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...

Families take step toward suing EPA for toxic paint stripper

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mothers of two men killed by a toxic paint stripper have taken a first step toward suing the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to take quick action to remove the produc...

Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians, traffic study says

Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians and children face the greatest danger. Research published Tuesday found a 43 percent higher risk of pedestrian death...

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...

The Latest: Pediatric center says it's providing counseling

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a viral outbreak at a pediatric center that killed seven people (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The pediatric center where a severe ...

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...

Radio host Delilah shares advice about losing a child

NEW YORK (AP) — One year ago, syndicated radio host Delilah Renee Luke — known professionally as just Delilah — experienced the unimaginable: Her teenage son Zack killed himself at 18. ...

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 ...

Cases of mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and say it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 con...

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 ...