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PM May says British hospitals not deliberately targeted in cyber attack

Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack was "not targeted" at the NHS, but was part of a wider assault on organisations across a number of countries. Routine appointments had to be cancelled and ambulance were being re-routed to nearby hospitals, the report stated. Griffiths, who was receiving chemotherapy at Bart's, said several cancer patients had to be sent home from Bart's because their records or bloodwork couldn't be accessed. Read More »

"Ransomware" cyberattack cripples hospitals across England

Services in London, the central city of Nottingham, and the counties of Hertfordshire - north of London - and Cumbria - in northern England - were affected, according to the BBC. National Security Agency brought disruption to Britain's health system on Friday and infected dozens of other countries around the world, security researchers said. Read More »

Mental Note of the Day (Mental Health Awareness month)

In recognition of May serving as Mental Health Awareness Month, Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen and Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville will host a number of behavioral health-related events to help increase the focus on mental health issues. Read More »

Make the Connection: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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Why should mental health be any different? The organization is dedicated to fostering awareness on mental health conditions and how they relate to overall well-being. "You have such an important message here, and I can totally relate!". It's all in their heads. Find out more on their website . "Mental illness doesn't discriminate". Read More »

Scottish health boards also affected by cyber attacks

It then demands a ransom of about $300 to $600 in bitcoin to release the files, threatening to delete them after a set period of days if the amount is not paid. Security firm Kaspersky Labs discovered more than 74 countries have been hit with this ransomware in the last 10 hours. Hospital trusts and GP groups in Lancashire and Hertfordshire in England were among those reporting problems, with one warning patients to only visit hospital accident and emergency departments "if absolutely ... Read More »

Mormons Pull Out of Some Boy Scout Programs

Mead said affected scouts are still welcome to join a troop that's not sponsored by the Mormon church. The church wants the program because more than half of its almost 16 million members are outside the United States. Originally the conservative church was concerned about the decision to allow gay men as troop leaders, but still supported the organization because each troop was allowed to select members based on their religious beliefs. Read More »

Ireland draw World Cup inspiration

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England were handed the traditional "pool of death", and will have to tackle both France and Argentina. The draw has taken place this morning in Kyoto, Japan. Our pool will be highly competitive and full of intensity, as a World Cup group should be - history shows that you need to win seven games to win the tournament and we will greatly respect every team we play. Read More »

Kaspersky: ransomware attack hits 74 countries

The exploit was leaked last month as part of a trove of NSA spy tools. Perhaps the most significant target thus far has been Britain's National Health Service , that nation's main healthcare apparatus. Both NHS and Telefónica confirmed the attacks. He said companies can apply the patch released in March to all systems to prevent WannaCry infections. Read More »

Moon's rise to power in South Korea causes worries, hopes abroad

If so, actually reconsidering THAAD would go a long way, since Beijing has been furious with Seoul for allowing it. He also said he was willing to visit Pyongyang under favorable conditions. The North's Korean Central News Agency reported the letter was sent on Friday but it is not entirely clear exactly how this was carried out as North Korea and the United States have no diplomatic relations and virtually no official channels of communication. Read More »

Woman leaves Denver church after deport delay

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Surrounded by her children, Jeanette Vizguerra, second from right, a Mexican immigrant who has lived in a church to avoid immigration authorities for the past three months, smiles after leaving the church early Friday, May. ICE also granted a stay of deportation Thursday to Arturo Hernandez Garcia, who took refuge at First Unitarian Church for nine months between 2014 and 2015. Read More »

US to ban laptops on flights from Europe

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The meeting, which was set to include officials from Delta Air Lines ( DAL ), American Airlines (AAL) and United Airlines (UAL), took place Thursday, and airline representatives have also aired their worries about the restrictions to Congress, Bloomberg reported . Read More »

United Kingdom hospitals report tech problems in possible cyberattack

As of this writing, most of the infected systems have been in Russian Federation, with systems in Europe, Asia and Africa also infected. Microsoft was aware of the flaw and issued a patch the previous month. May says there is no evidence that patient data has been compromised. "It's stressful enough for someone going through recovery or treatment for cancer". Read More »

Macron wins French presidency, promises more lawmakers new to politics

The abstention rate was 25.44 percent, the highest since the presidential election in 1969. Getting his party members elected will require Macron's party to transform into an organization that stretches across the country - something his rivals will point out takes more than just a year to put in place. Read More »

