 21,691 new cases; row in Germany over jabbing children
UK deaths are highest since mid-March;doctors, scientists and the government disagree over vaccinating children in GermanyUS Covid hospitalisations rise as doctors say patients are unvaccinatedNew York to require vaccination for indoor dining and eventsScotland to scrap social distancing as it lifts most restrictionsHundreds of health workers in isolation as Delta hits QueenslandHopes UK vaccine trial in pregnant women will allay jab fears5.58pmBSTOvernight, the board of governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the largest resource injection in its history to boost global liquidity and help countries whi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby (now); Miranda Bryant, Robyn Vinter and Helen Livingstone (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Science Infectious diseases New Zealand Japan US news Source Type: news

Resilience adaptive capacity wheel: challenges for hotel stakeholders in the event of a tsunami during the Tokyo Olympics - Nguyen DN, Esteban M, Motoharu O.
International tourism continues to grow with ten years of consecutive growth, excluding an expected period of decline in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Since 2011, tourism in Japan has seen a sharp rise due to the relaxation of visa requirements, as pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Study on strategy for fire safety planning based on local resident cooperation in a preserved historical mountain village in Japan - Li M, Hasemi Y, Nozoe Y, Nagasawa M.
This study focuses on historical mountain villages in Japan. Generally, most of these villages are composed of traditional wooden buildings, and their surrounding environments are very traditional features. However, because of their susceptibility to fire ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Japan says Belarus athlete safe as US, EU condemn Lukashenko
A Belarusian sprinter who refused her team’s orders to return home has been granted a Polish humanitarian visa. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Central Banks Must Address Pandemic Challenges
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 2021 (IPS) Hopes for an inclusive global economic recovery are fast fading. As rich countries have done little to ensure poor countries’ access to vaccines and fiscal resources, North-South “fault lines” will certainly widen. Enhancing relief, recovery, transformation While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised rich countries’ recovery prospects upward, the United Nations (UN) notes formidable challenges, especially for developing countries, due to the pandemic. Anis ChowdhuryThe UN warns of more setbacks for the S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

