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World cyberattack cripples UK hospitals, demands ransoms

It is now understood that at least 74 countries have fallen victim to the global cyberattack. It said NHS England has confirmed that hospitals across the country appear to have been simultaneously hit by a bug in their IT systems, leading to many diverting emergency patients.


Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US

Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US

In fact, the CDC estimates that the number of cases that actually occurred in the United States in 2015 is significantly more than that: 34,000, to be exact. This appears to be the case with five states: Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Infants can't be screened for Hepatitis C at birth because they still have a lot of their mom's antibodies so they have to be tracked, said Patrick, who was co-author of the study.


Arkansas man jailed in deaths of 3 people, including deputy

Arkansas man jailed in deaths of 3 people, including deputy

Investigators haven't released the names or ages of the female victims, including the woman who was held hostage, nor said how the two others were killed. The deputy was found by a passerby, who notified police. Mainhart was an officer in Yell County for five years and had previously worked for the West Memphis Police Department for more than twenty years, state police said in the news release.



United Kingdom hospitals report tech problems in possible cyberattack

Sixteen National Health Service (NHS) organizations in the United Kingdom have been hit, and some of those hospitals have canceled outpatient appointments and told people to avoid emergency departments if possible. Telefonica said in a statement only that the attack has "affected the PCs of some employees of the company's internal corporate network". The Spanish CERT has called it a "massive ransomware attack" that is encrypting all the files of entire networks and spreading laterally ...



DaVita Helps Raise Awareness of Mental Illness During Mental Health Month

We know that treatment works, and people can recover. The Prime Minister this week unveiled a pledge to tackle what she labelled the "burning injustices" of mental-health treatment. "The more people who are aware and can talk about it, the better". It's not just football that can help mental health, it could be anything, this is just a great example of how it can help anybody through tough times, myself included.


Ignoring your mental health can be risky business

Ignoring your mental health can be risky business

Mental Health Awareness Week can be a powerful coping tool for athletes to open up about their inner demons, insists Duncan Bell. At Intermountain Healthcare, 80 percent of mental healthcare services are provided by primary care physicians supported by an integrated team that includes mental health professionals.