Billionaire philanthropist and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new job -- as global ambassador for the U.N. health agency with a mandate to help reduce deaths from prevalent diseases, traffic accidents, tobacco, alcohol and obesity.
Hawaii authorities are urging diners to be aware of the risks of eating raw and undercooked food after they traced a hepatitis A outbreak to frozen scallops served raw at a sushi restaurant chain.
Disease control authorities yesterday said they had confirmed Taiwan's sixth Zika case in a local woman who had recently returned from a trip to Florida.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) fined the National Defense University NT$1 million on Monday for suspending an HIV-positive student, who accused the school of discriminating against him based on his health status.
A four-year-old Bangladeshi boy suffering from a mysterious illness that makes him look like an old man has been admitted to hospital for tests, doctors and his family said.
A woman holds a bag of plastic balls at a press conference held by the Consumers' Foundation in Taipei, Tuesday, Aug. 9. The foundation called on the government to regulate the use of brominated flame retardants in plastic toys and utensils for infants.
The first new asthma pill in nearly 20 years has led to a sharp improvement in symptoms for chronic sufferers of the disease, according to an early test of the drug.
Research that mixes human cells into animal embryos could get U.S. government funds for the first time under a new proposal that has stoked concerns about ethics and the limits of science.
Three different experimental Zika vaccines being developed in the United States have worked well in monkey studies, paving the way for human trials in the coming months, researchers said Thursday.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) on Friday reported that cancer had once again topped the chart of 10 leading causes of death in the nation last year, and that Taiwanese were dying at a faster rate.