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Michael Bloomberg steered New York City through economic recession, a catastrophic hurricane and the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but he may always be remembered, accurately or not, as the mayor who wanted to ban the Big Gulp — a super-sized soda drink.
The chill brought by fall and winter along with air pollution are major triggers of common respiratory diseases as well as asthma attacks in Taiwan, according to Dr. Yeh Kuo-wei (葉國偉), secretary-general of the Taiwan Asthma Council (TAC), who said that most Taiwanese make two major mistakes in regulating their asthma symptoms.
The environmental group Greenpeace yesterday warned consumers of “unpredictable health risks” associated with China made garments and footwear, saying that it had found dangerously high level of residues of harmful chemicals in children's wear made in China.
The Legislative Yuan yesterday discussed amendments to the Artificial Reproduction Act, which regulates surrogate pregnancies. Minister of Health and Welfare Chiu Wen-ta (邱文達) expressed his support for all amendments proposed, but stressed that surrogate mothers must not be blood-related to the child or children they would carry. Multiple amendments have been proposed to the Act by the Kuomintang (KMT), the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW).
Exercise might help women beat breast cancer. Researchers found it can ease the achy joints and muscle pain that lead many patients to quit taking medicines that treat the disease and lower the risk of a recurrence.
Researchers cast doubt on the prevailing wisdom that vitamin D supplements can prevent conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease, saying on Friday low vitamin D may be a consequence, not a cause, of ill health.
Health authorities in the capital of the United Arab Emirates say a woman has died from a SARS-like virus that has been centered in neighboring Saudi Arabia.
Multifunctional asthma smartphone app launched
The Taiwan Asthma Council and Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine recently launched Taiwan's first multifunctional smartphone application designed for asthma patients.
Brunei's first locally performed kidney transplant has been declared a success, said the Ministry of Health Thursday, with both donor and recipient recovering well at Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Department of Psychology Distinguished Professor Shu-Lan Hsieh's research on neurofeedback training proved that her training methods can improve attention and working memory performance, the university revealed recently.
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