Sunday, December 29, 2013
Elderly people who have both mild cognitive impairment and a history of serious concussion showed higher amounts of the protein deposits associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
Another medical guideline, another controversy. This time, a group of experts wants to redefine high blood pressure — it's now OK for some of us to be a little higher, they say — and other doctors are resisting the change.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
A Taiwanese research team has published a paper in the science magazine Food & Function in which it says that a substance found in red yeast rice, or monascus, could play an important role in curbing diabetes.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Dutch banker ING on Tuesday said it has completed the sale of its South Korean insurance arm ING Life Korea to private equity firm MBK Partners in a deal worth around 1.27 billion euros (US$1.73 billion).
Monday, December 23, 2013
Doctors in Singapore have uncovered a genetic key which unlocks the survival chances of childhood leukemia patients.
Michael Bloomberg steered New York City through economic recession, a catastrophic hurricane and the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but he may always be remembered, accurately or not, as the mayor who wanted to ban the Big Gulp — a super-sized soda drink.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
The chill brought by fall and winter along with air pollution are major triggers of common respiratory diseases as well as asthma attacks in Taiwan, according to Dr. Yeh Kuo-wei (葉國偉), secretary-general of the Taiwan Asthma Council (TAC), who said that most Taiwanese make two major mistakes in regulating their asthma symptoms.
French biomedical firm Carmat said on Friday it had begun the first human trial of its prototype artificial heart, which aims at overcoming shortages of organs available for transplant.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
A way of fighting cancer that turns the body's immune cells into targeted tumor killers was named the breakthrough of the year by the U.S. journal Science on Thursday.