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ABNORMALITIES IN THE VISUAL CORTEX COULD BE THE CAUSE OF MIGRAINES

It has long been known that migraine sufferers experience increased, or extreme, sensitivity to light and sound, and a new study from the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster could finally explain why. Migraines are a neurological condition characterised by intense, debilitating and persistent headaches. An estimated 6 million people suffer from migraines in the UK, […]

ZINC CAN HELP SHORTEN THE DURATION OF COLD SYMPTOMS BY UP TO 40%

The common cold is a top reason for missed work and school days. Most of us have two or three colds per year, each lasting at least a week. There’s no real cure, but studies from the last several years show that some supplement containing zinc can help shorten the duration of cold symptoms by up to […]

WHY IS THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY STILL FALLING SHORT?

Imagine a doctor completely unaware of what they’re walking into triaging two patients: one in need of a hospital cardiac catheterization lab after an irregular electrocardiogram (EKG) reading, the other suffering from a stroke and needing a CT scan. All systems are down due to ransomware, so the physician working through the scenario can’t access […]

CORPORATE EXECS NEED TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST INTELLIGENCE SERVICES

The news concerning the hacking of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ mobile phone demonstrates that corporate executives are perfectly legitimate collection targets for governments. Powerful individuals should expect to be targets of criminals, activists, and governments. Furthermore, anyone in failing relationships could be a target for a partner installing “stalkerware.” To address these emerging threats, adopt […]

USING WHATSAPP ON YOUR COMPUTER CAN PUT YOUR FILES AT RISK

The desktop platform of WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion monthly active users. The flaw affected WhatsApp desktop versions prior to 0.3.9309 when paired with WhatsApp for iPhone versions prior to 2.20.10. Researchers have reported a vulnerability in WhatsApp desktop client for iPhones which puts victim’s files—on their computers—at risk. What happened? Researcher Gal Weizman […]

PHISHERS IMPERSONATE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, EXPLOIT CORONAVIRUS-RELATED ANXIETY

Media outlets are reporting daily on the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan and the emergency repatriation of foreign citizens that found themselves in the thick of it. As cases of the virus infection keep popping up across the world – demonstrating just how small (i.e., well-connected) our planet is – so do fake news and videos about the […]