Tag Archives: Medical

OIG: FDA needs to address postmarket cybersecurity risk to medical devices

The Food and Drug Administration’s policies and procedures are not sufficient for effectively dealing with postmarket medical device cybersecurity events, an emerging risk to public health and the FDA’s mission. That’s the finding of an audit by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General. The FDA regulates medical devices in two… Read More »

Medical News Today: Major depression: Existing drug reduces symptoms by 45 percent

For the first time in decades, researchers have identifed a new medication that can successfully treat major depression. An existing oral drug may relieve major depression. Depression affects about 300 million people across the globe, making the condition the “leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In… Read More »

Medical News Today: Could the appendix trigger Parkinson's?

A new study concludes that for some people, having had their appendix removed decades earlier reduced the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by almost 20 percent. The appendix is the barely visible, tail-like appendage to the bottom left of this diagram. Parkinson’s disease is a long-term degenerative condition that affects the central nervous system. In… Read More »