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2016/09/26 | Timothy Ferry

How Healthy is Taiwan's Fitness Industry?

Gym membership is growing rapidly in Taiwan, but still lags behind other Asian markets.

2016/09/22 | Timothy Ferry

Sports Medicine in Taiwan Below Par: Experts

Do Taiwanese have access to proven treatments for injuries? Unfortunately no, according to medical experts.

2016/09/21 | Timothy Ferry

CrossFit Enters the Taiwan Market

Following craft beer and big tattoos, CrossFit is the latest trend from the United States to gain a foothold in Taiwan.

2016/09/19 | Timothy Ferry

Glory and Pain: Taiwan’s Extreme Endurance Events

What is behind the popularity of extreme endurance sports in Taiwan?

2016/09/08 | Medigo

Mortality and Causes of Death: 2015 and 2030

How global health will develop over the next 14 years?

2016/08/24 | Hsu Chia-yu

Taiwan-Designed Wearable Medical Device Poised to Help Diabetics Worldwide

An innovative wearable medical device designed by two Taiwanese students has the potential to help millions of diabetics around the world.

2016/08/19 | ZiQing Low

Expat Couple Shocked by US$41k Taiwan Hospital Bill

An expat couple in Taiwan have started a crowdfunding campaign after being hit with a surprise medical bill after the birth of their twin daughters.

2016/08/19 | Yuan-ling Liang

Underreporting, Discrimination Facilitates Spread of HIV/AIDS in Taiwan: Doctor

Following the case of a student who was expelled from a military university after he tested positive for HIV, a doctor warns that discrimination against people with AIDS has led to underreporting of the disease in Taiwan.

2016/08/19 | ZiQing Low

Beijing Hospital Fines Women for ‘Unapproved Pregnancies’

A Beijing hospital has collected thousands of dollars from female employees who have 'unapproved pregnancies.'

2016/08/10 | Don Shapiro

Defining Drug Advertising in Taiwan

Companies have been punished for disseminating information on disease awareness.

2016/08/03 | Hsu Chia-yu

Efforts Underway to Clean-Up Animal Testing in Taiwan

Experts hope that labs with international accreditation will improve the quality of animal testing in Taiwan.

2016/08/02 | Olivia Yang

Behind the Award-Winning Tableware Set for People With Dementia

'I didn’t know what my next step would be. I would sleep for a couple of hours and then jump out of bed to keep developing my plan.'

2016/07/29 | Austin Chad Willhoft

Technology Assisting Physically and Mentally Challenged Individuals in Taiwan

Many physically challenged individuals experience difficulties registering for expensive government service programs. The Icebreaker Association is trying to help through technology.

2016/07/28 | ZiQing Low

Taiwan Pledges to be Hepatitis-Free by 2030

Every year, 13,000 Taiwanese die from liver-related health problems, the majority of them caused by Hepatitis C infection. About 600,000 Taiwanese have Hepatitis C.

2016/07/28 | The Japan Times

OP-ED: Senseless Carnage at a Japanese Care Home

Investigators should try to determine why Satoshi Uematsu came to think in such a twisted manner.

2016/07/27 | The Japan Times

Searching for Pikachu: The Future of Online Gaming

The most significant thing about the Pokémon Go phenomenon is what it portends for the future of online gaming.

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.