Friday, December 25, 2015
Aiming to promote awareness of healthy diets among children, restrictions on junk food advertising and marketing ploys such as toys will come into effect on Jan. 1, according to Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) on Thursday.
More than 6,000 people died of diseases exacerbated by excessive exposure to particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) in Taiwan last year, according to research by National Taiwan University released Thursday.
Millions of lives could be saved by giving blood pressure-lowering drugs to people at risk of heart attack and stroke, even if they have normal pressure, researchers said Thursday.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
A senior lawyer for the EU's top court on Wednesday rejected claims, including by U.S. tobacco giant Philip Morris, that the bloc's new law on plain packaging and banning flavors was illegal.
The lucky ones who survive Ebola may suffer potentially blinding vision problems, hearing loss and joint pain for months afterward, medical experts reported on Wednesday.
A Norwegian drug firm on Tuesday announced an advance in its quest for an HIV cure with a drug combination that seeks to force the virus out of its hiding place and kill it.
An anti-marijuana campaign in Australia featuring a human-sized lumbering stoned sloth acting foolishly has backfired and become the brunt of jokes on social media.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
More people died of drug overdoses last year in the United States than ever before, largely due to disturbing increases in prescription painkillers and heroin use, health authorities said Friday.
Anyone under the age of 18 would be barred from using indoor tanning equipment, under a U.S. proposal to help reduce skin cancer linked to the devices.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Leading a country comes with extraordinary privileges but also, apparently, a price: new research suggests that heads of state age faster than normal and that the stress of the job may shave almost three years off their life expectancy.