FRIDAY, April 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — With the advent of smartphones came the rise of selfies, shared daily by “like”-seeking millions across social media. But a small new study suggests that, unlike photos taken with regular cameras, smartphone selfies distort facial features in a not-so-flattering way. And those unappealingContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — When implanted heart devices get infected, doctors recommend surgery to remove them, but many patients ignore that advice, a new study reveals. More than eight in 10 patients with an infected implant (such as a defibrillator or pacemaker) choose antibiotic treatment instead, thoughContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A handful of “locked-in” amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients can now work a laptop computer using their brain waves, thanks to an implant lodged in a major vein inside their skull. The implant — a stent lined with 16 miniscule electrodes — isContinue Reading

TUESDAY, March 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Scars from facial surgery look worse to skin cancer patients themselves than to others, so it’s important for surgeons to prepare patients beforehand, researchers say. Doctors can help by outlining the healing process and explaining what their scars will look like in theContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A brain implant that helps control severe epilepsy in adults may do the same for children who suffer from unrelenting seizures, new research suggests. The study is one of the first to examine the responsive neurostimulation (RNS) system in children. RNS has alreadyContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) – While some plastic surgeons recommend no exercise for weeks after breast augmentation, new research suggests the ban may not be necessary. A new clinical trial found that women who resumed exercise after one week off did not have more complications and were moreContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Dec. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who use hair dyes or straighteners may have relatively lower levels of pregnancy-supporting hormones, a recent study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 1,000 pregnant women they followed, those who used certain hair products — dyes, bleaches, relaxers or mousseContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People who get cochlear implants to treat severe hearing loss may develop new bone growth in the ear — and it may lessen any hearing they have left, a new study hints. The researchers found that among 100-plus adults with cochlear implants, two-thirdsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People who are prescribed opioid painkillers after receiving a heart pacemaker or defibrillator may be at risk for opioid abuse — and the higher the initial dose, the greater the risk, according to a new study. “The significance of this study is toContinue Reading

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