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Monday, November 30, 2015
Medical experts say climate change affects human health in direct ways, by the spread of water- and mosquito-borne diseases for example, and indirectly, such as through hunger. Here is a snapshot of the problem:
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Experts at a child health forum in Taipei on Saturday suggested that the government set up a special unit to deal with child mortality, an issue that they said requires greater attention despite the falling rate.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics may increase the risk of aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection, a research study by National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) and Tunghai University found.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The U.N. on Tuesday urged countries to "break the AIDS epidemic" by doubling the number of people receiving HIV treatment within the next five years.
California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove -- using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduce, with implications far beyond the promise of fighting malaria.
Loneliness can increase the risk of premature death by 14 percent in older adults, according to a study published Monday that posits a physiological basis for the phenomenon.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
"Zero percent marijuana, 100 percent dangerous."
A group of 400 elite police officers in Rio de Janeiro, host of next year's Olympic Games, will take meditation classes to help deal with the stress of the job.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
A healthy food for one person may lead another to gain weight, according to a study out Thursday that suggests a one-size-fits-all approach to dieting is fundamentally wrong.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Medicine's final line of defense against deadly disease has been breached, raising the specter of a global epidemic, scientists say, after finding bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics.
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