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
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
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/ http://bit.ly/mricglobal_teleradiology ) 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.
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
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 fro
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. T