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Taiwanese assistive technologies to benefit ageing transformation

September 18, 2020

According to the 2019 United Nation World Population Report, more than 703 million people were aged 65 years and over and the number is expected to double to 1.5 billion by the year 2050. The ageing transformation is classified when the ageing population becomes a proportionately larger share of the total population. Declining fertility rates and […]

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New lung cancer campaign hoped to encourage conversation, promote early diagnosis

September 9, 2020

The “Knowing Lung Cancer” awareness campaign has just been jointly launched by the Lung Cancer Network Malaysia (LCNM), the Malaysian Oncological Society (MOS), and the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM), to increase lung cancer awareness among Malaysians and encourage more open dialogue among those with lung cancer, their caregivers, and other high-risk groups. The integrated […]

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An eye on future vision: Taiwanese ophthalmic innovations

September 3, 2020

According to estimates from IEK Consulting of the Industrial Technology Research Institute, the global ophthalmic medical equipment market is estimated to reach US$58.4 billion by 2023. Armed with the strength of ICT/optical technology and scale of manufacturing capability, ophthalmic device manufacturers in Taiwan are in a position to deliver future advanced treatments of vision and eye related diseases. During […]

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Peanut skins, coffee wastes enhance antioxidant properties of milk chocolate

September 1, 2020

Phenolic compounds – in chocolate, for example – can provide valuable antioxidant health benefits, but also a harder, more bitter chocolate. The antioxidants in turn provide anti-inflammatory health benefits to the consumer and notably, help keep food products from spoiling. Researchers have recently found a new way to combine the less bitter milk chocolate with […]

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Series of webinars on surgical equipment from Taiwan

August 24, 2020

A series of webinars on smart medical product launch will be held in Taipei, aimed at offering the global market a better understanding of Taiwan’s smart medical industry as the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak still continues. Driven by both the pandemic crisis and the accelerating 5G trend, Taiwan’s medical industry has shown its prowess […]

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Affected olfactory support cells responsible for loss of smell in COVID-19

August 18, 2020

A majority of COVID-19 patients experience a temporary loss of smell, medically termed anosmia. Analyses of health records indicate that COVID-19 patients are 27 times more likely to have some level of anosmia but are only around 2.2 to 2.6 times more likely to have fever, cough or respiratory difficulty, compared to patients without COVID-19. […]

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Clinical guidelines about COVID-19’s impact on the body beyond the lungs published

July 24, 2020

When COVID-19 first gained traction in the US, in early March 2020, there was little clinical guidance on treating the effects of the disease. Physicians on the frontline of the outbreak in New York quickly realised that COVID-19 was more than just a respiratory infection, and have since published a comprehensive review of the disease’s […]

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Worldwide biosurveillance network needed to protect from diseases from unchecked wildlife trade

July 15, 2020

The severity of COVID-19 highlights the need for widespread pathogen screening and monitoring to better understand, predict and contain outbreaks in wildlife and humans. A group of eight researchers from San Diego Zoo Global in California, US, recommend a “decentralised” disease surveillance system which builds in-country capacity for addressing such challenges – the network would […]

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Possible remedy against antibiotic-resistant MRSA infections found in marine algae

July 6, 2020

German researchers have successfully discovered marine molecules as potential remedy against infections and skin cancer in an alga and its fungal symbiont originating from the Kiel Fjord in Germany.The brown alga Fucus vesiculosus (bladder wrack) from the Kiel Fjord was found to inhibit the pathogenic bacterium Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is believed to cause […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Are doctors oblivious to mental health illness?

June 26, 2020

Depression, a mental health disorder, is a leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It is a common illness, which has affected millions globally, and the numbers continue to rise.  While there have been known and available treatments for mental disorders, access to mental health care is lacking and inadequate […]

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