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# implants - Thursday 6 April, 2017

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.

# implants - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

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.

# implants - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

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.

# implants - Friday 8 August, 2014

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

# implants - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

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 - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

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.

# implants - Sunday 1 September, 2013

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.

# implants - Thursday 18 July, 2013

"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.

# implants - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

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WATCH: 26-year-old woman hears sound for the first time

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# implants - Thursday 31 January, 2013

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.

# implants - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Harley Medical Group criticised by health committee 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.

# implants - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

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.

# implants - Friday 4 May, 2012

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.

# implants - Thursday 3 May, 2012

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.

# implants - Friday 30 March, 2012

State 'should pay to remove PIP implants' PIP

State 'should pay to remove PIP implants'

Oireachtas Committee hears that around 1,550 women received the potentially faulty implants in Ireland.

# implants - Thursday 26 January, 2012

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.

# implants - Monday 23 January, 2012

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 - Friday 6 January, 2012

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.

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.

# implants - Saturday 24 December, 2011

Interpol issues arrest warrant for breast implant scare boss

Frenchman Jean Claude Mas is wanted in Costa Rica for “life and health” offences.

# implants - Friday 23 December, 2011

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.

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# implants - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

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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.

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.

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