Having implemented a Hepatitis B (HBC) vaccination program for newborns in 1986, Taiwan was once a pioneer in vaccination efforts.  However, Taiwan’s exclusion from participation in the World Health Organization (WHO), a tight budget, and a lack of coordination between immunization policy and healthy insurance policy have taken their toll. As a result, the development…

Despite Taiwan’s success in treating hepatitis, the prevalence of liver illnesses continues to rise. Taiwan has made great strides treating liver disease, especially the inflammatory condition hepatitis, which is usually caused by viral infections but may also result from alcohol or drug abuse or autoimmune diseases. If left untreated, hepatitis may permanently damage the liver,…

An ongoing study suggests environmental factors in Taiwan are contributing to a rising number of cases in otherwise healthy non-smokers.  After four doctors at National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) had suddenly collapsed on the job during the previous two years – with one of them failing to recover – the hospital in the second half…

As consumer interest in organic foods grows, major food companies are entering this market segment.  Around the world, consumers are expressing greater interest in healthier diets that include more natural and organic ingredients without artificial additives and preservatives. Global sales of organic food have surged 200% over the last decade, according to research institutes, and…