How music affects the cognitive health of older adults

Credit: Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels Listening to music benefits older adults’ cognitive health, even if it’s music they haven’t heard before or don’t enjoy very much, according to a study by Simon Fraser University and Health Research BC researchers. Led by SFU neuroscientist Sarah Faber, the study published in Network Neuroscience discovered that listening to…

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Contributed: Shortcomings and opportunities for health equity in pediatrics

Children and young people in the United States face challenges in receiving timely and appropriate healthcare, especially for mental health and complex medical conditions. Digital health solutions offer hope, but there is a disconnect between innovators and health systems, resulting in products that don’t fit clinical workflows or meet diverse patient needs. As incidence rates…

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Deep Flaws in FDA Oversight of Medical Devices, and Patient Harm, Exposed in Lawsuits and Records

The content discusses the tragic death of Carlton “PeeWee” Gautney Jr., who died from an insulin pump malfunction. The pump, which was part of a recall, was manufactured by Medtronic and allegedly dispensed a fatal overdose of insulin. The investigation also highlights other cases of medical device malfunctions, including artificial knee and hip implants that…

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Limiting Cyberattack Blast Radius for Healthcare SaaS

Attorneys filed suit against Johns Hopkins University and its health system, alleging that they failed to secure IT systems, resulting in a theft of sensitive patient data. The lawsuit mentions a Zero-Day flaw in the MOVEit file transfer system. Other healthcare providers, including Harris Health, have also been affected by this flaw. As more hospitals…

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The Supreme Court and the Abortion Pill

The Supreme Court appears unlikely to restrict availability of the abortion pill mifepristone in its first abortion case since Roe v. Wade, with more abortion-related cases on the horizon. Republicans target health programs like Medicare and Medicaid, giving Democrats an advantage. Conservative justices express skepticism about challenges to mifepristone, which could impact the drug’s safety…

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