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FDA approves first pacemaker without wires from Medtronic

The new device is made by Medtronic.The leadless design has been a long anticipated advance in the electrophysiology community since pacemaker leads pose a number of potential problems ranging from simple breakage to serious infections,…


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Danish researchers: You can die of a broken heart

Heartbreak, it turns out, is more than just a metaphor: After the death of one’s spouse, people are at higher risk of having an abnormal heartbeat, a new study finds.’In this large population-based study, the…


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D.C. expands mosquito battle to target Zika

Vietnam’s health ministry on Tuesday confirmed the country’s first two infections of the Zika virus in Ho Chi Minh City and the central resort town Nha Trang. And despite no previous evidence of these birth…


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Women are letting Pence know about their flow

“Hey Gov. Pence, I’m about 20 days away from my next cycle”. Started by an anonymous woman, the campaign is organized around the Periods for Pence Facebook page. It also prohibits abortions when they are…


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Third Zika virus case among Missouri residnets confirmed

“They’re still discussing the funding for Zika Virus prevention and response”, explained Rene Landry with the Mesa County Health Department.While the Zika virus is relatively harmless in adults, with mild symptoms lasting only a week…




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Ebola flare-ups: Liberia and Guinea

The World Health Organization (WHO), within days after we received the alarming news of a renewed Ebola outbreak in Guinea, issued an announcement downgrading an “Ebola health risk” in the three affected countries in the…


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Dakota Picks Cruz-Friendly GOP Delegates

The Texas senator is trailing front-runner Donald Trump by 273 delegates with about half of the country’s caucus-primary contests remaining.The outcome in Wisconsin will help determine whether Trump can seize the Republican nomination without a…