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It’s already too late!

It’s already too late! Sociology professor Tsai Hung-cheng at Chungshan University in Taiwan says:  “It is already too late to begin having babies right now!” to salvage the population precipice in the next ten years in Taiwan, and Taiwan must … Continue reading

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Governmental dysfunction concerning Fipronil contamination of eggs in Taiwan

Governmental dysfunction concerning Fipronil contamination of eggs in Taiwan In August-September of 2017, there was an outbreak of Fipronil contamination of chicken eggs in Taiwan.  Inspection revealed that 47 out of 1,459 chicken and egg farms had high concentrations of … Continue reading

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Taiwan has 260,000 poor families

Taiwan has 260,000 poor families According to Taiwan’s Children and Family Assistance Foundation, 50% of the families receiving the foundation’s assistance have monthly income of less than the basic per capita monthly income of NT$21,009 and have a monthly average … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s adult obesity rate is 45.4%

Taiwan’s adult obesity rate is 45.4% This is according to the latest 2013-2016 survey by Taiwan’s Citizen’s Health Administration.   In 1993-1996, the adult obesity rate was 32.7%, and in 2005-2008, it was 43.4%. In 2015, overweight and obese elementary school … Continue reading

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Taiwan approves use of oral CDK4/6 suppressants

Taiwan approves use of oral CDK4/6 suppressants Taiwan’s health authorities have approved the use of oral CDK4/6 targeting suppressants to treat HER2 negative breast cancer for late stage/recurrence metastasis patients. CDK4/6 are cyclin dependent kinases 4/6.  Inhibitors of CDK4/6 trigger … Continue reading

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The costs of healthcare in Taiwan

The costs of healthcare in Taiwan Taiwan has very inexpensive universal healthcare, and general medical and hospital services are excellent. The Central Health Insurance Administration of Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare made public its data for 2016 on October … Continue reading

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Number of Taiwanese families increased 0.9%

Number of Taiwanese families increased 0.9% The number of Taiwanese families increased by 0.9% or 72,000 new households from 2015 to 2016, reaching 8,458,000 households in Taiwan in 2016. The number of households with the woman as the “economic head … Continue reading

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