Should Women Have Breast Implants Removed?

It was a story with a bit of irony, as well as ominous health warnings. Crystal Hefner, the 30-year-old wife of Playboy magazine mogul Hugh Hefner, announced in a story in People magazine last month that she'd had her breast implants removed because they were making her sick. Hefner posted a photo of her post-surgery self on Instagram with the caption, "Using 2016 to reclaim my health and embrace and love myself for the real me." The former model, now a DJ, was diagnosed a few months back with Lyme disease. Her symptoms included intolerance to foods and beverages as well as back, neck, and shoulder pain. Hefner also suffered from cognitive dysfunction (brain fog, memory loss), stunted hair growth, fatigue, burning bladder pain, low immunity, and recurring infections and problems with her thyroid and adrenals. People on social media pointed out that her symptoms matched those of something called breast implant illness. Is the illness real? Because of her celebrity, Hefner's procedure was well-publicized. There are also plenty of articles and blogs advising women to not get the implants or to have them removed. However, doctors in the plastic surgery field suggest the connection between her symptoms and Hefner's implants -- almost 10 years old -- may not be well-grounded. "There are millions of women worldwide who have had breast implants for either reconstructive or cosmetic reasons, and the purported adverse health impacts are rarely reported," D...
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Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Journal of Molecular LiquidsAuthor(s): H. Abramczyk, A. Imiela, A. ƚliwiƄskaAbstractLipids play an important role in many cellular processes. Raman-driven microscopy is one of the most powerful technique for analyzing the properties of lipids in cellular compartments offering lipid compositional mapping and more precise, faster, simpler, and nondestructive measurements. Recent advances in Raman imaging (RI) have greatly progressed lipidomic analysis, such as lipid droplet content, lipid phenotype, fatty acid composition, spatial distribution and drug treatment res...
Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Journal of Molecular LiquidsAuthor(s): Mostafa Zamani, Ehsan Naderi, Mozhgan Aghajanzadeh, Mahmoud Naseri, Ali Sharafi, Hossein DanafarAbstractThe present paper aimed to synthesize, using thermal-treatment method, a variety of Co1-XZnxFe2O4-based nanocarriers (NCs) as Dual-controlled and targeted drug delivery systems (DDS) and provide a new structure as NCs suitable for the loading and pH-responsive characteristics of the chemotherapeutic curcumin (CUR). To study the structure, surface morphology, surface charge and magnetic properties of NCs, X-ray diffraction (XR...
Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
This study examined the role of H2S in drug resistance in liver cancer cells.Materials and methodsHuman primary hepatocellular carcinoma cell line (HepG2) and doxorubicin (Dox)-resistant cells were used in this study. Cell survival was analyzed by MTT, Annexin V-FITC/propidium iodide staining and clonogenic assay. Western blotting was used for analysis of protein expression, and immunoprecipitation was used to determine interactions of LXR/RXR.Key findingsThe expression of H2S-generating enzyme cystathionine gamma-lyase (CSE) was inhibited by doxorubicin treatment in HepG2 cells, and H2S sensitized Dox-inhibited cell survi...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
This study was based on the fact that, overall mass, charge and size of a protein changes after interaction with charged ligands such as metal ions, which affects the electrophoretic movement of the analyte protein under the influence of electroosmotic flow. This alteration in electrophoretic mobility of the analyte is proportional to the strength of interaction between the two species and is utilized to calculate the binding results. The mobility ratio (R) of an EOF marker (injected in same run) and the analyte enzyme was determined and the binding result was expressed as the normalized difference of the mobility ratios o...
Source: Microchemical Journal - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Abstract We evaluated the analgesic effects of minodronate, alendronate and pregabalin on mechanical and thermal allodynia, as well as changes in bone mineral density and skeletal muscle volume caused by chronic constriction injury (CCI) in an ovariectomized rat. Ovariectomy was performed on four-week-old female Wistar rats. Thereafter, at 8-weeks of age, the left sciatic nerve was ligated to create the chronic pain model (CCI limb), and sham surgery was performed on the right hindlimb. In all rats, either minodronate (0.15 mg/kg/week), alendronate (0.15 mg/kg/week), pregabalin (10 mg/kg/week), or their vehicle wa...
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Abstract The innate immune system is a prerequisite for biophylactic ability, but its dysregulation can cause inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. To determine a safe method of controlling inflammatory reactions in the brain, we examined the effects of gnetin C, a natural resveratrol dimer, on C-C motif chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) and CCL5 (pro-inflammatory chemokines) production observed after treatment with polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid [poly IC; a synthetic analog of dsRNA as a Toll-like receptor 3 (TRL3) ligand, 30 μg/mL] in cultured human astrocytoma U373MG and neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells. The addition of...
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In this study, we examined the effect of sevoflurane on the excitatory synaptic transmission at CA1 synapses in hippocampal slices of mice. Sevoflurane at 5% was mixed with 95% O2 and 5% CO2 and bubbled in artificial cerebral spinal fluid (0.69 mM). Extracellular recordings of the field excitatory postsynaptic potential (fEPSP) and presynaptic fiber volley (FV) were made at physiological temperature. In addition, fluorescent measurements of presynaptic Ca2+ transients were performed while simultaneously recording fEPSP. Application of sevoflurane reduced the amplitude of fEPSP (45 ± 8%, n = 5). This effect was accom...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Genes &DiseasesAuthor(s): Xingxing Zang
Source: Genes and Diseases - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
HOW to sleep: Sleep better by having a good bedtime routine, watching your diet, or by avoiding back pain-causing mattresses. You could also get a better quality night ’s rest and fall asleep faster by filling your bedroom with this smell.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Switching to a better, lower fat diet can reduce the risk of death by 20 percent for colorectal cancer patients, a new American Cancer Society study found. Western diets high in fat raise death risks.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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