Thursday, April 11, 2013
A 4-year-old boy has recovered from a new strain of bird flu that has killed nine people in China, a doctor said Wednesday, as the country's premier said the outbreak was under control.
African-Americans with a certain gene variant have nearly double the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease than those without it, a new study out Tuesday found.
A common treatment for irregular heartbeats may have a serious side effect: a new study out Tuesday showed it could increase the risk for certain cancers, especially among men.
A Canadian high school student has improved an ineffective experimental cancer therapy with a simple tweak — pairing it with antibiotics — earning accolades Tuesday from a panel of eminent scientists.
Stephen Hawking toured a stem cell laboratory Tuesday where scientists are studying ways to slow the progression of Lou Gehrig's disease, a neurological disorder that has left the British cosmologist almost completely paralyzed.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
As China scrambles to contain a deadly new strain of bird flu, Cambodia is battling a spike in the better known H5N1 strain that is baffling experts a decade after a major outbreak began in Asia.
A Taiwanese woman who developed German measles after she returned from a visit to Japan has become the first imported German measles case in Taiwan this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah said yesterday that Taiwan will take stock of suggestions by the World Health Organization (WHO) when deciding on a travel alert for areas affected by H7N9 avian flu in China.
There is no need for panic about having interactions with Chinese tourists amid cases of the new H7N9 flu reported in China, because there is no proof that the virus can be transmitted among humans, an official said yesterday.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A strain of bird flu that has been found in humans for the first time in eastern China is no cause for panic, the World Health Organization said on Monday, as the number of people infected rose to 24, with seven deaths.