In a new lead on Alzheimer's research, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is bankrolling a three-year pilot study of people with Down syndrome to identify the early changes that herald dementia, which afflicts up to 75 percent of adults with the condition.
A Qatari man struck down with a previously unknown virus related to the deadly SARS infection and the common cold is critically ill in hospital in Britain, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
Scientists said Monday they have new evidence about why women live longer than men, from a study of historical data showing castrated Koreans far outlived their non-eunuch contemporaries.
A woman allegedly suffered from nitrate intoxication after consuming an excessive amount of vegetables, according to local reports. The Homemakers United Foundation (HUF, 主婦聯盟環境保護基金會) and the Consumers' Foundation, Chinese Taipei (CFCT) are urging the government to recognize the issue of nitrate in leafy greens. According to the HUF, over 80 percent of the greens sold in the markets contain too much nitrate.
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Health inspectors found traces of banned insecticide on lemons during a round of surprise checks carried out in July on fresh vegetables and fruit at retail stands, supermarkets, shopping malls and wholesale markets in Taipei.
Middle-aged and older men who get enough antioxidants in their diets may have better-quality sperm than men who are lacking in the nutrients, a new study suggests.
New York on Thursday became the first city in the United States to impose a limited ban on super-sized soda drinks blamed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg for fueling a national obesity crisis.
Doctors' handwriting has never been renowned for its elegance, but an Indian medical group is so concerned about sloppy scrawls that it has started an awareness drive to prevent fatal errors.
Smokers may get fewer hours of sleep and have less restful slumber than nonsmokers, according to a German study that looked at more than 2,000 people.
A Taiwanese doctor warned Monday that a food source most consumers consider healthy — leafy green vegetables — could actually cause a potentially serious blood disorder.