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Breakthrough or a threat?: Research on genetics of same-sex behaviour ignites ethical debate

By Hannah Thomasy Are sexual preferences genetic? According to a recent paper in Science, the answer is at least partially yes. By screening close to 500,000 DNA samples, researchers identified five locations in the genome that were significantly associated with same-sex sexual behaviour. “This work supports the notion that there is a biological component to… Read More »

Suspect in custody after ‘potential threat’ directed at Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine – The Philadelphia Inquirer

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Suspect in custody after ‘potential threat’ directed at Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine  The Philadelphia Inquirer Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine closed due to potential threat  WPVI-TV Temple University’s Lewis Katz School Of Medicine Closed Due To ‘Potential Threat’  CBS Philly Threat Closes Temple University’s School of Medicine; Hospital, Health… Read More »

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 »