News tagged with silicone breast 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.
Cancer Dec 20, 2011 | not rated yet | 5
(HealthDay)—If you're thinking about getting breast implants, there are some things you need to know before you make your decision, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Other Feb 27, 2013 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 1
Faulty breast implants made by PIP, the French company that sparked a global health scare, do not pose any long-term medical threats, British health authorities said in a final report Monday.
Other Jun 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A pair of British plastic surgeons said Tuesday the rupture rate of PIP breast implants behind a global health scare may be as high as one in three, significantly more than previously thought.
Other Apr 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Brazil's Silimed, the third-biggest manufacturer of silicon breast implants in the world, has suddenly found itself in the eye of a global firestorm.
Other Jan 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
French health authorities said Friday that 20 cases of cancer had been uncovered in women with allegedly faulty French-made breast implants but insisted there was still no proven link with the disease.
Cancer Dec 30, 2011 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0
Holed up at his home in the south of France, the founder of troubled breast implant manufacturer PIP is fighting back against a growing international scandal over his allegedly faulty products.
Health Dec 28, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
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.
Other Dec 23, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
(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" ...
Other Dec 23, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
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. ...
Health Dec 21, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The computer records were scrubbed, inspectors said there was no mention of industrial silicone in quality-control documents, and an employee at the factory in southern France said they were instructed not ...
Other Apr 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Proceedings against a German safety standards firm that gave defective breast implants the all clear kicked off Friday in France, with millions of euros claimed in damages.
Other Mar 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A German court on Tuesday began hearing the country's first lawsuit over a health scandal surrounding French-made breast implants found to leak silicone into women's bodies.
Other Nov 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
French health authorities said Monday that nearly 8,000 French women had followed a government recommendation to have faulty breast implants that sparked a global health scare removed.
Surgery Jun 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
New research published in the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery suggests that the failure rate of silicone breast implants manufactured by Poly Implant Prosthèse (PIP) could be as high as 33.8%. ...
Surgery Apr 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0