Half of all Taiwanese blessed with ‘weight loss’ gene: study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Half the population in Taiwan are blessed with a gene that helps control weight and thus allows them to indulge in the pleasure of eating while keeping obesity at bay, rep...

Illinois teacher pens book on 'Biggest Loser' experience

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois woman who lost 144 pounds (65 kilograms) on "The Biggest Loser" television program has written a book about her experiences. The...

Apple and Kraft Heinz drop while Starbucks and Symantec rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Apple Inc., down $14.74 to $207.48 The company's revenue forecast disappointed Wall Str...

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

SEATTLE (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight ...

Facebook says it purged more than 800 spam accounts, pages

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with garbage links and clickbait. Facebook accuses their backers of "coordinated ...

Comcast and Michael Kors skid; Barrick Gold and Concho rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: Comcast Corp., down $2.27 to $35.63 Comcast outbid Twenty-First Century Fox and will pay a...

Weight Watchers slims down name to WW

NEW YORK (AP) — Weight Watchers is trimming its name to just two letters: WW. The company says it is renaming itself to focus more on overall wellness and not just dieting. Its app, ...

Taiwanese scientists find secret of Pu'er tea to block fat and help stop weight gain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese scientists from National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) released their finding Wednesday that Pu'er tea can help stop gaining weight. Pu'...

AP source: First Nike Kaepernick ad to air during NFL opener

Nike has unveiled its first "Just Do It" ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick and a person familiar with the situation says the spot is scheduled to air during the NFL season opener on Thursday night and d...

Weight-loss drug Belviq seems safe for heart, study finds

For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems — a safety milestone that may encourage wider use t...

Doctor facing state inquiry about Vegas shooter drug records

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A doctor accused of improperly looking up prescription records of the dead gunman after the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip will invoke his constitutional right against se...

When Ms. Franklin calls: Reporter reflects on Queen of Soul

NEW YORK (AP) — When I got the chance to interview Aretha Franklin for the first time in 2001, I was already a bundle of nerves: Even though it was just over the phone, I'd be talking to THE Queen of ...

Tesla and Hertz rally while Dentsply and Zillow fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday: Tesla Inc., up $37.58 to $379.57 CEO Elon Musk said he's considering taking the electr...

US stocks keep climbing; technology companies lead

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising again Tuesday as strong company earnings lift the market. The benchmark S&P 500 index is up for the fourth day in a row and fifth out of the last six. Techno...

New Phase 3 Data Show Investigational Subcutaneous Formulation of Vedolizumab Meets Primary Endpoint in Achieving Clinical Remission at Week 52 in Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis

OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 19, 2018--Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited [TSE:4502] (“Takeda”) today announced top-line results from the VISIBLE 1 clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and ...