Study Shows Wikipedia Rx Drug Pages Often Outdated, Inaccurate

rxWikipedia entries about prescription drugs often are incorrect or not up-to-date, according to a study outlined in a New England Journal of Medicine Perspective, HealthDay reports.

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Large Health Care Organizations Could Be Leaking Patient Data

leakMany large health care organizations are not properly protecting patient data and might be leaving systems and equipment susceptible to Internet hackers, according to case studies conducted by two independent researchers, Wired reports.

The researchers — Scott Erven, head of information security for Essentia Health, and Shawn Merdinger, an independent consultant — presented their findings this week at the Shakacon conference. Continue reading

Yogurt Buyers Beware: ‘All Natural’ Yogurt Products Found to Contain Aspartame and Artificial Colors

nyIf you’re buying so-called “All Natural” yogurt sold at the grocery store, you might assume the phrase means the product contains nothing artificial or synthetic. After all, that’s the definition of “all natural.” But food marketing companies can get pretty sneaky about using the term. They know the FDA doesn’t regulate “all natural” claims, Continue reading