Flu claims 26 lives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Centers of Disease Control (CDC) announced on Tuesday (Jan. 7) that flu season has officially reached its peak, as respiratory illnesses took two more lives las...

Doctor's report says Elizabeth Warren 'in excellent health'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren “is in excellent health,” according to a doctor's report released by the Massachusetts senator on Friday, becoming the first in a trio of top Democratic presidential...

10 hospitalized from Oklahoma facility after flu shot mix-up

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say 10 people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were injected with what's believed to be insuli...

Free flu shots available nationwide in Taiwan starting Nov. 15: CDC

The government will launch its annual free flu vaccination program on Nov. 15 at hospitals and other medical facilities throughout Taiwan, a month later than usual, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) D...

NASA twins study explores space, the final genetic frontier

WASHINGTON (AP) — From his eyes to his immune system, astronaut Scott Kelly's body sometimes reacted strangely to nearly a year in orbit, at least compared to his Earth-bound identical twin — but newl...

Taiwan CDC urges the public to get a flu shot before flu season reaches its peak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—With flu season approaching, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) held an event on Oct. 15 to urge the public to get a flu shot as soon as possible, according to ...

Research results encourage pregnant women to get flu shot to reduce risk of being hospitalized from virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Getting a flu shot can reduce a pregnant woman’s risk of being hospitalized from the flu by an average of 40 percent, according to a study coauthored by the Centers ...

Flu shots: A pinch in the arm, but not always in your wallet

NEW YORK (AP) — It's flu shot season, but the pinch of a shot doesn't have to also hurt your wallet. Health officials recommend that nearly all Americans get flu vaccinations to blun...

Appeals court: Infants, preschoolers must get flu shot

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's requirement that infants and preschoolers in city-regulated child care or school-based programs must get yearly flu shots was upheld Thursday by the state's highest cou...

Flu-stricken Texas teacher's death puts focus on antivirals

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas elementary school teacher who died almost a week after getting sick from the flu became a talking point online after her husband said she didn't immediately fill her prescription...

Flu-stricken Texas teacher's death puts focus on antivirals

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas elementary school teacher who died almost a week after getting sick from the flu became a talking point online after her husband said she didn't immediately fill her prescription...

US flu season still worsening; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every...

Taipei City strengthens influenza response as flu cases soar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--With flu cases soaring, Taipei City Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Huang Shier-chieg urged hospitals and medical institutions across the city to strengthen response to t...

Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?

NEW YORK (AP) — Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the flu season appears to be peaking. U.S. health officials on Friday said plenty of people a...

Beyond Rx? CVS Health-Aetna deal may mean more services

CVS Health wants to do much more than fill your prescription or jab your arm with an annual flu shot. The second-largest U.S. drugstore chain is buying Aetna, the third-largest healt...