A mysterious ‘supplement’ with a viral following has been linked to salmonella — and the outbreak is still spreading

Kratom is an opioid derived from a plant native to Southeast Asia. It can be consumed in pills, powder, or tea. On Thursday, the CDC issued its third warning in a month that the drug, often called an “herbal supplement,” had been linked to salmonella, bringing the total number of sick people to 87. It’s […]

LTE security flaws could be used for spying, spreading chaos

There have been lots of reasons to be concerned about how easily someone with the right tools and knowledge could do very bad things with cellular communications networks. And while none of them has necessarily been to the level of some of the fictional stunts pulled off on television, new research shows that things are […]

The deadly flu epidemic sweeping the US is still spreading — here’s everything you need to know

AP Photo/Susan Walsh Flu experts agree that the 2017-18 flu season may not be a full-blown pandemic, but it sure is nasty. The flu is widespread across 48 US states right now. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say doctors have been seeing as many patients as they did at the height […]

Aussie flu ‘epidemic’: Stop virus spreading by coughing into your elbow

Aussie flu is worrying a leading expert on the influenza virus, as cases continue to rise in the over-65s. The public should prepare themselves for a flu epidemic, as the spread of the deadly infection continues to rise, said Professor John Oxford. He recommended coughing into your elbow instead of your hands, as people were […]

How ARM is spreading into Windows PCs and the edge of the internet

ARM executive Rene Haas is responsible for the shipment of billions of chips. As the executive vice president and president of IP Products Group at ARM, he interacts with the customers that license ARM’s product designs and use them in chips that are made in very large numbers. Thanks to ARM’s domination of smartphones, the […]

Japanese astronaut apologizes for spreading ‘fake news’ after claiming to have grown 3.5 inches while in space

REUTERS/Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool/File Photo A Japanese astronaut claimed to have grown 9 cm (3.5 inches) while in space, but later corrected that figure to 2 cm (four fifths of an inch) and apologized for spreading “fake news.” He said he was worried he may not fit in the seats of the spacecraft after his growth, but […]

Hepatitis A outbreak: Symptoms of viral infection spreading across UK and Europe

There has been 950 confirmed cases of hepatitis A across Europe since September 29, warned the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Twenty two countries were affected by the outbreak, including England, Wales, France, Germany and Italy. Since the outbreak started in June 2016, 3,813 cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed. March […]