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Saturday, September 6, 2014
FDA OKs Merck drug, 1st in new cancer drug class
Merck & Co. on Thursday won the first U.S. approval for a new kind of cancer drug with big advantages over chemotherapy and other older cancer treatments.
A pharmacist who oversaw the sterile clean rooms at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak was arrested Thursday as he was about to board a flight for Hong Kong, federal officials said.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Taiwan and China reached a “concrete consensus” on clinical tests for new drugs, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Taiwan's top China policy maker, said Thursday.
Average life expectancy at birth for Taiwanese girls in 2009-2011 was 82.47 years, while the figure for their male counterparts was 75.96 years, marking a rise of over 2 years for each gender from a decade ago.
One person commits suicide every 40 seconds, an avoidable tragedy that fails to grab attention because of taboos and stigma, a U.N. report said Thursday.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Women fighting cancer in one breast don't benefit from having both breasts removed, according to new research out Tuesday that found long-term survival was equivalent after targeted surgery plus radiation.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.
Friday, August 29, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said yesterday that it will carry out an investigation after authorities in Hong Kong found excessive levels of mercury in Black Bridge Food Company's (BBFC, 黑橋牌) sailfish crisps on Aug. 26.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Women in China who are exposed to pollution from cook stoves and highways face a greater risk of high blood pressure, researchers said Monday.
India doctors remove fetus left inside mom for 36 years
Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a fetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years in what is believed to be the world's longest ectopic pregnancy, a doctor has said.
  
  
  
  
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