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Life expectancy in the United States dropped last year for the first time since the peak of the HIV/AIDS crisis more than 20 years ago, as deaths rose from nearly every major cause, federal data showed Thursday.
 
US misses goals on obesity, food poisoning
Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning, and infections spread in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicated efforts to fight these health threats by the nation's top public health agency.
 
Amputees who played computer games using a virtual, on-screen arm, experienced relief from the phantom pain that often afflicts people who have lost a limb, scientists said Friday.
 
Enter a US supermarket and the dilemma is all-too common: Will what I buy be healthy? Fattening? A substitute? That's when many wish they had a specialist at their side.
 
The long decline in HIV infections among white people who inject drugs has stalled, another grim side effect of the nation's drug abuse epidemic.
 
Taipei's first dengue fever cluster since 2011 emerged in the city's Neihu District (內湖) over the weekend.
 
Mikhail Pokrovskii, a 56-year-old doctor specializing in pharmacology, moved to Belgorod from his native city of Sotchi back in 2011, invited by the regional university in light of his expertise. Pokrovskii was one of the first to start work at the new clinical research center, which now boasts 35 researchers and is known as one of the best laboratories in the country.
 
A 56-year-old resident of Taipei's Neihu District has been diagnosed with dengue fever, becoming the sixth confirmed indigenous case since summer, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday.
 
An experimental treatment for Alzheimer's failed again in a widely anticipated study, disappointing many who had hoped drugmaker Eli Lilly had finally found a way to slow the progression of the mind-robbing disease.
 
China, the world's biggest cigarette producer and consumer, aims to impose national smoking-control regulations by the end of this year, authorities said Tuesday.
 
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