Friday, August 22, 2014
The Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF, 家扶基金會) yesterday published research on disadvantaged children in Taiwan, revealing that ten percent of them have seen illegal drugs, over 40 percent of them cannot afford breakfast every day and 61 percent don't have someone at home to help them with their homework.
Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces, but now the tens of thousands of residents worried about getting food.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a nighttime curfew from Wednesday and quarantined two affected neighborhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa.
Not having time for a complete workout can be a big challenge for new mothers; yoga offers a diverse range of options that can be tailored to an individual schedule and acts as a springboard to more intensive exercises
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Liberia was desperately searching for 17 Ebola patients Monday who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia, as the outbreak appeared to overwhelm authorities in west Africa's worst-hit nation.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
A candidate vaccine against the joint disease chikungunya, endemic to Africa and south Asia but moving north- and westward, showed promise by provoking an immune response in human trials, its developers said Friday.
U.S. computing giant Intel announced Wednesday it was joining an effort to battle Parkinson's disease with new big data and wearable technologies to improve research and treatment.
An Iowa drug developer is preparing to test a possible Ebola vaccine in humans, as scientists race to develop ways to prevent or fight a virus that has killed more than 1,000 people in a West African outbreak.
Friday, August 15, 2014
The UN's health agency said Thursday that the scale of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been vastly underestimated and "extraordinary measures" were needed to contain the disease.
The Foreign Ministry said yesterday it is keeping a close eye on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and helping Taiwanese citizens there look after their health while collecting the most up-to-date disease control information.