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An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get their tongue pierced with a magnetic stud that resembles jewelry and acts like a joystick, in hopes of offering them more mobility and independence.
Looking to increase lung donations, doctors screen sudden-death victims
The pair of lungs sits inside a clear dome, gently inflating as doctors measure how well they'll breathe if implanted into a patient who desperately needs them.
Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the health risks, the Food and Drug Administration is getting rid of what is left of them for good.
US to ban food industry use of artery-clogging trans fats
Prosecutors chase Changchi's tainted oil trail
It has been determined that Tatung Changchi Foodstuff Co. (大統長基食品) had over the past seven years imported 2,600 tons of olive pomace oil to add to its oil products, Changhua prosecutors said yesterday.
Older men treated with testosterone run a higher risk of death, heart attacks and strokes, according to a study out Tuesday suggesting the hormone therapy may need to be reconsidered.
Doctors are urging people aged 50 and older to receive pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) to strengthen their immune systems, as the flu season nears.
Halloween toys found to contain excess plasticizer
Some Halloween toys sold in the southern city of Kaohsiung have been found to contain excess levels of plasticizer, an inspection has revealed, cautioning that the chemicals could increase the risk of cancer.
Monsanto Co. is calling for more controls on agrochemicals, including its Roundup line of glyphosate-based weed-killers, in response to an Associated Press report about concerns that illegal pesticide applications are harming human health in Argentina.
Taiwan reported 13 cases of indigenous dengue fever last week, including the first death recorded this year, along with five confirmed new imported cases, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.
Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TVGH) yesterday published the first brain research that targeted transsexualism in the world as well as statistics that showed that more men want to undergo sex reassignment surgery than women do.
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