Nebraska Medicine says normal operations should resume ‘in days’ after cyberattack | Local News

The statement did not include any further information about the attack’s nature, extent or origins .

Officials noted in the statement that attacks on health care organizations are “rapidly increasing, and we are constantly assessing our security measures to help prevent cyber security incidents.”

With the advent of electronic health records, health systems collect and store a significant amount of information about patients.

Other hospital systems have had to deal with computer security problems. In February 2019, a device brought into a CHI Health location by a third-party vendor introduced a virus, also known as malware, into the health system’s network.

In 2018, Anthem Inc., the nation’s second-largest health insurer, agreed to pay the federal government what was then a record $16 million to settle potential privacy violations in what was labeled at the time as the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, the Associated Press reported.


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Malaysia’s king discharged from hospital: state news agency

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah was discharged from hospital on Friday after treatment for food poisoning and sports injuries, state news agency Bernama reported.

a group of people wearing military uniforms: FILE PHOTO: Malaysia's King, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, inspects an honour guard during the 62nd Merdeka Day (Independence Day) celebrations in Putrajaya.

FILE PHOTO: Malaysia’s King, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, inspects an honour guard during the 62nd Merdeka Day (Independence Day) celebrations in Putrajaya.

The king has recovered and will continue resting at the palace, Bernama reported, citing the palace comptroller Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin.

The king’s return to the palace could result in some movement in a power struggle over the country’s premiership, after opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim sought a meeting with him to replace Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister.

Anwar said last week that he had secured a “strong, formidable” majority from lawmakers in parliament to oust Muhyiddin. But he has to convince the king that he has the numbers to form a government.

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Researchers test antibody drug as treatment for COVID-19 | News Center

Stanford Medicine researchers are investigating whether a combination of specific antibodies can reduce early symptoms of COVID-19 in people with mild to moderate cases of the disease.

Their effort is part of a multisite clinical trial of an antibody drug developed by Eli Lilly and AbCellera that aims to enroll 550 participants at hospitals and medical centers nationwide. 

Andra Blomkalns, MD, principal investigator of the Stanford trial site, said she hopes to enroll 20 to 40 participants who have tested positive for COVID-19 at Stanford Health Care’s Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency Department. 

“The goal is to see if we can get sick people better faster, reducing both the length of their illness and how long they are shedding the virus, and therefore help prevent others from getting sick,” said Blomkalns, professor and chair of emergency medicine. “I think this treatment shows great promise.”

It’s a Phase II trial, which

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Regenerative Medicine Market Size, Share to Grow Significantly Over 2020-2025 – Industry News

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Sep 17, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware According to Market Study Report, Has Added A New Report On Regenerative Medicine Market That Provides A Comprehensive Review Of This Industry With Respect To The Driving Forces Influencing The Market Size. Comprising The Current And Future Trends Defining The Dynamics Of This Industry Vertical, This Report Also Incorporates The Regional Landscape Of Regenerative Medicine Market In Tandem With Its Competitive Terrain.

The prevalence of diseases Alzheimera??s, diabetes and other chronic disorders is higher among the aging population across the globe. The incidence of diseases is getting increased day by day among the population. According to the Alzheimera??s Association, it is the 6th leading cause in the United States in 2020 and around 5 million individuals are living with Alzheimera??s. The use of regenerative medicine is getting popular

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Study by Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine finds significant rodenticide contamination in red-tailed hawks – News –

GRAFTON – It has long been established that birds of prey have been ingesting poison from mice, rats and other small animals they catch, but the numbers may be on the increase, according to a study by Dr. Maureen Murray, a professor of wildlife medicine at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

Murray has been studying the impacts of rodenticide poisoning on hawks, owls and other birds of prey for more than a decade. In 2011 she published a paper showing the presence of anticoagulant rodenticides in 86% of birds tested over five years at Tufts. The study helped shape EPA safety standards that resulted in certain products being removed from the counters of home improvement and garden supply stores. Regulations that went into effect in 2011 were intended to prevent direct sales of ARs to the general public, limiting sales to rodent control professionals to use as needed.

