The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters.
The products under review by the…
Risk of hack attacks on heart implants, insulin pumps probed
Extensively drug-resistant TB, the most expensive and difficult to treat form of tuberculosis infection, has now been reported in 100 countries around the world. (Channi Anand/Associated Press)
Multi drug-resistant tuberculosis remains at crisis levels, with about 480,000 new cases this year,…
TB claims ‘staggering number of lives,’ WHO says
23 October 2014
Last updated at 00:46
By James Gallagher
Health editor, BBC News website
The NHS in England has been told to stop being a barrier to infertile couples having children, in new rules by the funding watchdog.
NHS acting as ‘barrier to families’
23 October 2014
Last updated at 00:00
By Nick Triggle
Health correspondent, BBC News
The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to services if care is not to suffer, health bosses say.
A five-year plan for the NHS…
NHS ‘needs extra cash and overhaul’
Good news, bad news: The amount of trans fats we eat has declined over the last 30 years, but we’re still consuming more than recommended.
In a study reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers reviewed results from a series of six surveys as part of the…
Trans fats still weighing Americans down
Cognitive behavioral therapy with exposure therapy (CBT/exposure), where patients relive the experience of a death of a loved one, resulted in greater reductions in measures of prolonged grief disorder (PGD) than CBT alone.
PGD involves persistent yearning for the deceased and the associated…
Exposure therapy appears helpful in treating patients with prolonged grief
An online model for follow-up care of atopic dermatitis (eczema) that gave patients direct access to dermatologists resulted in equivalent clinical improvement compared to patients who received traditional in-person care writes author April W. Armstrong, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of…
Online dermatologic follow-up for atopic dermatitis earns equivalent results
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems.
In the largest ever study of its kind, the researchers in partnership with the Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust, found…
Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents
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U.S. Plans 21-Day Watch of Travelers From Ebola-Hit Nations
DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.
For all the strengths of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the first U.S.-diagnosed Ebola patient walked through its seemingly weakest link: the emergency r…
Dallas Hospital That Treated First Ebola Patient Posts Poor ER Benchmarks