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Whole grain consumption could lead to longer life: study
A diet that includes three daily servings of whole grains appears to help people live longer, including by reducing the rates of death from heart disease and cancer, according to findings released Monday.
 
Malnutrition is becoming the "new normal" as rising rates of obesity across the world coincide with persistent under-nutrition in many poorer countries, according to a major study released Tuesday.
 
Experts urge action to cut 'mad levels' of hepatitis C
Taiwan sees more than 10,000 new cases of hepatitis C every year, the Taiwan Association for the Study of the Liver (TASL, 台灣肝臟研究協會) said Monday, calling on the government to strive for universal screenings and easier access to medication.
 
Parental warning: Don't lose sleep over new guidelines on how much shut-eye your kids should be getting.
 
Through rose-colored glasses: Sunglasses' effectiveness depends on lens color
As we age, the sun's rays become increasingly dazzling and painful to our eyes. When selecting sunglasses, it is good to know that different lens colors each have their own properties.
 
Samsung in biosimilar drugs race to market
As Samsung Bioepis raced to be first to market with a copy of Enbrel, a blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug, countdown clocks reminded workers -- heading for lunch, meetings or even the washroom -- of the days to the first mass production run.
 
Countries committed to nearly doubling the number of people who receive life-saving HIV treatment over the next five years as a high-level United Nations conference devoted to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 drew to a close Friday.
 
WHO says delaying pregnancy option for women in Zika areas
The World Health Organization says women who live in areas where Zika is spreading should consider delaying pregnancy, since there's no other sure way to avoid the virus' devastating birth defects.
 
Outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths and represent an economic cost of around US$2.6 trillion a year by 2060 unless action is taken, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said in a report released on Thursday.
 
Taiwan will cooperate with the United States in conducting clinical trials on a dengue fever vaccine targeting older people, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has said.
 
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