Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Taiwan's biotechnology sector yesterday saw a rapid decline, with the industry index losing 2.7 percent on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE), and down 3.3 percent on the over-the-counter-GreTai Securities Market. This was coupled with rocking reports concerning the beleaguered Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, who may be deposed before he can carry out policy amendments designed to benefit the sector.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Children — like adults — are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large U.S. study to gauge use by teenage students.
Call them hidden allies: The right germs just might be able to help fight fat.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Runners looking forward to a string of “color” marathons in Taiwan were warned yesterday to be aware of the harmful effects the colored corn starch thrown in the events may have.
The Council of Agriculture (COA) yesterday denied reports that it has scrapped plans to carry out rabies experiment on live animals, including dogs.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Diabetes pills known as DPP-4 therapies got a mixed safety report on Monday as studies showed they did not raise the risk of heart attacks but might be linked to heart failure, where the heart fails to pump blood adequately.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Eating more whole fresh fruit, especially blueberries, grapes, apples and pears, is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, but drinking more fruit juice has the opposite effect, says a study.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Young women who drink alcohol every day may be raising significantly their risk of breast cancer, according to U.S. research published Wednesday.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Kuomintang Legislator Alicia Wang (王育敏) yesterday said based on an experiment on cosmetic contact lenses, also known as colored contacts, she discovered that 77 percent of the products' colors faded with water.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
A bat has been linked to the mysterious and at times fatal MERS coronavirus plaguing the Middle East, according to a new study.