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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.