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ReActiv8 Neurostimulator Treats Cause of Back Pain, Now FDA Approved

Mainstay Medical, an Irish firm, just won FDA approval to introduce its ReActiv8 neurostimulator that works to address the underlying causes of back pain. Most existing pain reducing implants work to simply mask the pain by delivering electrical signals to the relevant nerves. The ReActiv8 instead stimulates the multifidus muscle, that lies next to the… Read More »

Which drugs cause hearing loss?

Many drugs cause side effects, including hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing in the ears). In fact, there are currently more more than 200 medications linked to hearing loss and balance disorders, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  Medically, this is known as ototoxicity. (“Oto” means ear and “toxic” means harmful.) The severity of the hearing loss and tinnitus can vary widely,… Read More »