WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Just small amounts of exercise can benefit people with implanted heart defibrillators, new research shows. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a battery-powered device placed under the skin to detect abnormal heart rhythms and deliver an electric shock to restore a normal heartbeat.
MONDAY, June 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Researchers are reporting early success with a temporary heart pacemaker that simply disintegrates when it’s no longer needed. So far the work has been limited to animals and human heart tissue studied in the lab. But experts said the early findings are “exciting”
THURSDAY, June 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Parkinson’s disease patients can get symptom relief with deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy that lasts over the long term, a new study shows. Over 15 years, patients who received DBS, which requires surgical implantation, had significant improvement in motor symptoms and less need
WEDNESDAY, May 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When someone comes in for a new heart stent, it’s critical that the medical team doing the procedure knows several key facts about previous stents the patient has had. But fewer than half of patients receiving a stent were still carrying the stent
MONDAY, April 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — An implanted heart defibrillator is a life changer in more ways than one. More than one in 10 patients who receive the device also developed anxiety or depression, a new study reveals. The findings highlight the need for regular screening of patients who
MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Once you’ve landed that coveted coronavirus vaccine appointment, you’ll likely have to fill out a form on your medical history and whether you’re allergic to any of the vaccine’s ingredients. But there could be another question waiting for you: Have you ever had
FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — You might decide your frizzy locks aren’t so bad after all, given a new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that most hair straightening/smoothing products release formaldehyde gas, a human carcinogen. Being exposed to formaldehyde for longer periods of time and
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — An inner-ear implant may help people with a debilitating balance disorder get steady on their feet again, an early study suggests. The study involved eight patients with bilateral vestibular hypofunction (BVH). The disorder arises from a problem in the balance system of both