Saturday, May 16, 2015
A local professor on Friday unveiled a needle coated with a thin film of metallic glass that he said would ease the pain of being pricked with a needle in various medical applications in the future.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Federal health advisers on Tuesday recommended approval for an experimental combination drug to treat cystic fibrosis, despite unresolved questions about the benefit of one of the pill's two ingredients.
The Food and Drug Administration is outlining its plan to end the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 32-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A new type of blood test in the U.S. is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
A total of 110 processed products from livestock in outlying Kinmen County have been barred from entering Taiwan in the wake of its foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Saturday.
A new Taiwan-based association will offer cancer information and consultations for patients diagnosed with rare types of cancers.
The Formosa Plastics Group (台塑集團), the Wang Jan-Yang Charitable Trust (WJYTRUST) and the Taiwanese Osteoporosis Association are cooperating to promote research on five groups at high risk for osteoporosis, according to a press release of the WJYTRUST.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
French scientists say they have succeeded in creating the world's first lab-grown human sperm cells in what experts said Friday could be a leap forward in tackling male sterility.
A new study suggests the measles shot comes with a bonus: By preventing that disease, the vaccine may also help your body fight off other illnesses for years.
Friday, May 8, 2015
Obese children are far less likely to finish school than peers of normal weight, according to European research Thursday which also highlighted body image problems in kids as young as six.