Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals

Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy. Now scientists have figured out how to pack a month’s supply into one cap...

‘Cat AIDS’ nothing to be afraid of

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-The feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) found in cats is similar to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) diagnosed in people, but cats cannot pass FIV to humans, reported New Ta...

New HIV cases in Taiwan drop to lowest level since 2009

The number of new HIV cases in Taiwan has dropped for a second consecutive year to 1,599, a year-to-date figure that could end up being the lowest in a decade, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) sa...

Complacency a key concern as HIV epidemic persists in Africa

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — AIDS has no cure. HIV is still here. But some people are forgetting that. Those are some of the bold messages Uganda’s leader is emphasizing as health official...

Study: For babies born with HIV, start treatment right away

WASHINGTON (AP) — When babies are born with HIV, starting treatment within hours to days is better than waiting even the few weeks to months that’s the norm in many countries, researchers reported Wed...

Head-turners on the red carpet at Taiwan's Golden Horses

A parade of stunning head-turners graced the red carpet at the 56th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei Saturday, matching the grandeur of the occasion. Among them was Taiwanese actress-writer Gingle Wan...

No training, no gloves: Zimbabwe’s desperate childbirths

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — When her contractions became unbearably painful, 18-year-old Perseverance Kanyoza rushed to a maternity hospital in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. But the doors were closed amid a...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2019. There are 49 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 12, 2...

Something old, something new for Michael Stipe

NEW YORK (AP) — After Michael Stipe opens a gate to the abandoned Manhattan storefront that serves as his studio, you find a man easily traversing his past, present and future creative lives. ...

Study finds LGBTQ characters hit record high on network TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Pose" and "Batwoman" are among the shows contributing to a surge in LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2019. There are 54 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 7, 19...

'Goodness and humor' celebrated as 'Sesame Street' turns 50

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years ago, beloved entertainer Carol Burnett appeared on the very first broadcast of a quirky TV program that featured a bunch of furry puppets. "Wow, Wanda the...

'Goodness and humor' celebrated as 'Sesame Street' turns 50

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years ago marked the debut of a TV show that would make history. The educational and yet silly "Sesame Street" was meant to help young children get ready for sc...

Taiwan's concept artists make a splash at New York festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— New York Performa 2019 Biennial features five contemporary Taiwan artists and their conceptual multimedia works, throughout New York and until Nov. 24. Performa, an inte...

Botswana's president sworn in after stable election

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi has been sworn in after an election that saw the previous president break with the ruling party and back the opposition. ...