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Fukushima pref. will expand the target for covering the costs for thyroid treatment

Fukushima prefecture will cover the all the medical costs for the patients who are diagnosed or suspected as t
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Even low doses of radiation increase risk of dying from leukaemia in nuclear workers, says IARC

A study coordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency o
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16 more young people in Fukushima are diagnosed as thyroid cancer

Sixteen young people who lived in Fukushima prefecture at the time of Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant acci
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Health ministry proposes more than doubling radiation exposure limit

A committee of experts at the health ministry compleated a report  on April 17th which recommends raising the
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A team comes up to a method to estimate the radiation doses at thyroid grands more precisely

A team of researchers has developed a method to more precisely estimate the doses of radiation to the thyroid
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One child has been diagnosed with throid cancer after the second health check-up

A child has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer after the latest survey on the health impact of the 2011 Fukush
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Mother’s group compiled a booklet on radiation issues in Minami-Soma

  Mothers living near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have compiled a booklet offering basic k
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Four more children are suspected of suffering from thyroid cancer

Four more children are suspected of suffering from thyroid cancer in the latest survey on the possible health
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[Asahi Newspaper] British scientist criticized UN report as “not qualified to be called scientific”

A British scientist who studied the health effects of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster panned a United Nations repo
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Former WHO Advisor criticized the report by UNSCARE on Fukushima

  Former WHO advisor for Radiation and Public Health criticized that the report by the United Nations Sci
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First rice cultivated in Namie after 3.11

The first rice crops cultivated on an experimental basis at Namie town, near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant
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Japan giving pressure to South Korea to remove the import ban on seafood from Eastern Japan

Japan hopes to boost international pressure on South Korea to remove its import ban on seafood produced in eig
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103 young people diagnosed as thyroid cancer in Fukushima

An ongoing health survey of Fukushima Prefecture residents has uncovered seven new cases of thyroid cancer amo
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Thyroid check-up questioned by medical experts

  More than three years after the triple core meltdown in Fukushima Prefecture devastated the lives of th
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Airborne radioactive materials released during debris-cleaning work since December 2011

Airborne radioactive materials released during debris-clearing work at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant
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Residents living near Sendai nuclear plant received iodine tablets

Local authorities in Kagoshima Prefecture started handing out iodine tablets to residents living within 5 km o
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Monkeys near Fukushima No.1 has lower blood cell than others living farther away

Monkeys near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have lower blood cell counts than cousins living farther away,
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More than 1 trillion becquerels of radioactivity were released into air during debris-cleaning last summer

More than 1 trillion becquerels of radioactive substances were released into the environment during debris-cle
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Gov’t dispute resolution proposed smaller compensasion by ignoring the opinions of victim’s doctors

The government alternative dispute resolution (ADR) center tasked with managing compensation claims against To
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Manga deal with sensitive nuclear issues in Japan

Farmers in Fukushima try to convince skeptical visitors that their crops are safe from radiation. Blood trickl
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Suicide-prevention hotline in Fukushima received a record calls in 2013

A suicide-prevention hotline in Fukushima Prefecture received a record 18,194 calls in 2013, signaling that sc
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50 children in Fukushima have developed thyroid cancer, an increase of 17 from last December

The Fukushima Prefectural Government has confirmed in a new report that 50 children in the prefecture have dev
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A famous Japanese comic face a wave of criticism over the issue of Fukushima

A famous long-running Japanese comic called “Oishinbo” faced a wave of criticism from the central
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A survey shows a majority of evacuees living in Tokyo suffering from PTSD

A survey of Fukushima residents who evacuated to the Tokyo area following the March 2011 nuclear disaster foun
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Half of Fukushima evacuees living separately

According to a survey,Fukushima Prefecture households that remain evacuated has found nearly half of the house
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Belated report released caused confusion among the areas where evacuation orders were lifted

Belated government estimates of radiation doses that residents would face if they returned to their homes near
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Study on individual radiation doses kept secret for 6 months

The government kept a report about a study of individual radiation doses around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear pl
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[Mainichi Newspaper] A story of child PTSD by Fukushima nuclear disaster

A story written in Mainichi Newspaper on the issue of Disaster Psychiatric Assistance Teams (DPATs) was one 44
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UN report says Fukushima disaster unlikely to rise cancer rate

U.N. scientist said on April 2nd that the Fukushima nuclear disaster is unlikely to lead to a rise in people d
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Post-disaster death affects elderly in Fukushima

