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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.
World's first blood test for Alzheimer's
National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU, 台師大) Institute of Electro-optical Science and Technology (光電科技研究所) researchers and National Taiwan University Hospital's (NTUH, 臺大醫院) Neurology Department announced the creation of the world's first blood test for Alzheimer's disease yesterday at an academic symposium.
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.
Children of richer, better-educated parents have bigger brains and more cognitive skills than their less-fortunate peers, but social help and teaching can help to overcome the differences, a study published on Monday said.
Higher levels of pesticide residue in fruit and vegetables are associated with lower quality of semen, according to a study published on Tuesday.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions of the Ebola-hit nation in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly disease.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
There's a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week's six-hour documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies."
Members of the public are urged to take precautions against scrub typhus when cleaning up their ancestors graves around the time of the Tomb Sweeping Festival in early April, as the disease is transmitted by mites in the vegetation, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管署) said Friday.
Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days, except for religious services, beginning Friday as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.
  
  
  
  
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