Monthly Archives: August 2019

Obesity disorder in Taiwan

Obesity disorder in Taiwan In 2014, 730 people under 19 years old in Taiwan sought medical help for obesity disorder.  In 2018, there were 1,341 of them seeking medical help for obesity disorder. In general, 7,600 people of all ages … Continue reading

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Are you willing?

Are you willing to send your aged parents to senior care homes? A Yahoo Taiwan survey of 129,700 responses conducted on August 21-24, 2019, shows that 8.4% would surely do so, 15.5% would do so, 36.4% would not do so, … Continue reading

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Air pollution and pulmonary adrenal cancer increase in Taiwan

Air pollution and pulmonary adrenal cancer increase in Taiwan A comprehensive study of 370,000 cases of lung cancer patients seems to indicate that air pollution is related to the increase in pulmonary adrenal cancer in Taiwan. The study found that … Continue reading

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How Yunlin uses kitchen waste

How Yunlin uses kitchen waste When the new female Kuomintang’s Yunlin county magistrate Chang Li-shan took office on December 25, 2018, she immediately ordered a ban on using kitchen waste to feed hogs. So far, the county collects 35 tons … Continue reading

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How many children do you want?

How many children do you want? If you are financially secure, how many children do you want? A Yahoo Taiwan survey of 123,900 responses conducted on August 17-20, 2019, asked that question.  The survey shows that 11.7% want one child, … Continue reading

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Only 85,961 babies born in 1st half of 2019 in Taiwan

Only 85,961 babies born in 1st half of 2019 in Taiwan In 2018, 182,000 babies were born in Taiwan.  The birthrate was 1.06. In 2003, the birthrate was 1.24. In 1951, Taiwan’s birthrate was 7.  That was when Chiang Kai-shek’s … Continue reading

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Alcoholism in Taiwan

Alcoholism in Taiwan A Taiwanese hospital survey shows that 41% of people drink to get rid of insomnia. There are 13% who are ordered by the courts to receive treatment for alcoholism, 11% have been forced by relatives and friends … Continue reading

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More men than women in Taiwan by 2025

More men than women in Taiwan by 2025 It is estimated that in 2025, Taiwan will have 450,000 to 500,000 more men than women. Currently, among 34-year old Taiwanese, 37% have had premarital cohabitation experience. It is time for Taiwan … Continue reading

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Chikungunya in Taiwan

Chikungunya in Taiwan There are now 24 cases of Chikungunya viral infection in Taiwan since the beginning of 2019. Of the 24 cases of the disease, 12 cases are brought in from Myanmar, 4 cases from the Maldives, 3 cases … Continue reading

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Rural Taiwan lacks eyecare service

Rural Taiwan lacks eyecare service This is a surprise to many, out of 77 rural areas in Taiwan, only 5 have eyecare service, and the remaining 72 rural areas, do not have any eyecare doctors. Taiwan’s rural areas are between … Continue reading

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