Ex-Homeland Security official Mayorkas returns under Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is turning to a veteran of the Department of Homeland Security to lead the agency created after the Sept. 11 attacks, but reshaped by President Donald Trump...

Members of President-elect Biden's coronavirus task force

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named the members of a team of public health and science experts to develop a blueprint for fighting the coronavirus task force. A look at the mem...

Perfect prep: Halep takes 14-match win streak to French Open

ROME (AP) — Two months of physical training. Then three months of practice on clay courts. Followed by two straight titles on the red dirt. Amid all the tumult of the coronavirus pan...

AIA Singapore pays tribute to essential workers, providing them with free protection, AIA #ShareTheLove Insurance plan, against infectious diseases including COVID-19 and dengue fever

The special coverage is part of the insurer’s regional #ShareTheLove movement to give back to the community – by protecting what matters most, and enabling healthier, longer, better lives for generati...

Southern Taiwan woman contracts hantavirus hemorrhagic fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman bitten by a rat in Pingtung County last month has become the eighth hantavirus hemorrhagic fever case in Taiwan this year, setting a new high number of cases in a ...

Florida Keys to release modified mosquitoes to fight illness

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Sometime next year, genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in the Florida Keys in an effort to combat persistent insect-borne diseases such as Dengue fever and th...

Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19

With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away, without having to train the imm...

First COVID-19, now mosquitoes: Bracing for bug-borne ills

Sophia Garabedian had been dealing with a persistent fever and painful headache when her parents found her unresponsive in her bed one morning last fall. Doctors ultimately diagnosed...

Mosquitoes flying free as health departments focus on virus

Bug spray, swollen welts, citronella. It’s mosquito season. And in a normal year, the health department serving Ohio’s Delaware County would be setting out more than 90 mosquito trap...

Mosquitoes flying free as health departments focus on virus

Bug spray, swollen welts, citronella. It’s mosquito season. And in a normal year, the health department serving Ohio’s Delaware County would be setting out more than 90 mosquito trap...

Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus?

Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus? It’s possible, but it seems to be relatively rare and scientists think they know why that is. Many viruses...

Profile of a killer: Unraveling the deadly new coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — What is this enemy? Seven months after the first patients were hospitalized in China battling an infection doctors had never seen before, the world’s scientists and c...

Study suggests fetal coronavirus infection is possible

A small study strengthens evidence that a pregnant woman infected with the coronavirus might be able to spread it to her fetus. Researchers from Italy said Thursday that they studied...

Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at le...

Lessons the US can learn from Taiwan

COVID-19 has cost the United States more than 105,000 lives and over 40 million jobs. Experts predict that by August as many as 150,000 Americans will have died from the disease and the nation’s...