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Why HIPAA needs an update

<i>Photo credit: Getty/designer491</i><p>While technology and innovation in healthcare has undergone a rapid evolution, the Privacy and Security Rules within …

Inside One of Afghanistan's Largest Hospitals

0 of 0<p>Dutch photojournalist Kadir Van Lohuizen was never a contract or staff photographer. "I work best when not surrounded by my colleagues," he …

How Telemedicine Is Transforming Health Care

The revolution is finally here—raising a host of questions for regulators, providers, insurers and patients<p>After years of big promises, telemedicine is finally living up to its potential.<p>Driven by faster internet connections, ubiquitous smartphones and changing insurance standards, more health …

Health Care

New 'Smart' Sutures Send Recovery Info From Your Wound to Your Cell Phone

Implantable Device<p>Engineers at Tufts University are developing a ‘smart’ thread that passes diagnostic data to doctors when wounds are sewn up.<p>The …

Delhi sees worst smog in 17 years as risk of asthma, heart disease looms

The unseasonal haze that has engulfed Delhi is not only choking the city, it is driving its residents towards an early grave.<p>Delhi’s worst smog in 17 …

Sweden's Ban on Drone Photography Raises Questions of Privacy

If you’re planning on taking a holiday to Sweden soon, here’s your travel reminder to leave your drone behind.<p>On Friday the Supreme Administrative …

Travel is Key to Building Social and Emotional Life Skills

Travel lays a foundation for learning and absorbing new cultural systems and reasoning from scratch to break down any taboos and stigmas one may …

Great Barrier Reef

What are the world's safest airlines for 2016? | CNN Travel

(CNN) — It's the annual announcement every nervous flier awaits with interest: AirlineRatings.com's safest airline award.<p>This year the aviation analysts have named 20 leading carriers as the world's best at ensuring passenger protection.<p>And, for the third year in succession, it says Qantas leads …

Aviation

Hyatt admits 250 hotels were hit by card-skimming malware

Hyatt has confirmed that the malware it spotted in its systems last year was capable of collecting credit card names, numbers, expiration dates and verification codes. In its latest post about the issue, the hotel chain said it spotted signs of unauthorized access to its customers' card data. Most …

5 Must-Visit Destinations in Colombia

Colombia has long been considered a dangerous travel destination, thanks to a civil war spanning over five decades and a multi-billion dollar drug …

South America

U.S. Government Warns of Potential Terrorist Attacks, Kidnappings in Istanbul

The U.S. Consulate General Istanbul also warns that extremist groups are continuing aggressive efforts to attack Americans and other foreigners.<p>Though the U.S. State Department last updated its Turkey travel warning on September 23, 2016, the U.S. Consulate General Istanbul on October 22 posted …

Dubai deploys a 'drone hunter' to keep its airport open

Dubai airport has a drone problem and it's deploying a 'hunter' to fix it.<p>The airport, the third busiest in the world, has already been forced to shut three times this year because of unauthorized drone activity, creating a headache for airlines and their passengers.<p>During the most recent closure, …

Drones

You Should Never Post Online or Throw Away Your Airport Boarding Pass. Here's Why

uring our flight, we need to take good care of our passports and boarding pass as these are among the most important things that we will need upon …

Flying

21 Things Flight Attendants Hate About You

As in any walk of life, among travelers, there are good guys and bad guys. Naturally, you and I fall squarely in the good-guy category; here, we're all above average. Still, it's worth considering what makes a bad actor, travel-wise, and reality-checking our own habits. You know, just in case.<p>As …

What are the dirtiest places on an airplane? | CNN Travel

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13 tips to avoid getting sick on a flight

There is nothing worse than getting off of a flight to feel a cold settling in.<p>And while you can't predict when you'll be on the same flight as someone who is sick, there are steps you can take to walk out as germ free as possible. Here are 13 tips to help you stay healthy on a plane.<p>Don't drink …

Just How Germy Are Airplanes?

Unsurprisingly, large commercial airplanes aren't cleaned after every flight, says aviation specialist Mark Gendreau, M.D.<p>Study author James Barbaree, Ph.D., says he hopes his research encourages airlines to take greater cleaning precautions in the future. But until then, guard against catching …

10 Ways To Get Yourself Mugged While Backpacking