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Feds investigating two dozen potential hacks targeting life-saving medical devices
A senior official at the Department of Homeland Security tells Reuters that government experts are now investigating upwards of two dozen instances in which high-tech medical products may be prone to hackers.

22.10.2014 19:19

Surgical robot to enter brain through patient’s cheek
Researchers demonstrated a robot that will perform brain surgery to prevent epileptic seizures. During the procedure, the machine enters the brain through the cheek, making it a less-invasive option with a shorter recovery time than traditional surgery.

22.10.2014 19:51

‘Racist’ hoax claims man with Ebola ‘on run’ in English city
In a hoax branded as ‘racist’, an image has been circulated on posters and social media claiming a black illegal immigrant, who tested positive for Ebola, is missing in Leicester, England.

22.10.2014 13:57

‘I am a Liberian, not a virus’ campaign fights Ebola stigma plaguing West Africans
A grassroots campaign growing in the United States is aiming to eradicate the stigmatization that people of West African descent are increasingly seeing amidst the most deadly Ebola virus outbreak ever.

22.10.2014 14:23

US to monitor for 21-day anyone coming from Ebola-stricken countries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will soon begin monitoring all persons entering the United States from West Africa for 21 days as part of the group’s ongoing effort to combat the spread of Ebola.

22.10.2014 15:48

Injured Kurds smuggle themselves from Syria to Turkey for medical help
Turkey’s border remains closed for Syrian Kurds battling the Islamic State for Kobani. But if wounded in skirmishes and seeking medical help, Kurdish fighters told RT they are forced to smuggle themselves over the Turkish border to avoid arrest.

22.10.2014 13:45

Conman fakes 2-year coma to avoid court
A fraudster who stole £41,000 from his neighbor avoided court for two years by pretending to be in a coma.

22.10.2014 12:40

Rwanda urges daily screenings for visitors from ‘Ebola-hit’ USA and Spain
Ebola-free Rwanda has introduced mandatory daily health screening for visitors from the US and Spain in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus to the African nation from the Western states recently affected by the first cases of Ebola.

21.10.2014 22:12

Colorado swiftly backtracks on edible pot ban
State health officials in Colorado have promptly turned away from a proposal to ban most of the edible marijuana products currently sold in the state, marking a significant reversal less than a day after the idea was made public.

21.10.2014 22:01

​Vegetarians have fewer, less-healthy sperm than meat-eaters – study
Vegetarian men may be harming their chances of conceiving children, a multi-year US study has revealed. Researchers believe the reasons may include vitamin deficiencies and the presence of female hormones in soy, which is popular among vegetarians.

21.10.2014 14:49

The Trans-Pacific Partnership – one sick treaty?
The secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will increase patent protection for the benefit of big pharmaceutical companies, but are such policies really in the interests of global health?

21.10.2014 13:48

GMO backlash: Syngenta faces mounting lawsuits over genetically-modified seeds
​Agribusiness giant Syngenta AG now faces lawsuits from farmers in 11 US states claiming the seed-and-chemical company’s sale of a genetically-engineered variant of corn yet to receive approval in China depressed market prices for the grain.

21.10.2014 14:04

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