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About masterchensays

Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist

Heat stroke causes brain damage

Heat stroke causes brain damage On August 7, 2017, a 59-year-old worker worked for two hours outdoors and suffered a heat stroke with 40% of his limbs suffering from sunburn.  His body temperature hit 43.9 degrees C or 111.02 degrees … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s cancer deaths increased

Taiwan’s cancer deaths increased Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare says that in 2016, some 172,000 people died, an increase of 5.4% from 2015.  Among them, 27.7% or some 48,000 died from cancer and malignant tumor.  This is a year-on-year … Continue reading

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Taiwan to propose its first organic produce law

Taiwan to propose its first organic produce law A Yahoo Taiwan survey of 2,700 responses conducted on July 28-31, 2017, about the Taiwanese government’s proposed first organic produce law, shows that 23.8% would “frequently choose” organic produce, 35.4% would “occasionally … Continue reading

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Bhanja virus has killed three people in Japan

Bhanja virus has killed three people in Japan The Bhanja virus is a serogroup member of the Bhanja virus serocomplex.  The clinical condition it causes in humans is called “severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome” or SFTS.  Its fatality rate is … Continue reading

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HIV test kits now available in convenient stores in Taiwan

HIV test kits now available in convenient stores in Taiwan A nearly 60-year-old prostitute in the Wan Hwa district of Taipei City had sex with 800 clients between the end of 2016 and June, 2017.  In a routine health check, … Continue reading

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What will entice the Taiwanese to make more babies?

What will entice the Taiwanese to make more babies? A Yahoo Taiwan survey of 10,300 responses conducted on July 11-17, 2017, asked: Do you think the Taiwanese government’s policy of setting up a large number of public infant care service … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s top ten cancer diseases

Taiwan’s top ten cancer diseases Taiwan’s top ten cancer diseases in 2016 are:  (1)  bronchial cancer and lung cancer; (2)  liver cancer; (3)  colon rectal cancer; (4)  women’s breast cancer; (5)  oral cancer; (6)  prostate cancer; (7)  stomach cancer; (8) … Continue reading

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