Sitting for turkey? WHO reminds all to get more active

GENEVA (AP) — As the coronavirus leaves many people housebound and many Americans sit to feast for Thanksgiving, the World Health Organization says people need to get more active, insisting that up to...

1st drug for rare rapid-aging disease extends kids' lives

The first drug was approved Friday for a rare genetic disorder that stunts growth and causes rapid aging in children, after studies showed it can extend their lives. Kids with the g...

Soccer players' union in England wants reduction in heading

LONDON (AP) — The union representing soccer players in England called on Friday for balls to be headed less in training amid growing concerns about brain injury diseases among former professionals. ...

Singer Bobby Brown's son found dead at Los Angeles home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead at a Los Angeles home Wednesday. He was 28. Los Angeles Police spokesman Officer Jeff Lee said offi...

The HKMA Launches Men’s Health Week to Promote and Arouse Public Attention to Men's Physical and Mental Health

HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) causes more than 70% of anal cancer, oropharyngeal cancer and penile cancer HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 18 November 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has raised health awar...

Big study supports cheap combo pill to lower heart risks

A daily pill combining four cholesterol and blood pressure medicines taken with low-dose aspirin cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart-related deaths by nearly one third in a large internat...

How does the coronavirus affect the heart?

How does COVID-19 affect the heart? Even though it’s known as a respiratory virus, doctors believe the coronavirus can directly infect the heart muscle and cause other problems lead...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 27 The Los Angeles Times on the Dodgers' World Series win: ...

Liz Weston: How losing Obamacare could cost you

If the Supreme Court throws out the Affordable Care Act, your finances and your future could pay the price. Retiring early or starting a business might become too hazardous if your a...

US suicide rate fell last year after decade of steady rise

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. suicide rate fell slightly last year, the first annual decline in more than a decade, according to new government data. It’s a small decrease and the data is...

Bloated public salaries at heart of Iraq's economic woes

BAGHDAD (AP) — Long-time Iraqi civil servant Qusay Abdul-Amma panicked when his monthly salary was delayed. Days of waiting turned to weeks. He defaulted on rent and other bills. ...

Taiwan scholars offer mixed views on ractopamine safety at local hearing

Experts speaking at a public hearing at the Legislature offered little clarity on whether pork with trace amounts of the veterinary drug ractopamine posed a health threat to local consumers. Ractop...

Perdue, Ossoff set for 1st Georgia Senate debate

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia is set to face Democrat Jon Ossoff in the first debate of their U.S. Senate race Monday afternoon. The debate will be held virt...

Of presidents and health, history replete with secrecy, lies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Throughout American history, an uncomfortable truth has emerged: Presidents have lied about their health. In some cases, the issues were minor, in other cases quite...

US President Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday (Oct. 2). Trump’s positive test comes just hours after th...