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FBI investigates surgical tool amid reports it spreads cancer

The FBI is investigating a surgical device most commonly used in hysterectomies after allegations that the device spreads cancer in women.

How the VA addresses medical device security

The Department of Veterans Affairs uses a two-pronged "defense in depth" strategy to secure its systems, including its networked medical devices, according to CIO Stephen Warren.

Jawbone sues Fibit for data theft, employee poaching

Fitbit is facing a legal battle from competitor Jawbone regarding alleged employee poaching and data theft.

Independent researcher discovers infusion pump security flaws

Through an independent investigation on medical infusion pumps, security researcher Billy Rios found security vulnerabilities in the devices, which prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue a warning on the tools.

Health providers lack IT infrastructure roadmap

The lack of a holistic digital healthcare strategy means the adoption of connected healthcare infrastructure is not uniform across the world, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.

Mobile-enhanced intervention aids anxiety disorder treatment

Mobile health technology can prove useful in helping patients suffering from anxiety disorders, especially when applied in conjunction with traditional clinical care approaches, according to new research published in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Fitbit faces challenges as smartwatch, fitness band competition heats up

As Fitbit prepares for its impending initial public offering, new research claims the wearables maker is struggling to maintain dominance in the smartwatch market and that its leadership in wearables is less than 50 percent, which is much less than its 68 percent ownership of the fitness band segment.

Apple Watch tapped for breast cancer treatment pilot program

The MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in New Jersey is deploying Apple Watch devices featuring a custom app to breast cancer patients in a pilot program to track behavioral information for ensuring treatment programs remain on target.

Mobile health a 'paradigm change,' says Withings CEO Cedric Hutchings

The big keys to a fully integrated health management system are economic incentives and not the ones many may automatically assume, such as incentives for users. Doctors and providers should get incentives for following patients on a remote basis, says Withings CEO and Co-Founder Cedric Hutchings.

mHealth effort aims to curb high infant mortality rates in Africa

A mobile health point-of-care triage effort incorporating smartphones is helping foster quicker diagnosis of potentially deadly disease and illnesses in Malawi, Africa and helping stem the number of children who die from various illnesses such as meningitis and pneumonia which are preventable and treatable if found early and treated early.