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Flaws revealed in gene testing; results often conflict
The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.
 
Researchers have gained new understanding on the workings of amnesia through research that used light to revive lost memories in mice, a study published Thursday reported.
 
Waistlines of American adults kept growing last year with obesity creeping up to 27.7 percent, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
 
A new kind of brain implant senses a patient's intent to move a robotic arm, offering new promise to people who are paralyzed or have lost limbs, researchers said Thursday.
 
Federal health advisers on Tuesday recommended approval for an experimental combination drug to treat cystic fibrosis, despite unresolved questions about the benefit of one of the pill's two ingredients.
 
The Formosa Plastics Group (台塑集團), the Wang Jan-Yang Charitable Trust (WJYTRUST) and the Taiwanese Osteoporosis Association are cooperating to promote research on five groups at high risk for osteoporosis, according to a press release of the WJYTRUST.
 
A new study suggests the measles shot comes with a bonus: By preventing that disease, the vaccine may also help your body fight off other illnesses for years.
 
Ireland's growing weight problem is linked to a range of causes including generations of over-eating following historic poverty, experts said Thursday, after a study indicated it would become one of Europe's fattest nations.
 
A new study by Taiwan scientists has discovered that gold-plated onion cells can be used to make artificial muscles, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.
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If Tom Schneider has his way, the image of chubby, pasty children hunkered down in front of their computers or personal devices will become a thing of the past.
 
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