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Thursday, November 19, 2015
A Taiwanese research team has won a global science competition seeking to improve prognosis prediction of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan said Wednesday.
As criticism of soaring prescription drug prices in the U.S. grows, global spending on medicines is expected to rise 3 percent to 6 percent annually for the next five years, according to a new forecast from IMS Health.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Transplant gives new face, scalp to burned firefighter
A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of his neck, a New York hospital announced Monday.
People who report drinking three to five cups of coffee per day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson's disease, U.S. researchers said Monday.
A treatment for alcoholism can reactivate dormant HIV, potentially allowing other drugs to spot and kill the virus hiding out in human immune cells, researchers said Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Antibiotic resistance, which can turn common ailments into killers, has reached dangerous levels worldwide, the World Health Organization warned Monday, saying users still know too little about how antibiotics work.
TB case shows difficulty diagnosing, treating infants
When a 2-year-old returned sick from a visit to India, U.S. doctors suspected tuberculosis even though standard tests said no. It would take three months to confirm she had an extreme form of the disease -- a saga that highlights the desperate need for better ways to fight TB........
Monday, November 16, 2015
About 5,400 people have been diagnosed with oral cancer annually, and the death toll has reached 2,300 per year in Taiwan in recent years, the Cancer Care Foundation said Friday.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Thousands of men around the world are to be sterilized Friday in what organizers dubbed a global "vasectomy-athon," to encourage men to take a bigger role in family planning and combat resistance to the procedure.
leading U.S. hospital said Thursday it is preparing to offer women uterine transplants, a technology that has been proven in Sweden and could help those struggling with infertility.
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