Sunday, October 4, 2015
The number of dengue fever cases in Tainan, the municipality with the most serious outbreak of the disease since the start of summer in May, has reached 17,004, an increase of 365 over the previous day, the city's health department said Saturday.
The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since the start of May has reached 19,412, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday.
Friday, October 2, 2015
In just three decades, the once monolithic approach to diagnosing and treating breast cancer has become more personalized and less intrusive -- a transformation that likely saved millions of lives, experts say.
Children at high risk of getting asthma may be missing some important gut bacteria in their first few months of life, according to a study Wednesday that helps explain why asthma is on the rise.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AIDS should be treated immediately.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Malaria could be wiped out by 2040, despite the lack of an effective vaccine, previous failed attempts to eradicate the disease and drug resistance problems, the United Nations and Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in a report released on Monday.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease -- good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
An investment of US$97-184 billion could make life-saving radiotherapy accessible to most people who need it by 2035 and save millions of lives, research showed Saturday.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Novartis plans to sell medications for heart disease, diabetes and other non-infectious diseases for just US$1 per month's supply in poor countries.
A 13-year-old birth control implant came under new scrutiny Thursday as U.S. health experts discussed a host of problems reported by women implanted with the metallic device, including chronic pain, bleeding and fatigue.