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New antibody therapies fight cancer, drum up investment

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Antibody therapies are offering promising treatment breakthroughs for cancer and other illnesses, generating greater investor interest more than 20 years after they were first commercialised. Antibodies are proteins that recognise foreign substances, known as antigens, attaching themselves to them to alert the rest of the human immune system. In 1975,… Read

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COVID-19 vaccine scheme for world's poorest pushes for delivery slowdown

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Leaders of the global scheme aiming to get COVID-19 vaccines to the world's poorest are pushing manufacturers including Pfizer and Moderna to cut or slow deliveries of about half a billion shots so doses are not wasted. COVAX, the World Health Organization-led scheme, wants between 400 and 600 million fewer… Read

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Why monkeypox may soon get a new name

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Monkeypox may soon have a new name after scientists called for a change to dispel stereotypes of Africa being seen as a crucible of disease. The World Health Organization announced last week that it is "working with partners and experts from around the world on changing the name of monkeypox… Read

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Omicron less likely to cause long COVID: UK study

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The Omicron variant of coronavirus is less likely to cause long COVID than previous variants, according to the first peer-reviewed study of its kind from the United Kingdom. Researchers at King's College London, using data from the ZOE COVID Symptom study app, found the odds of developing long COVID after… Read

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Ditch the quick fix: 5 easy ways to replace expensive supplements

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Everyone likes a quick fix. It’s why the shelves at your local drugstore are overflowing with products. Supplement companies use buzzwords to convince you that their product will make you lose five kilograms in a week, live to 100, and have the skin of a Japanese baby until you die.… Read

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Adieu to dry winter skin at the Spa at The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon

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I’ve been repeatedly visiting The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon, for every trip to that hotel is an exciting voyage into the jungle-like lobby with a modern art collection, curated by Ian Schrager, hotelier guru and co-founder of Studio 54. However, this was my first time to try their spa. The spa… Read

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Dr Mira Simic-Yamashita considers mental health and the pandemic

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A therapist and university lecturer specializing in anxiety, low self-esteem, migraine and chronic pain, Dr Mira Simic-Yamashita practices clinical hypnotherapy and rapid transformational therapy (RTT), an innovative combination of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming and cognitive-behavioral therapy. After 18 years living in Japan, she has seen firsthand how the mental health… Read

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A complete guide to treating acne in Japan

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Has your skin suffered during the pandemic, too? For many, maskne — acne developed from the use of masks — has become a serious issue. And now that masks are here to stay, it’s time to address it. Even before masks damaged our skin barrier to protect us from a… Read

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Fujitsu, University of Tokyo Hospital to research AI in fight against heart disease

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Fujitsu Ltd has started joint clinical research with the University of Tokyo Hospital to verify the effectiveness of artificial intelligence technology to estimate abnormal heart movements based on electrocardiogram data. The research commenced at the University of Tokyo Hospital on Oct 25. Since December 2019, Fujitsu has been making progress with… Read

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Cryoskin uses sub-zero temperatures to improve skin

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Cryoskin is a state-of-the-art treatment that tones fat and skin by using sub-zero temperatures. It’s non-invasive, non-painful, and more reliable than Botox. It can be used to look younger, to improve your skin’s appearance, or to help as a weight loss treatment. It’s an easy way to help you look… Read

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