Surgery

Brazil temporarily suspends breast implant imports

Brazil said Wednesday it has temporarily suspended the import of breast implants pending quality control tests in the wake of last December's health scare over defective French-made implants.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First domestic case of chikungunya in Brazil

Brazil's authorities on Tuesday reported the first domestically contracted cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, prompting the government to announce it was stepping up attempts to control the disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil's Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash

Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn't know Luiz Gustavo would have microcephaly, a condition that has left the 3-year-old so disabled he can't walk, talk or eat without help.

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