• pain Oct 24, 2019

    FDA Wants Stronger Warning on Breast Implants About Risks

    U.S. health officials want women getting breast implants to receive stronger warnings and more details about the possible risks and complications. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that manufacturers should add a warning highlighted by a box — the most serious type — to the information given to women considering implants. The agency is also recommending patients complete a...

  • Chronic pain May 17, 2019

    Doctors Missed Her Lyme Disease for 15 Years — Now This Woman Is Chronically Ill

    During a recent walk in the woods, Stephanie Tait moved slowly, leaning into her cane when necessary, and pausing to take a break every few steps. She is 34 years old. Tait, a mother of two in Salem, Oregon, was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2016. Since she was a teenager, she’s struggled with multiple health issues that she now...

  • head Apr 1, 2019

    Federal Study Gives New Options for People With Rare Cancers

    People with rare cancers have been out of luck — not only do most lack good treatments but drug companies also don’t pursue them because of small potential sales. Now, a federal study that pools these folks gives them strength in numbers and new options. The first results from this novel effort were revealed at an American Association for Cancer...

  • Chronic pain Mar 26, 2019

    US Experts: Too Soon to Pull Breast Implants Tied to Cancer

    Government medical advisers said Monday it’s too soon to ban a type of breast implant that has recently been linked to a rare form of cancer, saying more information is needed to understand the problem. The Food and Drug Administration panel didn’t recommend any immediate restrictions on breast implants after a day reviewing the latest research on the risks...

  • Los Angeles Nov 26, 2018

    Breast Implant Injuries Hidden as Patients' Questions Mount

    To all the world, it looked like breast implants were safe. From 2008 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration publicly reported 200 or so complaints annually — a tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands of implant surgeries performed each year. Then last fall, something strange happened: Thousands of problems with breast implants flooded the FDA’s system. More...

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