Monthly Archives: October 2017

Should schools provide “emotional education”?

Should schools provide “emotional education”? In response to a recent incident of a graduate student at Taiwan University pouring acid on his girlfriend, Taiwan Yahoo conducted a survey of 2,100 responses on October 27-30, 2017, about the question:  Should schools … Continue reading

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Taiwan has 3,224 people over 100 years old

Taiwan has 3,224 people over 100 years old Taiwan has 3,224 men and women over 100 years old, consisting of 1,483 men or 45.9987593% and 1,741 women or 54.001241%. Taiwan’s total population is 23,558,367, and 0.01368516% (3,224 / 23,558,367 x … Continue reading

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Burden of raising children discourages couples from having more

Burden of raising children discourages couples from having more In July and August, 2017, the Taiwan Child Welfare Alliance’s policy center conducted a survey of 1,740 couples with two or less children aged 1-5 years old.  It showed that 49.5% … Continue reading

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Targeting IL-17RB and MCT 2 to treat breast cancer may be possible

Targeting IL-17RB and MCT 2 to treat breast cancer may be possible The Genetic Materials Research Center at Taiwan’s Academia Sinica reports two new possibilities in treating breast cancer by developing an antibody of the IL-17RB gene and medication targeting … Continue reading

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Early onset dementia in Taiwan

Early onset dementia in Taiwan In 2004, the Taiwan Dementia Association served mostly senior citizens averaging 82 years of age.  In 2012, the association separated those diagnosed as early onset dementia sufferers from the senior dementia sufferers and found that … Continue reading

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Periodontitis among the Taiwanese

Periodontitis among the Taiwanese Taiwan has some 9,700,000 adults with periodontitis but only 50% of them have visited a dentist for treatment.  Each year, 6,000,000 to 7,000,000 visit the dentist to have their teeth cleaned. A study of the periodontal … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s surprisingly rapid ageing

Taiwan’s surprisingly rapid ageing Based on the formula of (the population 65 years old and older) divided by (the population of those under 14 years old) then multiplied by 100, or the number of seniors (those older than 65 years … Continue reading

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