Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since the start of May has reached 23,456, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.
Foetuses burdened with a crippling form of brittle-bone disease will receive stem-cell treatment early next year in a pioneering trial, the lead researcher told AFP on Monday.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Three brisk walking principles to keep joints healthy were proposed by the Taiwanese Osteoporosis Association (TOA) yesterday, debunking myths that exercise is bad for joints in time for World Arthritis Day.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Friday called on Taiwan residents to step up efforts to eradicate mosquito breeding sites in the fight against a huge dengue outbreak, as the Double Ten holiday weekend is forecast to be rainy.
Research published in the medical journal The Lancet says one in three of all the young men in mainland China are likely to die from tobacco, but that the number can fall if the men quit smoking.
A simple blood test can reduce unnecessary hospital admissions by pinpointing people seeking medical help for chest pain caused by something other than a heart attack, a study said Thursday.
Friday, October 9, 2015
People in Taiwan should continue to be on guard against dengue fever, even though the number of new cases has slackened off recently, the Central Epidemic Command Center said Thursday.
Scientists said Wednesday they had grown rudimentary human kidney tissue from stem cells, a key step towards the Holy Grail of fully functional, lab-made transplant organs.
Dogs, like people, can be born with cleft palates. Some die from pneumonia or malnourishment. Some with the defect, which is basically a hole in the mouth, are euthanized.
Three researchers won prestigious medical awards Tuesday for a new approach to treating cancer and insights into how creatures deal with DNA damage.