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2018/10/12 | Cat Thomas
Is Taipei American School Sitting on a Pot of Gold?
Asian flush is more serious health condition than many believe, but a team at TAS has derived a handy solution that has the potential to be a commercial success.
2018/11/13 | Siok Hui Leong
Health Care for All: The Good & Not-So-Great of Taiwan's Universal Coverage
Taiwan’s health care system is often measured against the world’s best. But is this model of accessible and ‘cheap’ health care viable in the long run?
2018/09/21 | Greg Brost
Taiwan Enters Top 10 in Bloomberg Health Care Efficiency Index
New analysis shows which countries offer the best value for treatment
2019/01/11 | Global Voices
Taiwan's Battle Against African Swine Fever Gets Political on PTT
Discussion on PTT, Taiwan's largest online forum, has taken a political tone regarding African swine fever.
Taiwan Has 250,000 Foreign 'Angels of Mercy' Caring for Its Elderly
Taiwan's foreign care givers are 'angels of mercy' on the frontline of Taiwan's aging society, but this does not mean calls for improvements to their circumstances should be ignored.
2018/10/30 | Nelson Lau
OPINION: Girls in Hong Kong Will Get Free HPV Shots. What About Boys?
Hong Kong will vaccinate schoolgirls against HPV. It should vaccinate boys as well.
2019/01/21 | The Conversation
An Ebola-Like Virus Called 'Mengla' Has Been Discovered in China
Scientists believe the recently discovered virus has the potential to infect humans.
2018/09/01 | Policy Forum
Asia's Mental Health Support Systems Are Still Neglected by Policymakers
People living with mental disorders remain among Asia's most vulnerable and marginalized populations.
2017/11/06 | Leora Joy
'XConfessions' Film Review: Let's Talk about Lust 
The popularity of Erika Lust's 'XConfessions' — short erotic films made by a woman for women — at the recent Women Make Waves Film Festival in Taipei shows the time is now to open a conversation about how women engage with pornography.
2016/11/27 | Prachi Salve
Overflowing Cities: 157 Million Indians Still Without Toilets
There are 157 million Indians without toilets. That equals eight Olympic-sized pools of poo daily. Women and girls are at particular risk of health issues due to the sanitation crisis.