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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.

2017/05/22 | Roy Ngerng

Tough Pill to Swallow: Why Singapore’s Healthcare Model Should Not Be Followed

[OPINION] Singapore’s healthcare system has become unnecessarily complicated but it can be reformed to provide more equitable healthcare and give its citizens peace of mind.

2016/08/03 | Hsu Chia-yu

Efforts Underway to Clean-Up Animal Testing in Taiwan

Experts hope that labs with international accreditation will improve the quality of animal testing in Taiwan.

2017/04/28 | JENNI MILLBANK

Reproductive Travelers: Surrogacy in Global Grey Zones

Rather than demonizing the hundreds of Australians that travel overseas every year to engage in surrogacy, policymakers and regulators would do better to try and understand what drives people into, and out of, fertility markets.

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.