Thursday, April 11, 2013
A common treatment for irregular heartbeats may have a serious side effect: a new study out Tuesday showed it could increase the risk for certain cancers, especially among men.
A Canadian high school student has improved an ineffective experimental cancer therapy with a simple tweak — pairing it with antibiotics — earning accolades Tuesday from a panel of eminent scientists.
Stephen Hawking toured a stem cell laboratory Tuesday where scientists are studying ways to slow the progression of Lou Gehrig's disease, a neurological disorder that has left the British cosmologist almost completely paralyzed.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
As China scrambles to contain a deadly new strain of bird flu, Cambodia is battling a spike in the better known H5N1 strain that is baffling experts a decade after a major outbreak began in Asia.
A Taiwanese woman who developed German measles after she returned from a visit to Japan has become the first imported German measles case in Taiwan this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah said yesterday that Taiwan will take stock of suggestions by the World Health Organization (WHO) when deciding on a travel alert for areas affected by H7N9 avian flu in China.
There is no need for panic about having interactions with Chinese tourists amid cases of the new H7N9 flu reported in China, because there is no proof that the virus can be transmitted among humans, an official said yesterday.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A strain of bird flu that has been found in humans for the first time in eastern China is no cause for panic, the World Health Organization said on Monday, as the number of people infected rose to 24, with seven deaths.
South Africa's health minister on Monday launched a new single dose anti-AIDs drug which will simplify the world's biggest HIV treatment regime to just one life-saving pill a day.
Around 390 million people are infected each year with dengue fever — the world's fastest-spreading tropical disease — more than triple the current estimate by the World Health Organization (WHO), experts said on Sunday.