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Friday, December 26, 2014
The freely distributed male condom, more often misused than used, is going to directly cost the government exchequer about 2.85 million ngultrum (US$44,900) annually as the government prepares to take over the procurement of contraceptives.
A National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) research team has discovered that obesity leads to a reduction in the protein lysyl oxidase (LOX), which accelerates aortic aging and stiffness, causing arteriosclerosis, and is a major threat to health, according to a NCKU press release yesterday.
As air pollution has been detected as reaching serious levels amid dropping temperatures in Western Taiwan, cases of asthma and other breathing difficulties are on the increase, according to Chang Gung Medical Foundation (林口長庚醫院) Chief of Pediatric Allergy Asthma and Rheumatology Division Yeh Kuo-wei (葉國偉).
Thursday, December 25, 2014
CDC monitoring lab tech after possible Ebola exposure
A lab worker may have been exposed to a live sample of the deadly Ebola virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday, adding the accident is under investigation.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
For health care workers on the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, risking their lives in stifling protective suits, relief could soon be on the way.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Famous instant noodle brand pulled back into food scandal
Tainted dried tofu products continued to come to light thanks to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday as it published the latest list of affected companies goods that includes Wei Lih Men sauce package (維力炸醬包), a well-known instant noodle brand, and many other tofu manufacturers.
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Monday, December 15, 2014
An Indian court has rejected German drug giant Bayer's bid to block a generic version of its blockbuster cancer treatment Nexavar by a local drugmaker, a move hailed by activists on Saturday.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
If obesity is linked to Americans' 24/7 lifestyles, would it help to reset the clock that dictates our eating? A new study suggests it would, and in ways that go well beyond weight alone.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Obesity and extreme obesity can reduce life expectancy by up to eight years and deprive people of as much as 19 years of good health, according to a study published on Friday.
  
  
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