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Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to crunch waste12/10/2018 8:38:36 AM In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the tonne in a novel form of urban waste disposal.Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns12/10/2018 7:24:43 AM AMSTERDAM - Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade.China reports new African swine fever outbreaks in Shaanxi, Guizhou provinces12/10/2018 7:07:57 AM China's agriculture ministry said on Monday two new African swine fever outbreaks were reported in Shaanxi and Guizhou provinces.China bans raising pigs in wild boar areas to block swine fever12/10/2018 7:07:28 AM China's agriculture ministry said on Monday it will ban pig farming in areas inhabited by wild boars to prevent the spread of highly contagious African swine fever.Gilead Sciences snares Roche executive O'Day as CEO12/10/2018 7:03:46 AM Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc on Monday named Roche Holding AG executive Daniel O'Day as its new chief executive, tapping an industry veteran to fill a management vacuum.Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics12/10/2018 12:03:06 AM A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies.Brain implants might one day help paralyzed patients use tablets12/7/2018 7:43:36 PM - - Paralyzed people might one day be able to operate smartphones and tablets just by thinking about the actions they want to perform, with help from sensors implanted in their brains, a recent experiment suggests.Breast cancer survivors may have lingering mental health effects12/7/2018 6:25:40 PM - - Breast cancer survivors may be more likely to experience anxiety, depression, sleep troubles and other mental health issues than women who have not been diagnosed with the disease, a research review suggests.Food-benefits recipients need a better shopping experience12/7/2018 5:10:28 PM - Parents who receive supplemental food vouchers for grocery shopping need a better retail experience to make the most of the benefits, U.S. researchers say.Older adults may be unwilling to give up colorectal screening12/7/2018 4:46:28 PM - At age 76 the risks of a repeat colonoscopy may exceed the benefits for seniors whose previous screenings have found no signs of cancer, but many older adults don't like the logic behind this guideline based on life expectancy.No-deal Brexit disruption at UK ports could last up to six months: minister12/7/2018 2:20:16 PM A no-deal Brexit could cause up to six months of disruption at some ports, a British minister warned on Friday, vowing to prioritise pharmaceuticals as the UK develops contingency plans less than four months before it is due to leave the EU.AstraZeneca's Imfinzi fails to meet main goals in head and neck cancer study12/7/2018 7:54:40 AM AstraZeneca Plc's immunotherapy treatment Imfinzi did not meet the main goals in a late-stage study for advanced head and neck cancer, the London-listed drugmaker said on Friday.Roche's lung cancer combo treatment wins FDA approval12/7/2018 6:33:12 AM Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG said on Thursday that its Tecentriq immunotherapy in combination with Avastin and chemotherapy won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval as a first-line treatment for a type of lung cancer.CDC says nine more people added to E.coli infection investigation12/6/2018 10:42:38 PM The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday an additional nine people are being investigated in connection with the multistate outbreak of E. coli infections related to romaine lettuce.J&J unit to pay $360 million to U.S. to resolve charity kickback probe12/6/2018 10:17:33 PM A Johnson & Johnson unit will pay the U.S. government $360 million to resolve an investigation into its financial support of a charity that helped Medicare patients cover out-of-pocket drug costs, the Justice Department said on Thursday.U.S. healthcare spending growth slows for second year in a row12/6/2018 9:34:13 PM Healthcare spending growth in the United States slowed for the second year in a row in 2017, mainly due to slower spending growth for hospital care, physician and clinical services as well as retail prescription drugs, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.More evidence fruits and greens can be good for the brain12/6/2018 9:17:29 PM - - Middle-aged men who eat lots of fruits and vegetables may be lowering their odds of cognitive problems as they get on in years, compared to peers who don't consume these foods very often, a U.S. study suggests.Joining a choir may help elders enjoy life12/6/2018 8:35:55 PM - - Singing in a community choir may provide some psychological benefit to seniors, a small study suggests.Scientists urge ban of insecticides tied to brain impairment in kids12/6/2018 8:35:15 PM - - Pregnant women should not be exposed to even low levels of a group of chemicals associated with a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders in children, scientists argue.'Narrative medicine' may help stem doctor burnout12/6/2018 8:34:25 PM - - As reports of rising levels of physician burnout and suicide accumulate, two pediatricians urge medical programs to consider using "narrative medicine" to help humanize practice and begin to treat the heavy emotional toll many doctors experience.