Jul 23, 2016

China launches nationwide vaccine inspections

Chinese health authorities have started a nationwide inspection of vaccinations four months after a scandal broke involving nearly $90 million worth of illegal vaccines that were suspected of being sold in dozens of provinces. Authorities will track purchases as well as the distribution of ...

Scientists hunt 'anti-evolution' drugs in new cancer fight

Jul 22, 2016

Scientists hunt 'anti-evolution' drugs in new cancer fight

Scientists are opening a new front in the war on cancer with plans to develop “anti-evolution” drugs to stop tumor cells from developing resistance to treatment. Britain’s Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), one of the world’s top cancer centers, said on Friday its initiative ...

Jul 5, 2016

Apple urges organ donation via new iPhone software

Apple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update with a sign-up button to the health information app that comes installed on every smartphone the company makes. CEO Tim Cook said he hopes the new software ...

Jul 5, 2016

Stimulating the brain can boost immunity: study

Artificially stimulating the brain’s feel-good center boosts immunity in mice in a way that could help explain the power of placebos, according to a new study. “Our findings indicate that activation of areas of the brain associated with positive expectations can affect how the ...