Saturday, April 5, 2014
It was with a heavy heart, and some panic, that Britons digested new advice this week that their struggle to eat enough fruit and vegetables had just got harder.
The number of calls to U.S. poison control centers about accidents with bottles of liquid nicotine for refilling e-cigarettes — many involving children — has spiked in recent years, health authorities said Thursday.
Being slimmer could be as simple as waking up early for some morning sunshine, U.S. researchers suggested on Wednesday.
U.S. regulators on Thursday approved a handheld injector device that average people could use in an emergency to revive a person suspected of overdosing on prescription painkillers.
Friday, April 4, 2014
The Executive Yuan passed an amendment to the HIV Infection Control and Patient Rights Protection Act yesterday, canceling the entry, visit, and residence restrictions of HIV patients who are not Taiwanese citizens.
Researchers unveiled a high-resolution “map” Wednesday of gene activity in a human fetus brain, which they said should lead to better understanding of developmental disorders such as autism.
Scientists have created a detailed, three-dimensional wiring diagram of the mouse brain. That should help researchers seek clues about how the human brain works in health and disease.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Aid organization Doctors Without Borders said Monday an Ebola outbreak suspected of killing dozens in Guinea was an “unprecedented epidemic” as Liberia confirmed its first cases of the deadly contagion.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Nearly every male and most women over 55 could fall under new U.S. guidelines for who should take cholesterol lowering drugs, researchers said Saturday, stirring fresh controversy in the medical world.