Monthly Archives: May 2018

Fried chicken and beer combo brings on gout?

Fried chicken and beer combo brings on gout? In 2017, some 395,000 South Koreans sought medical treatment for gout.  Compared to 2012, the number shows an increase of 49%. Between 2012 and 2017, the number of young South Korean men … Continue reading

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Low wages and birthrate

Low wages and birthrate A Yahoo Taiwan survey of 5,400 responses conducted on May 16-19, 2018, about the government’s plan to subsidize families with children 0-4 years old to encourage child birth.  An overwhelming 79.4% do not think the program … Continue reading

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Liver cancer killed 8,353 patients in Taiwan in 2016

Liver cancer killed 8,353 patients in Taiwan in 2016. Yeah!  According to Taiwan’s national health research institute, 13,000,000 Taiwanese have metabolic disease risk factors related to non-viral liver cancer factors, specifically, fatty liver, history of diabetes, and high triglyceride risk … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s crude birthrate

Taiwan’s crude birthrate Taiwan’s crude birthrate for 2017 was 0.96 per thousand.  In 2017, a total of 193,844 babies were born on Taiwan. At the end of 2011, Taiwan’s total population was 23,224,912 citizens.  At the end of 2017, Taiwan’s … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s hypertension rates

Taiwan’s hypertension rates The prevalence of hypertension among those over 18 years old is at 25.2%, and the prevalence of hypertension among those over 40 years old is 37.5%, and 1/3 of seniors (over 65 years old) has hypertension, nearly … Continue reading

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Life’s dares

Life’s dares Taiwan’s female white collar worker believes that her love interest must earn a monthly salary of at least NT$51,872 before she “dares” talk about marriage, and combined household income must be at least NT$74,965 before she “dares” talk … Continue reading

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