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About masterchensays

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

Taiwan’s gender gap

Taiwan’s gender gap At the end of April, 2020, Taiwan’s ender gap was 98.3 males to 100 females. In Taipei city, it was 90.89 males to 100 females.  The gender ratios in New Taipei city was 95.5 males to 100 … Continue reading

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In 2016, 13,488 Taiwanese diagnosed with lung cancer

In 2016, 13,488 Taiwanese diagnosed with lung cancer Of them, 90% were non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and 10% were small cell lung cancer (SCLC).

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Pollution and childbirth in Taiwan

Pollution and childbirth in Taiwan In 2018, the average age of giving birth was 32.03 years old.  The average age of the mother giving birth to her first born was 30.90 years old, and among them, 30.12% were over 35 … Continue reading

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18.6% of Taiwanese women 15-49 years old have anemia

18.6% of Taiwanese women 15-49 years old have anemia. Between 2015 and 2018, 18.6% of Taiwanese women 15-49 years old have anemia, mostly iron deficiency anemia. Between 2014 and 2017, 19.54% of them have had anemia.  Between 2013 and 2016, … Continue reading

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Taiwanese household has 2.67 people

Taiwanese household has 2,6 people As of the end of November 2019, Taiwan’s total population was 23,598,776 people. There are 8,830,422 households.   The number of people per household is 2.67 persons. In November 2019, 14,687 Taiwanese babies were born.  … Continue reading

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Way to reduce Rituximab effect found

Way to reduce rituximab effect found Each year, 3,500 Taiwanese get lymphoma, and 60% of them are placed on rituximab chemotherapy. Rituximab activates hepatitis B virus and leads to acute hepatitis and acute liver failure. Proactive intake of preventative hepatitis … Continue reading

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Corpus callosotomy by Sandi Lam in Taiwan

Corpus callosotomy by Sandi Lam in Taiwan A corpus callosotomy was performed on a 4-year old girl at the Taiwan University Hospital by Sandi Lam, pediatric neurosurgeon at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. The little girl suffered from … Continue reading

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