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Breast Implants Linked to Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma
In this interview we discuss the link between breast implants and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, a rare type of T-cell lymphoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Francisco Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, MD Scott Chapin, MD Tags: Hematologic Malignancies Leukemia & Lymphoma Q T-Cell Lymphomas Source Type: news

Bonti kicks off Ph2 trial for neurotoxin pain-reliever
Privately-held biotech Bonti said today that it launched the Lantern clinical program, evaluating its intramuscular neurotoxin injection as a non-opioid pain reliever. The first clinical trial, Lantern-1, is a Phase II study designed to assess the safety and efficacy of EB-001 in patients undergoing elective breast augmentation. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Bonti kicks off Ph2 trial for neurotoxin pain-reliever appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Biotech Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pain Management Pharmaceuticals bonti Source Type: news

Austria: Women with leak-prone breast implants compensated
An Austrian consumer watchdog says 69 women in the country who received leak-prone breast implants made by a French company have received 3,000 euros (over $3,550) each in damages (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bulletproof boobs? Researchers claim breast implants reduce damage from gunshot injuries... seriously
(Natural News) According to researchers, bullets travel up to twenty percent less when they make contact with breast implants, which could mean the different between life and death. Over the years, many women have even backed up this claim, arguing that their breast implants saved their life by protecting the vital organs against a speeding bullet.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model says having big boobs saved her from bulimia
Leia Parker, 20, from Bracknell, developed bulimia at 13 and her weight fell to six-and-a-half stone. At the age of 18, she decided to get breast implants - which she says led to her gaining weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Sense of Implant'Profile' in Breast Augmentation Making Sense of Implant'Profile' in Breast Augmentation
A better understanding of the profile types of breast implants will help guide implant selection.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Mother describes how her breast implants gave her cancer
Kimra Rogers, a mother-of-three from Caldwell, Idaho, claims her breast implants gave her cancer, and said her insurer would not pay to have them removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to know about the rare cancer linked to breast implants
The FDA published a report this year linking a rare cancer to breast implants. So far, 359 cases were reported globally, including nine deaths. The risk is low, and most are likely not aware of the rare cancer, including one woman who says she's battling the disease -- and her insurance company. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast implants linked to cancer: What women should know
One in 30,000 women with implants could develop the rare cancer, including one woman who says she's battling the disease--and her insurance company (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How FAKE BOOBS could save your life
Having breast implants fitted could prove the difference between life or death, researchers behind the bizarre findings at the University of Utah claim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two deaths and 23 cases of rare cancer in the U.K. linked to controversial textured breast implants
(Natural News) Since the year began, two women in the U.K. have died from cancer after receiving breast implants, revealed the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The organization has reported another 23 cases of women who’ve developed the same type of cancer: anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). The disease is a rare type... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

F.D.A. Deal Would Relax Rules on Reporting Medical Device Problems
The makers of cardiac defibrillators, insulin pumps, breast implants and other devices will be able to delay the reporting of malfunctions under an agreement headed to Congress. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Medical Devices United States Politics and Government Food and Drug Administration Defective Products Source Type: news

Two die from cancer after controversial breast implants
Two women died from anaplastic large cell lymphoma after being fitted with textured surface implants, the medicines watchdog MHRA has revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A ballistics examination of firearm injuries involving breast implants - Pannucci CJ, Cyr AJ, Moores NG, Young JB, Szegedi M.
This ballistics study examines whether saline breast implants can decrease tissue penetration in firearm injuries. We hypothesize that the fluid column within a saline breast implant can alter bullet velocity and/or bullet pattern of mushrooming. The two e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Transgender woman fears breast implants could kill her
Kayla Lozano, 43, from Webster in Texas fears she could die at any moment from a fatal blood clot after discovering the silicone injected into her breasts could contain cement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German court denies compensation claim for faulty breast implants
The federal supreme court in Germany rejected a woman’s claim for compensation from certification agency TÜV Rheinland, which approved faulty breast implants produced by Poly Implant Prothèse until it closed in 2010. PIP sold implants for almost 20 years until investigators found out it was posing a low-grade industrial silicone as a pricier medical product. The counterfeit substance was used in implants that were given to 300,000 women and thousands of them ruptured. The plaintiff, who was appealing to the supreme court after a lower court denied her complaint, had implants fitted in 2008 and subseq...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Legal News Wall Street Beat Women's Health Poly Implant Prothèse Source Type: news

