Brain implants might one day help paralyzed patients use tablets

(Reuters Health) – – 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 effects

(Reuters Health) – – 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.

Older adults may be unwilling to give up colorectal screening

(Reuters Health) – 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.

Roche’s lung cancer combo treatment wins FDA approval

Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG said on Thursday that its Tecentriq immunotherapy in combination with chemotherapy was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-line treatment for a form of lung cancer.

J&J unit to pay $360 million to U.S. to resolve charity kickback probe

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.