How social distancing works and what it means for you

NEW YORK (AP) — Can my kids go on a play date? Is it OK if I visit the gym? In this time of coronavirus, once-easy questions have suddenly become complex. Here are ...

CCP irked by Taiwan’s excellent handling of Wuhan coronavirus

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — This has been the week that the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic swept the world. It has caught the attention of just about everyone and created fear and panic across all fiv...

Journal of the American Medical Association lauds Taiwan’s coronavirus efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s efforts in fighting the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) have won praise from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), reports said Wednesday (Ma...

Big study finds no strong sign linking baby powder & cancer

U.S. government-led research found no strong evidence linking baby powder with ovarian cancer in the largest analysis to look at the question. The findings were called “overall reass...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 4 The Los Angles Times on Rep. Duncan Hunter pleading guilty to misusing...

A spoonful less sugar, tad more fat: US diets still lacking

CHICAGO (AP) — A new study on America's eating habits shows only slight improvement over 16 years. While adults cut down a bit on added sugars and ate marginally more whole grains, t...

Marijuana use doubles in US pregnant women to 1 in 14

CHICAGO (AP) — Pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and is most common during the first trimester, government research shows. Overall, 7% of pregnant women, or 1 in 14, ...

US preschoolers less pudgy in latest sign of falling obesity

CHICAGO (AP) — Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a U.S. study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates weren't a fluke. ...

Daily HIV prevention pill urged for healthy people at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — New recommendations urge doctors to prescribe a daily prevention pill to people at high risk of HIV infection. Studies show Truvada cuts the chances that someone wh...

Deaths from falls among older Americans are on the rise

CHICAGO (AP) — New research shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. The findings highlight the importance ...

Q&A: Trendy CBD rocks retail world, but does it work?

There is very little science behind most of the health claims made for CBD, the cannabis product turning up in cosmetics, foods and dietary supplements. With mainstream retailers Wal...

Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than t...

Counseling urged to prevent depression in at-risk new moms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors already are supposed to screen new mothers for depression, to find those who need prompt care. Now they're also being urged to identify women at risk — because counseling cou...

Taiwan's China Airlines soon to have onboard medical professionals for each flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's China Airlines has begun making arrangements for an onboard medical care program. The program is being developed in line with the motto, “Compassion ...

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

CHICAGO (AP) — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is ...