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Severely ill COVID patient in Taiwan’s Hualien describes recovery as 'rebirth'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A severely ill COVID-19 patient was released from a hospital in Hualien County on Saturday (June 26) following nearly one month of treatment, and described the experience ...

Official thanks New Taipei hospital for treating 11% of ICU patients amid COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An official from Taiwan’s coronavirus task force has expressed his gratitude to a hospital in New Taipei for shouldering the burden of treating over one-tenth of the...

Full list of free COVID testing sites in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, a number of cities and counties have set up free testing stations to streamline the process of screen...

Photo of doctor comforting child after Taiwan’s train accident warms hearts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A doctor was photographed holding a child in his arms at the scene of Friday’s (April 2) train wreck shortly after it transpired, warming hearts in Taiwan during thi...

Taiwan's Tzu Chi donates COVID-19 test kits to Indonesia, Honduras, Bolivia

Hualien-based Tzu Chi University has recently donated 95,000 rapid COVID-19 antibody test kits that it co-developed with Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital and Academia Sinica to Indonesia, Honduras and Bolivia....

Taipei records year's hottest temperature at 37.6 degrees

The mercury hit 37.6 degrees Celsius in Taipei on Wednesday afternoon, the highest in Taiwan's capital this year, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The new high was recorded at 2:2...

Taiwan provides bone marrow to Singaporean leukemia patient amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Medical staff from Taiwan's Tzu Chi Hospital in April were able to complete an extremely difficult task of delivering donated bone marrow to a leukemia patient from Si...

Taiwan's health ministry unveils 167 locations for Wuhan coronavirus testing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has unveiled a list of 167 locations nationwide where on-demand Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) testing is being made available. ...

Filipino treated at Taiwan hospital for burns suffered on Liberian ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino man suffered serious burns on a Liberian freighter on Friday (Nov. 8) and was transported by the Taiwan Coast Guard to a hospital in the eastern part of the cou...

Injured Filipino on Liberian boat transported to Taiwan hospital

A Filipino marine engineer, who was injured aboard a Liberian-registered cargo vessel boat, was transported to a Taiwan hospital for treatment Friday, according to the Hualien coast guard which respon...

SUV sends boy flying 100 meters to his death in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 12-year-old boy was hit with such force by an SUV trying to beat a red light in eastern Taiwan that he was sent flying 100 meters, taking the young student's life. At ...

Taiwan's China Airlines soon to have onboard medical professionals for each flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's China Airlines has begun making arrangements for an onboard medical care program. The program is being developed in line with the motto, “Compassion ...

Taiwan’s highway patrol clears the way for desperately ill baby to reach hospital sooner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwan’s National Highway Police unit on Thursday helped rush a desperately ill infant from Hualien to National Taiwan University (NTU) Hospital in Taipei by clear...

Driver killed after NT$3 million Audi crashes into pillar in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taichung man died after his rented Audi worth over NT$3 million (US$97,000) slammed into a bridge pier early this morning in the western Taiwanese city, reported UDN. Shor...

Taiwanese study proves that red sage root help activates fat cells' metabolism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Studies found that turning white fat into brown fat can help people become more lean, and a Taiwanese study recently found that a compound found in red sage root, better known a...