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People who hate bitter food less vulnerable to catching Covid, new study claims

People who hate the taste of bitter foods like broccoli and Brussels sprouts may be less likely to catch Covid, a new study claims. “Supertasters” – people with an unusually large number of tastebuds in their mouth – who are sensitive to the flavour of bitter things may be better protected against the bug, doctors… Read More »

Kidney transplant recipients still vulnerable to COVID-19 post-vaccination

Kidney transplant recipients are still at high risk of severe disease due to the coronavirus even after being fully vaccinated, disease experts have warned. “What we’re telling patients right now is, unfortunately, they’re going to have to take extra precautions of continuing to do all the things that we had to do early on, which… Read More »

Canadian study identifies five most vulnerable groups for FASD

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is substantially more prevalent for people in five vulnerable groups including children in care, Indigenous populations and people in prison, according to a global study by Canadian researchers. The lead author of the paper says the fluctuating prevalence rates in the study are further evidence that the idea women can safely… Read More »

Legacy systems, employee error leave hospitals, devices vulnerable to cyberattacks

Dive Brief: Another report points to insider error and misuse as major threats to data security in the healthcare sector. Errors such as improper handling and storage of patient files, often due to poor organizational policies and procedures, leave IT systems and connected medical devices vulnerable to outside attack and manipulation, new research from Vectra… Read More »