German court rejects compensation claim over faulty breast implants
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's federal supreme court said on Thursday it had rejected a woman's claim for certification agency T ÜV Rheinland to pay compensation for approving faulty breast implants produced by manufacturer PIP until its 2010 closure. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast implants may cause false ECG diagnosis of heart attack
A new study suggests that ECG recordings, which are used to diagnose heart attack and other disorders, can be abnormal in patients with breast implants. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Breast implants increase heart attack diagnoses
Researchers from Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco advise women with breast implants to inform their doctor before having an ECG. Doctors should be aware of ECG misinterpretation, they add. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast implants 'could put women at risk of false heart attack diagnoses'
BREAST implants may impede an important medical test for the heart, a new study suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiologist: Breast implants skew heart attack test
Breast implants make it trickier to run tests that can help spot a possible heart attack, a cardiologist says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast implants may impede ECG and lead to false heart attack diagnosis
(European Society of Cardiology) Breast implants may impede an electrocardiogram (ECG) and could result in a false heart attack diagnosis, according to research presented today at EHRA EUROPACE -- CARDIOSTIM 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Texas Federal Judge Says Denial Of Disability Claim Is Supported By Evidence
DALLAS - A Texas federal judge on May 9 determined that a disability insurer did not wrongfully deny a claim for breast augmentation surgery under a short-term disability (STD) plan because the evidence supports the insurer's conclusion that the surgery was cosmetic and not necessary to treat the illness of gender dysphoria (Charlize Marie Baker v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 15-3679, N.D. Texas; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70595). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Silicone breast implants: What happens if they rupture?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergan picks up aesthetic device dev Keller Medical
Allergan (NYSE: AGN) said today its Allergan Sales subsidiary will acquire medical device developer Keller Medical for an undisclosed amount. Keller Medical is a privately held medical device company which developed the Keller Funnel, a cone-shaped, lubricated plastic funnel designed to reduce surgeon and patient contact during breast augmentation or reconstruction procedures. The device was originally launched in 2009, with a next-gen version released in 2014. “The purchase of Keller Medical demonstrates Allergan’s ongoing commitment to excellence in breast augmentation and reconstruction surgery. Th...
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cosmetic/Aesthetic Mergers & Acquisitions Women's Health Allergan Inc. Source Type: news

FDA reviews history of 'shoe-fitting fluoroscope'
In a new blog post, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed one...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Senate confirms new FDA commissioner FDA hits firm with thermography warning letter FDA issues update on cancer linked to breast implants FDA updates MQSA guidance for DBT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

WATCH: A link between plastic surgery and cancer?
Dr. Jen Ashton appears live on "GMA" to discuss a link between certain types of breast implants and cancer. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

What You Need to Know if You Have Breast Implants
There is no need to remove implants if you have no problems, but if you have swelling, fluid buildup, lumps or asymmetry you should see a doctor. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Implants Breasts Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Surgery and Surgeons Source Type: news

A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘ Gave Me Cancer ’
A rare cancer of the immune system, linked to implants, has had devastating effects on women, many of whom had reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Implants Allergan Inc Immune System Surgery and Surgeons Cancer Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Breasts Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

French appeals court orders Germany ’ s T ÜV to pay $66m for faulty PIP breast implants
(Reuters) — A French appeals court has ordered German certification agency TÜV Rheinland to pay €60 million ($65.5 million) immediately to 20,000 victims of faulty breast implants produced by the French company PIP prior to its closure. Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), the French company at the centre of the scandal, sold implants globally for over two decades until investigators discovered it was passing off low-grade industrial silicone as a much pricier medical product. The ruling confirmed a previous decision by the administrative court in the southern French city of Toulon, which ordered TÜV in...
Source: Mass Device - May 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Legal News Poly Implant Prothèse Source Type: news

French court orders T ÜV to pay damages for faulty breast implants
MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - A French appeals court has ordered German certification agency T ÜV Rheinland to pay 60 million euros ($65.50 million) immediately to 20,000 victims of faulty breast implants produced by the French company PIP prior to its closure. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why some women are ditching breast implants
Doctors say they're seeing more women who are deciding to reduce or get rid of their breast implants. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham reports from Beverly Hills on the trend in so-called "explant" surgery. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 Massachusetts Women, Thousands Nationwide Say Breast Implants Made Them Sick
BOSTON (CBS) – Just a few months ago, the idea of lacing up her sneakers and going out for a run was impossible for Meghan Sullivan. “It got to a point where I couldn’t get out of bed anymore. I was in that much pain,” she said. The single mother from Hingham says she broke out into a terrible rash, her face was swollen, she had joint pain and barely had the energy to take care of her 7-year-old son. “It was hard. It was emotional. It was scary for me. I couldn’t live normally,” she said with tears welling up in her eyes. Kaylee Silcox of Quincy was just 24 when she got sick. &ldqu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local breast implant illness Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Mentor launches breast implant warranty program
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Mentor Worldwide said today it launched the MentorPromise Protection Plan, a new comprehensive warranty program for all Mentor breast implants sold in the US. The San Diego, Calif.-based company said that all Mentor breast implant recipients will be automatically enrolled in the plan, with an enhanced version of the plan available for an extra fee. “When you have a warranty program as strong as the MentorPromise Protection Plan, it makes choosing Mentor products an easy decision. Mentor’s confidence in their products reassures me that I am working with ...
Source: Mass Device - April 28, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cosmetic/Aesthetic Women's Health Johnson & Johnson Mentor Worldwide Source Type: news

