Food prices have dropped since peaking six months ago but remain near record levels, pushing the world's poorest people toward "undernutrition" and obesity, the World Bank said Thursday.
Health authorities have started grading breakfast eateries around the island in a move to help consumers identify those that offer healthy food, officials said yesterday.
"Prevention is the only answer." These were the words of Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky in his keynote speech during the 2013 International Conference on Orange Technologies, March 13, at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU).
People who eat meals or snacks while watching TV, playing games or reading tend to consume more calories in a sitting, and especially later in the day, according to a review of two dozen past studies.
Quitting smoking sharply reduces the risk of heart disease -- even if kicking the habit comes along with a few extra pounds, according to a long-term study out Tuesday.
The Cabinet has announced that Taiwan will launch its first "National Well-being Index" by August as part of measuring how satisfied people are with their lives.
Thirty-eight percent of tested plum preserves sold locally contain an excessive amount of artificial sweeteners, the Consumers' Foundation (CF) said yesterday.
The rate of uncontrolled intestinal cell growth has increased from 31.5 percent to 38 percent in eight years among people between the ages of 31 and 40, according to research recently released by the Lianan Wellness Center (聯安診所).
The World Health Organization on Saturday urged countries to be vigilant over the spread of a potentially fatal SARS-like virus after a new case in Britain brought the global number to 12.
People tend to eat more high-calorie foods when there is a perception of tough times, according to a study released Jan. 22.