Fuji-Q Highland at Mount Fuji — Leading with the Heart

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One of Japan’s iconic theme parks, Fuji-Q Highland at Mount Fuji, is proactively protecting the health of visitors by installing the portable lifesaving devices known as AEDs.  When someone suddenly collapses, it’s a frightening scenario for everyone. That’s especially true when the heart is involved: sudden cardiac arrest is a common trigger in such scenarios for […]

CBD Hemp oil in Japan is now legal and available

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Hemp is a popular superfood known for its high concentration of anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. But did you know the oil of the hemp plant holds another amazing ingredient for health and wellness: cannabinoids? And now, you can legally buy CBD hemp oil in Japan and enjoy the benefits for yourself with Elixinol CBD […]

What is Atopic Dermatitis?

Akasaka Hitotsugidori Clinic is a primary care clinic located in central Tokyo. They were established last year and are now part of the HealthyTOKYO Medical Partner Network. In this article, they give an overview of  atopic dermatitis. What is Atopic dermatitis? Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a condition that makes your skin red and […]

Can brushing your teeth prevent diabetes and heart disease?

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While it may be a fairly recent discovery in the world of medicine, the health of one’s mouth and the rest of the body are inextricably linked. Taking care of your mouth and maintaining proper oral hygiene can do more for you than limit cavities — according to new research, it could actually help lower your risk […]

Benefits of Non-Invasive HIFU Treatment for Prostate Cancer

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We’ve extensively covered the symptoms, causes, screening methods and different treatments for stomach cancer. Now we are turning the focus to a ground-breaking treatment for prostate cancer. Cancer is a diagnosis we all fear hearing one day and its prevention of this disease and its many forms that provide many of us with the necessary motivation to live […]

Japan ranks lowest on Future Health Index, despite world class health care

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Did you know that the Japanese have one of the highest life expectancies worldwide, yet according to the Future Health Index, they worry about having limited access to information and resources needed to live healthy lives? Philips recently surveyed healthcare professionals and patients across 13 countries about their thoughts on the healthcare system. Specifically, they assessed the extent […]

5 Olympic Health Risks – Rio 2016 vs. Tokyo 2020

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The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are set to debut in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, but the hype surrounding the event is not of the usual variety. Instead of speculating which countries would take home the most gold medals this year or if Michael Phelps will be able to expand his already record-breaking medal […]

Erectile Dysfunction in Japan – Causes and Therapy


What causes Erectile Dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction in men can be caused due to psychological factors such as stress or physical aspects like problems with hormones, nerves and blood vessels associated with arousal. Lifestyle related factors such as smoking or physical inactivity can also lead to ED. In a majority of the cases, ED occurs due to […]