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FDA warns of security flaw in Hospira infusion pumps
31 Jul 2015 at 1:18pm
By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday advised hospitals to stop using Hospira Inc's Symbiq infusion system, saying a security vulnerability could allow cyber attackers to take control of the system remotely. The agency issued the advisory some 10 days after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned of the vulnerability in the pump, which is used to deliver medications directly into the bloodstream of patients. The FDA and DHS cited research from independent cyber security expert Billy Rios, who found that remote attacks could be launched on patients by accessing a hospital's network.
Record Heat: How the Body Reacts to Soaring Temperatures
31 Jul 2015 at 1:15pm
Officials in both Iran and Iraq declared a mandatory holiday this month after temperatures soared far into the triple digits. In Iraq, temperatures reached a sweltering 126 degrees and officials declared a mandatory holiday to try and protect people from succumbing to the heat. In Iran, the country faced possible record-breaking temperatures and high humidity that will leave residents feeling they are in temperatures as high as 151.2 degrees Fahrenheit, or 66.2 degrees Celsius.
Suit: Anti-abortion group recorded abortion providers
31 Jul 2015 at 1:06pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? An association of abortion providers moved Friday to block the release of recordings it claims were made by an anti-abortion group that has previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the use of aborted fetuses for research.
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg and wife expecting a baby girl
31 Jul 2015 at 12:32pm
By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl, he said on his Facebook page on Friday. Zuckerberg, 31, did not say when their daughter is due but said the pregnancy was far enough along that the risk of miscarriage was low. Zuckerberg, who often uses his Facebook page to make both corporate and personal announcements, opened up about the emotions he and Chan, who is a doctor, have felt while trying to have children.
FDA says investigating latest cyclosporiasis outbreak
31 Jul 2015 at 12:30pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is investigating the latest outbreak of cyclosporiasis in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been notified of about 358 confirmed cases of the infection until Thursday, the FDA said in a statement on its website. Fresh cilantro from Puebla has been linked by health officials to the 2013 and 2014 annual cyclosporiasis outbreaks as well.
Hillary Clinton given clean bill of health by her doctor
31 Jul 2015 at 12:06pm
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is healthy and "fit to serve" with no lingering effects from a 2012 concussion that caused a health scare when she was secretary of state, her personal physician said on Friday. The Clinton campaign released a statement from her doctor, Lisa Bardack of Mount Kisco, New York, that detailed the health status of Clinton, the front-runner to represent the Democratic Party in the November 2016 presidential election. One of the questions about the 67-year-old Clinton's health has been whether she had completely recovered from a concussion suffered when she fainted in December 2012 after contracting a stomach virus while traveling abroad and becoming dehydrated.
Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa
31 Jul 2015 at 11:06am
LONDON (AP) ? An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.
Anti-abortion group is sued over fetal tissue videos
31 Jul 2015 at 11:06am
In a complaint filed on Friday in San Francisco federal court, the National Abortion Federation, a nonprofit representing abortion providers, accused the Center for Medical Progress and its founder David Daleiden of violating federal racketeering law through their pro-life campaign. The lawsuit seeks a court order halting further releases of videos containing names, addresses and other private information about NAF members, including information drawn from the group's meetings.
In a Yemen hospital, malnutrition menaces young lives
31 Jul 2015 at 10:21am
By Khaled Abdullah SANAA (Reuters) - Born just before the outbreak of Yemen's devastating war, Ali Mohammed al-Tawaari may well not survive it. Ali suffers malnourishment and complications from a botched circumcision performed by an unqualified practitioner. When the war began in March, between the country?s Houthi movement and an exiled government backed by Gulf Arab states, hundreds of foreign, mostly Asian, medical staff members, were evacuated to their countries, leaving their jobs in Yemeni hospitals.
Hillary Clinton takes on Jeb Bush on racial equality issues
31 Jul 2015 at 9:33am
By Zachary Fagenson FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton sought to persuade African-Americans on Friday to resist any temptation to side with Republican Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential race as they offered differing visions on how to tackle economic and racial inequality. The annual convention of the National Urban League marked the first same-stage appearance for Clinton, front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, and Bush, one of the leading candidates in the Republican race. Democrats have long counted on African Americans as a loyal voting bloc, whereas the Republican Party acknowledged after its loss in the 2012 presidential race that it needed to build support among minorities to win the presidency.
UN Ebola mission winds down, WHO takes reins in West Africa
31 Jul 2015 at 9:12am
LONDON (AP) ? The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response is officially winding down Friday, handing its leadership role and senior staff to the Geneva-based World Health Organization as efforts to contain the deadly virus continue.
Western companies look hard at China as growth slows
31 Jul 2015 at 9:10am
By Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - The Chinese slowdown is forcing many Western companies to take a hard look at their businesses there, leading many to reduce investments, costs and product lines and to tackle increasing bad debts. Double digit growth rates during the first decade of the millennium lured scores of Western companies to invest heavily in China. A recent equities market rout has dashed hopes China will, in the coming years, return to the robust growth it saw in the past.
At the Heart of the Matter: Women Need Better Testing Options
31 Jul 2015 at 9:07am
We know cardiovascular care has come such a long way in the last decade or so. What many don't know is that care is based on studies that represent a huge sex disparity. Only 24 percent of participants in all heart-related studies are women. For the last 50 years women's treatment has largely been based on medical research conducted primarily...
5 Tips for Making New Girlfriends
31 Jul 2015 at 8:55am
Have you ever caught yourself thinking that you could really use some new girlfriends?Maybe you've moved for a job, outgrown your old circle of friends, recently ended a relationship, or just looked up one day and realized you just didn't have many.You are not alone sister! Almost every woman I've talked to agrees that they'd love more friends,...
A smarter way to track your asthma symptoms
31 Jul 2015 at 8:42am
A new, free-to-download app from non-profit Allergy & Asthma Network could help people better monitor and understand how asthma affects them or their children and provide potentially valuable insights for healthcare professionals. Called the Asthma Storylines app and available for the iPhone, Android and the desktop, it can be used for tracking everything from frequency of specific symptoms and emotional impact, to setting up reminders for taking medication or for medical appointments. The idea of the app is to create a comprehensive picture of how asthma manifests itself in an individual over time and potentially identify triggers as much as patterns.