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Dengue fever strikes models in Japan

In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, a worker sprays insecticide to get rid of mosquitos to prevent dengue fever at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo. Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A worsening outbreak of dengue fever in Japan has claimed its first celebrities — two young models sent on assignment to the Tokyo park believed to be its source.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

In this undated photo released by Fujifilm Holdings Corp., anti-influenza tablets fabipiravir are shown. Japan said Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as potential treatment to fight the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak. AP FILE PHOTO

Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Sharks off the menu and on the tourist trail in Palau

Palau sharks

In many places swimmers might prefer to avoid sharks, but wetsuit-clad tourists in Palau clamor to dive among the predators thanks to a pioneering conservation initiative that has made them one of the country’s main visitor attractions.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japan confirms more dengue infections—officials

Japan Dengue

An outbreak of dengue fever in Japan — the first since World War II — could have affected up to 20 people, media reported Monday, as officials confirmed three more cases.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japan porn queens raise thousands of dollars from ‘Boob Aid’

Nine Japanese porn actresses, (middle L-R) Kotone Nishida, Iku Sakuragi, Rina Serino, Yui Kasugano and Nodoka Otsuka, (rear L-R) Yuria Kitahara, Riku Nekota, Yumena Muro and Karin Natsumi, pose with three supporters (front L-R) Saki Mizumi, Hinata Sakurazaki and Yu Shinoda, in Tokyo, as they were preparing to have their breasts squeezed by fans for 24 hours for a charity event loosely translated as "Boob Aid".  AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA

A group of Japanese porn actresses raised tens of thousands of dollars at the weekend by having their breasts squeezed by fans at a “Boob Aid” charity event for AIDS prevention.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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