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Sep 29, 2014

Iodine pills distributed near Ehime, Saga nuclear plants

Iodine pills have been distributed to people living near nuclear power plants in Ehime and Saga prefectures for emergency use in the event of a radiation release. The pills flood the body to prevent the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive isotopes of iodine, like ...

Sep 26, 2014

Dengue fever case suspected in Tokyo's Sumida Ward

The health ministry says that a case of dengue fever is now suspected in Tokyo’s Sumida Ward, relatively far from the suspected epicenter of a recent outbreak of the disease. A woman in her 20s from Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, was bitten by a mosquito ...