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2016/07/26 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taipei Boosts Mental Health Services for Men

Amid rising concerns over the rate of male suicide in Taiwan and years of neglect, a service center for men’s mental health has been established in Taipei.

2016/07/27 | The Japan Times

Searching for Pikachu: The Future of Online Gaming

The most significant thing about the Pokémon Go phenomenon is what it portends for the future of online gaming.

2016/07/28 | ZiQing Low

Taiwan Pledges to be Hepatitis-Free by 2030

Every year, 13,000 Taiwanese die from liver-related health problems, the majority of them caused by Hepatitis C infection. About 600,000 Taiwanese have Hepatitis C.

2017/08/22 | Tao Anli

A Remote Ethnic Group in China Torn Between Tradition and Modernity

Poverty relief efforts targeting Yunnan’s native Mang population have improved lives but attuned youngsters to their isolated, stifling existence.

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.

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.

2017/03/13 | 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.

2017/03/21 | 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.”

2017/03/25 | Karthik Madhavapeddi

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.

2017/03/26 | 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.

2017/04/01 | Claire Salisbury

Paying for Healthcare With Trees: Win-win For Orangutans and Communities

Borneo’s exhilaratingly innovative ASRI program is 'saving the rainforest with a stethoscope,' using healthcare to decrease logging and increase organic farming.

2017/04/09 | Cai Yiwen

Why China’s Modern Barefoot Doctors Are Walking Away

Despite government moves to improve primary care in the countryside, village doctors are under increasing pressure.

2017/04/19 | Marcus P. Chu.

Cross-Strait Relations and Taiwan’s Five Bids for the World University Summer Games

After Taiwan joined the World University Summer Games, China’s role in the five bids determined the Taiwanese cities’ failures and success.

2017/04/24 | Sarah Lee Stones

Instagram Snaps of Japanese Foods You May Not Have Heard Of

While most people are familiar with sushi and Japanese sweet potato, there are a lot of more adventurous Japanese foods out there. If you're looking to try something new and exciting, Japan has plenty to offer.

2017/04/24 | Shreya Dasgupta

Skin Slime of Indian Frog Can Kill Flu Virus

Molecules in the slimy skin secretions of the wide-spread Fungoid Frog can destroy some strains of the influenza viruses, according to a new study.

2017/04/28 | Sarita Santoshini

How Text Messages are Saving the Lives of Indian Mothers

'It shouldn’t matter where we live or what community we belong to. We don’t deserve to die.'

2017/04/28 | Prachi Salve

Sanitation Failures Kill and Stunt Children in India

Unsafe water, poor hygiene practices, and inadequate sanitation are not only the causes of the continued high incidence of diarrhoeal diseases but a significant contributing factor in under-five mortality.