Under the revised medical service law, which was enacted in May 2021, extra work for hospital doctors will be limited at 960 hours a year in principle. For doctors for whom long work hours are unavoidable due to reasons including services at emergency medical centers, the upper limit on annual overtime will be set at 1,860 hours.
The study suggests that because dog and cat owners take more regular exercise and have closer social relationships than non-owners, the onset of disability is delayed as older adults who were currently dog owners had a significantly lower odds ratio of onset of disability.
An experiment is being carried out in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, to demonstrate a service that would allow users to use a single app to make cab reservations and arrange for vehicles to be automatically driven around hospitals so that elderly people and people with disabilities who have difficulty getting around can visit medical institutions smoothly.
New anorexia cases among people younger than 20 in Japan grew 60 pct from the previous year in fiscal 2020 amid the novel coronavirus crisis, a survey by the National Center for Child Health and Development showed Thursday.
“Stress and anxiety stemming from school closures due to the pandemic and other reasons might have affected them,” the center said.