More than 40,000 chickens at a chicken farm in Pingtung County, Southern Taiwan, were culled after the farm was confirmed to have been infected with H5 subtype avian influenza.
A health study came to the defense of certain dietary fats on Tuesday, adding fuel to a scientific row over low-fat guidelines that have bedeviled dieters for nearly half-a-century.
A chemical in green tea has been shown to improve cognitive ability in persons with Down's syndrome, scientists and doctors said Tuesday.
Doubling the duration of hormone therapy for women with early-stage breast cancer from five to 10 years reduces the risk of recurrence and developing tumors in the other breast, a study showed Sunday.
Hong Kong culled 4,500 birds on Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in a chicken at a local market.
Cancer drugs predictably cost much more in the U.S. than in poor countries and even other wealthy nations, but a study shows they are less affordable in some developing countries despite the lower price.
A Taiwanese research team has discovered a molecule in human cells that can regulate inflammation when infections caused by invasive pathogenic germs occur and help protect the body from systemic inflammation, known as sepsis.
One of Muhammad Ali's greatest battles was not in the ring but against Parkinson's disease, which severely hampered his speech and motor skills in the last three decades of his life.
Denmark will next year declassify "being transgender" as a mental illness, lawmakers from the parliament health committee decided on Tuesday.
New Zealand and Norway became the latest countries Tuesday to announce they will remove branding from cigarette packets, in a move hailed by the WHO as an effective way to cut smoking rates.