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Long Troubled by School Bullying, Japan Now Eyes Zero Tolerance

TOKYO — After months of relentless bullying at the hands of three classmates, 13-year-old Hiroki issued what must have seemed like an empty threat to his tormentors. "I'm going to die," he told them in a text message. "You should die," was their response. In the month before his death, verbal taunts escalated into punching and [...]

Brains melting down after Japan tsunami

EMOTIONAL stress caused by last year's tsunami resulted in part of some survivors' brains shrinking, according to scientists in Japan who grasped a unique chance to study the neurological effects of trauma. On a quest to better understand post-traumatic stress disorder, the researchers compared brain scans they had taken of 42 healthy adolescents in other [...]

By |2012-08-17T18:33:25+10:00May 23rd, 2012|Categories: Science & Research, Society & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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