WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Claire Wiedmaier experiences epileptic seizures so bad that she’s broken teeth while in their grip. “I have some fake teeth. I broke my two bottom front teeth,” said Wiedmaier, 23, of Ankeny, Iowa, who these days can expect to have at least four
THURSDAY, Oct. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A boxed warning and a checklist of risks that must be shared with patients is among the new breast implant safety measures announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. As the FDA “continues to evaluate the overall effects of breast
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 be
THURSDAY, Oct. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Plumped-up lips, wrinkle-free foreheads — they’re all part of the promise of dermal fillers, most reliably received at a cosmetic surgeon’s clinic. But cheaper, unapproved “at home” dermal filler pens, bought without a prescription, are another much more dangerous option, according to the
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 and
THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When people have knee arthritis, cartilage cushioning the joint progressively breaks down. Now an early study hints at a possible solution: replacing it with cartilage from the nose. Researchers tested the approach in just two patients with knee arthritis, and said much work
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 limited
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”
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.
MONDAY, Aug. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — An experimental gel has shown early promise in treating the most common form of skin cancer — hinting at a potential alternative to surgery in the future. Researchers tested the gel in 30 patients with basal cell carcinoma (BCC), a skin cancer diagnosed
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”