Haunting 'Roma' scene shines a rare spotlight on stillbirths

Of all the little moments of joy and strife that fill the top-nominated Oscar film "Roma," the most gut-wrenching takes place in a Mexico City hospital room, where a doctor coolly tells a frightened y...

6 more die from flu complications in Taiwan this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Tuesday that there have been six more deaths as a result of influenza infections over the past week. Since the beginn...

Cheap and easy cleaning routine wards off superbug infection

Think of it as decontaminating yourself. Hospitalized patients who harbor certain superbugs can cut their risk of developing full-blown infections if they swab medicated goo in their nose and use spec...

New measles case confirmed in Greater Taipei: CDC

Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed on Wednesday a new imported measles case and alerted people in the Greater Taipei area to beware of possible exposure as the patient used the T...

Flu still at peak season in Taiwan: CDC

The flu season in Taiwan is still at a peak, with eight flu-related deaths reported last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday. During the Feb. 2-10 Lunar New Year...

Youth smoking decline stalls, and vaping may be to blame

NEW YORK (AP) — Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible. A new report released Monday says for the past...

Three more cases of measles confirmed in Taiwan

Three more cases of measles have been confirmed in Taiwan, bringing the number to 11 since the beginning of the year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday. The three new cases include ...

Taiwan's first indigenous dengue case this year reported

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced this year’s first indigenous case of dengue fever—the earliest it has broken out in three years. The CDC mad...

Taiwan CDC: 7 new deaths as a result of flu infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced today seven more people have died this season due to flu-related complications. One of the seven was a four-year-old girl wh...

Study: Many small kids in US are using too much toothpaste

NEW YORK (AP) — Too many young kids are using too much toothpaste, increasing their risk of streaky or splotchy teeth when they get older, according to a government survey released Thursday. ...

US border agency says it's made biggest-ever fentanyl bust

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds (114 kilograms) of the deadly synthetic opioid f...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 30 Orange County Register (Santa Ana, California) on the war in Afghanis...

Reports: Limit food industry sway on public health matters

NEW YORK (AP) — The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a big amount sugar. There was one problem for the...

Q&A: Feds tackle opioid epidemic, but is it helping?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency and urged prosecutors to seek the death penalty against drug dealers. Congress has provided...

Could you live on your retirement savings for 23 years?

Precision isn't always possible when it comes to retirement planning. That doesn't mean you have to wing it and hope your savings don't expire before you do. Looking at the income, l...