US FDA grants Priority Review to Roche ’s Tecentriq as adjuvant treatment for certain people with early non-small cell lung cancer
Basel, 3 August 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) and granted Priority Review for Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) as adjuvant treatment following surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy for people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumours express PD-L1≥1%, as determined by an FDA-appro ved test. The FDA is reviewing the application under the Real-Time Oncology Review pilot programme, which aims to explore a more efficient review process to ensure safe and ef...
Source: Roche Media News - August 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US FDA grants Priority Review to Roche ’s Tecentriq as adjuvant treatment for certain people with early non-small cell lung cancer
Basel, 3 August 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) and granted Priority Review for Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) as adjuvant treatment following surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy for people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumours express PD-L1≥1%, as determined by an FDA-appro ved test. The FDA is reviewing the application under the Real-Time Oncology Review pilot programme, which aims to explore a more efficient review process to ensure safe and ef...
Source: Roche Investor Update - August 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Japan shelters Belarusian sprinter who sought to flee at the Olympics
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya made a dash for freedom at a Tokyo-area airport, claiming her team was forcing her to return home after she... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olympics Live Updates: Gymnastics Continues, Latest Results and Medal Count
Jade Carey may be a highlight of the floor exercise final. And the U.S. men’s baseball team takes on Japan. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan's Nikkei 225 jumps nearly 2%; Chinese factory activity growth in July slows
The Caixin/Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for July is set to be out at 9:45 a.m. HK/SIN on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olympic Sprinter From Belarus Seeks Refuge in Japan, Fearing Jail at Home
Belarus tried to deport the sprinter, Kristina Timanovskaya, from Japan after she criticized her coaches for registering her for the wrong event. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PHOTOS: Construction Begins on Rumored Donkey Kong Expansion for Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan
Construction has begun on the rumored Donkey Kong expansion for Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belarus Olympic athlete says taken to airport against her wishes
Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya asks the IOC for help, accusing her national team of trying to remove her from Japan. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France halts Japan's judo roll with commanding mixed team win
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UPTRAVI ® (selexipag) Receives FDA Approval for Intravenous Use in Adult Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – July 30, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved UPTRAVI® (selexipag) injection for intravenous (IV) use for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, WHO Group I) in adult patients with WHO functional class (FC) II–III, who are temporarily unable to take oral therapy. UPTRAVI® IV is a therapeutic option that will allow patients to avoid short-term treatment interruptions and stay on UPTRAVI® therapy, as uninterrupted treatment is considered key for individ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Japan expands state of emergency to 4 more areas after record spikes in coronavirus cases amid Olympics
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Japan to widen virus emergency after record spike amid Games
Japan is set to expand the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo to neighboring areas and the western city of Osaka in the wake of a record-breaking surge in infections while the capital hosts the Olympics (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Climate Disasters Are Making It Hard to Enjoy the Olympics. And I ’m Not Sure I Want to, Anyway
A version of this story first appeared in the Climate is Everything newsletter. If you’d like sign up to receive this free once-a-week email, click here. As the U.S. approached a coronavirus peak last July, a noticeably eerie Disney World reopening advertisement began making the rounds online. Cases were rising, driven by a false sense of security in much of the country and bad faith arguments around masking and social distancing. But at Disney World, the sun was shining, and rides were open. Low-paid service workers waved while wearing surgical masks, apparently thrilled (or at least willing) to come in contact wit...
Source: TIME: Science - July 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized climate change healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world
Japanese officials have sounded the alarm as Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for the third straight day with the Olympics well underway. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Changes in the association between the traditional Japanese diet score and suicide rates over 26 years: a global comparative study - Sanada M, Imai T, Sezaki A, Miyamoto K, Kawase F, Shirai Y, Abe C, Suzuki N, Inden A, Kato T, Shimokata H.
This study examined the global association between the Traditional Japanese Diet Score and suicide rate. METHODS: Average food supply and energy supply by country were obtained from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Na... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Officials in Tokyo alarmed as cases hit record highs
Japanese officials have sounded alarm after Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for two straight days with the Olympics well underway (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA accepts application for Roche ’s faricimab for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME)
Basel, 29 July 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s Biologics License Application (BLA), under Priority Review, for faricimab for the treatment of neovascular or “wet” age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME). The FDA has also accepted the company’s submission for diabetic retinopathy.Faricimab will be the first and only bispecific antibody designed for the eye, if approved. It targets two distinct pathways – via angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) and vascular endothelial growt...
Source: Roche Media News - July 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA accepts application for Roche ’s faricimab for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME)
Basel, 29 July 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s Biologics License Application (BLA), under Priority Review, for faricimab for the treatment of neovascular or “wet” age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME). The FDA has also accepted the company’s submission for diabetic retinopathy.Faricimab will be the first and only bispecific antibody designed for the eye, if approved. It targets two distinct pathways – via angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) and vascular endothelial growt...
Source: Roche Investor Update - July 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid-19 latest updates: Rich countries with low vaccination rates take a second look at Oxford-AstraZeneca shot
Australia and Japan, which had generally preferred using messenger RNA vaccines, could soon be set to make larger use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bryan Pietsch Source Type: news

AP Interview: Japan minister urges young adults to get shots
Japan’s vaccination minister says the speed of the country’s inoculation campaign is less urgent than getting shots to young people, who are blamed for spreading the virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The AP Interview: Japan minister urges vaccines for young
Japan’s vaccination minister says the speed of the country’s inoculation campaign is less urgent than getting shots to young people, who are blamed for spreading the virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Japan's vaccination minister tells AP that speed of inoculations less important than getting shots to the young
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Simone Biles ’ Olympic Team Final Withdrawal Could Help Athletes Put Their Mental Health First
When Simone Biles strode into Ariake Gymnastics Center for the women’s gymnastics team competition on July 27, the expression on her face said it all. Normally all smiles and easy-going, Biles appeared sternly serious and maybe even troubled. That expression only deepened after she landed her vault in the first round. Intending to do a two and a half twisting vault, Biles lost her bearings in midair and only managed one and a half twists. The low difficulty and execution scores only sealed the deal. “That score unfortunately would go up like that for the team, and I felt I robbed them of a couple of tenths when...
Source: TIME: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized olympics Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

