Saturday, April 11, 2015
The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now US$91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Workers in Chile began harvesting the country's first medical marijuana crop Tuesday, breaking new ground in cancer treatment in a nation where cannabis is outlawed as a hard drug.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Once banned because it is a close cousin to marijuana, hemp is coming back in the state of Colorado and now has its own convention, attracting international interest as a new crop for farmers struggling to find new crops to stay afloat.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
A businessman has been convicted of fraud charges and sentenced to two years in prison for selling repackaged yogurt products that had passed their sell-by dates, high court officials in Taipei said.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned the public Friday to stay on the alert as the seasonal flu could rise during the Tomb Sweeping Festival weekend April 3-6 as more people travel to visit their families or go on vacation.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Experimental tailor-made vaccines targeting melanoma patients' individual genetic mutations have given encouraging preliminary results, researchers have said.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Long viewed as a controversial dark substance, coffee is gaining ground among medical experts who say it can protect against heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and diabetes, even if it is decaffeinated.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Every year, slightly more boy babies than girl babies are born worldwide. But back when sperm meets egg, the two sexes are conceived in equal numbers, a new study suggests.
An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.