Health


  • Confirm
  • .

2015/11/12 | Yang

Taiwan-US Research Team Announces Major Breakthrough in Cancer Spread

National Taiwan University Hospital's Breast Center Director Huang Jun-sheng says that most of the failed treatments result from the spread of the cancer to vital organs such as the brain, lung and liver. So far there is no possibility for patients suffering from metastasis to survive for a long time.

2015/11/17 | Kenzo

Air Quality Regulations to be Amended due to High Air Pollution Levels

New regulations now state once the PM2.5 concentration reaches an urgent 350 micrograms, all outdoor activity such as tourism or sports, and painting, as well as asphalt-laying for either industrial or commercial purposes, will be prohibited. All transportation, other than public transportation and electric vehicles, are banned while local governments will allow parking on red and yellow lines temporarily.

2015/12/02 | Yuan

World AIDS Day: How Has AIDS Control Been Doing in Taiwan?

In Taiwan, after the first case of AIDS was discovered in December 1984, the total number of AIDS patients has risen to 30,432 people, including 993 foreigners, up until September 2015. In recent years, the infection rates among the elderly and housewives have been rising gradually as well.

2018/06/01 | The Conversation

How Globalization Changes How Disease Spreads

A look at disease transmission from the Spanish Flu to SARS.

2015/12/17 | TNL 編輯

Research Shows Third-Hand Smoke May Harm Reading Abilities

More than half of the smokers think that as long as they do not smoke in front of their children, the smoke will not affect them. However, this is a false conception.

2016/02/21 | Zou Chi

Breast Cancer Vaccine Trials Prove Scientific Success, But Not Legal

The results of a blind trial on a newly developed breast cancer vaccine, OBI-822, bear scientific and medical importance, but the drug is not allowed a permit under current regulations because it did not pass clinical trials. If OBI-822 passes future trials, Taiwan would be the first country in the world to develop a carbohydrate-based vaccine for breast cancer.

2017/10/08 | TNL Staff

Six Signature Bakeries in Taipei

Everything from traditional Taiwanese desserts to authentic European pastries.

2016/06/04 | Chang Shin-wei

Taiwan's Handling of Mass Burn Victims at Water Park Draws Attention Abroad

A year after a deadly explosion at a Taiwan water park, the EU and a number of countries are seeking advice from Taiwan on how to treat large numbers of burn victims.

2016/06/28 | Yuan-ling Liang

Expat Wants Single Women in Taiwan to Have Right to IVF

Single women are unable to receive IVF treatment in Taiwan, but an American expat is calling for a change.

2016/07/05 | Edward White

Taiwan AIDS Shelter Still Fighting for Space after 30 Years

A Taiwan NGO that looks after HIV-positive babies and their mothers is struggling to find space for care centers and is forced to operate illegally because of the stigma surrounding AIDS.

2016/07/26 | Shuhei Omi

Japan Killing Spree: Politician Warned, Lack of Security Questioned

Warning signs? Five months ago, the man who killed 19 and injured dozens more in a stabbing spree at a care center in Japan today told a politician he would attack the disabled.

2017/10/15 | TNL 編輯

Six Taipei Places to Taste Traditional Rice-based Meals

"Each grain of rice on your plate is the accumulated hard work of farmers," as the traditional Taiwanese saying goes. Here's where to get your fix of the hallowed grain in Taipei.

2016/09/22 | Timothy Ferry

Sports Medicine in Taiwan Below Par: Experts

Do Taiwanese have access to proven treatments for injuries? Unfortunately no, according to medical experts.

2016/11/18 | Jessica Levine

Qualified or Not, Breastfeeding Experts Profit From Baby Boom in China

With rising demand for lactation consultants, some training institutions hope to make a quick buck.

2016/12/14 | Devanik Saha

In their Last Moments Of Life, Indian Women Less Likely to get Medical Attention than Men

For every 1,000 men whose death is certified by a medical professional, the corresponding figure for women is only 600.