An experimental drug has shown promise in treating malignant brain tumors in children, a small study unveiled at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology conference showed Sunday.
People taking benzodiazepine, a drug class commonly found in sleeping pills and tranquillizers, should not discontinue its use abruptly, as withdrawal symptoms may be severe and make discontinuation difficult, an independent German scientific institute warns.
City councillors in Washington voted unanimously on Tuesday to allow the U.S. capital to join 14 states in allowing medical marijuana to be used to treat certain chronically ill patients.
Dennis Quaid's newborn twins nearly died after a medical error at a hospital. By telling their story, he hopes to help prevent the same thing from happening to anyone else.
AIDS drugs made by Merck & Co., GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Gilead Sciences Inc. blocked a virus linked to prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome, a study showed.
Thalidomide, the sedative blamed for tragic birth defects half a century ago, treated a rare inherited blood disorder, according to lab experiments reported on Sunday.
Investigators and prosecutors will soon launch nationwide raids to stop the sale of counterfeit and controlled drugs, officials said Thursday.
Drugs for the treatment of cancer, high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes were the top-selling medicines in Taiwan last year, according to a report by IMS Health, a U.S-based pharmaceutical data management company.
Many people hold fanciful notions about traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) physicians – they drink special concoctions everyday, or take supplements, or live the life of a Daoist ascetic...
“Medicine and food arise from the same source” and “A good diet leads to good health” — these are the cornerstones of traditional Chinese wisdom when it comes to health cultivation.