Europe's medicines watchdog said Friday the benefits of acne drug Diane-35, also widely used as a contraceptive, outweigh the risk of developing blood clots in the veins — when correctly prescribed.
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH) and U.S.-based Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for jointly setting up a clinical research center.
Eating fish is good for your heart, but taking fish oil capsules does not help people at high risk of heart problems who are already taking medicines to prevent them, a large study in Italy found.
The U.S. food and drug regulator on Friday called the addition of caffeine to children's foods like chewing gum and jelly beans “dangerous” and warned of a possible crackdown.
Scientists said Wednesday they had found a brain region that controls physical aging, and could target it to manipulate the lifespan of lab mice.
Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. will work with Far Eastern Memorial Hospital to launch a platform specifically designed for two health information services, Far EasTone said yesterday.
President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday the time was “not ripe” for political negotiations with China, despite fast-improving economic ties.
Taiwan has received specimens of the H7N9 avian flu virus from China to help research the new strain, in what an official described yesterday as a landmark move in health cooperation.
A 15-month-old Indian girl whose head has swollen to nearly double its normal size is “doing well,” a doctor said Friday, but treatment could be complicated by the extreme nature of her case.