Archive for June 2017

Healthcare organizations warned of risk of Man-In-The-Middle Attacks

In its April cybersecurity newsletter, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights advised covered entities and their business associates to use the Secure Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTPS) to ensure protected health information is not left unsecured. While HTTPS has been adopted by many covered entities to protect communications from man-in-the-middle attacks,…

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Binge watching has long-term impact

Research from The University of Queensland Older Game of Thrones fans planning a marathon recap before the new TV season premieres might want to reconsider binge-watching their favourite show. Research from The University of Queensland has found the amount of time older adults spend watching TV now could have an impact on their health in…

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E. coli research could prevent unnecessary beach closings

Posted on Medical Xpress: https://medicalxpress.com/ New research may give health officials more accurate tools when deciding whether to close beaches. One of the longstanding methods officials use for those decisions is the measurement of E. coli bacteria levels. Higher levels can lead to beach closings because it’s a warning sign of recent fecal pollution, which may…

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Scientists call for immediate halt to consumer use of two widespread antimicrobial chemicals

Posted on Medical Xpress: https://medicalxpress.com/ A pair of chemicals—prized for their antimicrobial properties—rose to become superstars in industry. Triclocarban is used in various soaps, while triclosan additionally appears in thousands of items of daily use in the United States and around the world, including pencils, clothing, toiletries, toys and yoga mats. But a growing chorus of…

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Healthcare Data Breach Costs Fall to $380 Per Record

Posted by HIPAA Journal Healthcare data breach costs have fallen year-over year according to the latest IBM Security/Ponemon Institute study. However, for the seventh straight year, healthcare data breach costs were higher than any other industry sector. This year, the Ponemon Institute calculated the average healthcare data breach costs to be $380 per record. The…

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