Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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.
The Child Welfare League Foundation (CWLF) yesterday published a recent survey suggesting that 50 percent of Taiwanese teenagers approve of having plastic surgery in their teenage years.
U.S. government workers cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week — decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.
A vaccine that protects against four strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cervical cancer, does not increase the risk of blood clots in women, researchers said Tuesday.