Woodstock Wire: NewsTidBits

December 10, 2018

7 Lessons from Marriott Starwood breach and what Mueller teaches us

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - Starwood emailed me a couple days ago telling me my data was part of their 500 million record customer data breach. The...

December 10, 2018 10:12 PM

Memory tests predict brain atrophy and Alzheimer's disease

Life -- EurekAlert - Use of two episodic memory tests help in predicting brain atrophy and Alzheimer's disease, as indicated by a study carried out at...

December 10, 2018 09:46 PM

Johns Hopkins team identifies promising diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease

Life -- EurekAlert - Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have identified in live human brains new radioactive 'tracer' molecules that bind to and 'light...

December 10, 2018 09:45 PM

How does cancer spread?

Life -- EurekAlert - How does cancer spread? While studying human brain tumour cells, a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University...

December 10, 2018 09:43 PM

Regular flu shots may save heart failure patients' lives

Life -- EurekAlert - Compared with skipping a flu shot, getting a flu shot was associated with an 18 percent reduced risk of premature death among newly-diagnosed...

December 10, 2018 09:36 PM

Watch a toy train pull of some pretty slick stunts

Tech -- Mashable - If you've ever wondered what a Fast & Furious franchise film would look like if shot using a child's toy train, you're in luck....

December 10, 2018 09:32 PM

Video: U.S. Adds 155,000 Jobs, Unemployment Stays at 3.7 Percent

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - According to the November jobs report, the U.S. added 155,000 jobs last month, which was under the 198,000 expectation....

December 10, 2018 09:28 PM

Gallup's Migration Research Center

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Gallup's Migration Research Center houses the latest and best discoveries on migration, based on more than a decade of Gallup...

December 10, 2018 07:39 PM

More Than 750 Million Worldwide Would Migrate If They Could

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Fifteen percent of the world's adults -- or more than 750 million people -- say they would like to move to another country...

December 10, 2018 07:39 PM

Newest Potential Net Migration Index Shows Gains and Losses

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Gallup's latest Potential Net Migration Index shows that in most of the countries that are refusing to sign the U.N. migration...

December 10, 2018 07:38 PM

25 years of stunning definition

Life -- ESA-Hubble POW - This stunning spiral galaxy is Messier 100 in the constellation Coma Berenices, captured here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope...

December 10, 2018 07:38 PM

Marine veteran says dog sniffed out cancer 3 times

FOX News - Health -- A Marine veteran is crediting the Siberian husky she inherited from her Air Force son in 2011 with helping to save her life after the dog sniffed...

December 10, 2018 02:01 AM

New study suggests Alzheimer's is not one disease but six different conditions

gizmag -- A large team of researchers has developed a new way to classify patients with Alzheimer's disease suggesting we should think of the disease as...

December 10, 2018 01:59 AM

World-first electrical stimulation device blazes a new trail into the brain

gizmag -- Open brain surgery is about as dangerous as it sounds, but for sufferers of conditions like Parkinson's and epilepsy it can be the only way to...

December 10, 2018 01:59 AM

Experimental cancer drug repurposed to prevent Parkinson's

gizmag -- As promising as a drug candidate may be, the unfortunate truth is that not all of them end up performing as hoped - but that doesn't mean they're...

December 10, 2018 01:59 AM

24 Amazon Workers Sent To Hospital After Robot Accidentally Unleashes Bear Spray

Slashdot -- Twenty-four Amazon workers in New Jersey have been hospitalized after a robot accidentally tore a can...

December 10, 2018 01:55 AM

Are the leaders of today ready for the workforce of tomorrow?

Silicon Republic -- The workforce is more excited to embrace new technologies than their leaders think, according to Accenture's Tara Levins.

December 10, 2018 01:38 AM

5 Retirement Strategies Companies Need to Start Planning For Now

HR Bartender -- Retirement strategies are quickly becoming a key part of business. Retaining senior workers is crucial. So is planning for knowledge transfer...

December 10, 2018 01:29 AM

20 amazing gifts runners actually want in 2018

USATODAY.com Technology News -- From the marathon runner to 5k enthusiast-a gift for every runner in your life

December 10, 2018 01:18 AM

A snowstorm hammering the northeast grounds more than 1,400 flights, as airlines waive change fees

CNBC-Top Business -- A large snowstorm that struck the Carolinas, Virginia and other parts of the southeastern U.S. over the weekend prompted airlines to cancel more...

December 10, 2018 01:17 AM

In your 50s and nothing saved for retirement? You're not alone

CNBC-Top Business -- How to cope with sparse retirement savings when you hit your 50s and beyond

December 10, 2018 01:04 AM

Many Americans dream of retirement but lack a real game plan, survey finds

CNBC-Top Business -- A new survey from retirement community firm Provision Living finds that while most Americans think about retirement a lot, their goals and plans...

December 10, 2018 01:03 AM

Medicare Advantage Plans Get Unfair Push From U.S. Government: Critics

U.S. News -- Insurance companies do not need any help marketing Medicare Advantage plans - just ask anyone over age 65 about...

December 10, 2018 12:53 AM

3 Steps for Investors to Take When Retiring Early

U.S. News -- Retirees in their 50s are more likely to have retired sooner than planned, one study shows.

December 10, 2018 12:52 AM

World Series Champ Red Sox Accept Invitation to White House

U.S. News -- The Boston Red Sox have accepted an invitation to the White House to celebrate their World Series championship.

December 10, 2018 12:50 AM

Alzheimer's Added as Qualifier for Medical Marijuana

U.S. News -- Minnesota health officials are adding Alzheimer's disease as a qualifying condition to get medical marijuana.

