Thursday, September 12, 2013
The head of Japanese cosmetics giant Kanebo apologized Wednesday over a recall of products blamed for leaving thousands of customers with skin blotches, as the firm faced criticism over delays in halting shipments.
President Enrique Pena Nieto's plan to tax sugary drinks to curb Mexico's obesity epidemic earned him praise Tuesday from New York's mayor and health advocates but soda makers slammed it as ineffective.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Myanmar on Tuesday received four state-of-the-art machines to detect drug-resistant tuberculosis, one of its major health problems.
A 71-year old man was hospitalized in Taoyuan yesterday after ingesting an energy drink tainted with strong acidic substances, while reports have emerged suggesting the incident could be linked to a larger extortion plot.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Fewer than a quarter of the people in Taiwan who have contemplated suicide have sought help from medical professionals because of the stigmas associated with the act, according to a survey released recently.
An “artificial nose” capable of detecting the odor from germs that lead to blood poisoning could help save many lives and reduce medical costs, a conference heard on Sunday.
ScinoPharm Taiwan (台灣神隆) on Monday announced its new active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) for treating epilepsy has been ratified and launched by Supernus Pharmaceuticals in the U.S. market last week.
Taiwan's biotechnology sector yesterday saw a rapid decline, with the industry index losing 2.7 percent on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE), and down 3.3 percent on the over-the-counter-GreTai Securities Market. This was coupled with rocking reports concerning the beleaguered Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, who may be deposed before he can carry out policy amendments designed to benefit the sector.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Children — like adults — are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large U.S. study to gauge use by teenage students.
Call them hidden allies: The right germs just might be able to help fight fat.