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Heart disease and education link revealed – are YOU at risk?

Experts said the findings provide the strongest evidence so far that increasing the number of years that people spend in the education system may lower their risk of developing coronary heart disease by a substantial amount. The authors said: “Increasing the number of years that people spend in the educational system may lower their risk of subsequently developing coronary heart disease by ... Read More »

School nurse shortage ‘putting children’s lives at risk’

Children with conditions such as asthma, epilepsy or allergies could experience a life-threatening emergency at any time, says the RCN Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock Children’s lives are being put at risk because of the shortages of school nurses, experts have warned. Austerity measures have resulted in more than 500 school nurses leaving the profession without being replaced. The Royal College of Nursing ... Read More »

Symantec Says 96 Percent of Indians at Risk While Using Public Wi-Fi Networks

HIGHLIGHTS Consumers are unable to resist a strong, free Wi-Fi network 73 percent of Indians will do or swap something for a strong Wi-Fi signal 31 percent use public Wi-Fi for viewing explicit or suggestive content A whopping 96 percent of Indians put personal information at risk while using public Wi-Fi for checking bank accounts, sharing personal photos and videos, ... Read More »

Brexit: Europe’s new finance rules put 83,000 U.K. jobs at risk

. The European Union is preparing the ground for a raid on one of the crown jewels of British business. The bloc proposed rules on Tuesday that would give it the power to force a large slice of London’s financial services to move out of the city after Brexit, putting at risk an estimated 83,000 jobs. Despite not using the ... Read More »

Insecure Android apps put connected cars at risk

Android applications that allow millions of car owners to remotely locate and unlock their vehicles are missing security features that could prevent tampering by hackers. Researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab took seven of the most popular Android apps that accompany connected cars from various manufacturers and analyzed them from the perspective of a compromised Android device. The apps and ... Read More »

risky 7-Zip flaws positioned many other software products at risk

two vulnerabilities recently patched in 7-Zip should put vulnerable to compromise many software programmerchandise and devices that package the open-supply document archiving library. the failings, an out-of-bounds study vulnerability and a heap overflow, were observed by researchers from Cisco’s Talos security group. They had been constant in 7-Zip 16.00, launched Tuesday. The 7-Zip software program can percent and unpack documents ... Read More »

Certain form of baldness at age 45 linked to higher risk for aggressive prostate cancer

A new, large cohort analysis from the prospective Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial, indicates that men who had moderate baldness affecting both the front and the crown of their head at age 45 were at a 40% increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer (usually indicates a faster growing tumor resulting in poorer prognosis relative to ... Read More »

Certain form of baldness at age 45 linked to higher risk for aggressive prostate cancer

A new, large cohort analysis from the prospective Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial, indicates that men who had moderate baldness affecting both the front and the crown of their head at age 45 were at a 40% increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer (usually indicates a faster growing tumor resulting in poorer prognosis relative to ... Read More »

‘Smart’ lens could predict risk of glaucoma progression

ew study reveals how a “smart” contact lens can help identify which patients with glaucoma – a leading cause of blindness – are most likely to experience disease progression. Researchers say the smart lens could help doctors identify which glaucoma patients are at high risk for disease progression. Dr. C. Gustavo De Moraes, an associate professor of ophthalmology at Columbia ... Read More »

‘Smart’ lens could predict risk of glaucoma progression

Dr. C. Gustavo De Moraes, an associate professor of ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) in New York, NY, and colleagues reveal the success of the novel technology in the journal Ophthalmology. Glaucoma is a term for a group of conditions characterized by damage to the eye’s optic nerve, which can lead to vision loss. According to the Glaucoma ... Read More »