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2015/11/12 | Yang
Taiwan-US Research Team Announces Major Breakthrough in Cancer Spread
National Taiwan University Hospital's Breast Center Director Huang Jun-sheng says that most of the failed treatments result from the spread of the cancer to vital organs such as the brain, lung and liver. So far there is no possibility for patients suffering from metastasis to survive for a long time.
2015/11/11 | Kenzo
Air Pollution at High, But Standards for Canceling School Absurd
The average PM2.5 level in the US is 12 micrograms, bringing about 110 thousand premature deaths. According to this estimation, there ought to be 30 thousand to 60 thousand casualties in Taiwan, making air pollution more deadly than typhoons.
2015/10/06 | Yang
Tu You-you, First Chinese to Receive Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
Tu has no doctoral degree, international experience or title as an academician at the China Academy. Even the Chinese official media, including Xinhua and CCTV, have raised the question why hasn't the Chinese academic field given Tu You-you recognition for 44 years?
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.
2015/09/10 | 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.
2015/09/10 | Zou Chi
Taiwanese AIDS Patients To Be Eligible for Organ Transplant by 2016
AIDS patients were not put into consideration in the past because of the limited number of organs. Now they are eligible for transplants and if everything is prepared, the policy will be implemented by the end of this year.
2015/08/19 | Shih Yuan
Taiwan National Health Insurance to Stop Covering Medicine Costs
The National Health Insurance Administration under the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced they will stop covering medication costs starting from September, as prices for certain medicine are higher than the reimbursement from the National Health Insurance (NHI).
2015/08/12 | Yang
Are The Taiwanese The Worst Drinkers?
Research conducted by the medical school at Stanford University points out nearly half of the Taiwanese people have an ALDH2 deficiency, which rates highest in the world. This means they aren't able to metabolize pure alcohol (acetaldehyde) properly.
2015/08/05 | Yuan
App Developed by Taiwanese Students Rehabilitates Aphasia Patients
Every language therapist in Taiwan treats 108 patients. In this case, many Aphasia patients miss out on the golden period of six months for treatment.
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.
2015/07/21 | Zou Chi
Tea Vendors Need to Label Drinks Starting in Late July
Some vendors criticize that sources of the foods aren't equal to inspection results of the products. Other coffee retailers also point out the new policy does not apply to drinks served in breakfast chains, and the law will lose its significance if it only regulates certain stores.
2015/07/06 | Kenzo
Executive Yuan Disregards Overworked Doctors in Taiwan Water Park Explosion
The Taiwan Radical Nurse Union calls upon the government to deal with the lack of medical staff. If the Ministry of Health and Welfare doesn’t start implementing permanent manpower to help in the field, it is predicted that by the end of July, medical personnel will be extremely overworked.