Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Fewer than a quarter of the people in Taiwan who have contemplated suicide have sought help from medical professionals because of the stigmas associated with the act, according to a survey released recently.
An “artificial nose” capable of detecting the odor from germs that lead to blood poisoning could help save many lives and reduce medical costs, a conference heard on Sunday.
ScinoPharm Taiwan (台灣神隆) on Monday announced its new active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) for treating epilepsy has been ratified and launched by Supernus Pharmaceuticals in the U.S. market last week.
Taiwan's biotechnology sector yesterday saw a rapid decline, with the industry index losing 2.7 percent on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE), and down 3.3 percent on the over-the-counter-GreTai Securities Market. This was coupled with rocking reports concerning the beleaguered Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, who may be deposed before he can carry out policy amendments designed to benefit the sector.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Children — like adults — are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large U.S. study to gauge use by teenage students.
Call them hidden allies: The right germs just might be able to help fight fat.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Runners looking forward to a string of “color” marathons in Taiwan were warned yesterday to be aware of the harmful effects the colored corn starch thrown in the events may have.
The Council of Agriculture (COA) yesterday denied reports that it has scrapped plans to carry out rabies experiment on live animals, including dogs.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Diabetes pills known as DPP-4 therapies got a mixed safety report on Monday as studies showed they did not raise the risk of heart attacks but might be linked to heart failure, where the heart fails to pump blood adequately.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Eating more whole fresh fruit, especially blueberries, grapes, apples and pears, is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, but drinking more fruit juice has the opposite effect, says a study.