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2015/07/30 | Kenzo

Survey Brings Light to Taiwan Medical Reform

Most of the public believes the Ministry of Health and Welfare should formulate related regulations as soon as possible to prevent unnecessary medical waste.

2015/09/10 | Kayue

Sleep Experts Say Later Starting Time Of School Benefits Students

All of the studies regarding starting school later show improvement on the sleeping conditions, health and academic performance of students. In contrast, so far no evidence suggests going to school earlier will do any good to the health of children or their grades.

2015/09/23 | 阿Ken

Four Tips from Japanese Expert To Improve Dementia

The first principle is to keep your brain busy. Research shows that people who have challenging jobs are less likely to have dementia.

2015/12/08 | TNL香港編輯

Schools Closed, Cars Forced Off Roads as Beijing Issues Its First Air Pollution Red Alert

In the latest smog in Beijing, 23 out of 35 environmental monitor stations recorded a sixth-level pollution lasting for five days, which was two days longer than what the red alert standard regulates. The government did not issue the red alert in time and raised controversy.

2015/12/28 | Kenzo

Taiwan Hospitals Overcrowded; Medical Reformation Groups Call for New Systems

Zhang Ke-shi, Secretary-General of TCHA points out that currently the hospitals are overcrowded while almost half of the local clinics have shut down. He says that medical centers were meant for patients in need of critical care, but now the system is almost paralyzed because people are used to coming in for minor illnesses. This not only increases the medical staff's workload, but the doctors are also forced to cut back their teaching and research time.

2016/01/28 | TNL 編輯

First Zika Case In Taiwan And The Virus Casting Shadow On The 2016 Olympics

Zika has seen its first case in Taiwan on January 19 and the virus’ outbreak in Brazil has drawn world attention as it’s found to be related to microcephaly: babies born with abnormally small heads. With mosquitos being its vector, there are concerns that the outbreak would not be stopped before the 2016 Olympics this August.

2016/01/29 | Kenzo

Taiwan Medical Community Concerned About The Medical Payment Reformation

The health care system in Taiwan is a worldwide research topic, and the recent medical payment reformation within the system has led to criticism from the medical community.

2016/02/04 | 阿Ken

HIV Patients Can Receive Organ Transplants Starting In March

Many developed countries such as the US, UK and Spain all permit HIV patients to receive organ transplants to increase their survival rate. Taiwan also plans to follow in these steps in March and aims to allow HIV patients to donate their organs to other HIV patients in the future.

2016/06/21 | Hélène Belaunde

Taiwan’s War on Drugs: Harsh Approach or Tolerance?

At a time where Taiwanese prisons are overpacked with people serving drug-related sentences, a newer, more tolerant approach is gaining popularity.

2016/06/23 | Jules Quartly

Global Zika Threat Stimulates Dengue Prevention in Taiwan

Taiwan is redoubling efforts to halt the spread of dengue fever, which has hit the southern part of the island hard over the past two years.

2016/07/05 | Hsu Chia-yu

Chinese Researcher Claims Cancer Cure Is in Drinking Water

The Western medical science field generally believes that cancer is caused by human genetic mutation. But Kenneth Hsu argues that if the nitrite in drinking water is reduced, cancer can be prevented, perhaps even cured.

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.

2016/07/11 | Bing-sheng Lee

Taiwan Becomes Last Country to Lift Ban on Canadian Beef

Despite the fact that the process took more than a year, some legislators argue that the government 'ambushed' the public with the decision and want explanations.

2016/07/15 | Yuan-ling Liang

HIV-Positive Migrant Worker Dispute Sparks Controversy in Taiwan

An employment dispute involving the treatment of an HIV-infected migrant worker in Taiwan has sparked controversy.

2016/07/22 | ZiQing Low

Major Brands Still Using Microbeads in Personal Care Products Despite Ban

Major brands like Shiseido, Estee Lauder, Amore-Pacific, Amway, Chanel, and LG have failed to completely eliminate microbeads from their products, Greenpeace says. The tiny plastic spheres end up in the human food chain.

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.

2016/07/26 | 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.

2017/01/27 | TaiwaneseCulture.org

RECIPE: Green Onion Pancake

Enjoy one of the all-time favorite Taiwanese snacks!