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Belgian biscuit maker recalls products amid contaminated eggs scare

BRUSSELS: Belgian biscuit maker Lotus Bakeries said it had recalled some of its products in Belgium as they could contain eggs that were contaminated with insecticide fipronil. Lotus said it withdrew products such as Madeleine cakes and frangipane waffles from supermarket shelves in Belgium as a precautionary measure, after it found traces of fipronil in some products. "Lotus Bakeries wishes to emphasize that only a few batches are affected. Therefore, all Lotus Bakeries products currently in store comply with the…

Doctors pin hope on large brain collection to treat diseases

A psychiatric hospital in Belgium is home to one of the world's largest collections of human brains, which researchers say could hold the key to developing new treatments for diseases such as psychosis, schizophrenia and severe depression. The Duffel Psychiatric Hospital's more than 3,000 brains of diseased psychiatric patients had been part of an even larger brain collection started more than 40 years ago by British neuropathologist John Corsellis. The London hospital that stored the brains had run out of space and…