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Study: Electrical Brain Stimulation Could Some Day Help Improve Human Self-Control

We talk with a member of a research team from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the University of California, San Diego who successfully demonstrated a technique to improve a form of self-control by using brain stimulation.  It’s hoped that their research might, someday in the future, lead to treating disorders such as ADHD Tourette's syndrome and others. Also on today’s program… Doctors in China were able to keep a man's severed hand alive by attaching it to his leg for a month, before reattaching it to his arm. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the widespread use of antimicrobial soaps may be contributing to rising rates of drug-resistant bacteria. Bitcoin is virtual money, used outside government-regulated banking systems. This digital currency is creating a lot of interest... and controversy. Smart Phones are growing in popularity in South Africa, only a fraction of the population can afford them.  One South African has plans to change that. This week China reported the death of a woman it says was the first human to become infected with a new strain of bird flu. The WHO says the quick notice about the case shows that China has made improvements in tracking deadly outbreaks. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have come up with a system that allows quadriplegics to control their wheelchairs by using their tongues. A new scientific study confirms that dogs are beneficial not only as pets but also for helping fight allergies.