UnitedHealth says Change Healthcare cyberattack cost it $872 million

[ad_1] A cyberattack earlier this year against a UnitedHealth Group subsidiary has proved costly for one of the nation’s largest employers.  The health insurance giant on Tuesday noted $872 million in “unfavorable cyberattack effects” in its report of first quarter operations earnings. Those unfavorable effects refer to the February 21 cyberattack on Change Healthcare, which shut … Read more

FDA announces recall of heart pumps linked to deaths and injuries

[ad_1] A pair of heart devices linked to hundreds of injuries and at least 14 deaths has received the FDA’s most serious recall, the agency announced Monday. The recall comes years after surgeons say they first noticed problems with the HeartMate II and HeartMate 3, manufactured by Thoratec Corp., a subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories. The … Read more

Texas set to be fined $100,000 per day after failing to investigate allegations of abuse in foster care system

[ad_1] A federal judge is fining Texas $100,000 per day for routinely neglecting to adequately investigate allegations of abuse and neglect raised by children in the state’s struggling foster care system. U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack in Corpus Christi ruled Monday that the Texas Health and Human Services agency has shown contempt of her … Read more

Macron tells Madrid: Send Mbappé to Olympics

[ad_1] Apr 16, 2024, 12:14 PM ET French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday pressured European clubs to release their players for the Paris Olympics men’s football tournament this summer, placing particular emphasis on Real Madrid, with France star Kylian Mbappé reportedly joining the Spanish giants at the end of his Paris Saint-Germain contract in June. … Read more

Counterfeit Botox blamed in 9-state outbreak of botulism-like illnesses

[ad_1] Biden administration investigating counterfeit botox injections in Florida, eight other states Biden administration investigating counterfeit botox injections in Florida, eight other states 01:13 Dangerous counterfeit versions of botulinum toxin — better known as Botox — are being linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in nine states, causing nine hospitalizations, federal safety … Read more

Bremen suspend Keita for refusing to travel

[ad_1] Tom Hamilton, Senior WriterApr 16, 2024, 08:45 AM ET Close • Joined ESPN in 2011• Covered two Olympics, a pair of Rugby World Cups and two British & Irish Lions tours• Previously rugby editor, and became senior writer in 2018 Former Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has been suspended by Werder Bremen until the end of the season … Read more

North Korea to put Chinese surveillance cameras in schools and workplaces to monitor citizens, report says

[ad_1] North Korea is intensifying its surveillance efforts by installing surveillance cameras in schools and workplaces. The country also plans to collect biometric information such as fingerprints and photographs from its citizens. The use of digital surveillance tools threatens the few remaining private spaces for North Koreans. North Korea is putting surveillance cameras in schools … Read more