Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The southern city of Tainan has seen fewer new dengue fever cases, but the neighboring city of Kaohsiung remains at the peak of an outbreak of the disease there, according to data released Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
A company whose name is synonymous with eyeballs on the Internet is turning its attention to hearts. Google Life Sciences, a research group recently spun off from its parent corporation, is teaming with the American Heart Association in a US$50 million project to find new ways to fight heart disease.
A survey's findings show that prolonged use of digital devices is associated with memory difficulties and an unhealthy lifestyle, said Herbalife, a global nutrition company.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
A 1-year-old girl in the UK has become the first in the world to be treated with "designer" immune cells genetically engineered to reverse her cancer, doctors said Thursday.
Friday, November 6, 2015
At least 14 people in western India have lost sight in one eye after botched cataract surgeries, doctors and officials said Thursday, the latest example of poor medical care in the country.
Stunned scientists described on Wednesday the first known case of a man infected with tumors by a common parasitic tapeworm, raising concern about more such infections that may go undetected.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Rich countries have gained more than 10 years in life expectancy on average since 1970, a study released by the OECD said Wednesday, but the United States has slumped to near the bottom.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Mary Helen Abbott, 77, paints her lips bright pink, still smokes the occasional cigarette, keeps up on all the gossip at the retirement home and wears a short skirt to fitness class.
Tracking calories at chain restaurants in the U.S. is supposed to become easier next year, but new studies raise questions about whether the counts actually make a difference for diners and eateries.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
A new report raises fresh questions about the value of mammograms. The rate of cancers in the United States that have already spread far beyond the breast when they are discovered has stayed stable for decades, suggesting that screening and early detection are not preventing the most dangerous forms of the disease.