Hundreds of hospitals punished for lax safety. Here’s how to see if yours is one

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Mario Tama) Medicare is cutting payments to 800 hospitals around the country for having relatively high rates of infections and injuries among their patients, according to an analysis by Kaiser Health News. That’s the highest number of penalties in the five years that the federal government has handed them out. Penalized […]

Inherent security bugs in Apple devices required the use of VPNs

It is hard to imagine that a company with $62.9 billion in revenues over the last quarter of 2019 was unable to find the worst ever bug in iOS history. Rather, it was 14-year old teenage boy. It is called the FaceTime bug that made it possible to monitor audio and video content undetected. It […]

Japanese safety video teaches cats the rules of the road

As a species, we’ve done a pretty bang up job making the rest of the planet incredibly dangerous for other animals. Ask any badger and they’ll tell you, “humans are the worst.” Roadways are particularly treacherous to the rest of the animal kingdom. But a Japanese auto parts and service chain, Yellow Hat is doing […]

Research links rare cancer to breast implants, but Health Canada says no safety advisory is needed

At least 25 Canadian women have developed a rare cancer linked to breast implants — and almost all of them had the same type of textured implant, according to researchers. But Health Canada has no plans to remove this implant from the market or to directly alert Canadian women who have the implants, an investigation […]

‘They will be united in freedom’: Assange sends his cat away to safety

As the threat of extradition to the US hangs over Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder has been forced to keep his beloved pet cat safe by sending it away to live in exile with Assange family members. Residing in Ecuador’s London embassy since 2012, Assange’s safety became precarious last year when Ecuador elected President Lenin […]

Boeing Set to Issue Safety Warning for 737 MAX, Aircraft Involved in Lion Air Crash

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Can cities ban e-scooters in the name of public safety? Bird says no way

Enlarge / People ride shared electric scooters in Santa Monica, California, on July 13, 2018. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) The transportation startup Bird has sued the city of Beverly Hills over its temporary, six-month e-scooter ban. The suit argues that state law, which explicitly allows for “motorized scooters,” actually preempts any municipal prohibitions. The lawsuit, […]

After week of tragedies in 5 states, a reminder about school bus safety

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Safety In week of tragedies, NHTSA reminds drivers of the sanctity of school buses. Continue reading After week of tragedies in 5 states, a reminder about school bus safety After week of tragedies in 5 states, a reminder about school bus safety originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, […]