Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
A German biologist who promised to pay 100,000 euros to anyone who could prove that the measles was indeed a virus was ordered by a court on Thursday to hand over the money.
Smoker numbers are declining in many parts of the world, but upward trends in African and Mediterranean countries mean the global total will not change much over the next 10 years, researchers said Friday.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might.