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Sunday, June 1, 2014
Drug helps breast cancer patients keep fertility
Doctors may have found a way to help young breast cancer patients avoid infertility caused by chemotherapy. Giving a drug to shut down the ovaries temporarily seems to boost the odds they will work after treatment ends, and it might even improve survival, a study found.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
An international team of scientists say they have identified a compound that can fight coronaviruses, responsible for the SARS and MERS outbreaks, which currently have no cure.
Friday, May 30, 2014
German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim said Wednesday it has agreed to pay US$650 million to settle thousands of U.S. claims questioning the marketing and safety of its popular blood thinner Pradaxa.
Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
National Health Research Institute (NHRI) and National Tsing Hua University yesterday announced their latest research that suggested that cancer might be a metabolic disease like diabetes.
In response to an increase in hospital patients aged 20-30 wondering whether or not they have dementia, several doctors in Taiwan have stated that most patients are only forgetful due to work-related stress. Nutritionists typically prescribe stress relieving exercises and brain foods to help boost brain function.
Sierra Leone on Monday confirmed its first death from Ebola and said it was restricting travel in some areas to stop the deadly haemorrhagic fever sweeping West Africa from claiming more lives.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Korea to return live cat found in luggage
A cat that was hidden inside a Taiwanese traveler's luggage will be returned to Taiwan and be put under quarantine for 180 days, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said yesterday.
'Pangolin woman' successfully gets hip replacement in Taiwan
Chang Sih-mei (張四妹), an overseas Chinese from Malaysia with a rare genetic skin condition called harlequin ichthyosis, was discharged Monday from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital after undergoing a successful right hip replacement.
Lack of funds is forcing aid workers to deny Syrian war victims and other refugees with cancer the care they need, the U.N. refugee agency's top medical expert warned on Monday.
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