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New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra faced a new contamination scare Tuesday with the forced recall of nearly 9,000 bottles of cream which had been tainted with E.coli bacteria.
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday received notification of seven new human infections of the avian influenza A (H7N9) virus in China, and reminded nationals traveling to the mainland to exercise caution.
A closely watched prototype therapy to inject corrective genes into the brain to treat Parkinson's disease has cleared an important safety hurdle, doctors said Friday.
As if the fiery rash and painful blisters of shingles were not punishment enough, the average patient who suffers a resurgence of the dormant chickenpox virus known as herpes zoster — or shingles — has a higher risk of heart attack or mild stroke two decades or more after the blisters and rash recede, says a new study.
A naturally occurring hormone acts as spontaneous defense in the brain against the high caused by marijuana and could be useful in preventing addiction, researchers said Thursday.
The U.S. government is preparing to regulate the new field of hand and face transplants like it does standard organ transplants, giving more Americans who are disabled or disfigured by injury, illness or combat a chance at this radical kind of reconstruction.
US to regulate hand, face transplants like other organs
Another medical guideline, another controversy. This time, a group of experts wants to redefine high blood pressure — it's now OK for some of us to be a little higher, they say — and other doctors are resisting the change.
Michael Bloomberg steered New York City through economic recession, a catastrophic hurricane and the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but he may always be remembered, accurately or not, as the mayor who wanted to ban the Big Gulp — a super-sized soda drink.
The chill brought by fall and winter along with air pollution are major triggers of common respiratory diseases as well as asthma attacks in Taiwan, according to Dr. Yeh Kuo-wei (葉國偉), secretary-general of the Taiwan Asthma Council (TAC), who said that most Taiwanese make two major mistakes in regulating their asthma symptoms.
The environmental group Greenpeace yesterday warned consumers of “unpredictable health risks” associated with China made garments and footwear, saying that it had found dangerously high level of residues of harmful chemicals in children's wear made in China.
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