Community-level participation in volunteer groups and individual depressive symptoms in Japanese older people: a three-year longitudinal multilevel analysis using JAGES data - Tamura M, Hattori S, Tsuji T, Kondo K, Hanazato M, Tsuno K, Sakamaki H.
BACKGROUND: The current study aimed to investigate the contextual effect of volunteer group participation on subsequent depressive symptoms in older people. METHODS: We analyzed the longitudinal data of 37,552 people aged 65 years and older in 24 m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Sports specialization and sports-related injuries in Japanese school-aged children and adolescents: a retrospective descriptive study - Shigematsu R, Katoh S, Suzuki K, Nakata Y, Sasai H.
We described sports specialization time points and the characterist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Abusive and positive parenting behavior in Japan during the COVID-19 pandemic under the state of emergency - Yamaoka Y, Hosozawa M, Sampei M, Sawada N, Okubo Y, Tanaka K, Yamaguchi A, Hangai M, Morisaki N.
We examined the prevalence of abusive parenting behavior during the pandemic of the CO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Breakthrough: This fermented Japanese superfood can inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infections, researchers find
(Natural News) Natto, a fermented soybean dish typically served for breakfast in Japan, can inhibit the ability of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — to infect healthy cells, according to a study by Japanese researchers. Published Tuesday, July 13, in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, the study showed that unheated natto extract... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ricky Rubio goes off in Spain's opening win over Japan
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan grants health benefits to A-bomb 'black rain' victims
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has decided to grant official medical benefits to 84 Hiroshima residents who were exposed to highly radioactive “black rain” after the city’s atomic bombing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Violent behavior prior to admission is not a factor in further prolonged length of stay: a retrospective cohort study in a Japanese psychiatric hospital - Kinoshita H, Kuroki N, Okada T.
This study assessed the hypothesis that violent behavior prior to admission prolongs psychiatric hospitalization and evaluated the likelihood of hospital discharge to a community care setting based on demographic and clinical factors, with an e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Validity and risk factor analysis for helicopter emergency medical services in Japan: a pilot study - Yamada N, Kitagawa Y, Yoshida T, Nachi S, Okada H, Ogura S.
BACKGROUND: Some emergency departments use triage scales, such as the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale and Japan Urgent Stroke Triage Score, to detect life-threatening situations. However, these protocols have not been used for aeromedical services. Theref... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Jessica Mendoza explains bad blood between USA, Japan softball
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japanese PM's cabinet approval rating drops to 34 percent amid 2020 Tokyo Olympics: survey
Despite the fact that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are in full swing, the approval rating of Japanese Prime Minister Prime Minister Yoshihide... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan's Olympic organizers lied about its weather, and now athletes are paying the price
In its bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics, Japan claimed "this period provides an ideal climate for athletes to perform." It doesn't, and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan's Nikkei 225 surges nearly 2% following record closing highs on Wall Street
All three of the major averages stateside ended at record closing highs last week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Tokyo Olympics COVID-19 Countermeasures May Be Falling Short
Holding an Olympics during a pandemic was never going to be easy, and the Tokyo Organizing Committee consulted with numerous public health experts and invested in tracking app systems to help curb the spread of the virus within the Olympic community. But despite these strict countermeasures, an imperfect system and practical issues in compelling thousands of people from around to world to comply with often intense and inconvenient protocols are already leading to lapses that are opening the door for SARS-CoV-2, and in particular its Delta variants, to spark new infections that could quickly flare up into clusters of cases....
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park/Tokyo Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

Japan Skateboarder Wins First Ever Olympic Gold Medal In His Neighborhood : Live Updates: The Tokyo Olympics
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tokyo Olympics 2021: Japan ’s Yuto Horigome captures first-ever skateboarding gold
Skateboarding was one of six Olympic sports to debut in Tokyo this year, and on Sunday the first medal was awarded in the competition. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 Pill Race Heats Up as Japanese Firm Vies With Pfizer, Merck - WSJ
Japan’s Shionogi has started human trials for a once-a-day drug designed to neutralize the coronavirus in less than a week as Pfizer and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan's Yuto Horigome wins first-ever Olympic street skateboarding gold medal in Tokyo
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Favorite Nyjah Huston falls short in Olympic debut of skateboarding in Tokyo
The world's No. 1 skateboarder was seen on camera congratulating the eventual gold medal winner, Japan's Horigome Yuto. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characteristics of flood fatalities in Japan's Typhoon Hagibis in 2019: secondary analysis of public data and media reports - Yoshida I, Ozaki A, Morita T, Tsubokura M, Kami M.
This study documents and characterizes deaths caused by Hagibis and helps identify strategies to reduce mortality in future disasters. METHODS: Japanese residents, who were killed by Typh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news