TUESDAY, Oct. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Laser-based vaginal “rejuvenation” is all the rage among women concerned about vaginal dryness and other “down there” symptoms of menopause, but it’s buyer beware when it comes to these procedures, new research warns. It turns out that laser-based vaginal rejuvenation may not beContinue Reading

SUNDAY, Sept. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When hair sprouts where you don’t want it, you can always shave, but other ways to remove unwanted body hair can last longer. The downside: Chemical hair removers can cause burning, itching or redness. “Hair removal creams, lotions and gels are quick andContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A first-of-a-kind nerve stimulation treatment for people who have problems moving their arms after a stroke has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “People who have lost mobility in their hands and arms due to ischemic stroke are often limitedContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new approach to spinal cord stimulation may drastically reduce chronic back pain, a small pilot study suggests. The study, of 20 patients with stubborn low back pain, tested the effects of implanting electrodes near the spinal cord to stimulate it with “ultra-low”Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Do you have an implanted defibrillator or pacemaker? Try keeping your smart watch or smart phone a few inches away from them. New research from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finds that your phone or watch could interfere with implanted heart devices.Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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”Continue Reading