Thursday, January 22, 2015
A U.S. study out Tuesday including more than 23,000 children has debunked the long-standing belief that living in the inner city raises the risk of asthma.
Travelers to China need to pay attention to their personal hygiene and seek medical attention immediately if they develop fever or cough symptoms because of a surge in avian flu H7N9 there, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advised Wednesday.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for the United States to lead the way toward a “new era of medicine” by boosting funds for modern medical research.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed “like rabbits” and should instead practice “responsible parenting.”
A virulent group of TB germs spread from East Asia in waves propelled by industrialization, World War I and Soviet collapse to yield some of the drug-resistant strains plaguing the world today, a study said Monday.
Joining a walking group is one of the easiest ways to boost health and morale, according to an investigation published Monday in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The John Tung Foundation (董氏基金會) yesterday warned consumers of the ambiguous labeling of butters and margarines sold in the market, pointing out that many contain artificial butter flavoring as well as additives that may cause cardiovascular disease.
Monday, January 19, 2015
A new sub-strain of H5N2 bird flu was uncovered yesterday in tests conducted by the Council of Agriculture's (COA) Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ).
It's midmorning and hundreds of people are squeezed under a banyan tree's shady canopy to have blood drawn by just three nurses, working assembly-line fast.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
How a person's immune system does its job seems to depend more on environment and the germs he or she encounters than on genes, says new research that put twins to the test to find out.