Texas eases virus rules as cases drop, but bars still closed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is ready to relax coronavius restrictions for the first time in months, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday, but bars remain closed indefinitely and a mask mandat...

164 in Taiwan listed as contacts of 6 Filipinos infected with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Sept. 17) said it had identified 164 persons who came into contact with six Philippine nationals who teste...

Six Filipinos test positive for coronavirus after returning from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Sept. 16) announced that six Filipinos have tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from Taiw...

Taiwan's top watchdog body to investigate safety, rights of migrant caregivers

Two members of the Control Yuan, the watchdog branch of the government, said Monday they will launch an investigation into whether government agencies are doing enough to guarantee the safety and righ...

US envoy calls for end to migrant worker service fees in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a pre-recorded message released Tuesday (Sept. 1), a U.S. envoy called on Taiwan to put an end to recruitment fees, service fees, and deposits for migrant workers. I...

Mead Johnson Nutrition’s Social Impact Program to Combat Postpartum Depression Claims GOLD for ‘The Best Use of Content’ at Marketing Magazine’s PR Awards 2020

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 31 August 2020 - Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) Hong Kong's social impact program to combat postpartum depression, was recognized at Marketing Magazine's PR Awards 20...

Coronavirus in Nepal a double threat for disabled people

Rishi Dhakal is a peer counselor at the Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Center (SIRC) in Kavre District, which is the only dedicated health facility in Nepal for people with spinal cord injuries. Dhakal...

Virtual learning sites sprout up to help working parents

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A dance studio in Florida. A martial arts center in Missouri. Libraries in San Francisco. These and other places are taking on a somewhat unlikely new role this fall — welcoming c...

Mexican students start new school year from home

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Millions of Mexican school children returned to classes, but not schools, on Monday as the government attempted to start a new school year despite the challenges of the pandemic. ...

1 in 5 nursing homes short on PPE and staff in virus rebound

WASHINGTON (AP) — One in five U.S. nursing homes faced severe shortages of protective gear like N95 masks this summer even as the Trump administration pledged to help, according to a study released Th...

Homes with grandparents weigh virus risk as school starts

PHOENIX (AP) — Zita Robinson, who's 77 and diabetic, has been careful around her granddaughter since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. A door connects Robinson's apartment in Phoen...

War's end meant years of pain for Japanese girl in China

TOKYO (AP) — The last day of the Pacific War was also supposed to be Fumie Sato's last. After hearing Emperor Hirohito's Aug. 15, 1945, radio broadcast declaring Japan would soon be ...

Coronavirus antibodies found in all target groups in Taiwan study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The preliminary results of an ongoing study between Taiwan's top university and Changhua County have found some positives out of approximately 3,000 residents of the c...

Kantar Health Expands National Health and Wellness Survey into South Korea and Taiwan

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA AND TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 5 August 2020 - Kantar Health, a leading global healthcare data, analytics and research provider, today announces the expansion of its National...

Medicare coverage for Alzheimer brain scans in question

A big study to help Medicare officials decide whether to start covering brain scans to check for Alzheimer’s disease missed its goals for curbing health care costs, calling into question whether the p...