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A person’s heart beat can act as a passcode and prevent hacks into implanted devices, NBC News reports. The security feature was developed by researchers at Rice University. Traditional devices such as defibrillators or insulin pumps, even after recent scientific innovation, can be hacked and their...
A new “poop pill” may be an effective treatment for the gastrointestinal bacteria clostridium difficile, the Los Angeles Times reports. The bacteria competes with the body’s natural intestinal bacteria and causes symptoms ranging from diarrhea to inflammation of the colon. Until now,...
Reuters reports that doctors may be overprescribing antibiotics, according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study analyzed 8,200 emergency room visits due to sore throats between 1997 and 2000. Researchers found that despite only 10% of sore throats actually being caused by bacterial infection,...