Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vac...

Taiwan government to roll out free HPV vaccinations from the end of this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is to roll out free HPV vaccinations for girls in junior high school from the end of this year. According to a report from CNA, the national health servi...

Two have died so far in this year's flu season: Taiwan CDC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced today that two people have died since flu season began this year. An eight-year-o...

Air travel serves as ‘natural vaccination’ to shield humans from next deadly pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For those concerned that ever more convenient global travel could facilitate the spread of deadly diseases, a new study suggests otherwise – plane travel may se...

Italy's vaccine debate shows anti-establishment sway

ROME (AP) — In Italy, the fight against measles has moved from the doctor's office to the political battleground. The nation is facing one of its worst epidemics of measles in recent...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2018. There are 311 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 19...

Philippines: 3 deaths may be linked to dengue vaccinations

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine health officials say the deaths of three children inoculated with a Sanofi Pasteur dengue vaccine may have "causal association" to the inoculation and two of the ...

Wrong flu vaccine distributed in Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the flu season reaches its peak with nearly 100,000 struck in Taiwan last week, this year's government funded free vaccines are less effective against the influenza viru...

Taipei urges foreign care workers to get free flu vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei City’s Department of Health (DOH) announced on Friday that a total of 6,000 flu vaccines would be available at designated MRT stations and Taipei City Hosp...

Inoculation giving endangered California frog shot at life

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Scientists say they're inoculating an endangered California frog to give it a fighting chance at avoiding extinction. National Park Service biologist Danny Boia...

Taiwan's "hacker minister" reshaping digital democracy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Taiwan's "digital minister" Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she's a "civic hacker," who like a locksmith uses s...

Taiwan's "hacker minister" reshaping digital democracy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Taiwan's "digital minister" Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she's a "civic hacker,...

Taipei to subsidize rotavirus vaccination for infants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je announced on Tuesday that Taipei will start subsidizing rotavirus inoculation for eligible infants. The new measure, which takes effect on April 5, 2017, i...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2017. There are 311 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, ...

Monday, February 23

This is Monday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2015. There are 311 days left in the year.Highlights in history on this date:1573 - Irish rebellion is crushed with surrender of James Fitzmaurice; pacificatio...