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VA payments system hit by hackers, breaching data of 46,000 vets

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs notified its beneficiaries on Monday that a data breach has exposed the personal information of approximately 46,000 veterans. According to the VA’s Office of Management, an online application used by the agency’s Financial Services Center was accessed by unauthorized users in an attempt to divert payments to community care… Read More »

Concerns rise that the system for diagnosing epidemics is failing

Bloomberg—How big is the coronavirus outbreak? A lot bigger than we were initially told, it turns out. On Thursday, confirmed cases of Covid-19 in China’s Hubei Province—the epidemic’s epicenter—jumped by almost 15,000. It’s not that there was a sudden wave of new infections. Rather, the increase reflects a change in how China counts patients; it… Read More »

The Connection Between a Healthy Immune System and Preventing Cancer

The human immune system is an incredible thing. Composed of proteins and cells, the immune system is a very complicated network that protects the body from infection and disease. Unfortunately, the immune system can be weakened by lifestyle choices, cancer treatment, genetics and other factors. When it’s not functioning at its best, it can become… Read More »

Why does the cardiovascular system do

Talent, Writer and Content Evaluator for Demand Media, with more than 1,500 articles published primarily in health, fitness and nutrition. The heart has four separate chambers–two atria, or upper chambers, and two ventricles, or lower chambers. These factors all greatly increase the work of the heart, and therefore the demand of the heart why does… Read More »