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Hibakusha: Hiroshima ‘black rain’ victim follows predecessor in seeking recognition via The Mainichi

HIROSHIMA — Some victims of radioactive “black rain” that fell on Hiroshima and surrounding areas in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city in 1945 are still fighting for the right to receive free health care … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Japan Suicide Rate Declines Amid Coronavirus Lockdown Due To Shift in Stress Factors via Tech Times

[…] More family time, lesser interactions with toxic people In April 2019, around 1,814 people took their lives compared with a 19.8% decrease to 1,455 in April 2020. This marks the country’s lowest suicide figure for at least the past … Continue reading

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Fukushima Five Years After: Health Researchers Turn Blind Eye to Casualties via CounterPunch

By Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman […] Public health leaders have addressed the topic with ignorance and deception. A search of the medical literature shows only two studies in Japan that review actual changes in disease and death rates. One … Continue reading

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Fukushima: thousands have died, thousands more will die via The Ecologist

By Ian Fairlie […] Mental health consequences It is necessary to include the mental health consequences of radiation exposures and evacuations. For example, Becky Martin has stated her PhD research at Southampton University in the UK shows that “the most … Continue reading

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Koichi Tanigawa: A passionate voice in radiation disaster medicine via The Lancet

[…] Tanigawa became a fierce critic of the arrangements made to evacuate older patients from the area, many of whom died—not from radiation, which was insufficient to do much harm, but from the trauma of the evacuation itself. He acknowledges … Continue reading

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Mental health suffers most in major nuclear accidents, studies find via Reuters UK

People caught up in a nuclear disaster are more likely to suffer severe psychological disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder rather than any harm from radiation, scientists said on Friday. Factors such as having to evacuate homes or … Continue reading

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Fukushima: Fallout of fear via Nature

After the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan kept people safe from the physical effects of radiation — but not from the psychological impacts. […] Researchers and clinicians are trying to assess and mitigate the problems, but it is unclear whether the Japanese government … Continue reading

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Tepco workers face mental health crisis after cost cuts: counselor via The Japan Times

After toiling under hazardous conditions for 17 months to contain the crisis at Fukushima No. 1, the nuclear plant’s workers are full of stress and unable to get proper counseling due to lack of funding, a communications counselor warned Monday. … Continue reading

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