Portrush attendance 2nd highest in British Open history

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Royal & Ancient chief Martin Slumbers is fond of saying that a big-time sport needs a big-time crowd. That won't be an issue for the British Open's return to Roya...

Scientists find new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technique. But it's not clear whether this will be practical for...

Brazil says deaths from dengue up 163% in first half of year

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's health ministry says deaths from dengue fever in the last six months have risen 163% from the same period last year. The ministry said in a note Monday...

Scientists feel chill of crackdown on fetal tissue research

WASHINGTON (AP) — To save babies from brain-damaging birth defects, University of Pittsburgh scientist Carolyn Coyne studies placentas from fetuses that otherwise would be discarded — and she's worrie...

Rory Mcllroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Rory McIlroy will likely go to the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland. The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision Tuesday, two days before...

Taiwan Can Help realize WHO’s Health for All: MOHW minister

Taiwan’s expertise in disease control and universal health coverage can help strengthen global medical development, and the nation is willing and able to share its experiences at the 72nd World ...

Taiwanese student tests positive for Zika virus after a trip to Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese man has been diagnosed with Zika virus after his trip to Vietnam, announced the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and it becomes the first confirmed case of the dis...

Taiwan residents urged to be on alert for epidemics in Japan, SE Asia during LNY holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The public are advised to keep vigilant against epidemics currently plaguing a number of areas if they are planning a trip to foreign countries during the Lunar New Year h...

Taiwan scientists develop new mosquito trap that could save lives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) have developed a new high-tech mosquito trap that can potentially curb the progression of virus epidemics. CNA reports NH...

Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics on Thursday at a House hearing on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews...

Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases

NEW DELHI (AP) — The number of Zika virus cases has crossed 100 in Rajasthan, a state in northern India where palaces and forts draw large numbers of tourists each year. The Press Tr...

UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is "deeply concerned" by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo but the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency. ...

Suburban women wrestle with Kavanaugh allegations

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — For women like Jayne A. Cordes, the steady stream of investigations in Washington is exhausting. That's why, when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Supreme C...

Study: 1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have problems

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers say the one in seven children of U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health problem. Health officials release...

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