A drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) could help asthma patients, scientists said on Friday, as they identified two mutant genes that may predispose a person to asthma.
A documentary on Taiwan's medical achievements will be aired around the world as soon as early next year, the Department of Health (DOH) announced yesterday.
Johnson & Johnson said Friday that U.S. regulators have approved its new type of blood thinner shown to reduce deadly blood clots in patients who have undergone knee and hip replacements.
Pregnant women often take nutritional supplements incorrectly — too late or in excessive dosages — according to a recent study by Munich Technical University.
Long-term use of statins, a drug widely prescribed to prevent artery-blocking cholesterol, is less risky than previously thought for patients with a common form of liver disease, according to a study published on Wednesday by The Lancet.
Alcohol is a more dangerous drug than both crack and heroin when the combined harms to the user and to others are assessed, British scientists said on Monday.
Persons addicted to heroin or prescription pain killers can get help kicking their habit by using an implanted device under the skin that delivers small doses of medication, researchers reported Tuesday.
An experimental drug has shown promise in treating malignant brain tumors in children, a small study unveiled at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology conference showed Sunday.
People taking benzodiazepine, a drug class commonly found in sleeping pills and tranquillizers, should not discontinue its use abruptly, as withdrawal symptoms may be severe and make discontinuation difficult, an independent German scientific institute warns.
City councillors in Washington voted unanimously on Tuesday to allow the U.S. capital to join 14 states in allowing medical marijuana to be used to treat certain chronically ill patients.