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SARS-Free Taiwan to Mark End Phase of Global Fight

The WHO said on Friday it expected to announce the removal of the island from what was once a long list of infected regions or countries where new cases of the deadly virus had been reported within the previous 20 days. ..The normal incubation period for the disease is 10 days, and twice that time is the mandatory transmission-free period before //the WHO can declare a local emergency situation...

Taiwanese Had A Hearty Laugh On World Laughter Day

Some 20 members of the Taiwan Laughter Club gathered in a central Taipei square Sunday to share a hearty laugh to celebrate the World Laughter Day//. ....Led by founder Chen Dar-cheng, the club members and their children chanted 'Ho-Ho-Ho, Ha-Ha-Ha' several times before breaking into belly laughs with names like lion laugh, milkshake laugh and inner laugh. ....As if they were not laughing enough...

Surge of HIV Cases in Taiwan Prompts Doubling in Expenditure for HIV Prevention

A surge of new cases of HIV infection among injection drug users in Taiwan has led to proposals for doubling of expenditure on HIV education next year according to a// health official. ..Last year authorities spent NT$140 million on HIV prevention which is only a 10th of the total budget for HIV programs, according to Yang Shih-yang, director of AIDS and tuberculosis prevention at Taiwan's Cent...

Taiwan Researchers Claim Cancer Therapy Alternative

Taiwan researchers said Thursday they have successfully tested 10 new sugar-fat compounds they believe will inhibit cancer growth while prolonging patients' survival time with limited side effects. The new compounds were created by a team led by Dr. Wong Chi-huey, president of Taiwan's highest academic research body, the Academia Sinica, and an expert in the structure and function of sugars. .....

Taiwan Skincare Empire Built on 'Natural Beauty'

Tsai Yen-ping is a feminist who does not advocate more power, freedom or equal social status for Taiwanese women . ...Rather, the legendary skincare queen has inspired a legion of young women to boost their self-esteem and financial independence in a culture that for millennia has preferred sons. ...Her 'Natural Beauty (NB)' cosmetics and skincare empire, which she began building in the early 1...

Taiwan Bans Circuses from Importing Protected Animals

Taiwan's parliament has amended a law to ban circuses from importing or exporting protected animals in an effort to improve protection of animal rights, a legislator said Friday . ......Under the revised Wildlife Conservation Law passed late Thursday, all imports and exports of animals such as lions, tigers, elephants and monkeys are prohibited unless they are needed for research, said Tien Chiu...
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