Corrected study: Building, mining have high suicide rates

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say the workers with the highest suicide rates have construction, mining and drilling jobs. That was the finding of a report correcting an earlier study that mist...

Two have died so far in this year's flu season: Taiwan CDC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced today that two people have died since flu season began this year. An eight-year-o...

Taiwan reports second anomaly in flu vaccines in one week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An anomaly has been found in an influenza vaccine produced by Adimmune Corporation (國光生技) for children, the second case about problematic flu shots being administered in T...

Taiwan halts use of Vaxigrip flu vaccines over safety concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have decided to halt the use of Vaxigrip (巴斯德) influenza vaccines as part of its free public immunization progra...

Taiwan CDC issues travel warning due to rubella outbreak in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan is a popular destination for many Taiwanese in the autumn months but Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has put out a travel warning this year due to an increase in r...

6 children dead, 12 sick in viral outbreak at rehab center

A severe viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center for "medically fragile children" has left six youngsters dead and 12 others sick, the state Health Department said Tuesday. ...

Texas requires large schools to report player concussions

DALLAS (AP) — Texas officials are requiring that the state's largest schools report concussions suffered by high school athletes in a move seen as the nation's biggest effort to track brain injuries a...

US health chief says overdose deaths leveling off

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health secretary Alex Azar says the number of drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic. Az...

Taiwan CDC urges the public to get a flu shot before flu season reaches its peak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—With flu season approaching, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) held an event on Oct. 15 to urge the public to get a flu shot as soon as possible, according to ...

Research results encourage pregnant women to get flu shot to reduce risk of being hospitalized from virus  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Getting a flu shot can reduce a pregnant woman’s risk of being hospitalized from the flu by an average of 40 percent, according to a study coauthored by the Centers ...

Free flu vaccination program to start throughout Taiwan Monday

TAIPEI (CNA) — The government will launch its annual free flu vaccination program on Monday at hospitals and other medical facilities throughout Taiwan, starting with people in high-risk groups,...

Taiwan CDC urges the public to get flu shots beginning Oct 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The government-funded seasonal influenza vaccination campaign will kick off on Oct 15, according to a news release posted by Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) on it...

APNewsBreak: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades. The dir...

Flu shots: A pinch in the arm, but not always in your wallet

NEW YORK (AP) — It's flu shot season, but the pinch of a shot doesn't have to also hurt your wallet. Health officials recommend that nearly all Americans get flu vaccinations to blun...

Dengue outbreak in Taiwan slowing down: CDC

The spread of dengue fever in Taiwan has started to show signs of slowing down, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang said Sunday, but he warned that it could pic...