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Healthcare Data Breaches Slowed in 2017

Healthcare data breaches continued to rise in 2017, but the number of affected patient records declined 80 percent, a new report suggests. According to the Protenus Breach Barometer, 2017 may have simply been an off year for malicious actors, who may be regrouping for more...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Doctors never want to see their patients suffer. But with the opioid epidemic leading to more than 130 deaths from overdoses every day, they’re facing pressure to cut back on prescriptions for opioids, even after painful procedures like surgery.

source: Healthline

Two artists who paint by holding brushes between their toes have finely tuned brain regions that map onto individual toes — a feature not seen in most people. In humans and other primates, each individual finger is represented by its own sliver in a region of the...

source: Nature

Six physicians were near the brink of financial disaster after a criminal stole their identities and National Provider Identifiers (NPIs).

source: Medscape

New research reveals the dangerous bias that's been buried in the fine print of academic and medical journals for more than 30 years. Unmarried patients with cancer are less likely to get potentially life-saving surgery or radiotherapy than their married counterparts, as...

source: University of Delaware via ScienceDaily

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