Dangerous levels of muscle-enhancing additive ractopamine have been detected in beef imports from the U.S., the first such case since the government lifted bans on U.S. beef four years ago, announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) on 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.
South Africa plans a new "fat tax" on sugary drinks to combat an obesity epidemic -- but sweet-toothed consumers say its chances are slim of making them cut down.
Peru has suffered its first case of sexually transmitted, locally contracted Zika virus, authorities said Saturday.
The mosquito-borne Zika virus has significantly evolved since it was first discovered in 1947, and researchers said Friday these genetic changes could shed light on why it has the power to cause birth defects.
At least 300 patients have been sickened by life-threatening infections linked to contaminated medical scopes -- more than previously estimated by U.S. federal regulators, according to figures released Friday.
Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is working with the International College of Surgeons (ICS) to provide medical assistance to Indonesia, Swaziland, Nigeria and Peru, a Taiwanese official said.
A British surgeon livestreamed a cancer operation using virtual reality technology on Thursday, in what he said was a world first that would help in training and allow doctors to advise on operations remotely.
New tests designed to help doctors pick the right hepatitis C medicine for patients could mean faster cures and lower costs.
Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.