U.S. doctors hailed a complex operation as a world first after performing a skull and scalp transplant on a cancer patient who also received a new kidney and pancreas during the procedure.
Doctors amputated Ugandan schoolboy Jesse Ayebazibwe's right leg when he was hit by a truck while walking home from school three years ago.
Breastfeeding a baby for at least six months may be linked to a lower risk of childhood leukemia, according to a review of previously published research on the topic Monday.
Taiwan spent more than NT$600 billion (US$25.15 billion) for medical care under its national insurance program in 2014, with dialysis for patients with kidney disease accounting for the biggest share, according to information released by the National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA).
The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.
Researchers have gained new understanding on the workings of amnesia through research that used light to revive lost memories in mice, a study published Thursday reported.
Waistlines of American adults kept growing last year with obesity creeping up to 27.7 percent, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
A new kind of brain implant senses a patient's intent to move a robotic arm, offering new promise to people who are paralyzed or have lost limbs, researchers said Thursday.
Federal health advisers on Tuesday recommended approval for an experimental combination drug to treat cystic fibrosis, despite unresolved questions about the benefit of one of the pill's two ingredients.
The Formosa Plastics Group (台塑集團), the Wang Jan-Yang Charitable Trust (WJYTRUST) and the Taiwanese Osteoporosis Association are cooperating to promote research on five groups at high risk for osteoporosis, according to a press release of the WJYTRUST.