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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.

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.