Family agrees to donate organs of Taiwanese highway patrolman killed on duty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The family of a highway patrolman killed while on duty has agreed to donate his organs to six families, saying that it is the last most meaningful thing the family can do ...

Foul drinks at Super Duck giving Taipei customers super diarrhea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- Many feathers were ruffled in New Taipei City after it was discovered that three out of four branches of the Super Duck (超級達可, Super Drake) bubble tea franchise were using 112...

Measles cluster confirmed at Northern Taiwan's Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

Taipei (CNA) - A second case of measles was confirmed to have been contracted at Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taoyuan, which has prompted the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to label the c...

Taiwan to provide free surgery to two-year-old burn victim from Myanmar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to reports by the Central News Agency, a two-year-old girl from Myanmar arrived in Taiwan with her mother earlier this month after Taiwan's Linkou Chang Gung Memo...

Drunk college student lying on sidewalk crushed by truck

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a 19-year-old male college student was lying on the sidewalk in New Taipei's Taishan District, he was suddenly run over by a semi-trailer truck and later succumbed to hi...

Foreign Universiade athlete confirmed as having dengue fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Center for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed on August 22 that a Filipino Universiade athlete had been diagnosed with dengue fever. According to further anal...

Braised pork broth carcinogenic: study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A study by a researcher at Fu Jen Catholic University has found that the old Taiwanese standbys -- aged braised pork, tea eggs, and pork broth -- could be carcinogenic, especia...

Taiwanese hospital promises to maintain service level amidst group resignation of emergency physicians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A medical center in Taiwan’s New Taipei City rushed to announced Wednesday that it won’t reduce its quality and service level after more than 20 physicians at th...

Taiwan medical team brings smiles to 35 Vietnamese children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Taiwanese medical team traveled more than 1,000 miles to Hanoi, Vietnam, to offer free surgery for 35 children with cleft lips and cleft palate. The team, comprised of Noordho...

Aluminum residue exceeds safety levels at three water purification plants

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Traces of aluminum detected in drinking water at three water treatment facilities and one water distribution center in northern Taiwan were above regulated safety levels, ac...

Taiwanese celebrity reveals infertility secret: born with no womb

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese celebrity Kelly Huang (小嫻) yesterday revealed a well-guarded secret for 19 years about her rare congenital disorder that made pregnancy physically impossible. Huan...

Airport MRT starts free trial run today

Taipei, (Taiwan News) -- The Airport Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line will open to the pubic for one-month trial run with the first of two phases starting today (Feb. 2), the first working day after the ...

Airport MRT to start trial runs on Feb. 2

Taipei (Taiwan News) – The Airport Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line will open to the public for a one-month trial run on Feb. 2, Transport Minister Ho Chen Tan (賀陳旦) and Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsa...

Use it or lose it: Taiwanese study finds 84% of married people masturbate

A study on masturbation behavior, the first of its kind in Taiwan, revealed that despite common local myths about the ill effects of the behavior, 96 percent of men and 65 percent of women reported th...

Drip bag coffee carcinogenic? Taiwan FDA to test claim

An outspoken nephrologist recently raised concerns about a potential carcinogenic risk associated with drip bag coffee, whose filter bag is said to contain a wet-strength agent that allows the filter ...