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The first new asthma pill in nearly 20 years has led to a sharp improvement in symptoms for chronic sufferers of the disease, according to an early test of the drug.
 
Three different experimental Zika vaccines being developed in the United States have worked well in monkey studies, paving the way for human trials in the coming months, researchers said Thursday.
 
A pharmaceutical company has rushed a special drug that once saved the life of a girl who contracted a usually deadly brain-eating amoeba to a South Carolina hospital with its own patient fighting the disease.
 
A scandal over fake vaccines given to children prompted angry and confused parents to physically attack a doctor in the Indonesian capital in a sign of deep-seated problems in the country's health system.
 
Stomach troubles? Try swallowing an origami robot
Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it.
 
The YongLing Healthcare Foundation, founded by chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) of the Hon Hai Group, has incubated five new venture teams under its inaugural H. Spectrum Youth Talent Cultivation Project, and Gou will share his recipes for developing new ventures today, the Central News Agency reported.
 
An experimental vaccine against malaria known as Mosquirix -- or RTS,S -- weakens over time and is only about 4 percent effective over a seven-year span, researchers said Wednesday.
 
Bisexual, gay and lesbian adults are more likely to experience psychological distress and engage in unhealthy behaviors, possibly as a result of being the target of discrimination, according to a study published Monday.
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Overdoses don't happen just to heroin addicts -- patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in the nation's epidemic, too. A new study says when patients were prescribed an overdose antidote along with those medications...
 
Lab challenges 'most fun' part of job: Tang laureate
American geneticist Jennifer Doudna, one of this year's three recipients of the Tang Prize in biopharmaceutical science, said the most enjoyable aspect of her work has been tackling the challenges of her laboratory experiments.
 
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