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2017/03/26 | Zhou Hongcheng
Why the Chinese Are Still Not Sweet on Chocolate
Pitching European-style products as luxury brands won’t change sugar-shunning consumer habits.
Double-Edged Sword: Urbanization Brings Malnutrition and Obesity Problems to India
In India, distress migration to urban areas is creating food security problems and the urban poor is deprived of nutritious food.
2017/03/21 | Sarita Santoshini
Why A Rich, Orderly Himalayan State Has India’s Highest Suicide Rate
“The government wants Sikkim to be known as a pollution-free, disease-free state. But I work with young men and women every day, and they are constantly struggling,” Bhutia said. “Sikkim will lose its people if it doesn’t act now.”
2017/03/13 | Tim Ferry
Will Healthcare Bankrupt Taiwan?
Taiwan’s population is rapidly aging, challenging its vaunted healthcare system to continue supplying quality, affordable healthcare to all citizens.
2017/03/11 | Tim Ferry
Taiwan's Ticking Time Bomb
Taiwan is facing a social time bomb as its population ages. Critics question how the Tsai administration intends to pay for long-term care and ask what the implications are for the future.
2017/02/27 | Raina Paul
Male Reluctance sees India’s Contraceptive Use Fall, Abortions Surge
As many as 2,500 abortions were carried out in India every day in 2016, doubling from eight years ago.
RECIPE: Taiwanese Style Poached Pork
Poached pork is a great method of preventing a debilitating bout of PDS (pork deficiency syndrome). No need to consult a doctor for this recipe, diagnosis: delicious.
2017/02/24 | Sarah Laskow
In 1914, Feminists Fought for the Right to Forget Childbirth
“It was an attempt to gain control over the birthing process,” wrote Leavitt, the historian. “Because many of the twilight sleep leaders were active feminists, they spoke in the idiom of the women’s movement.”
2017/02/21 | Rosemary Chen
Thousands Show Up for Air Pollution Protest in Taiwan
In 2015, more than 6,000 people in Taiwan died from diseases directly related to poor air quality, making up 19 percent of the death toll that year.
2017/02/07 | Rosemary Chen
HK Youth Suicides Spark Calls for Fresh Look at Academic Pressure
Two secondary school students in Hong Kong committed suicide within a 24-hour time span this week.
2017/02/07 | Edward White
Indonesia Under Fire for ‘HIV-Free’ Scholarship
An estimated 690,000 people were living with HIV in Indonesia in 2015, including 17,000 children.
RECIPE: Oyster Noodles
Oyster Noodles is a great dish for anyone seeking something hot and gooey.
RECIPE: Pineapple Bars
Pineapple cakes are incredibly tasty but also incredibly difficult to make at home. This dead simple recipe for pineapple bars has an American twist on a Taiwanese traditional snack.
2017/01/24 | The Japan Times
Japan Needs to Provide Relief for Minamata Victims
The government has not responded to requests from Minamata disease victims, doctors and experts on pollution that it carry out comprehensive medical examinations to grasp the overall picture of damage from the disease.
2017/01/20 | Joanna Mills
Coal, Development and Death in Asia
A new report from Greenpeace and Harvard says Chinese-financed coal projects in Asia could lead to 70,000 premature deaths a year.
2017/01/19 | Edward White
The Legacy of Taiwan's 'Little Light Bulb'
What has Taiwan learned about its mental health system after the murder of a four-year-old last year?