Health

Explaining the 'black box' warning on breast implants

Breast implants now come with a "black box" warning. What does that mean for the 300,000 patients who choose to have breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or breast augmentation for cosmetic reasons each year?

Surgery

FDA sets stronger safety warnings for breast implants

U.S. health regulators on Wednesday finalized stronger warnings for breast implants, including a new requirement that people receive detailed information about their potential risks and complications before getting them.

Immunology

Silicones may lead to cell death

Silicone molecules from breast implants can initiate processes in human cells that lead to cell death. Researchers from Radboud University have demonstrated this in a new study published on 12 June in Scientific Reports. ...

Surgery

Breast implants saved woman shot in chest

A woman's life was likely saved by her silicone breast implants after she was shot in the chest at close range while walking down a street in Toronto, doctors have said.

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