Coronavirus mutation no reason to panic: virologist

The new variant of COVID-19 found in the UK may spread quickly, but that doesn’t mean it’s more dangerous. The newly developed vaccines will still work, though they may need further adjustments down the line. Following alarming reports of a Read More …

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 75 million

Global coronavirus infections surpassed the 75 million mark on Saturday, according to a Reuters tally, as several nations around the world begin vaccinating against the virus. Britain this month became the first Western country to start immunizing with the COVID-19 Read More …

45 Million Medical Images Left Exposed Online

More than 45 million medical images—and the personally identifiable information (PII) and personal healthcare information (PHI) associated with them–have been left exposed online due to unsecured technology that’s typically used to store, send and receive medical data, new research has Read More …

COVID-19: US approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, with first jab ‘to be given in less than 24 hours’

The US government advisory panel has authorised the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, marking a turning point in America where the pandemic has killed more than 295,000 people. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the vaccine for emergency use Read More …

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine: Allergy warning over new jab

People with a history of significant allergic reactions should not have the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid jab, regulators say. It came after two NHS workers had allergic reactions on Tuesday. The advice applies to those who have had reactions to medicines, food Read More …

European Medicines Agency says it has been targeted by cyber attack

In a short statement published on its website, the agency said: “EMA has been the subject of a cyberattack. The agency has swiftly launched a full investigation, in close cooperation with law enforcement and other relevant entities. “EMA cannot provide Read More …

Severe MDHexRay bug affects 100+ GE Healthcare imaging systems

A vulnerability in GE Healthcare’s proprietary management software used for medical imaging devices could put patients’ health privacy at risk, potentially their lives. The flaw received the name MDHexRay (CVE-2020-25179) and a severity score of 9.8 out of 10. It Read More …

India: Mystery illness kills one and leaves 200 in hospital in Andhra Pradesh

At least one person has died and 200 others are in hospital in India due to a mystery illness. The first cases were detected on Saturday evening in the ancient city of Eluru, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Patients Read More …