Monday, February 24, 2014
Americans are stuck in chairs and on the couch, spending eight hours a day with their metabolic engines barely idling, according to data from sensors that scientists put on nearly 2,600 people to see what they actually did all day.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Contrary to the popular belief that osteoporosis only affects women when they reach menopause, the International Osteoporosis Foundation released a new study suggesting that men are more prone to the progressive disease when they hit the 50-year mark.
Doctors on Friday urged the public to consider vaccination against a number of seasonal diseases amid cold weather conditions.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
The flu is hitting young and middle aged people in the United States particularly hard this season, as a tough flu strain re-emerged and too few people were vaccinated, health authorities said Thursday.
Researchers say they have found new evidence that Greece's financial crisis is taking a toll on the health of its citizens, including rising rates of HIV, tuberculosis, depression and even infant deaths.
Friday, February 21, 2014
U.S. obstetricians are being told to show more patience in the delivery room.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
The incidence of fatty liver has spiked sharply in Taiwan over the past 20 years, with more than 60 percent of people over the age of 40 year now suffering from the disease, according to a survey released Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Social contact and regular exercise are key to aging well and living a longer life, according to newly presented research.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Plagued by cost overruns and a US$4.2 billion deficit, Taiwan's National Health Insurance set out in 2012 to find out what lay behind the problem.
Monday, February 17, 2014
For the roughly 6,000 people each year who give up a kidney to someone in need of a transplant in the United States, a new study finds that generosity may come at a price: a roughly tenfold increased risk of kidney failure in the 15 years following their donation.