MENTOR(R) Launches MENTORPromise Protection Plan
Company offers the industry's most comprehensive product warranty program for breast implant surgery patients SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mentor Worldwide LLC, a global leader in breast aesthetics, today annou... Devices Mentor Worldwide, MENTORPromise Protection Plan, breast implants (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves J & J ’ s Mentor MemoryGel Xtra silicone breast implants
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Mentor Worldwide said today it won FDA approval for its MemoryGel Xtra silicone gel-filled breast implants. With the approval, Mentor said it also launched an Artoura breast tissue expander designed to work with the newly cleared MemoryGel Xtra implants. The Artoura breast tissue expander features a smooth shell to provide controlled expansion for reconstructive surgeries. “Since its launch in 2015, the Mentor Artoura expander platform has proven to be a welcome innovation in breast tissue expander technology. Having a new smooth shell configuration, in addit...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

Breast implants and cancer: Any connection?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kelly Rowland Gets Real About Her ‘Flapjack’ Boobs And ‘Frisbee’ Nipples After Breastfeeding
Kelly Rowland is not afraid to speak candidly about parenthood. On Tuesday, the singer and mom released her new book, Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened). Rowland, who gave birth to her son, Titan Jewell, with husband Tim Witherspoon in 2014, gets personal about her motherhood experience throughout the book. On the topic of breastfeeding, she opened up about her time nursing Titan.  “All that gnawing at your nipples will take its toll! In those early days, I was fascinated (my polite way of saying ‘horrified’) by the tran...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's Why Caitlyn Jenner Said She Had Gender Confirmation Surgery
There isn’t much Caitlyn Jenner can do without making headlines, but news that her tell-all memoir, due out April 25, offers intimate details about her transition has the online gossip rags losing their minds even more than usual. Radar Online appears to be the only outlet that has gotten its grubby little hands on an advance copy of the book, entitled The Secrets Of My Life, and it made quick work of leaking some of the juiciest bits, including Jenner reportedly revealing that Robert Kardashian told her he knew O.J. was guilty of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson.  Yet even that alleged bombshell seems t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidance on screening women with breast implants
Public Health England has issued guidance on the technique that should be used in screening women with breast implants. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

European Parliament tightens medical device regulations
The European Parliament voted today to tighten its regulations on medical devices and diagnostics, enacting stronger post-market surveillance rules and adding a safety check for high-risk devices. The new rules, which also mandate a unique identification system and implant cards for patients, are slated to go into effect 3 years after they’re officially published in early May for medical devices and 5 years for in vitro diagnostics. “The metal-on-metal hip scandal highlighted weaknesses in the current system. So we’ve introduced much stricter requirements for the bodies that authorize medical devices, and...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Regulatory/Compliance European Parliament Source Type: news

Mama June Reveals Incredible 300 Pound Weight Loss After Surgery
After documenting her weight loss journey on the reality series “Mama June: From Not to Hot,” Mama June Shannon has debuted her new body in a People magazine spread. And her transformation is truly incredible.  Once weighing in at 460 pounds, the former “Honey Boo Boo” star has shed 300 pounds.  Another one #MamaJune pic.twitter.com/Tbfy5DL0XR— Mama June (@MamaJune_BooBoo) April 1, 2017 The 37-year-old lost the weight after undergoing gastric sleeve surgery, combined with diet and exercise.  According to People, Mama June also underwent a breast augmentation and lost a comb...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Rare Cancer Linked to Breast Implants
The FDA has recently released a statement identifying a new rare T-cell lymphoma caused by breast implant surgery. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Leukemia & Lymphoma News Source Type: news

FDA issues update on cancer linked to breast implants
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 21 issued an update regarding...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Use MRI to diagnose PIP breast implant ruptures, Dutch say MRI adds to cancer detection in women with breast implants Unusual breast implant sensations while flying: Mystery solved Radiotherapy complicates implant-based breast reconstruction FDA OKs new silicone gel-filled breast implant (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Links Breast Implants To Deaths From Rare Type Of Cancer
Nine women have died of a rare type of lymphoma that Food and Drug Administration officials now say may be caused by breast implants.  This form of cancer, called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), has occurred more often in women with implants that are textured rather than smooth, the FDA said Tuesday.  As of Feb. 1, the FDA said it had received reports of 359 cases of the implant-related cancer, including the nine deaths. Of those reports, 231 contained information about the surface of the implants. Among this group, textured implants made up 203 of the cases and smooth implan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Links Breast Implants To Cases Of Rare Blood Cancer
The agency announced that at least nine women have died from a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma associated with the surgery. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

9 deaths linked to rare cancer from breast implants
FDA says cases involve both silicone and saline breast implants; certain types may be riskier (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for March 22, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Japan clears Novocure’s 2nd gen Optune device Novocure said today it won approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for its 2nd-gen Optune device. The Optune is a mobile device that delivers low-int...
Source: Mass Device - March 22, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

FDA Agrees With WHO, Links Breast Implants To Rare Cancer. How Worried Should Women Be?
The FDA now agrees with the WHO that a rare type of lymphoma is linked to breast implants, especially those with a textured surface. However, the agency doesn't recommend that worried women have their implants removed to be on the safe side. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Source Type: news