Thursday, July 10, 2014
U.S. government workers cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week — decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.
A vaccine that protects against four strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cervical cancer, does not increase the risk of blood clots in women, researchers said Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) recently disclosed that AIDS-related diseases were the 10th leading cause of death among young adults in 2012, the Taipei City Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday, adding that this is the first time the condition made it onto the list.
They were dubbed the “forgotten souls” — the cremated remains of thousands of people who came through the doors of Oregon's state mental hospital, died there and whose ashes were abandoned inside 3,500 copper urns.
Diabetes is becoming a “national health emergency” in Britain with 280,000 people a year diagnosed with the disease, risking unsustainable strain on health services, charity Diabetes UK said on Monday.
Monday, July 7, 2014
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has shown that chronic stress of poverty, neglect and physical abuse in early life may shrink the parts of a child's developing brain responsible for memory, learning and processing emotion.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
It may not destroy your soul, but it turns out heavy metal music can be hazardous to your brain. At least in some rare cases.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Emergency talks on containing the worst Ebola outbreak in history were due to wrap up on Thursday, with ministers hoping to halt the virus' deadly rampage in West Africa after a jump in the number of deaths.
Australian surgeons have successfully carried out a complex and rare procedure to remove a huge growth from the face of a young Filipino boy, who had to lift it up to eat and drink.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The United Nations reassured west Africa on Wednesday that the world's deadliest-ever Ebola epidemic could be stopped in its tracks, telling the region's health ministers: “We can handle this.”