A commonly used method of calculating a person's risk of heart attack or stroke in the next five years may overestimate the actual risk, leading doctors to unnecessarily prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs, researchers said Monday.
Taiwan has entered the peak season for enterovirus infections, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director General Kuo Hsu-sung said on Tuesday, expecting to set up higher level command centers in the near future.
Just one shot of a lab-produced antibody protected macaques against a sort of monkey HIV for nearly six months, said a study Wednesday into a potential vaccine alternative.
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Dangerous levels of muscle-enhancing additive ractopamine have been detected in beef imports from the U.S., the first such case since the government lifted bans on U.S. beef four years ago, announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) on Wednesday.
Lab mice that spent just two weeks in orbit showed early signs of liver damage upon returning to Earth, raising concern about what long-duration spaceflight might do to humans, researchers said Wednesday.
South Africa plans a new "fat tax" on sugary drinks to combat an obesity epidemic -- but sweet-toothed consumers say its chances are slim of making them cut down.
Peru has suffered its first case of sexually transmitted, locally contracted Zika virus, authorities said Saturday.
The mosquito-borne Zika virus has significantly evolved since it was first discovered in 1947, and researchers said Friday these genetic changes could shed light on why it has the power to cause birth defects.
At least 300 patients have been sickened by life-threatening infections linked to contaminated medical scopes -- more than previously estimated by U.S. federal regulators, according to figures released Friday.