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Patients experience emotional response to diagnosis and ‘feel dirty’

Turns out, the consequences of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) reach well beyond patients’ physical health, souring social relationships, and leading some healthcare providers (HCP) to distance themselves from affected patients. HAIs are infections that patients get while receiving treatment for medical or surgical conditions, and many HAIs are preventable. Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University conducted a meta-synthesis of qualitative research, looking ... Read More »

A dirty stethoscope may spread superbug infections

If your doctor is monitoring you with unhygienic stethoscopes, chances are that you may contract infections by antibiotic-resistant superbugs, researchers have warned. Infection control guidelines from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention state that re-usable medical equipment, such as stethoscopes, must undergo disinfection. However, the study showed that healthcare providers rarely perform stethoscope hygiene between patient encounters, despite its ... Read More »

Google Finally Patches ‘Dirty COW’ Linux Vulnerability With December Android Security Update

In October, Linux security researcher discovered that a nine-year old Linux kernel flaw (CVE-2016-5195) was witnessing active exploits in the wild. The flaw was dubbed “Dirty COW”, an acronym for the duplication technique called copy-on-write, and could potentially give root access of a device to the attacker within a matter of seconds. Now, Google has finally patched the critical flaw ... Read More »

Android November Security Update Doesn’t Contain Fix for ‘Dirty COW’ Linux Flaw

  Last month, Linux security researcher Phil Oester discovered that a nine-year-old Linux kernel flaw (CVE-2016-5195) dubbed ‘Dirty COW’ is seeing active exploits in the wild. Google was expected to patch this flaw – after all, Android uses the Linux kernel – with its latest security update but as it turns out, the search giant has left out this dated ... Read More »

With Olympic Cleanup Cancelled, Rio Resigned to dirty Bay

Rio de Janeiro: visitors flocking to Rio de Janeiro for this summer time’s Olympic video games will locate each dramatic landscapes and polluted, junk-stuffed water in the finger-like inlet that forms the town’s coastline and harbour. Guanabara Bay, which carves into southeast Brazil from the Atlantic Ocean, literally gave the city its call whilst Portuguese mariners mistook it for a ... Read More »