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June 28, 2011
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Next Virus Victim: Your Doctor’s Or Nurse’s iPad? Networked devices used by medical personnel are vulnerable to viruses and security threats, requiring careful teamwork between IT and clinical engineering, experts say.

Next Virus Victim: Your Doctor’s Or Nurse’s iPad? Networked devices used by medical personnel are vulnerable to viruses and security threats, requiring careful teamwork between IT and clinical engineering, experts say.

New York City’s Ban on Smoking Called ‘an Absolute Joke’. In the first month of the Big Apple’s new smoking ban in 1,700 parks and along 14 miles of beaches, the city issued exactly one ticket.

Diabetes Drug May Help Others Lose Weight. The diabetes drug liraglutide (Victoza), touted for its weight-loss effects in that patient population, may also help non-diabetic patients keep pounds off, researchers said.

Nearly 10% of the World’s Adults Have Diabetes. In addition, the prevalence of the disease is rising rapidly, researchers found. Increased obesity and inactivity are the primary reasons in wealthy nations and developing nations as well.

RunKeeper Adds New Integration to its Health Graph. The company has been building a tool to identify correlations between a user’s eating habits, workout schedule, social interactions and more, according to TechCrunch.