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Fish oil, low calorie diet and meal replacement combo may tackle obesity

Fish oil, low calorie diet and meal replacement combo may tackle obesityTaipei, June 18 : In a new study, scientists have found that fish oil combined with meal replacement, and a calorie-restricted diet can be effective weight management and improvements in metabolic syndrome.

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Taiwan on high alert over rabies outbreak

Taiwan on high alert over rabies outbreakTaipei, Aug 3 - Taiwan has been put on high alert for rabies after 22 infections were reported on the island, and the virus jumped from infected ferret-badgers to an Asian house shrew, officials said.

Taiwan started reporting rabies cases last month. Prior to the outbreak, Taiwan had been rabies-free since 1959. No humans or dogs have yet been reported infected in the current outbreak.

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Dental cleanings reduce heart attack risk

Dental cleanings reduce heart attack riskTaipei, Nov 14 - People who have their teeth scraped and cleaned had lowered their heart attack and stroke risk by 24 and 13 percent respectively, compared to those who never had a dental cleaning.

These findings are based on a Taiwanese study of a database of more than 100,000 people who underwent dental cleaning and were followed for an average of seven years.

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Taiwan man says killing wife was 'euthanasia'

Taipei, Dec 28 - An 83-year old man in Taiwan has admitted murdering his wife with a screwdriver in what he claims was a "mercy killing" in the light of her Parkinson's disease.

Wang Ching-hsi, a retired engineer, killed his wife Sun Yuan-ping, 80, who suffered from Parkinson's' disease, at their Taipei home Sunday.

Wang gave her sleeping pills then used a hammer to knock the screwdriver in her skull. Wang then turned himself in to police, claiming he performed euthanasia to end her suffering.

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Taiwan finds tiny amount of melamine in Nestle milk powder

Nestle Milk PowderTaipei - Taiwan on Thursday ordered six brands of Nestle milk powder taken from shelves after finding tiny doses of melamine in the products which were produced in China.

The Department of Health (DOH) issued the order after tests showed that the six products - five using the brand-name KLIM
(the reverse of MILK) and one called NESLAC - contained 0.2-0.8 parts per million (ppm) of melamine.

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EXTRA: Melamine found in sauce packets from Taiwan's Pizza Hut

EXTRA: Melamine found in sauce packets from Taiwan's Pizza HutTaipei  - Pizza Hut restaurants in Taiwan stopped giving away cheese sauce packets Thursday night after the toxic chemical melamine was found in them, the Central New Agency (CNA) reported.

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