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2017/05/31 | Raina Paul & Prabhpreet Singh Sood

India's Filthiest Rivers

Fishermen and farmers are paying for India's loosely enforced waste water environmental regulations.

2017/05/22 | James Baron

Hidden in Plain Sight: Taipei has a Glue Sniffing Problem

'Most people are completely unaware that this is even an issue. I know this because I have seen flagrant sniffers in the middle of busy thoroughfares, their heads buried in larger carrier bags as oblivious hordes jostled around them.'

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.

2017/05/17 | The Japan Times

Butt Out: Japan is Making it Harder to Quit Smoking

Opponents to tighter rules against smoking in public spaces argue that punishing people for smoking infringes on their freedom.

2017/05/16 | Rosemary Chen

Vietnam Rounds-Up Activists Who Led Protest Against Taiwan Toxic Spill

Vietnamese authorities are cracking down on protest leaders and officials one year after a toxic spill in central Vietnam devastated the fishing and tourism industry.

2017/05/15 | Kai-Yuan (Kyle) Cheng

Does Taiwan’s WHA Exclusion Really Matter? An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Biggest Health Meeting

Not all Taiwanese have been excluded from attending the World Health Assembly this year. One Taiwanese researcher who will be at the meeting in Geneva explains why gaining “observer” status is not all it is cracked up to be, and why Taiwan needs a new strategy that does not rely on its unguaranteed status at the WHA.

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.

2017/05/05 | Denise Hruby

The Man Behind China’s Ebola Vaccine

Yu Xuefeng is among a wave of Chinese scientists returning from careers abroad to make the nation’s biomedical industry more globally competitive.