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Experts urge action to cut 'mad levels' of hepatitis C
Taiwan sees more than 10,000 new cases of hepatitis C every year, the Taiwan Association for the Study of the Liver (TASL, 台灣肝臟研究協會) said Monday, calling on the government to strive for universal screenings and easier access to medication.
 
Outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths and represent an economic cost of around US$2.6 trillion a year by 2060 unless action is taken, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said in a report released on Thursday.
 
Taiwan will cooperate with the United States in conducting clinical trials on a dengue fever vaccine targeting older people, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has said.
 
Down's syndrome can be 'treated' with green tea: study
A chemical in green tea has been shown to improve cognitive ability in persons with Down's syndrome, scientists and doctors said Tuesday.
 
Heimlich rescues with namesake maneuver
Dr. Henry Heimlich, the 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with inventing the lifesaving technique named for him, used it for the first time this week to save a fellow senior center resident who was choking on a hamburger, a center spokesman said on Friday.
 
Mexico City emits new pollution alert for high ozone levels
Mexican authorities have issued a new smog alert for the capital after ozone levels rose above 150 percent of acceptable limits.
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Research suggests fake sweetener link to infant size and obesity
Pregnant women who drink artificially sweetened beverages may be more likely to have overweight infants than women who do not, a study suggested on Monday.
 
Decades of neglect and underinvestment have damaged the health of 10-to-24-year olds worldwide and could hold back future generations, according to a major report published Tuesday.
 
Laboratory advance provides window into early stage of embryo development
New lab techniques have provided the first good look at a crucial but mysterious stage in the development of human embryos, scientists reported Wednesday.
 
Lab mice that spent just two weeks in orbit showed early signs of liver damage upon returning to Earth, raising concern about what long-duration spaceflight might do to humans, researchers said Wednesday.
 
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