Consumer activists Tuesday cited a Captain America shield that contains 29 times more lead than allowed by law as one of the most dangerous toys of 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.