Gel To Repair Heart Attack Damage Is In The Works

Researchers in the UK have created a way to help promote tissue regrowth after experiencing a cardiovascular event. The biodegradable technology could help improve health outcomes for the 1.4 million Britons who have survived a heart attack, as well as set a precedent for further injection technology. Survivors of these types of medical events generally […]

Be Part of Brain Health Research Using Your Apple Watch

Are you between the ages of 60 and 86? You could be a part of a virtual study that aims to investigate how Apple Watches and iPhones could play a role in measuring brain health over time. The app, called Intuition, is looking for participants of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities and education levels to […]

Almost 50% Of Small Med Groups Don’t Have A Cyberattack Plan, But Need One

According to a Help Net Security survey, 1 in 5 small healthcare practices didn’t know whether they had a cybersecurity response plan. Another 49% stated that they definitely didn’t have one. Why might this be a problem? Well, for starters, medical and healthcare organizations are at the top of the list for opportunistic hackers. Attacks […]

The Average Vulnerability Remediation Time For Organizations? 2 Months

A report from cybersecurity company Edgescan notes that it takes businesses nearly two months, or a mean time to remediate (MTTR) of 60 days, to fix critical risk vulnerabilities. The company’s findings go over known and currently exploited vulnerabilities, as well as industry trends involving vulnerability management. Remote access attacks accounted for roughly 5% of […]

Alert! Devastating Global Cybers Threats On The Rise

The following message is being sent to all Microsoft Office 365 users on behalf of NYS Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) Chief Information Officer Angelo ‘Tony’ Riddick. Good afternoon, As a result of the recent invasion of Ukraine and the corresponding economic sanctions imposed on Russia, cybersecurity experts now warn that Russia may retaliate […]

Microsoft Teams Targeted By Criminals For Sneaky Trojan Attacks

Cybercriminals are targeting Microsoft Teams users with the goal of executing Trojans on their machines. Researchers at Avanan started tracking the campaign in January. Malicious documents are dropped into Teams conversations and, when clicked on, will take over a user’s computer. A report from the company states that criminals are using an executable file to […]

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Over 50% of Medical Devices In Hospitals Are Vulnerable

Research from Cynerio shows that 53% of connected medical devices in hospitals have a known critical vulnerability. The healthcare industry is currently at the top of the list for cyber attacks. With medical devices unprotected, both hospitals and patients are at risk of suffering data security issues. At least 1/3rd of bedside IoT devices have […]

Video Games Can Now Treat Depression, Thanks To AI

Technology capable of diagnosing, monitoring and even treating depression will soon be available in game form. Scientists have developed a platform called Thymia with the goal of measuring mental health conditions. Thymia uses software that analyses different data points in order to accurately measure depressive cues, such as a patient’s eye gaze, micro-expressions, reaction times […]

Urgent Intel Processor Problem Could Affect Laptops, Medical Devices

The Intel chip flaw has the potential to affect cars and embedded systems, researchers have found. The issue in question, CVE-2021-0146 allows testing or debugging modes on multiple processors, whereby an unauthorized person could utilize physical access to gain enhanced privileges. This particular bug was found in Pentium, Celeron and Atom processors of the Apollo […]

Informative Discovery: Fatty Acid in Palm Oil Promotes Cancer

A recent study with mice has shown that compounds in palm oil can encourage the spread of cancer. In particular, palmitic acid was found to promote metastasis in both skin and mouth cancers. This knowledge could help create a process for treatment with drugs or structured eating plans. Researchers, however, warn against patients putting themselves […]