Sunday, September 7, 2014
The National Institutes of Health said it has uncovered a nearly century-old container of ricin and a handful of other forgotten samples of dangerous pathogens as it combs its laboratories for improperly stored hazardous materials.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Desperate to restore hope amid the Ebola crisis, the World Health Organization said Friday it would accelerate the use of experimental treatments and vaccines to contain the expanding epidemic in West Africa.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday demanded that all waste-oil tainted food products in Taiwan be removed from shelves by this Sunday at the latest.
A major sauce maker whose clients include many big food manufacturers yesterday recalled products made with lard products from allegedly recycled waste materials produced by an unscrupulous supplier.
The European Union on Friday announced 140 million euros (US$183 million) in funds to fight the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, a sharp increase over its previous pledge as the outbreak worsens.
Merck & Co. on Thursday won the first U.S. approval for a new kind of cancer drug with big advantages over chemotherapy and other older cancer treatments.
A pharmacist who oversaw the sterile clean rooms at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak was arrested Thursday as he was about to board a flight for Hong Kong, federal officials said.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Taiwan and China reached a “concrete consensus” on clinical tests for new drugs, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Taiwan's top China policy maker, said Thursday.
Average life expectancy at birth for Taiwanese girls in 2009-2011 was 82.47 years, while the figure for their male counterparts was 75.96 years, marking a rise of over 2 years for each gender from a decade ago.
One person commits suicide every 40 seconds, an avoidable tragedy that fails to grab attention because of taboos and stigma, a U.N. report said Thursday.