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America is about to get a powerful tool in the war against cancer

The National Oncology Particle Therapy Centre in Milan, Italy, where state-of-the-art particle therapy is a technique used to treat cancer, using hadrons, protons, proton therapy and carbon ion treatment to irradiate tumors. BSIP | Universal Images Group | Getty Images America’s war on cancer is about to get another tool in its arsenal. The country’s… Read More »

17 steps to harden defenses against nation-state cyber attacks

Recent world events, such as the rising international tensions with Iran, are focusing more attention on the threat of nation-state sponsored cyberattacks against the nation’s information infrastructure. While U.S. government cyber defenses are believed to be strong, there’s growing concern that the nation’s healthcare system and individual provider organizations could fall prey to concerted attacks,… Read More »

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid an outbreak that has killed 65 in recent weeks. FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister of Samoa Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N.… Read More »

Matthew Myers and the fight against flavored vapes

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Executive Director Matthew Myers began his anti-tobacco advocacy career in 1980 when he was hired to spearhead the Federal Trade Commission’s tobacco-related investigation that compelled Congress to strengthen warning labels on cigarettes. Myers, 72, a trained lawyer, then served as general counsel to the anti-tobacco coalition that included the American Cancer… Read More »

Gene variant may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease

A new study provides insights on why some people may be more resistant to Alzheimer’s disease than others. The findings may lead to strategies to delay or prevent the condition. The study was led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), in collaboration with the University of Antioquia, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye… Read More »