Friday, July 18, 2014
No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Global AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections have fallen by over a third in a decade, the United Nations said Wednesday as it voiced hope of wiping out the killer disease.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
The suicide rate among young South Koreans dipped slightly in 2012, government data showed Monday, offering some encouragement to official efforts to address a long-standing problem in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
A study says using spoons as measurements for medicine can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
A glass or two of booze is good for your heart, according to long-standing medical advice that drinkers are often fond of citing.
A U.S. girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV — and therefore is not cured. The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse an infection that has seemed permanent once it takes hold.
Feeling cynical and hostile toward others may double the risk of having a stroke in middle-aged and older adults, according to a study out Thursday.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Chinese-language United Evening News yesterday reported that in hopes of combating the increase in national obesity, the medical community and the government are seeking to develop a taxation policy that will impose higher taxes on products with high sugar content.