Sunday, March 15, 2015
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness globally. According to estimates, 6 million people suffer from glaucoma, while 310,000 received treatment for it in Taiwan, according to statistics provided by the National Health Insurance Administration. This number has increased 70 percent in the last decade alone.
As the nation observes White Day, the Formosa Cancer Foundation is calling on couples to adopt preventive measures against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
A German biologist who promised to pay 100,000 euros to anyone who could prove that the measles was indeed a virus was ordered by a court on Thursday to hand over the money.
Smoker numbers are declining in many parts of the world, but upward trends in African and Mediterranean countries mean the global total will not change much over the next 10 years, researchers said Friday.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might.
People planning to travel to Southeast Asia in the near future should be aware of an ongoing dengue fever outbreak in the region, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管署) said Thursday.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Real-time imaging in lab monkeys has pointed to the havens where HIV lurks after being beaten back by drugs, scientists said on Monday.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Girls age 9 to 14 that take two shots of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines over six months will have a high chance to stave off cervical cancer, said the Taiwan Immunization Vision and Strategy.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Human exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals could cost the European Union some 157 billion euros a year in health care and lost productivity, according to a study published Thursday in a scientific journal.