Olympic sailor Erik Heil floated a novel idea to protect himself from the sewage-infested waters he and other athletes will compete in during next year's games: He'd wear plastic overalls and peel them off when he was safely past the contaminated waters nearest shore.
California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove -- using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduce, with implications far beyond the promise of fighting malaria.
When a 2-year-old returned sick from a visit to India, U.S. doctors suspected tuberculosis even though standard tests said no. It would take three months to confirm she had an extreme form of the disease -- a saga that highlights the desperate need for better ways to fight TB........
While the dengue fever outbreak has slowed in the southern city of Tainan, it has remained at its peak in the neighboring city of Kaohsiung, which saw 263 new cases on Wednesday alone, according to the latest statistics released by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday.
The southern city of Tainan has seen fewer new dengue fever cases, but the neighboring city of Kaohsiung remains at the peak of an outbreak of the disease there, according to data released Tuesday.
A woman living in mountainous Meishan Township in Chiayi County was bitten by a ferret-badger that was later found to be infected with rabies, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine said Friday.
The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since the start of May has reached 28,744, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday.
Taiwan has reported another 316 cases of dengue fever, bringing the total number of infections since the start of May to 27,736, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.
The widow of a man who suffered with Parkinson's has triggered new research this week into the condition after she discovered she could "smell" the disease.
The plague wiped out millions of people beginning in the sixth century and through medieval times, but a study Thursday suggests the illness may have existed thousands of years earlier.