A novel but controversial technique known as gene-editing has produced pigs that could be resilient to an often fatal virus that costs European farmers US$1.6 billion per year, researchers said Thursday.
Studies have shown that usage of devices like smartphones, tablets and computers close to bed time has been found to deplete the quality of sleep.
Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say.
Don't expect designer babies any time soon -- but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent oversight, using new tools that precisely edit genes inside living cells.
Health authorities are urging residents not to consume raw or undercooked eggs, as the avian flu threat in Taiwan continues to rise.
The number of influenza cases could increase around Taiwan during the Lantern Festival on Saturday as a strong cold front continues to impact the island over the weekend, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Thursday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed on Wednesday that 16 people working for a cargo and freight company in Keelung's Qidu District have been diagnosed with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), but reassured the public that the disease is not contagious.
The quality and quantity of semen sampled from sperm donors in Taiwan have deteriorated in recent years, a recent study by the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Sciences (CRMS) of Taipei Medical University found.
Cancer is not an inescapable fate. But while prevention can save millions of lives much more cheaply than treatment, it remains an underfunded, much-neglected weapon in the anti-cancer arsenal, experts say.
Taiwan on Saturday reported its first case of human infection of avian influenza A (H7N9) for this year, involving a Taiwanese businessman based in China who was confirmed to be infected with the virus and continues to receive treatment in an intensive care unit, according to health authorities.