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Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Journal Publishes Ten-Year Clinical Study Data Highlighting Safety Of MENTOR(R) MemoryShape(R) Gel Breast Implants
New publication adds to substantial clinical data demonstrating safety and effectiveness of MENTOR® Breast Implants in primary and revision augmentation and reconstruction patients IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Netwo... Devices Mentor Worldwide, Johnson & Johnson , MENTOR , MemoryShape, breast implant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Texas Federal Judge Dismisses Remaining Bias Claim In Gender Dysphoria Suit
DALLAS - A Texas federal judge on Jan. 26 dismissed the remaining discrimination claim in a disability claimant's suit seeking benefits under a short-term disability (STD) plan for breast augmentation surgery to treat the illness of gender dysphoria after determining that the claimant failed to prove that the employer discriminated against her under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Charlize Marie Baker v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 15-3679, N.D. Texas; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12854). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 13, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Mental health and psychosocial characteristics of breast augmentation patients - von Soest T, Torgersen L, Kvalem IL.
Cosmetic breast surgery experience and a wide range of mental health, psychosocial, and sociodemographic variables were assessed in the population-based Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study ( N  = 78,252). Breast augmentation patients reported elevat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Breast Implants Tied to Increased Risk of Rare Blood Cancer Breast Implants Tied to Increased Risk of Rare Blood Cancer
Women who get breast implants may be more likely to develop anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, a small Dutch study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast implants tied to increased risk of rare blood cancer
(Reuters Health) - Women who get breast implants may be more likely to develop a rare type of cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a small Dutch study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mother's breast implants triggered rare blood cancer
Linzy Bromfield, 48, from Chelmer, Essex, suffered from a rare form of blood cancer that was triggered by her breast implants. Doctors say they identified the cancer a month before it would have killed her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Breast Implants Linked to Cancer
[Nation] Women with breast implants are at risk of getting cancer, a new study has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kelly Wood in excruciating pain due to breast implants  
Kelly Wood, 28, from Maidstone, Kent, had augmentation surgery at 17 years old when doctors found no breast tissue developing in her body. Hardened scar tissue has deformed her breasts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Implants Slightly Increase Risk of Breast ALCL
Implants tied to increased risk of anaplastic large - cell lymphoma; overall risk still very small (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Breast Implants Tied to Significantly Higher Risk for Rare Type of Breast Lymphoma
Women with breast implants face 400 times the risk for anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) in the breast as women without implants, according to a... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Report: Investors review hedge fund involvement in wake of harassment allegations against Orbimed founder Isaly
Institutional investors with positions in OrbiMed are reportedly reviewing their involvement with the healthcare hedge fund after sexual harassment allegations surfaced against founder and managing partner Sam Isaly. Six former employees of biotech hedge fund accused Isaly, a 72-year-old investor long revered in the biotech community for his ability to pick stocks, of routinely demeaning and harassing women with hardcore pornography and sex toys, STAT reported Dec. 5. Isaly has denied the allegations. The sixth accuser contacted the outlet after that story, requesting anonymity for fear of rep...
Source: Mass Device - December 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Wall Street Beat OrbiMed Venture Capital/Private Equity Source Type: news

OrbiMed Founder Sam Isaly Accused of Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment scandals are not limited to Hollywood, famous broadcasters, and politicians. This week STAT broke a sexual harassment story that touches medtech, as it involves the founder of one of the industry's largest hedge funds. According to the investigative report, OrbiMed founder and managing partner Sam Isaly harassed and demeaned female employees for years. Former employees reportedly told STAT that Isaly routinely subjected young female assistants to pornography in the workplace, lewd jokes, and sexist comments. Five people who once worked at the firm described how Isaly would often handle a set of breast imp...
Source: MDDI - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Report: OrbiMed founder Sam Isaly harassed women for years, according to former employees
Several former employees of biotech hedge fund OrbiMed have alleged that Sam Isaly, the firm’s founder & managing partner, sexually harassed his female colleagues for years, according to an investigation by STAT. Isaly is a 72-year-old investor who has long been revered among the biotech community for his ability to pick stocks. But at OrbiMed, former employees told STAT he routinely demeaned women and harassed them. One woman told the news outlet that he repeatedly showed her hardcore pornography just to laugh as she reacted in disgust. “I’m scarred,” Isaly’s former assista...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Biotech Wall Street Beat OrbiMed Source Type: news

