Aiming to promote awareness of healthy diets among children, restrictions on junk food advertising and marketing ploys such as toys will come into effect on Jan. 1, according to Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) on Thursday.
Leading a country comes with extraordinary privileges but also, apparently, a price: new research suggests that heads of state age faster than normal and that the stress of the job may shave almost three years off their life expectancy.
Mary Helen Abbott, 77, paints her lips bright pink, still smokes the occasional cigarette, keeps up on all the gossip at the retirement home and wears a short skirt to fitness class.
The number of people with dementia worldwide will nearly triple from 47 million today to 132 million in 2050, a report said Tuesday.
The occurrence of dementia and Alzheimer's disease may have stabilized in some wealthy nations, according to a study released Friday.
Japanese police arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low level radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister's office to protest the government's nuclear energy policy, officials said Saturday.
Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.
A Tibetan nun is believed to have died after setting herself on fire to protest China's rule over the Himalayan region and to voice support for the Dalai Lama, rights groups and media said.