The incidence of fatty liver has spiked sharply in Taiwan over the past 20 years, with more than 60 percent of people over the age of 40 year now suffering from the disease, according to a survey released Wednesday.
Plagued by cost overruns and a US$4.2 billion deficit, Taiwan's National Health Insurance set out in 2012 to find out what lay behind the problem.
Moderate or heavy smokers who quit tobacco get a boost in mental wellbeing that, for people who are anxious or stressed, is equivalent to taking anti-depressants, a study said Thursday.
Russian men who down large amounts of vodka — and too many do — have an “extraordinarily” high risk of an early death, a new study says.
Eric Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72.
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Vitamin D supplements have no significant effect on preventing heart attack, stroke, cancer or bone fractures, according to a review of scientific evidence published Friday.
Lingonberries, a fruit common in Scandinavian cuisine, may be able to help prevent weight gain and high sugar and cholesterol levels, Swedish scientists said Thursday of a new study.
Middle-aged men risk a faster mental decline as they age if they've been drinking heavily for years, new research suggests.
Children's clothing and shoes made by a dozen globally recognized brands have been found to contain potentially harmful chemicals, Greenpeace said Tuesday.
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.