With trousers around his ankles, Justin Igalla awaits a tight rubber band for his foreskin, an innovative non-surgical technique rolling out in several African nations to encourage circumcision and cut HIV infection rates.
A National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) team has discovered the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis and developed antibodies that reduce liver damage, inhibit hepatic fibrosis and recover liver function, according to a press release from the school.
In response to an increase in hospital patients aged 20-30 wondering whether or not they have dementia, several doctors in Taiwan have stated that most patients are only forgetful due to work-related stress. Nutritionists typically prescribe stress relieving exercises and brain foods to help boost brain function.
A cat that was hidden inside a Taiwanese traveler's luggage will be returned to Taiwan and be put under quarantine for 180 days, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said yesterday.
Chang Sih-mei (張四妹), an overseas Chinese from Malaysia with a rare genetic skin condition called harlequin ichthyosis, was discharged Monday from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital after undergoing a successful right hip replacement.
Researchers have discovered an antibody-generating protein that could help prevent multiplication of malaria parasites inside the body, giving new hope for a vaccine, a study said Thursday.
A mother, surnamed Chen, yesterday accused a physician from the Women and Children Clinic in Tainan of cutting her newborn daughter's ear while performing a Cesarean section.
An airborne toxin that is blown into Japan from northeast China could be the cause of the mysterious Kawasaki disease, a childhood illness that mostly affects the very young, researchers said Monday.
Twin girls born with a rare condition in Ohio were breathing on their own and their mom said she and her husband were able to hold them on Mother's Day.
Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year, more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday, warning that booze consumption was on the rise.