Cardiology

Self-powered 'pacemaker for life' in pigs unveiled

Scientists on Tuesday unveiled a battery-free pacemaker that generates its energy from the heartbeats of pigs in what could pave the way for an "implant for life" in humans suffering from heart defects.

Attention deficit disorders

FDA approves marketing of first device to treat ADHD

(HealthDay)—Marketing has been approved for the first medical device to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

Health

Many teens don't know they are vaping nicotine

(HealthDay)—As e-cigarette use soars in high schools across America, new research shows many people don't understand the amount of addictive nicotine they're inhaling with every puff.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anxiety 'epidemic' brewing on college campuses, researchers find

The number of 18- to 26-year-old students who report suffering from anxiety disorder has doubled since 2008, perhaps as a result of rising financial stress and increased time spent on digital devices, according to preliminary ...

Health

How your smartphone can encourage active living

Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for death globally and has reached the status of a global pandemic —a definition that is usually associated with infectious diseases like influenza.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New gene variant is even more resistant to hospital antiseptic

A team of investigators has discovered a new, more powerful variant on an antimicrobial resistance gene common among Staphylococcus species. The gene protects the bacteria from an antiseptic compound widely used in healthcare. ...

Medications

FDA warns against use of preowned or unauthorized test strips

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients not to use preowned test strips or test strips not authorized for sale in the United States because of possible infection or inaccurate results that ...

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