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.
Obesity has become a global pandemic that could leave more than half of all adults worldwide overweight within two decades, experts said, calling for urgent action beyond just blaming people for lacking willpower.
Almost a third of Chinese New Year foods inspected by Taipei's Department of Health (DOH) were found to be in violation of government standards, according to official results released yesterday.
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Kuomintang Legislator Wang Yu-min (王育敏) yesterday urged the government to better enforce regulations over advertisements for alcoholic beverages.
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