Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The founder of a French breast implant company was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday for hiding the true nature of the sub-standard silicone used in implants sold to 300,000 women around the world.
Nearly 80 percent of five-year-old children in Taiwan suffer from tooth decay, higher than the 50 percent goal set by the World Health Organization, the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) said yesterday.
Monday, December 9, 2013
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
U.S. health officials have approved a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc. that is expected to offer a faster, more palatable cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus.
The latest hopes of curing AIDS were dashed Friday when U.S. researchers said HIV returned in two men who briefly eradicated the virus after bone marrow transplants for cancer.
A faulty connection between where the brain stores the auditory building blocks of language and where it processes them may be to blame for dyslexia, a new study suggests.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Researchers cast doubt on the prevailing wisdom that vitamin D supplements can prevent conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease, saying on Friday low vitamin D may be a consequence, not a cause, of ill health.
Friday, December 6, 2013
The number of people suffering from dementia worldwide is set to explode in the coming decades as the population ages, tripling by 2050, according to a study released Thursday.
The first full-face transplant patients in the U.S. are growing into their new appearances — literally.
Thursday, December 5, 2013