Tag Archives: threat

Medical devices pose cybersecurity and patient threat

Connectivity has opened the door to cybersecurity attacks beyond the computer. Security breaches can happen anywhere there is a connected electronic device. CAT scans, MRI machines, anything plugged in such as pacemakers and insulin pumps, create security vulnerabilities that can be overlooked in standard hospital cybersecurity procedures. “In surgery room, everything is  a computer,” said… Read More »

Medical News Today: This herbal supplement ‘poses a public health threat’

Kratom, which is a plant-derived supplement, is growing in popularity. A new report provides further evidence of its adverse effects and calls for more research. Kratom’s rise in popularity is concerning. Kratom is an extract from the tropical tree Mitragyna speciosa, a relative of the coffee plant. Historically, manual laborers in Southeast Asia have used… Read More »

Climate change could pose ‘existential threat’ by 2050, report says …

Those are all probable scenarios that could devastate societies by 2050 if swift and dramatic action isn’t taken to curb climate change, according to a think tank report backed by a former Australian military chief. The paper, by the Melbourne-based Breakthrough National Center for Climate Restoration, is not a scientific study, but an attempt to… Read More »

Anti-vaxxer disinformation poses threat to the life-saving power of vaccinations

Is there any impulse more fierce than a mother’s or father’s to protect their child from harm? And is there any political act more cynical than weaponising that parental bond to spread fear, chaos and mistrust among enemies? Yet in the increasingly toxic debate over whether children should be vaccinated against infectious diseases, little lives… Read More »

Radiation oncology workforce study indicates potential threat to rural cancer care access

An inside look into America’s radiation oncology workforce finds that gender and race gaps have narrowed slightly, although persistent and growing geographic disparities point to a need for more equity in access to radiation therapy care. The survey, which drew responses from more than 1,100 physicians across the country, finds that fewer radiation oncologists are… Read More »