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2017/07/27 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Why China’s Attempts to Curb Air Pollution are Facing Resistance
According to a report by Caixin earlier this month, 33 incidents of industry obstructions occurred in more than half the localities under inspection since April.
2017/07/24 | Chika Noya
Mental Health Issue also a Feminist Issue in Indonesia
'We must educate families to remove stigmas and taboos attached to mental illness and push for better care for the condition.'
2017/07/24 | James Trauer
The Fall and Rise of Tuberculosis: A First World Problem
A resurgent TB epidemic is a problem for the developing and developed world alike.
Nearly One in Three Taiwanese Kids Suffer Mental Disorders - Study
Among 100,000 children in Taiwan, 3,100 have thought of taking their own lives, according to the findings of the three-year study.
2017/07/17 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Protest in China Over Fertility Treatment Price Hikes
A fivefold increase in the cost of some fertility treatments in China sparked protest.
2017/07/07 | Shreya Dasgupta
Dried Lizard Penis: Sold Worldwide via Amazon, Alibaba, eBay as a ‘Magical’ Plant Root
Lizard penises are being passed off as a good-luck charm to unwitting customers looking to buy a rare Indian plant root called “Hatha Jodi”.
2017/07/06 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Sleep Quality a Fleeting Chinese Dream
'Three new highs: high property prices, high living costs and high overwork.'
2017/07/04 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Landmark Decision on ‘Gay Conversion Treatment’ in China
In a decision welcomed by LGBT activists, a Chinese court has ruled in favor of a man forced to undergo conversion treatment.
Pain in the Neck: Legal Limbo for Chiropractors in Taiwan
Encouraging the development of chiropractic in Taiwan would help the increasing number of elderly and relieve some of the financial pressures on the national healthcare system.
Tackling Cancer in Taiwan Needs New Thinking
Many cancer drugs are not covered by Taiwan's NHI, leading to a steady increase in the proportion of self-payment.
Zinc Fingers: Taiwanese Uncover Potential Alzheimer's Treatment
The team acknowledged that whether the discovery can actually lead to a breakthrough in battling Alzheimer's may still be quite a ways off.
2017/06/16 | Wayne Pajunen
Road Rage: Without Law Enforcement Taiwan’s Jekylls Become Hydes
Taiwan’s motorists wait at the intersection of civility and chaos for effective law enforcement to change from red to green.
2017/06/05 | Wu Dongping
Reliance on Foreign Tech Puts Strain on China’s Genetics Market
Despite being a global leader in DNA sequencing, the country’s dependence on overseas knowledge leaves it struggling to replicate others’ success.
Trump and Climate Science: Typhoons are Already Becoming More Intense in Asia
The intensity of typhoons battering China, Taiwan, Japan and the Korean Peninsula since 1980 has increased by 12 to 15 percent.
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 | Justin Hugo
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.