Risk of esophageal cancer high in Taiwan due to 'Asian Flush'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke of Yulon Group Chairman Kenneth Yen's death (嚴凱泰) on Monday due to esophageal cancer, doctors are warning Taiwanese that those with the so-called "Asi...

2,500 people in Taiwan diagnosed with esophageal cancer every year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the death of Yulon Group Chairman Kenneth Yen (嚴凱泰) on Monday, Dec. 5, at the age of 54, doctors around Taiwan are cautioning people about the dangers of smoking...

Yulon Group chairman Kenneth Yen dies in Taipei at age 54

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Yulon Group chairman, multi-millionaire Kenneth Yen (嚴凱泰), died at Taipei Veterans General Hospital on Monday afternoon; he was 54. Yen was a Taiwanese entrepreneur who is l...

Democrats' hope to beat Walker is former teacher

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tony Evers will try to capitalize on his even-keeled demeanor and background in education as a former teacher, superintendent and now state schools chief to do something no Democr...

Walter Becker's wife says he died from esophageal cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — The wife of Walter Becker says the Steely Dan guitarist died while being treated for esophageal cancer. Becker died at age 67 in September, but no details were reveal...

Cold War radiation testing in US widespread, author claims

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three members of Congress are demanding answers after a St. Louis scholar's new book revealed details of how the U.S. government sprayed, injected and fed radiation and other dangerou...

Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," and whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest c...

Gastrointestinal Stents – Market Drivers and Forecasts from Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 1, 2016-- analysts forecast the to grow at a CAGR of almost 4% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. This Smart News Release fea...

Emotional Kris Jenner pays tribute to late Robert Kardashian

NEW YORK (AP) — With daughters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian by her side, an emotional Kris Jenner paid tribute to her late ex-husband Robert Kardashian, saying he taught the family about the importan...

VICAM Now Offers a Single Extraction Test for Aflatoxins and Fumonisins in Corn and Grain

MILFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 1, 2016--Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today announced VICAM ®, a Waters ® Business, now offers a single extraction method for the detection of aflatoxins and fum...

Men with the 'Asian flush' twice as likely to suffer a stroke

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Taiwan, and the factors that can lead to stroke are numerous, including age, hypertension, diabetes, high blood lipids, heart disease, atrial fibrillation...

Breast cancer tops list of Fubon Life insurance claims

Taipei, June 9 (CNA) Breast cancer was the disease for which the highest number of insurance claims were made to Fubon Life Insurance Co. in 2015 in terms of the number of cases, the life insurer said...

Mortality rates up sharply in 2014

Taipei, June 17 (CNA) With no major natural disasters or disease outbreaks, standardized mortality rates (SMR) in Taiwan increased by 5.5 percent last year, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announce...

HPA apologizes for mistakenly recorded cancer statistics

Taipei, April 14 (CNA) The Health Promotion Administration (HPA) said Tuesday that its cancer statistics have been wrongly recorded since 2010, with the number of people with cancer having since the...

Glen Larson, TV producer, dead at 77

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Glen A. Larson, a writer and producer behind such notable TV shows as the original "Battlestar Galactica," ''Knight Rider" and "Magnum, P.I.," has died.Larson's son, James, said Sa...