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Brazil Covid deaths exceed 132,000 – as it happened | World news

The World Health Organization’s Covid-19 dashboard showed on Monday a new one-day record high had been reached at 307,930 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The WHO’s complete figures for Sunday showed that 307,930 cases were confirmed to the UN health agency during the day, 19,870 higher than Saturday’s tally.

Daily confirmed cases have only topped 300,000 once before, when 306,857 were recorded on 6 September, AFP reports.

According to the WHO’s figures, there have been more than 28,870,000 confirmed cases of the respiratory disease, while more than 921,800 people have lost their lives, including 5,537 on Sunday.

“Lives and livelihoods have been lost, the global economy is in recession and social and political fault lines have been exposed,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said via video-link Monday at the organisation’s European regional committee.

“We are by no means out of the woods. The average daily number of cases in the region

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COVID-19 news from Annals of Internal Medicine

Below please find a summary and link(s) of new coronavirus-related content published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. The summary below is not intended to substitute for the full article as a source of information. A collection of coronavirus-related content is free to the public at

Counts based on death certificates underestimate COVID-19 mortality rates

Researchers suggest ways to address challenges associated with measuring direct and indirect deaths attributable to COVID-19 pandemic

Estimating deaths from COVID-19 based on death certificate data significantly underestimates the true mortality rate of the pandemic. Authors from Stanford University School of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Harvard Medical School describe how methods used to assess death tolls from disasters and other pandemics can be used to provide a more accurate picture of COVID-19 death rates now and moving forward. This means

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Doctors Should Watch for Punctured Lungs in COVID Patients | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter


TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Punctured lungs occur in as many as 1 in 100 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, a new study finds.

Before the pandemic, this problem was typically seen in very tall young men or older patients with severe lung disease. But some British researchers noticed that several patients with COVID-19 developed the condition and decided to investigate.

“We started to see patients affected by a punctured lung, even among those who were not put on a ventilator,” said Stefan Marciniak, a professor at the University of Cambridge Institute of Medical Research.

“To see if this was a real association, I put a call out to respiratory colleagues across the U.K. via Twitter,” Marciniak said in a university news release. “The response was dramatic — this was clearly something that others in the field were seeing.”

The researchers noted that damage

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DVIDS – News – Leadership changes hands at Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Key West

KEY WEST, Fla. ─ Cmdr. Valerie Littlefield relinquished charge of Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Key West to Cmdr. Connie Braybrook during a ceremony aboard Naval Air Station Key West on Aug. 21.

Capt. Teresa Allen, Naval Hospital Jacksonville commander and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville commanding officer, presented Littlefield with the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding meritorious service in performance of her duties as officer in charge (OIC).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony included face coverings, social distancing, and a limited number of participants.

Littlefield, a Nurse Corps officer and native of Dallas, Texas, served as the clinic’s OIC from May 2018 to August 2020. Prior to that, she served as Naval Medical Center San Diego’s senior nurse officer for the mental health directorate and department head for inpatient mental health.

Under Littlefield’s leadership, the clinic’s 73

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WHO: Children Aged 6-To-11 Should Wear Masks at Times, Too | World News

JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) — Just as millions of children are heading back to school, the World Health Organization says those aged 6 to 11 should wear masks in some cases to help fight the spread of coronavirus.

The recommendations presented Monday follow the widespread belief that children under 12 are not considered as likely to propagate the virus as much as adults. Children in general face less severe virus symptoms than do adults, with the elderly the most vulnerable to severe infection and death.

Now WHO says decisions about whether children aged 6 to 11 should wear masks should consider factors like whether COVID-19 transmission is widespread in the area where the child lives; the child’s ability to safely use a mask; and adult supervision when taking the masks on or off.

“Luckily, the vast majority of children who are infected with the virus appear to have

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