Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Approvals for first-of-a-kind drugs climbed last year, pushing the annual tally of new U.S. drugs to its highest level in 19 years.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Patrick, a premature baby weighing a minuscule 1.2 kilograms, was "saved" by a breast milk bank in South Africa, where child mortality is high despite being the continent's most developed economy.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Out of a total of 37 districts in Tainan, the city declared Saturday that 21 have been free from dengue fever infections at a time when the impact resulting from the mosquito-borne disease has been fading.
Taiwan has raised a travel advisory for Shanghai and Jiangxi Province by one level after two H7N9 avian flu cases were reported there, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Researchers have succeeded for the first time in reversing a degenerative illness in mice, using a revolutionary gene-editing technique that one day may help cure similar diseases in humans.
Monday, December 28, 2015
In the early weeks of Angelica Pereira's pregnancy, a mosquito bite began bothering her. At first it seemed a small thing. But the next day she awoke with a rash, a headache, a fever and a burning in her eyes.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Tainan recorded no new dengue fever cases Friday, the second day in three days in which the southern city reported zero new infections, according to statistics released by the health authorities in the city Saturday.
More than 20,000 people in Taiwan die from cigarette smoking every year, said the Ministry of Health and Welfare, warning that smoking is also highly linked to drug abuse among youngsters.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Aiming to promote awareness of healthy diets among children, restrictions on junk food advertising and marketing ploys such as toys will come into effect on Jan. 1, according to Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) on Thursday.
More than 6,000 people died of diseases exacerbated by excessive exposure to particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) in Taiwan last year, according to research by National Taiwan University released Thursday.