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Nov 20

New Mexico dairy concerned about Air Force contamination

by Shriya Gandhi

Chemicals associated with firefighting foam, such as PFOAS once used at Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis, New Mexico have been detected in groundwater on and near the military installation, prompting requests by state officials for more tests and a study to determine the extent of the toxic plume.

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Oct 19

Security researchers say they can hack Medtronic pacemakers

by Madelyn Dunlap

Originally posted on CNBC by Sally Shin and Josh Lipton on August 17, 2018. Security researchers say they’ve found flaws in the Medtronic pacemaker that leaves the life-saving device vulnerable to hackers and puts patients at risk. Billy Rios and Jonathan Butts say they’ve found vulnerabilities that compromise the pacemaker’s programmer, which… read more

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Oct 10

Patients taking Stelara face increased risk of cancer

by Madelyn Dunlap

What is Stelara? Stelara (ustekinumab) is an immunosuppressant that reduces the effects of a chemical substance in the body that can cause inflammation. Stelara is used to treat plaque psoriasis in adults and children who are at least 12 years old. It is also used to treat psoriatic arthritis in… read more

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Oct 01

Facebook Security Breach Exposes Accounts of 50 Million Users

by Madelyn Dunlap

Originally posted by NY Times by Mike Isaac and Sheera Frenkel on September 28, 2018. Facebook, already facing scrutiny over how it handles the private information of its users, said on Friday that an attack on its computer network had exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users. The… read more

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Sep 21

Cybersecurity upgrades eyed for 740,000 St. Jude-made defibrillators

by Madelyn Dunlap

Originally posted on Star Tribune by Joe Carlson on July 6, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of implantable heart defibrillators made by Minnesota’s St. Jude Medical are getting cybersecurity software updates, while older versions of the devices may have their wireless communication systems disabled because they can’t accept the update. Read… read more

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Sep 13

FDA Chief Considers Ban of All Flavored E-Cigarettes

by Madelyn Dunlap

Originally posted on The Wall Street Journal by Jennifer Maloney on September 12, 2018. Calling a surge in teen use of e-cigarettes an epidemic, the head of the Food and Drug Administration said he is considering pulling all flavored e-cigarettes from the U.S. market. After years of declining U.S. smoking… read more

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Sep 12

F.D.A. Cracks Down on Juul and E-Cigarette Retailers

by Madelyn Dunlap

Originally posted by The New York Times by Sheila Kaplan and Jan Hoffman on September 12, 2018. Warning that teenage use of electronic cigarettes has reached “an epidemic proportion,” the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday gave Juul Labs and four other makers of popular vaping devices 60 days to… read more