News tagged with silicon

Prosthetics get the personal touch

We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better ... stronger ... faster. -Opening to "The Six Million Dollar Man"

Apr 10, 2012
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Breast implant scare: One in four found flawed

Doctors in France have removed PIP breast implants from more than 16,000 women and found a quarter of the scandal-tainted products had signs of splitting or leakage, a watchdog said on Tuesday.

Jun 25, 2013
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France advises 30,000 to have breast implants removed

France's health ministry Friday advised 30,000 women with breast implants made by French firm PIP to have them removed, saying that while there is no proven cancer risk the prostheses could rupture.

Dec 23, 2011
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France recommends removal of risky breast implants

(AP) -- Tens of thousands of women with risky, French-made breast implants should have them removed at the state's expense, the health minister recommended Friday, adding that such removals were "preventive" ...

Dec 23, 2011
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France may order 30,000 women to remove implants

Up to 30,000 French women and perhaps tens of thousands more around the world may need to have defective breast implants removed after several suspicious cancer cases, officials said Tuesday.

Dec 20, 2011
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Women urged not to panic over breast implant scare

French authorities are to issue an expert report on Friday saying whether the implants, produced by the now-bankrupt Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) company, should be removed after several suspicious cancer cases. ...

Dec 21, 2011
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Renegade sperm donor triggers US probe

A California man who donates his sperm for free to couples who want to have a baby is being investigated by US regulators but insists he will continue his efforts as a matter of goodwill.

Jan 28, 2012
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Researchers increase the success rate of tooth implants

Elderly or people with osteoporosis, smokers, diabetics or people who have had cancer are sometimes not eligible to receive dental implants as their bones are unable to correctly integrate the new prostheses which replace ...

Apr 29, 2013
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Venezuelans line up to switch PIP breast implants

(AP) -- The office of plastic surgeon Ignacio Sousa is so packed that women are lined up outside the door. College students in their 20s, housewives in their 40s, middle-class office workers: nearly all are ...

Jan 31, 2012
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