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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Mysterious crayfish plague reported island-wide
Taiwan has reported to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) information on a redclaw crayfish plague after massive die-offs of the crustaceans in several counties.
Acetaminophen, a common pain reliever considered safe for pregnant women, has been linked for the first time to an increased risk of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in children, said a study Monday.
For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take. New research suggests some may benefit most from having the operation as young as 35.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Americans are stuck in chairs and on the couch, spending eight hours a day with their metabolic engines barely idling, according to data from sensors that scientists put on nearly 2,600 people to see what they actually did all day.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Contrary to the popular belief that osteoporosis only affects women when they reach menopause, the International Osteoporosis Foundation released a new study suggesting that men are more prone to the progressive disease when they hit the 50-year mark.
Doctors on Friday urged the public to consider vaccination against a number of seasonal diseases amid cold weather conditions.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
The flu is hitting young and middle aged people in the United States particularly hard this season, as a tough flu strain re-emerged and too few people were vaccinated, health authorities said Thursday.
Greek financial crisis tied to worsening health
Researchers say they have found new evidence that Greece's financial crisis is taking a toll on the health of its citizens, including rising rates of HIV, tuberculosis, depression and even infant deaths.
Friday, February 21, 2014
U.S. obstetricians are being told to show more patience in the delivery room.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
The incidence of fatty liver has spiked sharply in Taiwan over the past 20 years, with more than 60 percent of people over the age of 40 year now suffering from the disease, according to a survey released Wednesday.
  
  
  
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