Friday, January 24, 2014
After the failure of two novel drugs using antibodies to fight the buildup of brain plaque in Alzheimer's patients, scientists said Wednesday they have learned lessons for the future.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
It won't cure dementia or Alzheimer's disease, but music can nevertheless help sufferers “wake up” their memories, reveals a moving documentary presented at the Sundance Film Festival.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday warned travelers heading overseas for winter vacation to be on guard after reports of outbreaks of various diseases at popular destinations.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has given the green light for local governments to use influenza vaccine in a flexible manner, after some local health centers reported insufficient amounts of the vaccine for toddlers.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Pakistan's city of Peshawar is the world's largest pool of the polio virus, with the vast majority of cases in the country and neighboring Afghanistan tracing back to the restive northwestern city, the World Health Organization announced Friday.
Imagine for a moment that all of the nation's fast-food establishments — all the striped awnings and golden arches, the drive-thru windows, the beckoning dollar deals and wafting odor of French fries — were to vanish overnight. Would the number of our kids who carry an unhealthful amount of extra weight plummet?
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Of the more than 20,000 women in Taiwan that voluntarily go under the knife to have their uteri and ovaries removed every year, many simply want to secure pecuniary compensations from the Labor Insurance Fund, a researcher said yesterday.
National Health Insurance reimbursements for ginkgo prescriptions have been greatly reduced in recent years since controls were imposed on its prescription, the National Health Insurance Administration said Friday.
Smoking cigarettes can cause even more health problems than lung cancer, including blindness, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and liver cancer, a major U.S. government report said on Friday.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Clinical trials show that a combination of pills, one still in the experimental phase and one that was just approved for the U.S. market, are effective at curing hepatitis C, researchers said Wednesday.