Medical experts say climate change affects human health in direct ways, by the spread of water- and mosquito-borne diseases for example, and indirectly, such as through hunger. Here is a snapshot of the problem:
Use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics may increase the risk of aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection, a research study by National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) and Tunghai University found.
A group of 400 elite police officers in Rio de Janeiro, host of next year's Olympic Games, will take meditation classes to help deal with the stress of the job.
Medicine's final line of defense against deadly disease has been breached, raising the specter of a global epidemic, scientists say, after finding bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics.
A Taiwanese research team has won a global science competition seeking to improve prognosis prediction of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan said Wednesday.
Antibiotic resistance, which can turn common ailments into killers, has reached dangerous levels worldwide, the World Health Organization warned Monday, saying users still know too little about how antibiotics work.
Weeks after a spa worker was found dead at a Las Vegas cryotherapy center, authorities said Tuesday she suffocated in the chamber chilled by liquid nitrogen.
Rich countries have gained more than 10 years in life expectancy on average since 1970, a study released by the OECD said Wednesday, but the United States has slumped to near the bottom.
The Taipei City Government plans to offer free blood lead tests to the public next month at a local hospital.
An online survey has found that 81 percent of Taiwanese women are not satisfied with their breasts, while 60 percent think that D-cup "teardrop-shaped" breasts are the most ideal.