Monthly Archives: May 2019

Rat hepatitis E human infections in HK

Rat hepatitis E human infections in HK Hong Kong’s health protection center announced on May 14, 2019, the discovery of 3 new cases of human infections by the rat hepatitis E virus. Hong Kong had 2 cases of rat hepatitis … Continue reading

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Same sex marriage “registry” begins

Same sex marriage “registry” begins In June, 2015, the city of Taipei began same sex partners registration.  As of April 30, 2019, 900 couples of “partners” have registered. On May 24, 2019, these 900 couples of same sex “partners” will … Continue reading

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Stress factors of the Taiwanese desk jobber

Stress factors of the Taiwanese desk jobber A Tung Foundation survey of 1,138 responses conducted in 2018 showed that the five major stress factors of Taiwanese desk jobbers are:  (1) workload; (2)  physical health; (3) time; (4)  the boss; and … Continue reading

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Black faced spoonbill

Black faced spoonbill (Platalea minor) The Tsai Ing-wen government’s policies of covering wetlands with solar panels 濕地種電 and salt bays 鹽灘 are forcing Taiwan’s black faced spoonbills 黑面琵鹭 to find other habitats. The Tsai Ing-wen government plans to cover 8,604 … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s breast cancer

Taiwan’s breast cancer In 2016, 12,672 new cases of breast cancer were discovered, and 2,377 women died of breast cancer that year.  In 2016, new breast cancer cases among women 30-49 years old numbered 4,681 and new breast cancer cases … Continue reading

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Who is taking care of toddlers?

Who is taking care of toddlers? A Yahoo Taiwan survey of 34,000 responses on May 4-7, 2019, shows that 37.8% of Taiwanese toddlers are taken care of by their parents, 23.7% are taken care of by grandparents, 2.9% are taken … Continue reading

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CRF affects 92% of Taiwanese cancer patients

CRF affects 92% of Taiwanese cancer patients CRF or cancer related fatigue affects 92% of Taiwanese cancer patients. Nine medical centers on Taiwan completed a 6-year long large scale 4th stage clinical tral of 310 cancer patients with cancer related … Continue reading

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