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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

2/25/15 Health News: Bionic hand controlled by mind ♦ Concerns over Canada’s food safety ♦ Hong Kong: Four kinds of food suspected ♦ The Spice trade scrutiny

Bionic hand controlled by mind  Three Austrian men have become the first in the world to undergo a new technique called "bionic reconstruction", enabling them to use a robotic prosthetic hand controlled by their mind, according to new research. All three men suffered for many years with poor hand function..Continue Reading
Concerns over Canada’s food safety  On February 13, 2015, Canada confirmed its 20th case of mad cow disease in a native-born animal. Although Canada obtained confirmation of this latest case on February 11, it withheld information regarding the age of the cow until February 18, 2015. As shown by the lifespan chart, at 71 months of age this beef cow is the sixth  Continue Reading
Hong Kong: Four kinds of food suspected of contain non-permitted colouring agent  The Centre for Food Safety urged the public not to consume four kinds of food manufactured by Mia Chung Co., LTD in Taiwan following a notification from the Taiwanese authorities that the products may contain Dimethyl yellow, a non-permitted colouring matter in food. Continue Reading
The Spice trade scrutiny undeclared nut protein in herbs and spices is a hot topic and a developing food safety problem. The issue first surfaced in the USA and Canada in December last year, when samples of cumin began testing positive for peanut protein, triggering a series of recalls.Continue Reading
Bacteria network for food  It is well-known that bacteria can support each others' growth and exchange nutrients. Scientists however, have now discovered a new way of how bacteria can achieve this nutritional exchange. They found that some bacteria can form nanotubular structures between single cells that enable a direct exchange of nutrients. Continue Reading

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