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June, 1, 2016

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The devastating effect of Alzheimer's disease on bilingual people has been thrown into focus in Canada, where the sudden loss of a second language can leave sufferers feeling like strangers in their own country.
Pfizer Inc., in a first for the drug industry, told The Associated Press that the drugmaker will begin selling its popular erectile dysfunction pill Viagra directly to patients on its website.
The Hope Foundation for Cancer Care (HOPE) on Friday invited Cary Adams, chief executive officer of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), to Taiwan to help alter people's common misbeliefs about cancer.
The Taiwan Organ Registry and Sharing Center (ORSC) recently called for a review system for hospitals that conduct organ transplants, adding that the Department of Health (DOH) should disqualify those with insufficient experience in the field.
A wild strain of the H7N9 avian flu virus provided by China arrived in Taiwan yesterday morning, the Department of Health's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said.
Koprowski, developer of oral vaccine for polio, dies aged 96
Dr. Hilary Koprowski, the Polish-born researcher who developed the first successful oral vaccination for polio, died this week at his Philadelphia home. He was 96.
Daniel M. Tsai, chairman of Taiwan's Fubon Financial Holding Co. Ltd., will donate US$1.5 million to the University of Southern California (USC) to establish a medical research center there.
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Extended Tamiflu drugs still safe for usage: health official
Tamiflu vaccines whose expiry dates have been extended are still safe to use, a health official said yesterday, following revelations that a hospital gave a patient a pack of the flu drug that is almost seven years old.
Not alternative medicine: Himalaya drug firm booms with herbal remedies
Its raw materials are plants and it bases its products on texts dating back millennia, but don't dare call India's biggest herbal health care group a maker of "alternative medicine."
The Chinese partner of Hero Group, a major Swiss baby formula manufacturer, has been accused of adulterating Hero's production and a senior official has been detained, state media said Thursday.
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