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...

Survey finds 2M US teens are vaping marijuana

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarette...

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...

Former nuclear site will open to public as wildlife refuge

DENVER (AP) — A unique wildlife refuge on the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado is opening its gates on Saturday, after a confusing day when officials first said they would not open t...

Southern Taiwanese city of Tainan reports year's first indigenous dengue fever case

A 78-year-old woman has become the first reported indigenous dengue fever case in Tainan this year, health authorities in the southern city announced Tuesday. The woman living in Tainan's South...

New Taipei City's Yonghe District sees first dengue fever case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced on Sept. 8 eight new cases of dengue fever across central and northern Taiwan, and the first case for New Taipei City's...

NYC mayor's office: People from quarantined jet have the flu

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City mayor's office says 10 people hospitalized after a large commercial jet arrived from Dubai have tested positive for influenza. Mayoral spokesman Eri...

The Latest: 10 sick crew members, passengers go to hospital

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the emergency response around a plane carrying sick passengers (all times local): 2 p.m. Fire officials say 10 of the people who arriv...

Major opioid maker to pay for overdose-antidote development

A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking a nationwide overdose and addiction crisis says it's helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antid...

Plane quarantined at JFK amid reports of sick passengers

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City mayor's office says a plane has been quarantined amid reports numerous ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai that arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport. ...

Southern Taiwan mobilizes 5,000 people to combat dengue fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung City Government's anti-epidemic team mobilized nearly 5,000 people on Aug. 30 to combat the increased risk of a dengue fever outbreak, following last week...

Number of new HIV infections decreases by 26% YoY as of July 31: Taiwan CDC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) said in a press release last week that the number of new HIV infections in Taiwan was 1,156 as of July 31, 2018, which is a 2...

7 new cases of dengue fever recorded across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that seven fresh cases of dengue fever had been recorded on Aug. 27, at a time when Taiwan's recent wet weather has inc...

Taiwan's wet weather increases risk of dengue fever outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the aftermath of the tropical depression which drenched southern Taiwan on Aug. 23-24, Taiwan faces an increased risk of dengue fever as conditions improve for disease-...

More indigenous dengue fever cases reported in Central Taiwan

More indigenous dengue fever cases have been reported in Taichung, including a four-year-old girl, the youngest victim this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday. The central Ta...