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U.S. regulators Friday approved the first targeted drug for certain patients with an aggressive form of leukemia.
 
Faced with a shortage of polio vaccine, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries Friday to resort to smaller, fractional doses to ward off outbreaks of the crippling disease.
 
Government to raise tax on cigarettes by NT$20 per pack
The price of cigarettes is set to increase by NT$20 (US$0.6) per pack later this year after the Legislature passed the third and final reading of an amendment to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax on Friday, with the additional revenue to be earmarked for the country's long-term medical care program.
 
Weight swings risky for overweight heart patients
Losing and regaining weight repeatedly may be dangerous for overweight heart patients, a study suggests.
 
Marmite may be brain food, study says
In a world bitterly divided into pro- and anti-Marmite factions, lovers of the tangy British spread have found support from an unexpected quarter: brain science.
 
A century of studying invisible war trauma
In the wake of World War I, some veterans returned wounded, but not with obvious physical injuries. Instead, their symptoms were similar to those that had previously been associated with hysterical women -- most commonly amnesia, or some kind of paralysis or inability to communicate with no clear physical cause.
 
Tribe has world's lowest levels of artery hardening
Researchers said Friday they had found an indigenous Amazonian tribe with the lowest levels of artery hardening -- a portender of heart disease -- ever observed.
 
Work in an office?
An office worker studies his laptop while eating a lunch box. Colorectal polyps are more likely to be found among office employees who are not active and don't eat enough vegetables, according to a Formosa Cancer Foundation report. At least 90 percent of office workers who have colorectal polyps also overwork,.....
 
Turn the bass down? Risks of noise worse than thought
Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Recent research may have found an explanation for problems like his, something called "hidden hearing loss."
 
Parenthood is linked to a longer life: study
Parents, take courage. If you survive the sleep deprivation, toddler tantrums and teenage angst, you may be rewarded with a longer life than your childless peers, researchers said Tuesday.
 
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