Free medical checkups offered to migrant fishermen in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA) teamed up with the Tzu Chi International Medical Association on Sunday (Dec. 1) to provide free clinical services to migrant workers ...

Fake doctors, misleading claims drive OxyContin China sales

SHANGHAI (AP) — Thousands of lawsuits across the United States have accused a drug company owned by the billionaire Sackler family of using false claims to push highly addictive opioids on an unsuspec...

Taiwan ramps up efforts to promote Chinese medicine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A regulation governing the development of Chinese medicine in Taiwan was passed by the Executive Yuan on Thursday (Nov. 14), which lays the groundwork to promote a herbal ...

German TCM practitioner and stinky tofu lover becomes naturalized Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A German academic and medical professional has become a naturalized Taiwanese citizen after practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Taiwan for 12 years. Silver...

Medicare moving toward covering acupuncture for back pain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says it's moving toward potentially covering acupuncture for chronic low back pain as an alternative to opioid painkillers that can become addictive. The a...

Tiananmen veterans look back on movement's mistakes, passion

BEIJING (AP) — Wu'er Kaixi was among the most outspoken of the student leaders during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, famously reproaching then-Premier Li Peng at a meeting broadcast...

Indonesian sustainable village project wins grand prize at social enterprise forum in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The unique approach of addressing civil society issues with design ingenuity won an Indonesian social enterprise organization the Grand Jury prize at this year’s Asi...

Parkland looks beyond therapy to reach teens after suicides

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Days after the suicides of two student survivors of the Parkland school shooting, community leaders were frantically putting extra services in place Wednesday to try to connect w...

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 ...

New Taipei man fined NT$60,000 for sticking cat in mail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An owner of a cat has been fined a total of NT$60,000 for sending it to a shelter via express mail last month, announced the New Taipei City Animal Protection and Health Inspec...

Panthers must decide whether it's time to sit ailing Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It's come to the point in the season where the Carolina Panthers must make the difficult decision of whether or not to sit Cam Newton. With the postseason a lo...

Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services like help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregiver...

Israeli takes up acupuncture science in Taiwan for love of Chinese medicine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An Israeli national gave up his cozy life as a doctor in his homeland three years ago to pursue an unlikely profession in Taiwan – becoming a traditional Chinese med...

Lawmaker accused of choking political rival at restaurant

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state lawmaker has been accused of choking a political challenger during a chance encounter at a restaurant. The Lowell Sun reports that Randy Me...

Price may cut back video games, pitches Saturday at Toronto

NEW YORK (AP) — David Price considers himself a gamer — both on and off the field. Now he has to cut down on screen time. A longtime video game enthusiast, the Boston Red Sox ace was...