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Health & Wellness

First Patient Receives Stem Cell Treatment for Degenerative Eye Disease
Health & Wellness  (tags: Eye Disease, Degenerative Eye Disease, Stem Cell Treatment, Biotechnology, Experimental Phase, Human Trials, Japan )

Brian
- 4 days ago - singularityhub.com
"Human trials for the use of stem cells in treating degenerative eye disease have received the green light from an oversight committee in Japan after they agreed that the proposed treatment is safe."
Health Risk From Fukushima Radiation
Health & Wellness  (tags: Radiation, Health Risk, Fukushima, Japan, 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami, Reactor Incident )

Brian
- 59 days ago - csicop.org
"On March 11, 2011, a tsunami hit northeast Japan. The flooding overwhelmed the safety measures at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing several reactors to experience meltdown and resulting in the leaking of radioactive contaminated..."
Ashitaba: Tomorrow's Leaf, Today
Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, ashitaba, food, medicine, health, diet, interesting, news, humans, nutrition )

Carrie
- 120 days ago - modernfarmer.com
The Japanese know a good thing when they see it. Since ancient times, food foragers in the southern Japanese islands gathered a particular woodland plant for food and medicine.
Scaring The Japanese People With Radiation Is Criminal
Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, Fukushima, Fear, PTSD, Exploitation, Sensationalism, Hysteria, Mental Health, Stress, Fear of Radiation )

Brian
- 120 days ago - forbes.com
"Ironically, it has repeatedly been shown that the worst health effects from Fukushima have come from the fear of radiation and the forced evacuations, not from any radiation effects."
Fukushima's Children Are Dying
Health & Wellness  (tags: Fukushima, children, disease, cancer, thyroid disease symptoms, Japan, radiation )

Nancy
- 132 days ago - opednews.com
More than 120 childhood cancers have been indicated where just three would be expected, says Joseph Mangano, executive director of the Radiation and Public Health Project.
We Need to Monitor Our Food for Radiation ACTION US
Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, radia-active, nuclear energy, US, protection, ecosystems, food, environment )

Nancy
- 807 days ago - foodandwaterwatch.org
The three agencies that monitor almost all of the food Americans eat have done very little to detail specific ways in which they are responding to the threat of radiation in food, and it is unclear if these agencies, along with the EPA and other division
Radioactive Cesium Found In Meiji Baby Formula
Health & Wellness  (tags: radioactive cesium, infant formula, Meiji Co., Japan, isotope, diet, health, babies )

Naoko
- 1052 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
Radioactive cesium of up to 30.8 becquerels per kilogram has been found in baby formula manufactured and sold by Meiji Co., sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday, citing a sampling by the major food company.
Thyroid Gland Irregularities Found In Young Evacuees From Fukushima
Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, Fukushima, radioactive pollution, thyroid gland, irregularities, children, evacuated, nuclear power plant, The Japan Chernobyl Foundation, radioactive iodine, risks, health )

Naoko
- 1116 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
Hormonal and other iregularities were detected in the thyroid glands of 10 out of 130 children evacuated from Fukushima Prefecture, a Nagano Prefecture-based charity dedicated to aid for victims of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident said Tuesday.
Disaster-Related Suicides Reach 16 In June; 80% Over 50
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, death, suicides, feel isolated, Japan, March 11, quake and tsunami, evacuation center )

Naoko
- 1174 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
Suicides in June due solely to the March 11 megaquake and tsunami reached 16, with those aged 50 and over topping 80 percent of the total, the Cabinet Office revealed on Aug.5 in the first release of disaster-related suicide statistics.
Preventing Solitary Deaths Among Elderly
Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, disaster, eldery people, solitary deaths, health workers, temporary housing units, March 11, Tohoku region, died alone, community, help, warning, prevention, healthcare )

Naoko
- 1208 days ago - yomiuri.co.jp
As more and more people move into temporary housing units following the March 11 disaster, local governments are dispatching health workers and implementing various other measures to help prevent solitary deaths among elderly people living alone.
U.S. Doctors Hit Tokyo Radiation Limit For Kids
Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, radiation, radiation exposure, limit, safety standard, Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, PSR, 20millisieverts, risks, children, cancer, warning )

Naoko
- 1270 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Physicians for Social Responsibility, a U.S. nonprofit organization of medical experts, has condemned as "unconscionable" the Japanese government's safety standard on radiation levels at elementary and junior high schools in nuclear disaster-stricken >>
After Radiation Spike, Tests Show Tap Water Safe for Babies in Tokyo
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, world, Japan, drinking water, government, humans, news, protection )

Cal
- 1310 days ago - cnn.com
New tests Thursday showed that radioactive iodine in Tokyo's tap water has dropped to levels considered safe for babies -- just hours after authorities announced plans to distribute bottled water to tens of thousands of parents around the Japanese metropo
Food Contamination Fears Spread Beyond Japan's Borders
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, Japan, radioactive contamination, investigation, protection, nutrition )

Nancy
- 1311 days ago - latimes.com
World health officials warn of the dangerous cumulative effects from eating food contaminated by radiation leaking from Japan's crippled nuclear plant. One Japanese restaurant in Taiwan is serving up radiation gauges alongside its meals.
WHO: Real Risk If Radiation Contaminates Food
Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, radiation, food, contamination, people, health )

Anna
- 1312 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Japan needs to act quickly and ban food sales from areas around the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant if food there has excessive levels of radiation, the World Health Organization said Monday.
Gender Identity Disorder Girl Allowed to Attend School As Boy
Health & Wellness  (tags: Gender Identity Disorder, GID, school, uncomportable, gender, Kagoshima, Japan, public school, school uniform, sickness, Ministry of Education )

Naoko
- 1699 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
A teenager diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder (GID) has been allowed to attend her school as a boy from April. The 13-year-old, who has felt uncomfortable with her gender since around 2 years old, will attend her public junior high school in Kagoshim
 

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