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COVID-19 linked to cardiac ailments in those with, without cardiovascular disease

COVID-19 linked to cardiac ailments in those with, without cardiovascular disease

Health
March 27 (UPI) -- In new findings released Friday, a review of studies in China highlights that COVID-19 can cause death in people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in those with no history of heart problems. With the new coronavirus spread rapidly in the United States -- now with nearly 100,000 confirmed cases, tops in the world -- healthcare providers are still coming to grips with how the disease progresses and what happens to those who develop serious illness. "It is likely that even in the absence of previous heart disease, the heart muscle can be affected by coronavirus disease," review co-author Dr. Mohammad Madjid, an assistant professor of cardiology with McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, said in a press...
Bowel cancer may be linked to a common gut bacteria

Bowel cancer may be linked to a common gut bacteria

Technology
Researchers have discovered a potential link between a common gut bacteria and bowel cancer by analysing DNA.The Dutch study found a toxin released by a strain of the E.coli bacteria leaves unique patterns, or "fingerprints", as it damages the DNA in the cells lining the gut. These so-called fingerprints were observed mainly in bowel cancer tumours, showing "a direct link" between the microbial toxin and the genetic changes that contribute to cancer development. Image: The researchers analysed DNA to find the potential link between the bacteria and the disease. File pic The researchers suggested that detecting this specific DNA damage could, in future, allow doctors to identify people at higher risk of the disease.Professor Hans Cleve...
Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson linked with shock transfer to Paris Saint-Germain amid Chelsea and Tottenham interest

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson linked with shock transfer to Paris Saint-Germain amid Chelsea and Tottenham interest

Sports
Paris Saint-Germain are plotting a shock summer swoop for Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, reports claim. The 22-year-old has been in sensational form during a second loan spell with Sheffield United this season, helping Chris Wilder’s side rise as high as fifth in the Premier League table. Getty Images - Getty Dean Henderson is a rising Premier League star Ray Parlour says it’s time for Manchester United to sell Paul Pogba Along with Liverpool’s Alisson and Burnley’s Nick Pope, Henderson, who starred in the Blades’ promotion from the Championship last term, has kept the most clean sheets (9) in the top-flight so far this term. The Daily Mail claim French giants PSG are planning to approach United over the availability
Equifax breach is the latest of many hacks linked to China

Equifax breach is the latest of many hacks linked to China

Technology
Federal charges in the 2017 breach of credit-reporting agency Equifax are the latest U.S. effort to link a series of hacks to Chinese agentsBy FRANK BAJAK AP Technology WriterFebruary 11, 2020, 12:11 AM4 min readBOSTON -- In 2014, the Obama administration accused five Chinese military agents of targeting Pittsburgh-area industrial companies including Westinghouse Electric, Alcoa and U.S. Steel. Since then, the number of companies allegedly targeted by Chinese hackers has only grown. Chinese President Xi Jinping assured th en-President Barack Obama in 2015 his military would stop stealing commercial secrets from U.S. companies. The evidence indicates that pledge was short-lived, if it was honored at all. The latest in a string of China-linked hacking incidents came with t...
Saudi crown prince’s WhatsApp linked to Bezos phone hack

Saudi crown prince’s WhatsApp linked to Bezos phone hack

World
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The cellphone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked in what appeared to be an attempt by Saudi Arabia's crown prince to "influence, if not silence" the newspaper's reporting on the kingdom, two U.N. human rights experts said Wednesday. The U.N. experts called for an “immediate investigation” by the United States into a report commissioned by Bezos that showed the billionaire technology mogul's phone was likely hacked after he received an MP4 video file sent from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's WhatsApp account after the two men exchanged phone numbers during a dinner in Los Angeles in 2018. The video file was sent to Bezos' phone five months before Saudi critic and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed by Saudi