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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.
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.
2015/12/07 | TNL 編輯
Lung Cancer Cases Increasing in Taiwan and Medical Community Calls On People to Demonstrate against Air Pollution
Li Wu-po, supervisor of Changhua medical Alliance for Public Affairs, says that according to latest statistics issued by the Health Promotion Administration, lung cancer has been the top cause of death for five consecutive years and 9,167 people nationwide died of lung cancer last year. He notes that the population growth rate in Taiwan within these 30 years accounts for 28%, but the growth rate of lung cancer has gone up to 131%.
2015/12/02 | Yuan
World AIDS Day: How Has AIDS Control Been Doing in Taiwan?
In Taiwan, after the first case of AIDS was discovered in December 1984, the total number of AIDS patients has risen to 30,432 people, including 993 foreigners, up until September 2015. In recent years, the infection rates among the elderly and housewives have been rising gradually as well.
2015/11/17 | Kenzo
Air Quality Regulations to be Amended due to High Air Pollution Levels
New regulations now state once the PM2.5 concentration reaches an urgent 350 micrograms, all outdoor activity such as tourism or sports, and painting, as well as asphalt-laying for either industrial or commercial purposes, will be prohibited. All transportation, other than public transportation and electric vehicles, are banned while local governments will allow parking on red and yellow lines temporarily.
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.