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Flu cases may rise as cold snap hits Taiwan: CDC
The number of influenza cases could increase around Taiwan during the Lantern Festival on Saturday as a strong cold front continues to impact the island over the weekend, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Thursday.
 
CDC confirms 16 cases of latent tuberculosis in Keelung
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed on Wednesday that 16 people working for a cargo and freight company in Keelung's Qidu District have been diagnosed with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), but reassured the public that the disease is not contagious.
 
Sperm count among male donors in Taiwan on the decline: study
The quality and quantity of semen sampled from sperm donors in Taiwan have deteriorated in recent years, a recent study by the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Sciences (CRMS) of Taipei Medical University found.
 
Cancer experts urge focus on prevention, says research 'neglected' and 'underfunded'
Cancer is not an inescapable fate. But while prevention can save millions of lives much more cheaply than treatment, it remains an underfunded, much-neglected weapon in the anti-cancer arsenal, experts say.
 
Taiwan reports year's first H7N9 case of human infection
Taiwan on Saturday reported its first case of human infection of avian influenza A (H7N9) for this year, involving a Taiwanese businessman based in China who was confirmed to be infected with the virus and continues to receive treatment in an intensive care unit, according to health authorities.
 
Innovative vaccine protects against Zika in single dose
An innovative vaccine made from genetic material protected lab animals from the Zika virus in experiments, scientists reported Thursday, calling it a "promising" lead in fighting the threat to humans.
 
UK cancer rates to rise faster among women than men: charity
Cancer rates in Britain will rise six times faster among women than men within the next two decades, according to data released on Friday by charity Cancer Research UK.
 
Concussion symptoms 3x higher in soccer players who 'head' ball
Adult soccer players who regularly use their heads to hit balls are three times more likely to show concussion symptoms than players who don't head the ball often, a US study said Wednesday.
 
Number of Flu patients down 60%: CDC
The number of people seeking emergency treatment with flu-like symptoms during this year's Lunar New Year holiday was down 60 percent from the same period last year, mainly due to the government's expanded vaccination campaign to combat influenza, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Thursday.
 
Gene variants add 2 cm to your height
Researchers on Wednesday unveiled 83 rare gene variants which exert a strong influence on human height, with some capable of adding or subtracting more than two centimeters.
 
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