December 10, 2018 12:50 AM

Marlboro maker places $1.8 billion bet on marijuana company

Think -- Big Think - The deal includes the option for Altria Group to take a 55 percent stake in the Cronos Group over the next five years.It marks a...

December 10, 2018 12:22 AM

Walgreens teams up with FedEx to offer next-day drug delivery service

Think -- Big Think - The service will cost $4.99 per drop-off.Same-day delivery will be available in some markets.As the population ages and rates of...

December 10, 2018 12:20 AM

December 09, 2018

Computers Can Spot the Difference Between Healthy Brains and Those with Dissociative Identity Disorder

Life -- Neuroscience News - Machine learning algorithms were able to distinguish, with 73% accuracy, neurobiological differences between those with dissociative...

December 09, 2018 04:28 AM

19 Life-Changing Money Moves to Make Before You Turn 40

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - The big 4-0.

That's right. You're old enough to remember the VHS versus Betamax war, and you kept your...

December 09, 2018 04:28 AM

Most Americans Still Rate Their Healthcare Quite Positively

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Majorities of Americans rate the coverage (69%) and quality (80%) of the healthcare they personally receive as "excellent"...

December 09, 2018 04:26 AM

If You Ever Want to Retire, Take These 7 Steps Before Your Next Paycheck

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - Pondering retirement is daunting. According to that online calculator you plugged some numbers into, you'll be...

December 09, 2018 04:17 AM

Implant Stimulates Brain from Inside a Blood Vessel

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - First, the stent electrode listened for brain signals. Now, it talks backIn 2016, Australian scientists announced a matchstick-size...

December 09, 2018 04:12 AM

The nation-state of the internet

Tech -- TechCrunch - The internet is a community, but can it be a nation-state? It's a question that I have been pondering on and off this year, what...

December 09, 2018 03:56 AM

NASA's InSight lander captures the first sounds of a 'windy afternoon' on Mars

Tech -- GeekWire - A raw image from NASA's InSight lander shows the spacecraft's robotic arm in the foreground, hanging over a solar panel. The terrain...

December 09, 2018 03:42 AM

Walmart acquires art and wall d├ęcor retailer Art.com

Tech -- TechCrunch - Walmart's acquisition spree continues. Only a couple of months after picking up apparel and lingerie brands, ELOQUII and Bare Necessities,...

December 09, 2018 03:34 AM

December 07, 2018

Americans Big on Idea of Living in the Country

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Given six choices, Americans say they would ideally live in a rural area, followed by a suburb of a big city and a small city....

December 07, 2018 09:47 PM

How to Use Dual SIMs on an iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max

Life -- Lifehacker - When Apple pushed iOS version 12.1.1 on Wednesday, AT&T users gained the ability to use the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max's in a dual-SIM...

December 07, 2018 09:46 PM

Wintertime arctic sea ice growth slows long-term decline: NASA

Life -- EurekAlert - New NASA research has found that increases in the rate at which Arctic sea ice grows in the winter may have partially slowed down...

December 07, 2018 09:45 PM

NASA's Mars InSight lander snaps selfies galore, including a name check for its fans

Tech -- GeekWire - A photo snapped by the camera on the InSight lander's robotic arm shows instruments on the spacecraft's deck with Martian terrain...

December 07, 2018 06:49 PM

Verizon offers emergency first responders discounts on unlimited plans

Tech -- The Verge - Verizon has announced a new discount for emergency first responders. The carrier already offers special plans for government agencies,...

December 07, 2018 06:48 PM

Million-dollar nest egg not a sure bet for Denver retirees

Denver Post -- Saving $1 million for retirement is a goal many people try to reach. But even if they hit that mark, a study from SmartAsset suggests, it might...

December 07, 2018 01:08 AM

How hands-on learning fires up your brain

Think -- Big Think - Learning is a mental and physical pursuit, says retired astronaut Leland Melvin.

Recalling his childhood, Melvin explains how working...

December 07, 2018 01:06 AM

Your Personal Data is Already Stolen

Infosec -- Schneier on Security - In an excellent blog post, Brian Krebs makes clear something I have been saying for a while:



Likewise for individuals,...

December 07, 2018 12:52 AM

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Notifies Almost 92,000 Patients of Possible Access to Their Protected Health Information

Infosec -- Office of Inadequate Security - Another phishing incident where an employee's email account was storing a lot of patient information. And because...

December 07, 2018 12:37 AM

Jared, Kay Jewelers Parent Fixes Data Leak

Infosec -- Krebs on Security - The parent firm of bling retailers Jared and Kay Jewelers has fixed a bug in the Web sites of both companies that exposed...

December 07, 2018 12:36 AM

December 06, 2018

Blood test for tau, Alzheimer's disease under development

Life -- EurekAlert - Investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital are working to develop a blood test to accurately diagnose or even predict Alzheimer's...

December 06, 2018 10:23 PM

How to Calm Your Nerves and Stay Cool: 17 Tips That Work

Life -- The Positivity Blog - "The time to relax is when you don't have time for it."Sydney J. Harris

The stress is rising. You're starting to feel...

December 06, 2018 10:18 PM

Performance on exercise test predicts risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer

Life -- EurekAlert - Performance on an exercise test predicts the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other causes, reports a study...

December 06, 2018 10:17 PM

In Grandma's stocking: An Apple watch to monitor falls

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - For more than a decade, the latest Apple products have been...

December 06, 2018 09:28 PM