Minimizing Bacteria Around Macrotextured Breast Implants Minimizing Bacteria Around Macrotextured Breast Implants
Find out how to reduce the number of bacteria around macrotextured breast implants to prevent the incidence of implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Health Canada finds low number of rare cancer cases linked to breast implants
Health officials aren't recommending people have their breast implants removed after the Canadian government released its safety review on cases of implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Boob job BUST: More women now REMOVING breast implants than getting new ones
(Natural News) Everywhere you look, there are signs that people are increasingly waking up when it comes to their health. Organic food sales are soaring, workout apps are topping the popularity charts, and fast food chains are revising their menus to offer healthier options. In keeping with the trend toward better health, unnatural plastic surgery... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beware of Illegal Breast and Butt Implants
FDA is cracking down on illegal products intended to boost the size of a person's breasts, butt, or other body parts. “We have significant concerns with unsafe injectable silicone that’s being marketed for body contouring by unlicensed providers. We’ve seen serious adverse events result from products, which are sometimes industrial-grade silicone, being used for these unapproved medical purposes,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. “The FDA has stepped in to take enforcement actions against unscrupulous actors who promote and provide these services, but we also want to make the public a...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

PIP breast implant scandal: A story that triggered change
In the healthcare industry, stories of patient harm can sometimes be the impetus for positive change. This was the case with the PIP breast implant scandal, where cost-cutting decisions that resulted in injuries eventually led to major regulatory updates.  In 1965, plastic surgeon Henri Arion introduced breast implants to France.  Jean-Claude Mas, a former butcher turned medical sales representative, and Henri Arion worked together in this field; following the death of Arion in a plane crash, Mas went on to launch Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) in 1991. It was the beginning of a company that would produce approximat...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

How to Cope with Emotional Body Issues: Bloat, Belly Fat and More
“You are more than your thoughts, your body, or your feelings. You are a swirling vortex of limitless potential who is here to shake things up and create something new that the universe has never seen.” – Richard Bartlett It’s always tough to look in the mirror and dislike what you see. Whether you’re unhappy with how you look because of unsightly and uncomfortable bloat, belly fat that just won’t go away no matter how much you exercise, flabby arms, cellulite on your legs, a nose that’s too long, wide or misshapen, Rosacea, acne, breasts too small or too large or any other emotion...
Source: Psych Central - November 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Healthy Living Self-Esteem belly fat bloat Body Acceptance Body Dissatisfaction Body Dysmorphia dieting Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
Title: Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/23/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
Researchers say many doctors and patients may be unaware of the risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
Researchers say many doctors and patients may be unaware of the risk Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- A particular breast implant may be associated with a rare type of cancer, researchers report. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is estimated to affect 1 in 30,000 women each year, but... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
Researchers say many doctors and patients may be unaware of the risk (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - October 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Textured breast implants might be causing breast cancer
Penn State College of Medicine researchers found that textured implants might be more dangerous than smooth implants. They are supposedly more likely to cause breast cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare cancer linked with textured breast implants may be underreported, misunderstood
(Penn State) A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated with the procedure, according to a group of Penn State College of Medicine researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New breast implant for patients undergoing breast reconstruction, augmentation or revision surgery
MENTOR ® Announces U.S. Availability For MemoryGel® Xtra Breast Implants (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Breast Implant For Patients Undergoing Breast Reconstruction, Augmentation Or Revision Surgery
MENTOR® Announces U.S. Availability For MemoryGel® Xtra Breast Implants IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 4, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mentor Worldwide LLC, a global leader in breast aesthetics, today announced the availability of i... Devices, Product Launch Mentor Worldwide, MemoryGel, breast implant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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