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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?
2018/10/12 | 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.
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.
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.
2016/09/19 | Timothy Ferry
Glory and Pain: Taiwan’s Extreme Endurance Events
What is behind the popularity of extreme endurance sports in Taiwan?
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.
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.
2017/05/12 | Olivia Yang
Q&A: U-GYM, The Portable Deep Massager from Taiwan
Lack of restoration and maintenance after working out can lead to serious injuries, and Taiwan startup U-GYM is aiming to help in maintaining daily health care.
2019/09/18 | Yang
Vaping Kills? Differences Between Smoking and Vaping
Hundreds of fallen sick from vaping in the U.S. this summer and New York has just become the first state to ban e-cigarettes. But in Taiwan, e-cigarettes and Heated Tobacco Products were never legalized.
2017/04/25 | TNL Staff
ILLUSTRATION: Eight Popular Chinese Herbal Medicines
With over 300 herbs being used today, The News Lens shares eight most common Chinese herbal medicines and what they treat.
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.
2019/09/26 | The Conversation
More Countries Have Banned E-Cigarettes Following Vaping Deaths in the US
Following the vaping deaths in the U.S., over 20 countries have banned the sale of e-cigarette products. But researchers still have a hard time evaluating the actual health impact of e-cigarettes.
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.
2019/07/31 | Taiwan Insight
OPINION: World Health Organization Neglects 23.5 Million Taiwanese Citizens' Health
World Health Organization prides itself on promoting inclusive health care for all of humanity, but Taiwan is excluded from the circle.