The number of drugs when mixed with grapefruit that can lead to serious health problems, including sudden death, has skyrocketed, warns a Canadian researcher who first discovered the toxic link.
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has recalled dozens of lots of its generic version of cholesterol drug Lipitor because some may contain tiny glass particles, the latest in a string of manufacturing deficiencies that once led U.S. regulators to bar imports of the Indian company's medicines.
Home blood pressure monitors may be useful to some older adults who have suffered a stroke, but little help to others, according to a UK study.
Asia is hit with 30 million cases of malaria a year resulting in 42,000 deaths, a report said Friday as experts called for an urgent response to the disease which stalks billions in the region.
Women younger than 70 have a relatively low risk of abnormal growth in the upper part of the colon — suggesting, U.S. researchers say, that many women can opt for less invasive colon cancer screening.
Boys in the U.S. are hitting puberty as much as two years earlier than in previous decades, according to a new study out Saturday from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
E. Donnall Thomas, a physician who pioneered bone marrow transplants and later won the 1990 Nobel Prize in medicine, has died in Seattle at age 92.
Cherries may no longer be just for topping off ice-cream sundaes — a U.S. study of people with gout linked eating the fruit with a 35 percent to 75 percent lower risk of having an attack.
Taking extra folic acid and other B-vitamin supplements may not help protect against colon polyps, according to a U.S. study that contradicts observational studies suggesting people who get more of the vitamins are less likely to get colon cancer.
Dengue fever cases increased by 67 in the past week, with 30 new cases in Tainan and 36 cases in Kaohsiung, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疫病管制局) said yesterday.
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