Donations needed as Taipei blood center reserves below safe level

Taipei, May 20 (CNA) The Taipei Blood Center (TBC) on Sunday called on the public to donate blood after its blood supply on Saturday fell below the officially designated safe level of seven days. C...

Study finds little bang for the buck in Zika blood testing

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study finds that screening blood donations for the Zika virus netted only a few infections at a cost of more than $5 million for each positive test result. The ...

Blood donation rules for gay men in Taiwan to be relaxed in May 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Gay men in Taiwan will be permitted to donate blood under new rules set to be implemented in May by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW). According to the MOH...

Hot-blooded Taiwanese girl calls for blood donation before Chinese New Year as supplies running low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A 20-year-old Taiwanese girl along with 29 other young people on Sunday urged the public to donate blood before the Chinese New Year holiday as blood stocks are running low....

President meets with winners of Medical Dedication Awards

Taipei, Sept. 22 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday met with winners of this year's Medical Dedication Awards to express her appreciation to their selfless devotion to health care endeav...

AP Photos: Flamboyant Indian guru sentenced to prison

A popular and flamboyant Indian spiritual guru, who calls himself Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan, was sentenced by a judge on Monday to 20 years in prison on charges of raping two female foll...

Indian guru convicted of rape revered by millions

NEW DELHI (AP) — The conviction of the flashy guru of a hugely popular quasi-religious sect on charges of raping two female followers has set off violent riots by followers across much of north India....

Blood bank calls for donations before Chinese New Year as supplies running low

Taipei (Taiwan News)--The Taiwan Blood Services Foundation (TBSF) on Monday urged the public to donate blood before the Chinese New Year holiday as blood stocks and blood use at hospitals ac...

Nationwide shortage prompts call for blood donation

Taiwan Blood Services Foundation on Friday called on the public to donate blood amid a nationwide shortage of blood from donors. According to the foundation’s statistics, the number of the re...

CDC issues travel alert for St. Kitts and Nevis amid Zika scare

Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a travel alert for St. Kitts and Nevis Friday, based on the latest updates on recent transmissions of the Zika virus there p...

DIVIDED AMERICA: Even in fractured land, there's much unity

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (AP) -- Outside the Annin Flagmakers factory in this perennial swing state, a summer of discontent is brewing. They feel the country's divides inside, too -- gulfs between rich and p...

Taiwan's first animal blood bank established

Taipei, June 13 (CNA) An animal blood bank has been launched at a university in southern Taiwan to help animals in urgent need of blood transfusions. The center, set up by the Department of...

Greek unions protest against ad's 'sexist' image of nurses

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek nursing unions are calling for a state health body to withdraw a video promoting blood donation, saying it presents nurses as adult film actresses.The advert uses the slog...

Blood donation urgently needed in Taipei: TBSF

Cold weather has deterred people from donating blood in Taipei, which greatly reduced the city’s blood reserves to a four day reserve level, said Taipei Blood Center of the Taiwan Blood Services Found...

Oral REVLIMIDR Plus Dexamethasone Granted Approval for Treatment of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma in Japan

BOUDRY, Switzerland & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 21, 2015--Celgene International Sarl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced that REVLIMID R (lenalidomide...