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E-cigarette use, flavorings may increase heart disease risk, study finds

cells exposed to the e-liquids — or to blood collected from e-cigarette users shortly after vaping — are less viable and exhibit significantly increased levels of molecules implicated in DNA damage and cell death. The cells are also less able to form new vascular tubes and to migrate and participate in wound healing. The severity… Read More »

Hacker seeking Palmetto Health payroll info puts patient data at risk

An email phishing incident at Palmetto Health resulted in unauthorized access to certain employee email accounts, potentially affecting protected health information. The Columbia, SC -based organization is notifying 23,811 patients that an apparent attempt by a hacker to gain access to payroll information may have also impacted their health information. Patients of Palmetto Health, which… Read More »

Consumption Of Diet Drinks May Increase Risk Of Stroke

According to research, the daily consumption of one or more diet drinks is associated with an increased risk of stroke as a result of a blocked artery. This observational study was conducted among a large group of post-menopausal women.[1] Although the study identified an association between artificially sweetened beverages and stroke, it doesn’t prove cause… Read More »