Thursday, March 19, 2015
About a thousand people still contract tuberculosis daily in Europe and Central Asia, despite an overall decline of the disease, a report by the Europe Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) revealed Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Coca-Cola is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its soda as a treat at a time when the world's biggest beverage maker is being blamed for helping to fuel obesity rates.
Brilliant minds wrapped around heady notions ranging from injecting medicine by laser to cherishing life on Earth while seeking a future in the stars as the TED conference began Monday.
A common practice that involves using a syringe to remove a patient's blood clots during treatment for a heart attack has been found to increase the risk of stroke, researchers said Monday. The study led by McMaster University and the University of Toronto is the largest of its kind to date.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
People who took folic acid supplements along with a medication for high blood pressure called enalapril, marketed in the U.S. as Vasotec, were less likely to have a stroke than people who took the drug alone, researchers said Sunday.
A minimally invasive procedure to replace the aortic valve without doing open heart surgery has better outcomes after five years than patients who did not have surgery at all, researchers said Sunday.
Monday, March 16, 2015
A Taiwanese research team has developed an antibody to block a protein that is associated with metastasis of pancreatic cancer to other organs, the team's leader reported Tuesday.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness globally. According to estimates, 6 million people suffer from glaucoma, while 310,000 received treatment for it in Taiwan, according to statistics provided by the National Health Insurance Administration. This number has increased 70 percent in the last decade alone.
As the nation observes White Day, the Formosa Cancer Foundation is calling on couples to adopt preventive measures against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.