Sunday, May 26, 2013
According to the World Health Organization, about 1.4 billion of all the world's 20-year-old and older adults are overweight, and of these overweight people, 200 million men and 300 million women are classified as obese.
Friday, May 24, 2013
French fry chain store Ireland's Potato (愛爾蘭瘋薯) has been fined for using expired sauce in their products, according to New Taipei City's Public Health Department (PHD) yesterday.
After running medical tests in four hospitals and talking to nine doctors in five years, a female pediatric doctor surnamed Yu has finally been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, also known as “Princess and the Pea syndrome.”
Thursday, May 23, 2013
A Japanese cancer specialist said Wednesday she has started the world's first clinical trial of a powerful, nonsurgical, short-term radiation therapy for breast cancer.
Taoyuan County's Public Health Bureau fined I-Mei Foods yesterday for using expired ingredients in one of their products and said it has referred the case to the Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office for further investigation.
Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) chief Chang Chia-chu (張家祝) yesterday denied a report that the ministry has hidden research showing that antrodia camphorate (牛樟芝) could contain poison that might harm humans.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A Nobel prize-winning scientist Tuesday played down “shock-horror scenarios” that a new virus strain will emerge with the potential to kill millions of people.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Taiwan's participation as an observer in the World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), has become normalized, Taiwan's Health Minister said Monday.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The hunt for an HIV vaccine has gobbled up US$8 billion in the past decade, and the failure of the most recent efficacy trial has delivered yet another setback to 26 years of efforts.
The devastating effect of Alzheimer's disease on bilingual people has been thrown into focus in Canada, where the sudden loss of a second language can leave sufferers feeling like strangers in their own country.