NHS

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This Is What It Looks Like When You Get Hit With WannaCry

Watch, don't touch.
Ben Sullivan
5.15.17
Hacking

Google Appears to Think the UK's Health Service Is a Botnet

Or at least something weird is going on, since NHS network users are being forced to verify they're human before using Google.
Joseph Cox
2.1.17
uk

NHS Hospitals Are Running Thousands of Computers on Unsupported Windows XP

According to Freedom of Information Act requests, plenty of English hospitals haven't yet switched to a more up to date operating system.
Joseph Cox
9.29.16
uk

Ransomware Targets UK Hospitals, But NHS Won't Pay Up

Freedom of Information requests show that, although some UK hospitals have been infected by ransomware, they're not paying up.
Joseph Cox
8.30.16
mental health

A Psychologist Is Trying to Use Genetics to Predict If Therapy Will Work

A London-based Thalia Eley hopes to find genetic factors that could help advise patients on the best psychological treatment for them.
Stephen Buranyi
6.24.16
uk

UK Hospitals Are Feeding 1.6 Million Patients’ Health Records to Google’s AI

Google is getting real-time access to patient data at 3 London hospitals under a new pilot program.
Janus Kopfstein
4.30.16
Sex

Chemsex and the Case for Preventative HIV Drugs in the UK

PrEP is not yet available on the NHS, but some argue it should be.
Zoe Cormier
12.7.15
uk

Even the Food Standards Agency Could Access UK Surveillance Data Under New Bill

All kinds of government agencies beyond law enforcement could request data under the draft Investigatory Powers Bill.
Joseph Cox
11.26.15
Cancer

The World’s Largest Clinical Study Is Examining the World’s Oldest Wonderdrug

Can Aspirin fight cancer?
Melissa Cronin
10.26.15
uk

Most of the UK's Recommended Depression Apps Haven't Been Tested

Patients are increasingly turning to online treatments at the suggestion of the NHS, but recommended apps aren't tested.
Kari Paul
10.13.15
uk

The UK Certified These Health Apps for Privacy, Yet They're Anything But

Some send personally identifying information unencrypted, and have inaccurate privacy policies.
Joseph Cox
9.25.15
uk

A Clinic's Email Screwup Revealed 780 Patients' HIV Status

When the difference between CC and BCC is really important.
Joseph Cox
9.2.15
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