Health
Scientists close in on origin of SARS2017-12-07
Chinese scientists believe they may have found the origin of the deadly SARS virus in a remote cave in Yunnan province, where they identified a single population of horseshoe bats that harbor virus strains with all the genetic building blocks.
DNA-based compound may reduce damages of Alzheimer's disease: study2017-12-07
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have created a kind of DNA-base molecule targeting APOE protein. APOE is a major Alzheimer's risk gene.
Mandatory congenital heart disease screening in infants saved lives: study2017-12-06
The number of infant cardiac deaths decreased more than 33 percent in eight U.S. states that implemented mandatory policies to screen newborns for the critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) from 2007 to 2013, according to a new research published Tuesday.
First U.S. baby born to mother with transplanted uterus2017-12-05
For the first time in the United States, a baby has been born to a mother who received a uterus transplant, U.S. doctors announced Monday.
Surgeons transplant a human head2017-11-21
A human head transplant carried out on a corpse by doctors in China-reported to be the first such surgery in the world-has caused controversy among medical experts.
New way to convert "bad" into "good" fat may help treat obesity: study2017-09-20
U.S. researchers said Tuesday they may have identified a way to convert "bad" white fat into "good" brown fat, offering hope of developing new ways to treat obesity.
E-cigarette study produces hazy results2017-08-23
A British study into smoking and e-cigarette use among UK teenagers has produced mixed results, prompting scientists to caution against altering policy decisions or public health advice until evidence becomes clearer.
Zika unlikely to be passed by kissing: study2017-08-02
Casual contact like kissing or sharing a fork or spoon is unlikely to pass a Zika virus infection, a new study said Tuesday.
Drinking coffee could lead to longer life: studies2017-07-11
People who drink coffee appear to live longer, two new studies published in the U.S. journal Annals of Internal Medicine said Monday, providing further confirmation on the health benefits of coffee consumption.
One third of world's population overweight or obese: study2017-06-13
More than two billion children and adults, or one third of the world's population, are now overweight or obese, according to a new study released Monday.
Menopause at earlier age may impact heart disease risk2017-05-24
A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, indicates that postmenopausal women who reached menopause at an earlier age or who never gave birth may be at higher risk for heart disease.
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One in four Chinese children age 7 or above will be obese in 2030
Need for quality healthcare nationwide2017-05-04
Although it's too early to evaluate the effects of Beijing's medical care reform, the first three weeks' trial since April 8 seems to have met people's expectations.
Chinese scientists use drop of blood to detect cancer2017-05-02
Scientists around the world are striving for effective detection of cancer in the early stages, and a Chinese scientist may have found a quick way of knowing whether malignant tumors exist in a patient's body, with just one drop of blood.
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