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Dr. Tsubokura's Radiation Lecture Vol.5

Author: Masaharu Tsubokura Editors: Mariko Irie, Izumi Yoshida, Yuki Senoo 9. The distinction between becquerel (Bq) and sievert (Sv) Becquerel is the unit of radiation (simply the amount of radioactive substances), and sievert is the magnitude of the impact on the human body. Therefore, when using the becquerel, “thing” is the subject, and when using the sievert, the subject is “human beings.” This food is XX becquerel, and this soil is XX becquerel, while the effect on your body due to eating the food is XX sievert, and the impact on humans in a spatial dose location is XX sievert. There is about 3000 becquerel of radioactive potassium in the human body. This indicates the human body is re

[Special Investigative Report] Japan's Forced Sterilization Program How Japanese Cities Compete

Author: Waseda Chronicle ◆ Major findings: *The Japanese government conducted at least 16,500 forced sterilizations in a program that ran from 1948 until 1996. At least 2,390 of the victims were teenagers or children under 10 years old. *Local governments competed to forcibly sterilize the most number of people, under pressure from the health ministry and the national government, an investigation by the Waseda Chronicle has found. *Local municipalities aggressively looked for subjects for this procedure to better respond to the national call. Kyoto Prefecture, for example, targeted mental hospitals and hospitals for disabled children. ◆ Summary: In February this year, a woman in her 60s who

Announcement: Access Ranking Award

Dear readers, We have released the result of the Access Ranking Award in the last quarter! The winner was Dr. Naoyuki Kitamura MD. His article entitled “The Future of Teleradiology” (publication date: June 18, 2018/ ) introduced the recent development of teleradiology. Dr. Kitamura is a radiologist, and his clinic provides teleradiological diagnostic service, with the unique medical record system called LOOKREC. His also hosts MNES Inc., where he and his engineers have been developing novel diagnostic algorithms using artificial intelligence. Currently, his clinic has a network of 42 medical institutions, and its number has been consistently on the ris

Green Nephrology

Author: Karim Moutchou Medical Student, Fez Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Editor: Yuki Senoo The advance of new medical techniques made hospitals more energy dependent than ever. An extent of hospitals’ contribution to climate change and pollution is hard to estimate as it varies widely from one country to another. However, we know now that in Brazil hospitals consume 10% of the total energy produced by the country. In the United States of America, healthcare buildings are the second most energy-intensive commercial sector buildings. Furthermore, NHS (National Health Service in the United Kingdom) estimated the percentage of CO2 emissions from hospitals at 25% among all sectors combined.

"MRIC & MRIC Global Essay Contest: International comparison of health care system"

During the last nine months, since Medical Research Information Center has started to launch an online healthcare newsletter called MRIC Global, we published a total of 31articles. A majority of contributors were healthcare professionals, and they shared unique episodes related to healthcare systems in their countries. Others also illustrated the remarkable experiences they had by observing different health care systems in foreign countries. Both types of stories from the frontline of medical fields were impressive. It once again exhibited that the healthcare system could develop, reflecting various local contexts, including health burden, availability of human and medical resources, and cul

Japan in the eyes of Arabs: from a neglected enemy to a legendary planet, what do you think about Ni

Author: Karim Moutchou Medical Student, Fez Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Editor: Ozaki Akihiko, M.D., Yuki Senoo History of Japan Among all countries in the world, we can say that both Japan and the Arabic world have more stereotypic ideas and misleading thoughts about each other than any other two countries in the world would do. Both are located on opposite sides of the world, both seem mysterious to outsiders, and very different by comparison to the western cultures. The reasons for this difference are, however, not the same. But how is the relationship between Arabs and the Japanese culture? How did it develop over the last century? And how was it affected by social media? The connec

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