Jewish leaders welcomes Emmanuel Macron's French victory

In a victory party on Sunday evening, Macron walked on to the stage to the strains of "Ode to Joy", the anthem of the EU. Macron won the presidency with 66 percent of votes cast for a candidate. "On an endless number of topics, [including] migration, health, the environment, and even the history of our country, the ideas disseminated by the National Front are in open contradiction with undeniable evidence established by research and with the necessary autonomy of the scientific community", ... Read More »

People plan to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, though some are reluctant

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Plenty of liberals used Twitter to express not only their satisfaction that Trump won't be celebrating the holiday, but their wish that any and all Trump supporters follow suit. Cinco de Mayo - or the fifth of May - is a traditional Mexican holiday involving parades, dancing, Mexican-themed dishes, and so much more. Strictly speaking, it is still important to Mexico's independence. Read More »

UK's health service hit by ransomware attack

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There were no details on which companies were targeted but telecommunications company Telefonica said it had detected a cybersecurity incident that had affected computers of some employees. NHS Digital said in a statement: "The investigation is at an early stage but we believe the malware variant is Wanna Decryptor". The NHS says at least 16 of its organizations have been hit by the ransomware. Read More »

Havells Q4 profit dips 74% to Rs94.70 crore

Its total income during the period under review stood at Rs 2,493.19 crore as against Rs 2,251.87 crore in the year-ago quarter, up 10.71 per cent, Arvind Ltd said in a BSE filing. In a separate filing, Arvind Ltd said it plans to raise up to Rs 500 crore through issuance of non-convertible debentures on a private placement basis. Read More »

Supervisor told officer to be mum after shooting

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I knew there was going to be a group of people that didn't like what happened simply because of the color of somebody's skin, ' he testified. Video shows him walking away from her with his hands on his head . According to News On 6's Lori Fullbright , defense attorneys for Shelby said in opening statements that they would be calling 911 callers to the stand that will testify that they were scared of Crutcher's behavior and one believed that he had a gun in his vehicle. Read More »

World's heaviest man goes under knife in Mexico

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Jose Antonio Castaneda told reporters at a press conference in the western city of Guadalajara, according to news website SIPSE. Franco, who was bedridden in Mexico for almost seven years due of his weight, had been on a strict three month diet before having the surgery and was able to drop about 385 pounds before going under the knife. Read More »

Facebook tweaks News Feed to clamp down on 'spammy' and misleading advertising

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They are planning to take organic posts in News Feed. Facebook Inc (FB) will be pushing out the update to its algorithm gradually to all accounts over the next several months. At the time, the company focused on posts that have click-baiting headlines. It's no secret that Facebook has a fake news problem - the issue was spotlighted amid the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Court: West Virginia hate crime law doesn't include anti-gay attacks

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However, this week the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled by a three-two vote in favour of Butler, rejecting the argument that homophobic crimes constitute sex-based hate crimes. Butler is represented by Raymond A. Nolan of the Nolan Law Firm. According to ABC News , there have been at least 26 attempts to add sexual orientation to the statute. Read More »

Should You Buy Synthetic Biologics, Inc (SYN) On Current Analyst Views?

Analysts expect Synthetic Biologics to post earnings of ($0.07) per share for the quarter. In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and the customers of a company, typically in an attempt to capture the findings for a research report. Read More »

Some abducted Chibok schoolgirls refuse to be 'freed', says negotiator

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the latest release and urged the worldwide community to support Nigeria's government to work toward getting all Boko Haram victims home. They were from a group of 276 abducted in north-eastern Nigeria in 2014. About 220 were abducted from their school in a nighttime attack. Boko Haram , which a year ago pledged loyalty to Islamic State, has kidnapped hundreds of men, women and children in its campaign to carve out a medieval Islamist ... Read More »

Couple to wed after losing nearly 600 pounds together

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Research has shown that happily married couples gain weight, according to The Huffington Post . "Both of us had used food as a coping mechanism; I would just eat my feelings", Masella said. Meanwhile, Masella chose to lose weight in 2014, when she had problems fitting into a bathing suit while on a beach vacation, Syracuse.com reported. Read More »