Tag Archives: Implants

Model wanted to cut out breast implants

A bikini model claims she was laughed at by doctors before she tried to cut out her own breast implants after they “drove her to the brink of suicide”. Melissa George, 28, believes that she was suffering from breast implant illness (BII), which left her wanting to kill herself. The personal trainer from the Gold… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Implants after breast cancer risks sparking fresh disease

At a recent medical conference a colleague asked me what I thought of breast implants. The reason for her question it turned out is that she had breast ­cancer and is thinking about having breast reconstruction. Should she have a breast implant as part of that? In the light of recent findings my answer was… Read More »

Brain implants might one day help paralyzed patients use tablets

(Reuters Health) – – Paralyzed people might one day be able to operate smartphones and tablets just by thinking about the actions they want to perform, with help from sensors implanted in their brains, a recent experiment suggests. While previous experiments have had some success using brain sensors paired with customized computers to help paralyzed… Read More »

Patients given unsafe medical implants

Medical devices that are unsafe and have not been adequately tested are ending up inside patients’ bodies, an investigation has revealed. The devices include heart pacemakers, rods to correct spines, and artificial knees and hips. The investigation found implants that had failed in baboons, or were tested only on pigs and dead bodies, were coming… Read More »