Tuesday, January 12, 2016
The Council of Agriculture (COA) confirmed Monday Taiwan's first cases of sparrows infected with the new H5 subtype of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus.
Dengue fever in Kaohsiung has not slackened off this year, mainly because temperatures have spiked following a period of rainfall, Kaohsiung city government officials said Monday.
Monday, January 11, 2016
For decades, gastric cancer has been a silent killer, sneaking up on more than 700,000 unsuspecting victims in Asia every year and surfacing only when patients have little chance of recovery.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Researchers in Chile said Friday they have developed the first vaccine against a virus that commonly causes lung and respiratory tract infections in children.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Taiwan recorded a smoking rate of 17.1 percent in 2015, up slightly from 16.4 percent in 2014 and marking the first year-on-year increase in seven years, the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) said Friday., 1 Comment
Health workers on Friday celebrated a key step towards eradicating the flesh-burrowing guinea worm after South Sudan, once by far the worst-affected country, recorded a massive drop in infections.
Added sugars in foods should make up less than 10 percent of daily calories, said U.S. government dietary guidelines issued Thursday that for the first time urged specific limits on sweets.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Giving the blood of Ebola survivors to patients didn't seem to make a difference, doctors found in the biggest study so far on the approach, prompting some scientists to say it's time to abandon the strategy.
As doctors struggled to treat growing numbers of patients during the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the shortage of one helpful drug may have led to the discovery of a better one.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
The legislature in the mainly Catholic Philippines has eliminated the government's budget for contraceptives, the health department said Wednesday, despite a law mandating the state provide them to the poor.