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# all the info
Getting a hip or breast implant? Irish patients to get a card that traces the implant
The EU measure aims to improve medical safety following on from the scare over faulty breast implants from France in 2012.
# Not the breast
Woman's breast implants explode, leaving her with lumps all over her body
She said that the last three years had seen her in tremendous pain in her back and under her arms.
# Latvia
Tissue from car crash victim used without consent to create implants
A Latvian woman has won her case for inhuman treatment at the European Court of Human Rights after the procedure was carried out on her husband.
# slimy
Trinity scientists discover how to attack a bacteria that causes cystic fibrosis infections
The common bacteria produces a slimy bio-film that on the lungs that is almost impossible for patients to clear
# European Commission
Silicone in controversial PIP breast implants won't cause cancer says report
A European Commission report confirmed that no toxins are present in the implants, but that removal should be considered under certain circumstances.
# implants
MEPs agree legislation to avoid repeat of PIP breast implant scandal
The proposed legislation seeks to improve transparency of information for patients and medical staff.
# cochlear
Family fundraises for hospital that helped Ellie hear
Ellie was diagnosed with hearing problems, and fitted for a cochlear implant. Now her family wants to give back to those who helped her.
# cochlear
"Big step" in cochlear campaign as parents meet Health Minister
Parents campaigning for bilateral cochlear implants met with James Reilly and an Oireachtas committee yesterday.
# Inspiring
WATCH: 26-year-old woman hears sound for the first time
There’s something in our eye.
# moust-have
The latest male must-have: the moustache implant
Around 250 clinics in Istanbul alone are vying for clients who want a more virile, bewhiskered look in Turkey.
# PIP
Harley Medical Group criticised by health committee
The plastic surgery clinic refused an invitation to attend a meeting of the committee on the PIP breast implant scandal.
# Breast Implants
Chief Medical Officer urged to seek replacement of PIP implants
Solicitors working on behalf of some women affected by the defective PIP breast implants have called for the implants to be replaced, and not just removed.
# Health
Implant removal cost will be met by clinics - Chief Medical Officer
Dr Tony Holohan told the Oireachtas yesterday that 138 PIP implants have ruptured as of mid-April.
# Breast Implants
Chief Medical Officer to update Health Committee on PIP implants response
Dr Tony Holohan will address an Oireachtas Committee today on the government’s response to the issue of industrial grade silicone being used in some breast augmentation surgeries in Ireland.
# PIP
State 'should pay to remove PIP implants'
Oireachtas Committee hears that around 1,550 women received the potentially faulty implants in Ireland.
# Breast Implants
Former head of breast implant company PIP arrested in France
PIP has been at the centre of an implant scandal over concerns their implants could burst.
# Cosmetic Surgery
Surgeons call for ban on cosmetic surgery ads
The British surgeons are calling for a number of changes to take place to bring in tighter controls in the cosmetic surgery sector, following a recent breast implants scandal.
# implants
UK: No evidence for routine removal of breast implants
There are fears over the safety of implants made by French company PIP. The British government says there’s no evidence to say implants should be removed – but will pay for removal for anyone who wants it.
# implants
Implant scandal company PIP 'also produced silicone testicles'
Former workers of the company at the centre of a breast implant scandal claim that it also produced implants for men.
# Wanted
Interpol issues arrest warrant for breast implant scare boss
Frenchman Jean Claude Mas is wanted in Costa Rica for “life and health” offences.
# implants
French health authorities recommend removal of PIP breast implants
The French health minister said the decision was a matter of precaution and the removal is not an urgent issue.
# Breast Implants
Concern that Irish women could be affected by faulty breast implants
The Irish Medicines Board and the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons has played down cancer fears but urged any concerned patients who have received the implants to consult their surgeon.
# implants
Thousands advised to remove breast implants over leaking concerns
Tens of thousands of women in Britain and France with low-grade silicon implants have been advised to have them removed over concerns they could leak.