Saturday, March 28, 2015
Members of the public are urged to take precautions against scrub typhus when cleaning up their ancestors graves around the time of the Tomb Sweeping Festival in early April, as the disease is transmitted by mites in the vegetation, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管署) said Friday.
Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days, except for religious services, beginning Friday as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.
Friday, March 27, 2015
China faces a million deaths a year from antibiotic-resistant superbugs and a loss of US$20 trillion by 2050, an economist and former top Goldman Sachs executive said Thursday.
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Ebola has taken its greatest toll on babies. About 90 percent of children under age 1 who caught the virus in West Africa died from it, the first large study of the epidemic's impact on children suggests.
Health officials have discovered a new germ in Eastern Europe that is related to the dreaded smallpox and monkeypox viruses but so far seems far less threatening.
Out of the 365 food products from radiation stricken regions in Japan, at least 333 items were pronounced radiation-safe by the Atomic Energy Council (AEC) after a detailed examination yesterday.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Starting Wednesday nations will be able to sign what backers say is the first ever international treaty to take on human organ trafficking.
Health watchdogs should regulate online sales of breast milk, so prone to contamination that babies may be placed at risk, the BMJ medical journal said in an editorial on Wednesday.
Crystal methamphetamine is the greatest drug threat to Australians, with usage spreading across the nation despite unprecedented seizures of the substance by authorities, Justice Minister Michael Keenan said Wednesday.