Tainan welcomes dengue fever ‘cleanup consultants’

As the total number of confirmed dengue fever cases yesterday reached 12,766 nationwide since the start of summer, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) sent a group of “cleanup consultants” to Tainan to help with efforts to prevent the…

Young Taiwanese opting for life-changing experiences overseas

Hung Sheng-kai (洪聖凱, left) and his patient in Burkina Faso. Photo courtesy of HungBy Elaine Hou, CNA staff reporter Teaching people in Africa how to take medicine properly and advising them to get tested for HIV are not the typical tasks…

In the wake of the MERS-CoV outbreak in Korea, are health professionals ready to respond?

In the wake of the MERS-CoV outbreak in Korea, are health professionals ready to respond? Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a coronavirus (MERS-CoV) that was first described in Saudi Arabia in September 2012. More recently, an…

BioBusiness Asia conference opens with a focus on precision medicine

TAIPEI -- The BioBusiness Asia (BBA) conference, one of the Bio Taiwan 2015 highlights, opened in Taipei Wednesday, attended by business, government and academic representatives in the bio technology sector from countries in the Asia-Pacific…

Flushed cheeks a warning sign

Research suggests that blushing after a few drinks is a symptom of a genetic mutation and deficiency endemic to Taiwan, not an indication of a strong, healthy liver, as popular legend purports. Stanford University School of Medicine researchers…

Death toll from water park inferno may rise: doctor

Death toll from water park inferno may rise: doctor picture from: http://cdn2.independent.ie/incoming/article31335326.ece/4ff8d/ALTERNATES/w620/taiwan007.jpg   TAIPEI--The death toll from the June 27 colored powder blast at a New…

Doctors urge NHI to include Chinese medicine treatments

Doctors urge NHI to include Chinese medicine treatments   picture from: http://www.sacredhealingtree.com/wp-content/uploads/chinese_herbs.jpg   TAIPEI, Taiwan -- For patients seeking Chinese medicine treatment on a more regular…

Taiwan Formosa Water Park explosion injures hundreds

Taiwan Formosa Water Park explosion injures hundreds picture from: http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/1274F/production/_83899557_027914286-1.jpg More than 500 people were injured when fire ripped through crowds at a party at an…

The Amendment to Act Governing Food Sanitation Imposes Comprehensively Stricter Penalties on Non-Compliant Businesses

Reference : http://www.fda.gov.tw/EN/newsContent.aspx?id=9917&chk=2f6ee658-7ee6-4361-a9e1-b53b4bf6fcbf --- Jun , 16 2013   "The Draft Amendment to Act Governing Food Sanitation" passed the third reading in the Legislative Yuan on May…

0527 Project for Food Safety Event Regarding Starch Containing Maleic Anhydride

 Reference : http://www.fda.gov.tw/EN/newsContent.aspx?id=9844&chk=4d6895ae-ce63-4ac8-80e3-8f22f25915f9 --- May , 30 2013 To resolve the food safety problem arising from illegal additive in starch, the maleic anhydride, added maliciously…