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  • Taiwan warns against misleading heated tobacco claims

    The Taiwan Health Promotion Administration warns the public that heated tobacco products have the same nicotine content and addictiveness as traditional tobacco, according to a study by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO’s report revealed that marketing strategies used by heated tobacco businesses may mislead consumers into thinking these products are less harmful. Rats exposed to aerosols from a single heated tobacco stick had nicotine concentration in their blood 4.5 times higher than those exposed to traditional tobacco smoke. Nicotine not only leads to addiction but also causes harm to attention, learning, mood control, impulse control, pregnant women, and developing embryos. Heated tobacco emissions contain harmful and carcinogenic substances, putting the body at risk. Data does not support the idea that substituting traditional tobacco with heated tobacco reduces health risks. Tobacco companies use misleading marketing tactics to lure consumers, claiming lower health risks and reduced secondhand smoke and odor. It is important to note that no heated tobacco products are currently approved for sale in Taiwan, and their manufacturing, importation, selling, supplying, display, advertising, and usage are prohibited under the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act.
    2024/01/05 18:01
  • Premier Chen defends Medigen vaccine confidentiality deal

    Premier Chen Chien-jen discusses the pricing process and confidentiality agreements surrounding Medigen vaccines, stating that negotiations with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are ongoing. As a publicly listed company, any decisions about publicizing the government contract require shareholders’ approval. Chen emphasizes the government’s belief in vaccination as the best measure against the pandemic. Medigen had positive results from phase one trials and clinical experiments, leading to phase two development. The World Health Organization (WHO) conducted unity trials with four other countries after being unable to proceed with phase three trials due to Taiwan’s low COVID-19 case statistics. Chen disputes rumors about a 30-year embargo on clinical results, calling it fake news and clarifying that all official documents have a preservation period. He also refutes accusations that over a thousand Medigen shareholders are members of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), calling them "imaginary numerical figures." Chen hopes to disclose the information as soon as possible to maintain public trust, but it can only happen after negotiations and respecting existing confidentiality agreements.
    2024/01/03 17:07
  • China’s tariff move to hit Taiwan’s petrochemical exports

    The Customs Tariff Commission of China’s State Council has announced that starting from January 1 next year, it will suspend the application of preferential tariffs for 12 categories of chemically imported goods from Taiwan, including propylene and paraxylene. China claims that Taiwan violates ECFA regulations by imposing discriminatory trade measures for products exported from China, and a trade barrier investigation by China’s Ministry of Commerce confirmed these restrictions as a trade barrier. Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) accuses China of political manipulation and bypassing WTO dispute mechanisms. The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) states that the export value of ECFA’s early harvest list to China has been decreasing, projected to retract to pre-ECFA levels by year-end. The MOEA proposes managing cross-strait economic disputes under the WTO mechanism and encourages China to do the same.
    2023/12/21 21:42
  • Taiwan CDC: JN.1 COVID variant sporadically detected locally

    Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed that the COVID-19 variant JN.1 has been sporadically detected in Taiwan’s local cases. JN.1 is an offspring of the BA.2.86 variant and was first detected in Taiwan on Oct. 20 through a traveler from Japan. The local proportion of the JN.1 strain is below 5 percent, indicating that it has not become the dominant strain. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended the continued use of the XBB.1.5 vaccine strain, which has been shown to be effective against JN.1 and other emerging variants.
    2023/12/18 20:10
  • Taipei to offer free HPV vaccines to junior high boys

    Starting September 2024, Taipei’s male junior high school students will receive the 9-valent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for free, as announced by the Taipei City Department of Health. The aim of this initiative is to enhance herd immunity, reduce HPV infections, and lower the incidence of related cancers by vaccinating both male and female students. With a vaccination rate of 91% among junior high school girls in 2021, the Health Commissioner decided to extend the program to boys. Consent from students and parents will be required, and a health assessment will be conducted by a physician. Vaccination sites will be set up in 93 schools, and there are also 115 contracted medical institutions available for students who cannot receive the vaccine at school. The vaccine’s effectiveness in preventing infections and reducing the risk of related cancers is supported by medical studies. The World Health Organization recommends that 90% of girls under 15 receive the HPV vaccine, with boys included as a secondary priority group. The Health Promotion Administration has been providing the vaccine to female junior high students at public expense since 2018, establishing a strong foundation for safeguarding boys against HPV as well.
    2023/12/12 13:19
  • China’s kids face rising antibiotic drug resistance

