Friday, September 5, 2014
Average life expectancy at birth for Taiwanese girls in 2009-2011 was 82.47 years, while the figure for their male counterparts was 75.96 years, marking a rise of over 2 years for each gender from a decade ago.
One person commits suicide every 40 seconds, an avoidable tragedy that fails to grab attention because of taboos and stigma, a U.N. report said Thursday.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Women fighting cancer in one breast don't benefit from having both breasts removed, according to new research out Tuesday that found long-term survival was equivalent after targeted surgery plus radiation.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.
Friday, August 29, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said yesterday that it will carry out an investigation after authorities in Hong Kong found excessive levels of mercury in Black Bridge Food Company's (BBFC, 黑橋牌) sailfish crisps on Aug. 26.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Women in China who are exposed to pollution from cook stoves and highways face a greater risk of high blood pressure, researchers said Monday.
Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a fetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years in what is believed to be the world's longest ectopic pregnancy, a doctor has said.
Children born to women who took antidepressants during pregnancy are statistically likelier to develop the mental disorder called ADHD, researchers said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
A Liberian doctor who was among three Africans to receive an experimental Ebola drug has died, the country's information minister said Monday.
E-cigarettes should be subject to the same regulations as cigarettes and should not be sold to minors, the American Heart Association (AHA) said in new policy guidelines out Monday.