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Trouble reading? New procedure could help
Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age.
 
Constant forgetfulness? Try exercise.
Are you constantly forgetting your keys or mixing up appointment times? Worried it's the onset of early dementia? Don't panic quite yet.
 
Pigs with edited genes show greater resistance to respiratory disease
A novel but controversial technique known as gene-editing has produced pigs that could be resilient to an often fatal virus that costs European farmers US$1.6 billion per year, researchers said Thursday.
 
Do anti-glare screens and apps actually work?
Studies have shown that usage of devices like smartphones, tablets and computers close to bed time has been found to deplete the quality of sleep.
 
Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say.
 
Panel endorses gene editing to avoid disease
Don't expect designer babies any time soon -- but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent oversight, using new tools that precisely edit genes inside living cells.
 
As bird flu threat rises, pass on the eggs Benedict
Health authorities are urging residents not to consume raw or undercooked eggs, as the avian flu threat in Taiwan continues to rise.
 
Flu cases may rise as cold snap hits Taiwan: CDC
The number of influenza cases could increase around Taiwan during the Lantern Festival on Saturday as a strong cold front continues to impact the island over the weekend, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Thursday.
 
CDC confirms 16 cases of latent tuberculosis in Keelung
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed on Wednesday that 16 people working for a cargo and freight company in Keelung's Qidu District have been diagnosed with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), but reassured the public that the disease is not contagious.
 
Sperm count among male donors in Taiwan on the decline: study
The quality and quantity of semen sampled from sperm donors in Taiwan have deteriorated in recent years, a recent study by the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Sciences (CRMS) of Taipei Medical University found.
 
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