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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed that an elderly patient in northern Taiwan has been infected with severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS), a tick-borne viral disease, the first case of its kind ever reported in Taiwan. (Courtesy of The Centers for Disease Control)

Taiwan confirms 1st-ever case of tick-borne SFTS virus infection

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed that an elderly patient in northern Taiwan has been infected with severe fever...
A team at National Chiao Tung University has successfully developed a contact smart lens to detect dry eye syndrome, according to the statement by the university on Nov. 13. (Courtesy of NCTU)

Taiwan researchers beat Google with James Bond-like tech

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — A team at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU, 國立交通大學) has successfully developed a smart contact lens that detects dry eye...

CDC warns public of norovirus peak season

TAIPEI (CNA) Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a call Friday for the public to observe good hygiene, particularly at this time, which...
A Taiwanese research team has developed a nasal spray vaccine to suppress lower respiratory tract infections caused by a virus that is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children and a contributing factor in infant death. (Courtesy of Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes)

Taiwan developing vaccine to treat respiratory infections

TAIPEI (CNA) — A Taiwanese research team has developed a nasal spray vaccine to suppress lower respiratory tract infections caused by a virus that...
A medical research team from Taiwan has found five antibodies that have the potential to be used in drugs to combat the avian influenza A (H7N9) virus. (NOWnews)

Antibodies found that can be developed into H7N9 drug: researchers

TAIPEI (CNA) — A medical research team from Taiwan has found five antibodies that have the potential to be used in drugs to combat...
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned parents about taking babies to the Philippines Friday, following the reemergence of polio, a highly infectious viral disease. (Shutterstock)

CDC advises against taking babies to polio-hit Philippines

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned parents about taking babies to the Philippines Friday, following the reemergence of polio, a...
A woman uses a smartphone in darkness. (Shutterstock)

Taiwan girl becomes colorblind due to excessive phone use

TAIPEI (The China Post) — A 16-year-old girl from Kaohsiung, surnamed Liu (劉), became colorblind during her summer vacation due to excessive use of...
According to the latest MOI statistics, the average life expectancy in Taiwan was 80.69 years in 2018, with men and women averaging a record 77.55 years and 84.05 years, respectively.

Cancer remained top cause of death in Taiwan in 2018

TAIPEI (CNA) — Cancer remained the number one killer in Taiwan in 2018, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Ministry of the Interior...
International Gastric Cancer Prevention and Treatment Consensus and the World Stomach Day took place at National Taiwan University Hospital today, with doctors and scholars around the world in attendance. (NTUH)

Innovative treatment could address stomach cancer

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The International Gastric Cancer Prevention and Treatment Consensus unfolded Tuesday at National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) on the World Stomach Day...
A joint Thailand-Taiwan Smart Healthcare Seminar and Trade Meeting is being held to work on making the Kingdom Asia’s medical hub (Shutterstock)

Taiwan offers helping hand to make Thailand Asian medical hub

BANGKOK (The Nation Thailand/ANN) — A joint Thailand-Taiwan Smart Healthcare Seminar and Trade Meeting was held today afternoon in Bangkok to work on making the Kingdom...

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