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Potential Impact of Takeda's Dengue Vaccine Candidate Reinforced by Long-Term Safety and Efficacy Results

Takeda's dengue vaccine candidate (TAK-003) prevented 83.6% of hospitalizations and 62.0% of dengue illness overall, with no identified important safety risks through three years following vaccinati...

Modified mosquitoes to fight illness in Florida Keys

MIAMI (AP) — Genetically modified mosquitoes are being released in the Florida Keys in an effort to combat persistent insect-borne diseases such as Dengue fever and the Zika virus. T...

Patience: In a major home project, the joy is in the work

CASTELBUONO, Sicily (AP) — When my wife and I bought a hectare (about 2.5 acres) of countryside with three buildings on it in the mountains of Sicily four years ago, I didn’t expect – or want – the wo...

Takeda Begins Regulatory Submissions for Dengue Vaccine Candidate in EU and Dengue-Endemic Countries

European Medicines Agency to Conduct First-Ever Parallel Assessment of a Medicinal Product, Takeda's Dengue Vaccine Candidate (TAK-003), for use in the EU; Countries Outside of the EU through the E...

Indonesian man 1st positive case of chikungunya in Taiwan in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (March 23) announced its first imported chikungunya fever case for the year. During a press conference on...

In 'Barb and Star,' an ode to middle-aged joy and culottes

It’s hard to pin down exactly when Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo started dreaming up “ Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” but on some level it’s decades in the making. The friends and Oscar-nominated...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2021. There are 326 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Feb. 8, ...

EPA finds toxic chemicals leached into common pesticide

BOSTON (AP) — Toxins leached from packaging into a pesticide commonly used on mosquitoes, the Environmental Protection Agency has found, but the risks to human health are unclear. Te...

In Brazil's richest city, works to clean a filthy river

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Pinheiros River that runs through the heart of Sao Paulo makes its pollution known with a miasma that wafts across city streets, choking rich and poor alike. It’s an unwelcome fea...

WWII jungle fighting unit approved for congressional medal

The soldiers spent months behind enemy lines, marching hundreds of miles through the tangled jungles and steep mountains of Burma as they battled hunger and disease between firefights with Japanese fo...

Pandemic takes toll on business of pisco producers in Peru

ICA, Peru (AP) — In the house where for decades she has bottled pisco, the grape brandy of South America's Pacific coast, Rosa Grados has thousands of stored liters that she has not sold because of th...

Choir practice in Spain infects 30 of 41 members with virus

MADRID (AP) — At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with little air circulation, local authorities and the chorus ...

1 wedding may undo Maine's virus fight, officials say

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A rural church wedding and reception on a beautiful day in the shadow of Mount Katahdin was no doubt a happy day. But it has spread misery ever since. That sin...

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer?

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer? Pick one that contains mostly alcohol, and has few other ingredients. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...

Does a face mask protect me, or just the people around me?

Does a face mask protect me, or just the people around me? It likely provides protection for both. Studies on the new coronavirus and other germs show wearing a ma...