Doctors in a domed laboratory in Canada are designing a virtual world where they hope to one day treat traumatized children with colorful avatars using toy-like medical gadgets.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs continue to produce benefits without any serious safety problems, such as increased cancer risk, even after more than a decade of use, researchers said on Wednesday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will open 630 community health posts in all 22 cities and counties around Taiwan during the two-week period from Nov. 21 to Dec. 4, offering HIV/AIDS and syphilis screening tests and relevant health care education, according to a CDC statement released yesterday.
Scientists at a Chinese university said Monday they can use rice to make albumin, a protein found in human blood that is often used for treating burns, traumatic shock and liver disease.
A drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) could help asthma patients, scientists said on Friday, as they identified two mutant genes that may predispose a person to asthma.
A documentary on Taiwan's medical achievements will be aired around the world as soon as early next year, the Department of Health (DOH) announced yesterday.
Johnson & Johnson said Friday that U.S. regulators have approved its new type of blood thinner shown to reduce deadly blood clots in patients who have undergone knee and hip replacements.
Pregnant women often take nutritional supplements incorrectly — too late or in excessive dosages — according to a recent study by Munich Technical University.
Long-term use of statins, a drug widely prescribed to prevent artery-blocking cholesterol, is less risky than previously thought for patients with a common form of liver disease, according to a study published on Wednesday by The Lancet.
Alcohol is a more dangerous drug than both crack and heroin when the combined harms to the user and to others are assessed, British scientists said on Monday.