The number of post-disaster deaths related to the Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and the ensuing Fukushi
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Deeped feeling of isolation in disaster affected areas three years after disaster

A follow-up survey conducted by Mainich News paper of evacuees from the Great East Japan Earthquake disasters
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[Three years after 3.11] Radiation exposure among the plant workers still remain high

About half of the workers at the Fukushima No. 1 plant in the three years have been exposed to more than 5 mil
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[Study] Lifetime cancer risk rise among 1-year-old girls in Fukushima

The lifetime risk of developing cancer has risen slightly among 1-year-old girls in an area affected by the nu
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NGOs protest Gov’s risk communication measures on radiation exposure

On Feb 18th, 11 ministries in the government including Reconstruction Agency had released a package of state m
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US sailors filed a new class action lawsuit against TEPCO

79 American veterans of 2011’s earthquake/tsunami relief Operation Tomadachi have filed a new $1 billion class
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Eight more confirmed having thyroid cancer

Eight more Fukushima children have been confirmed as having thyroid gland cancer, according to a local panel o
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Experts differ over nuclear accident’s effect on cancer rate in children

  Experts were divided over whether radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident affected the thyroid ca
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Fukushima kids continue to show high obesity rates due to restriction of outdoor activities

Children from Fukushima Prefecture continue to show high obesity rates due to the impact of the nuclear plant
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More children diagnosed as thyroid cancer in Fukushima

Fifteen more young people in Fukushima Prefecture have received definitive or suspected diagnoses of thyroid c
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Medical treatment in nuclear accident will be improved in Japan

The Nuclear Regulation Authority has decided to reinforce Japan’s medical preparedness against nuclear d
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Report from Asahi news: motivation of workers declining at Fukushima Daiichi

According to Asahi newspaper, a series of recent accidents at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant may be s
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UN report: radiation dose of Fukushima daiichi workers estimated 20% lower

According to a recently released report by a U.N. panel, Japanese government may have underestimated by 20 per
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Death caused by the stress of nuclear disaster increasing in Fukushima

According to the research by Mainichi newspaper, the number of deaths in Fukushima Prefecture caused mainly by
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6 more children found with thyroid cancer; those who have been diagnosed as or suspected became 44 since nuclear disaster

In the examination committee of the health care survery for the residents in Fukushima prefecture held on Aug.
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Nearly 2000 workers at high risk of thyroid cancer, 10 times more than privious annoucement by TEPCO

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said on July 19th that 1,973 workers at Fukushima No.w nuclear plant have estimated t
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Radiation exposure of 16,000 people miscalculated in Fukushima

Fukushima Prefecture and the National Institute of Radiological Sciences said on June 25th that they wrongly e
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Nine more diagnosed with thyroid cancer, total became 12 young people.

On June 5th, Fukushima Prefectural Panel said that nine more young people have been diagnosed with thyroid can
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U.N. Scientific Committee estimates the dose one-30th of Chernobyl

The U.N. Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation estimated the collective thyroid dose of peop
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Fukushima residents question about thyroid cancer screenings

Although Fukushima prefectural government is conducting thyroid cancer screening to its children, the parents
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The result of thyroid tests revealed by the effort of NPO

The NPO Access-Info Clearinghouse Japan demanded the release of the data of ultrasound tests conducted in 2011
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Ministry of Enviornment had conducted thyroid tests at three other cities far from Fukushima

The Ministry of Environment had conducted thyroid tests to 4,365 children aged between 3 and 18 in three other
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Estimated radiation dosed levels in thyroid during evacuating was announced by the Ministry of Environment

Upon the request from the Ministry of Environment, the study was conducted by researchers at at the National I
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Radioactivity accumulating in the food chain

By a survey by the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and Hokkaido University, the mechanism of ra
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WHO released health risk report on Fukushima

The World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report on health risks associated with the Fukushima Daiichi nu
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Internal exposure, less than 50 millisieverts for infants

Thyroid gland doses of internal radiation in year-old infants living within 30 kilometers of the Fukushima No.
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Two more are diagnosed with thyroid cancer

A meeting of Fukushima prefectural government panel was held in Fukushima city on Feb.13th 2013, which is cond
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Namie town started chromosome test to estimate initial radiation exposure

Namie town, one of the municipalities that all residents were forced to evacuate by Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear
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