US officials identify ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a "very strong culprit." The s...

More than 2,000 in US diagnosed in vaping illness outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — New government figures show more than 2,000 people have been diagnosed with vaping illnesses in the still-unsolved U.S. outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and ...

Taiwan parents warned against kids visiting Philippines over polio fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Parents in Taiwan are advised to err on the side of caution if they are planning to visit the Philippines with their kids, since the country has recorded three polio cases...

Vaping-related illnesses in US still rising, but more slowly

NEW YORK (AP) — Fewer reports of vaping illnesses are coming in, but U.S. health officials say they are not sure what to make of it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sa...

Free flu shots available nationwide in Taiwan starting Nov. 15: CDC

The government will launch its annual free flu vaccination program on Nov. 15 at hospitals and other medical facilities throughout Taiwan, a month later than usual, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) D...

New restaurants show meat-free Mexican is not a carne sin

PHOENIX (AP) — "That's not real Mexican food," ''My grandma would slap you" and "sellout" are just some of comments Jose and Leticia Gamiz received when they started their pop-up vegan Mexican food bu...

Taipei's cluster of RSV infections confirmed in babies at postpartum center

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed on Monday a cluster infection of a respiratory virus in 10 newborns at a postpartum nursing care center in Taipei that the center did not immediately re...

Taiwan Taichung’s first case of dengue this year confirmed

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Sunday confirmed the first case of dengue fever in Taichung City this year, warning of an outbreak of the disease in the area if mosquito breeding grounds are ...

Taiwan CDC reports all-time high levels for three imported diseases

As people take advantage of the extended National Day holiday to travel, the Centers for DiseaseControl (CDC) urged Taiwan nationals to remain vigilant, adding that the threat of imported dengue fever...

New indigenous case of chikungunya fever reported in New Taipei

A 34-year-old woman in New Taipei was recently treated for an indigenous case of chikungunya fever, the first in the city's Banqiao District this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said S...

Keep calm and vape on: UK embraces e-cigarettes, US cautious

LONDON (AP) — While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit. The Royal College of Phy...

US investigation of vaping-related illnesses focuses on THC

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say their investigation into a recent outbreak of severe vaping-related illnesses is increasingly focused on products that contain THC. The Centers for Diseas...

US vaping illness count jumps to 805, deaths rise to 12

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds more Americans have been reported to have a vaping-related breathing illness, and the death toll has risen to 12, health officials said Thursday. The Centers...

Rhode Island is latest state to bar flavored vape products

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor has signed an executive order banning the sale of flavored vaping products throughout the state. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wedn...

US official expects 'hundreds more' cases of vaping illness

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. could soon climb much higher, a public health official said Tuesday. Dr. Anne Schuchat, of the Centers for Diseas...