Dementia costs more each year in the United States than cancer or heart disease, with annual costs ranging from US$157 billion to US$215 billion, according to a study released Wednesday.
A new strategy for ending polio worldwide aims to boost security for violence-plagued vaccine workers and halt polio outbreaks by the end of next year, global health authorities said Tuesday.
An Australia-led study has identified a gene associated with a common form of epilepsy which could lead to earlier diagnosis, a researcher said Tuesday.
An U.S.-based physician has diagnosed former President Chen Shui-bian with an incurable neurological disorder best managed in a home environment, said the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) at the Legislative Yuan yesterday.
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Life expectancy in Russia has marked time since the collapse of the Soviet Union but risen in its former eastern-bloc allies, The Lancet reported on Wednesday.
Bill Gates said Tuesday that the world must commit to wiping out the remaining cases of polio and finally eradicate the disease despite squeezed aid budgets and violence plaguing vaccination efforts.
Having an older grandfather or being a mother who was abused in her youth are linked to higher odds of having a child with autism, according to two studies published Wednesday in a leading U.S. psychiatry journal.
A man in Taipei was diagnosed with restless legs syndrome due to frequent dreams involving the tiger from the film “Life of Pi,” according to ShuTien Urology Ophthalmology Clinic.
A growing number of U.S. parents oppose doctors' recommendations to vaccinate teenage girls against human papillomavirus (HPV), the main cause of cervical cancer, a study said Monday.
For people with the chronic liver infection hepatitis C, heavy drinking is an obvious no-no, but a new study links even modest alcohol consumption with an increased risk of death — and not just from liver disease.