Monthly Archives: December 2017

More nonsmokers than smokers got lung cancer in Taiwan in 2015

More nonsmokers than smokers got lung cancer in Taiwan in 2015 In 2015, 105,156 new cancer cases were diagnosed in Taiwan, 2,009 more than in 2014. In 2015, among the 13,086 new lung cancer patients, 4,137 were smokers and 6,434 … Continue reading

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Three-year study of the effect of PM 2.5

Three-year study of the effect of PM 2.5 Taiwan’s National Health Research Institute studied the impact of PM 2.5 on the pulmonary function of 1,000 children for three years.  Results show that exposure to every 6 micrograms/cubic meter of PM … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s population will be less than 20,000,000 in 2050

Taiwan’s population will be less than 20,000,000 in 2050 In 2017, Taiwan’s senior population over 65 years old is 14% of Taiwan’s total population.  It will peak at 23,740,000 in 2030, and then drop to less than 20,000,000 in 2050. … Continue reading

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Eat your Taiwanese taro!

Eat your Taiwanese taro! Taiwanese taro is rich in resistant starch (RS).  RS goes to the large intestine and is fermented by intestinal bacteria to produce short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), butyrate and propionate. SCFAs increase nutrient circulation, inhibit growth … Continue reading

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Three criteria to determine mental sickness?

Three criteria to determine mental sickness? A female Taiwanese media commentator suggested that one’s mental sickness can be determined by three criteria:  (1)  whether one’s subjective world outlook and the objective world outlook are unified; (2) whether one’s inner spiritual … Continue reading

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Political correctness sacrifices public health

Political correctness sacrifices public health Taiwan’s Taoyuan City’s mayor has invited Japan’s Chiba Prefecture to participate in its 2017 agricultural produce exhibit.  Chiba Prefecture is within the peripheral region of the Fukushima nuclear disaster zone. A Yahoo Taiwan survey of … Continue reading

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