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Being overweight can raise the likelihood of being diagnosed with cancers of the stomach and digestive tract, as well as certain brain and reproductive tumors, international researchers said Wednesday.
 
Taiwan kids benefit from   Nestlé's '3-2-1 Love Ratio'
Getting active and acquiring healthy eating habits can help children achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
 
Donald Henderson, an American doctor and public health official who led the successful global drive to wipe out smallpox in the 1960s and '70s, credited with saving tens of millions of lives, has died. He was 87.
 
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) scaled up a travel alert level for the Bahamas following the latest updates on recent local transmission of the Zika virus provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) last week.
 
Puerto Rico reports 1st death from paralysis linked to Zika
Puerto Rico on Friday reported its first death from a paralysis condition that developed from a Zika infection as the U.S. territory fights an epidemic of the mosquito-borne virus.
 
Hearing loss was ranked as the most common occupational disease in Taiwan last year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) Friday.
 
Hospitals have reported a significant increase in tendinitis patients following the launch of "Pokemon Go" in Taiwan.
 
Michael Bloomberg named World Health Organization ambassador
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 urge awareness of risk from raw food
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.
 
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