Brain Implant for Adults With Epilepsy Can Help Kids, Too

By Adam Meyer HealthDay Reporter 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 already… Continue reading Brain Implant for Adults With Epilepsy Can Help Kids, Too

Spinal Cord Implant Allows Paraplegics to Walk Again, Scientists Say

Feb. 7, 2022 Three men paralyzed with severe spinal cord injuries were able to walk again days after receiving a spinal cord implant that stimulates trunk and leg muscles — a development scientists think could have broad application as a commercial product. Scientists implanted 16-electrode devices into the epidural space on the men’s spines, between… Continue reading Spinal Cord Implant Allows Paraplegics to Walk Again, Scientists Say

Paralysed man with severed spine walks thanks to implant

So far nine people have received the implant and regained the ability to walk. None of them use it to help them walk in their everyday lives – because it’s too complicated at this stage. Instead, they use it to practise walking – which exercises their muscles, improves their health – and often, restores a… Continue reading Paralysed man with severed spine walks thanks to implant

Fatherhood joy for paralysis implant dad

David M’zee was 22 when an injury damaged his spine, leaving him paralysed 12 years ago. In 2017, an electrical implant to his spine enabled him to stand and walk slowly by boosting the nerve signals to his legs. He uses the device for short periods to exercise his muscles and practise walking, and says… Continue reading Fatherhood joy for paralysis implant dad

Brain implant may lift most severe depression

Sarah, the first patient to try it, says it has allowed her to enjoy life again. Source link

Campaigners react to PIP implant compensation win

Two of the more than 2,500 women who were victims of the PIP breast implant scandal have welcomed the decision of a French court that they should receive compensation. The court also upheld an earlier judgement which found German company TUV Rheinland negligent. Read more: PIP implant victims ‘elated’ by compensation win Source link

PIP implant victims 'elated' by compensation win

Women who had the breast implants say they are delighted by the “victory” after 10 years fighting for justice. Source link