Friday, August 15, 2014
A Canadian drugmaker working on an experimental drug for Ebola said Wednesday that it is not ready to make the treatment available in Africa, despite assurances by international health officials that it is ethical to use untested treatments to fight the deadly outbreak.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
A second senior doctor in Sierra Leone was confirmed dead from Ebola on Wednesday as West Africa anxiously awaited the arrival of experimental drugs to tackle the deadliest-ever outbreak of the virus.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Organ donations and transplants from HIV/AIDS patients may become more widely available in Taiwan in the near future as the recent meeting between the Ministry of Health and Welfare chief (MHW) and the Taiwan Organ Registry and Sharing Center (TORSC, 財團法人器官捐贈移植中心) leaned toward qualifying those with HIV/AIDS as acceptable organ donors and recipients.
Monday, August 11, 2014
A national lung cancer trial launched earlier this summer with the help of a UC Davis oncologist has the potential to dramatically affect the way cancer drugs will be developed in the future.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
iss researchers say they have taken an important step towards a cure for arthritis, successfully testing a prototype treatment in mice that may soon be trialed on humans.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Older people who do not get enough vitamin D face a much higher risk of dementia or Alzheimer's disease, the largest study of its kind on the topic said Wednesday.
A newly discovered gene mutation significantly raises a woman's risk of breast cancer and may be considered the third such inherited gene flaw known to science, researchers said Wednesday.
As populations age around the world, economies will be held back and growth trends will slow sharply in the next 20 years, a report forecast on Thursday.