Taiwan Can Help realize WHO’s Health for All: MOHW minister

Taiwan’s expertise in disease control and universal health coverage can help strengthen global medical development, and the nation is willing and able to share its experiences at the 72nd World ...

Taiwan's research: Pregnant women frequently using personal care products more likely to bear allergic child

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Latest research findings from Taiwan’s National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) show that pregnant women who often use personal care products, cosmetics, fragrances, an...

Taiwan research finds low hemoglobin A1c level may speed up aging

Although high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) with high glycohemoglobin, also called glycosylated hemoglobin or hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c), is known to heighten the risk of contracting diabetes, a low level o...

Taiwan scientists develop new mosquito trap that could save lives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) have developed a new high-tech mosquito trap that can potentially curb the progression of virus epidemics. CNA reports NH...

New Taiwan-made enterovirus vaccine passes animal tests: researcher

Taipei, March 29 (CNA) An enterovirus vaccine developed in Taiwan has proved highly successful in the animal testing stage and is set to proceed to human clinical trials, a researcher at the National ...

Is air pollution killing Kaohsiung?

The view from the window of my apartment in the overdeveloped Kaohsiung district of Aozihdi (凹仔底) is, as with most others in the area, dominated by neighboring buildings. But through a small gap betwe...

Special Topic: 2017 New Taipei City Health Charity Award Medical Education Award winner: Fan Chi-chen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--"The more beautiful a section is, the more serious the pathological change is.” Examining sections is not only a routine for Director Fan Chi-chen (范紀鎮) at MacKay Memo...

Challenges Taiwan’s precision medicine industry faces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Precision medicine, viewed as a future trend in medicine, falls under the umbrella of Tsai Administration’s Forward-looking infrastructure plan to bolster the nation&r...

Taiwan eyes opportunities in precision medicine industry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan's biotech and pharmaceutical industry was one of the first to be named in the original Tsai Administration's 5+2 economic policy to transform the nation's...

Top five innovative Taiwan advanced medical imaging devices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwanese manufacturers and partners of the nation’s top research center Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) displayed more than 18 innovative sophisticate...

Students go back to same high-risk school due to parental protest

In a twist of events, and due largely to parents’ refusal to send their children to a farther school, students of an elementary school located closely to a highly polluting industrial area go to the s...

Elementary school allowed to relocate amid serious health concern

Taiwan’s government has decided to move an elementary school that is located only 900 meters from highly polluting petrochemical factories in Mailiao Township, Yunlin County to another school in a nei...

Urban heat effects associated with elderly suicides in greater Taipei

The intensity of the "urban heat island effect (UHIE)" is statistically significant in association with suicides among the elderly in greater Taipei, according to the results of a recent study. Pub...

Next government to build long-term care system: President-elect

Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) President-elect Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said Monday that it is necessary to develop a solid policy on long-term care for the aging population and t...

Taiwan-made cancer drug gains landmark FDA approval in U.S.

A cancer drug developed in Taiwan has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the first time, the developers said Thursday. The National Health Research Institute...