    Chinese children are increasingly experiencing antibiotic resistance when treating Mycoplasma pneumoniae, which poses a global health and economic concern. By 2050, drug-resistant diseases could result in healthcare costs of NT$31 trillion and economic losses of up to NT$106 trillion, according to the World Bank. The overuse of antibiotics has led to the rise of superbugs, diminishing the effectiveness of these medicines and compromising treatment outcomes. Azithromycin, a commonly used antibiotic in China for Mycoplasma pneumoniae, now faces an alarming resistance rate of nearly 80% to Macrolides. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns of the dangers of antibiotic overuse and refers to the situation as a "silent pandemic." WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expresses concern that antibiotic resistance could bring us back to an era where minor infections are untreatable.
    2023/12/12 11:42
  • Physician warns of prolonged immunity debt in Taiwan

    Taiwan has been facing a persistent flu season since the beginning of the year, with three concurrent viruses spreading. Physician Huang Li-min from National Taiwan University Hospital warned of the severity of the flu outbreak and projected a potential two-year ’immunity debt’. Huang also highlighted the heightened risk of a Mycoplasma outbreak in Taiwan, urging the public to practice preventative measures such as vaccinations and adherence to public health guidelines. The Centers for Disease Control in Taiwan has implemented targeted surveillance and testing at international airports, leading to the detection of various viruses, including influenza, COVID-19, and adenoviruses. The World Health Organization is monitoring the Mycoplasma situation in China, urging vigilance despite a decline in the pandemic.
    2023/12/02 16:41
  • Estonia allows Taiwan to establish rep. office in Tallinn

    A survey conducted by the McKinsey Health Institute (MHI) revealed that Japan ranks last in terms of employees’ physical, psychological, social, and mental health conditions at the workplace. The survey evaluated the health conditions of over 30,000 employees from 30 countries, with Japan scoring a mere 25%. Turkey, India, and China topped the ranking with scores of 78%, 76%, and 75% respectively.
    2023/11/04 09:54
  • Noise pollution impacts health: Taiwan NGO

    As urbanization continues around the world, an increasing number of people must endure daily exposure to traffic noise and man-made disturbances. However, noise pollution can contribute to health problems, as outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO).
    2023/08/24 19:16
  • Taiwan foreign minister defends the nation after WHO snub

    Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu criticized World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and entrepreneur Elon Musk on Monday (May 22).
    2023/05/22 16:32
  • 蘇揆稱疫苗覆蓋率亞洲名列前茅 藥師列數據吐槽 

    Delta變種病毒持續蔓延,讓全球許多國家的疫情又再度升溫,世界衛生組織(World Health Organization, WHO)的專家表示,全球大約需要70%的疫苗覆蓋率,才能真正減緩傳播。而世界各國都有疫苗不足的情形,但行政院長蘇貞昌昨(7)日表示,台灣疫苗覆蓋率自5月16日不到1%,現在已達38.8%,在亞洲名列前茅。但此說法遭到藥師列舉出多國數據吐槽,「院長,你的數據怎麼跟我們看的不一樣。」
    2021/08/08 13:19
  • 東奧爆疫情「無法避免」 WHO:成功的標誌不是零確診

    2020東京奧運開幕在即,但累積至今已有高達70多名奧運相關人士確診新冠肺炎,其中也包含來自各國的選手,也傳出賽事仍有可能在「最後一刻」取消。世界衛生組織(World Health Organization,WHO)今(21)日指出,東京奧運出現染疫的風險是「無法避免」的,不應該以確診數來衡量成敗。
    2021/07/21 14:13
  • 新冠病毒肆虐 WHO:全球單日通報66萬確診創新高

    世界衛生組織(World Health Organization)14日的2019冠狀病毒疾病(COVID-19)疫情數據顯示,全球各地通報新增66萬905起確診病例,創下單日新高紀錄。
    2020/11/16 10:07
  • 新冠肺炎全球新增30萬7930例確診 再創單日新高

    世界衛生組織(World Health Organization)今天通報,全球新增2019冠狀病毒疾病(COVID-19,武漢肺炎)確診病例再創新高紀錄,24小時內增加了30萬7930例。
    2020/09/14 09:15
  • 全球武漢肺炎確診新增超過23萬例 再創單日新高

    世界衛生組織(World Health Organization)今天通報,全球新增2019冠狀病毒疾病(COVID-19,武漢肺炎)確診病例創下新高紀錄,24小時內增加了23萬370例。
    2020/07/13 09:29
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