Quantcast

All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Implants’

Epilepsy-Treating Brain Implant Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a brain implant designed to treat epilepsy. The implant is now approved for use in the U.S. to help reduce the frequency of epilepsy-related seizures for patients who haven’t responded to seizure medications. The implant is called the RNS System and is manufactured by a company called Neuropace. I consists of …

Read More

Hayden Panettiere Rumored to Have Gotten a Boob Job

Sometimes, judging whether someone has had plastic surgery can be easy. Take, for example, Valeria Lukyanova, the Russian woman who has had her body warped into the shape of a Barbie doll and doesn’t resemble a human being any longer. Determining the status of someone’s nose in Hollywood becomes a bit harder, where it seems every celebrity has had some …

Read More

Hip Implants Can Cause Tissue Damage, Says FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week issued a warning about certain types of hip implants. Metal-on-metal implants have been found to cause soft tissue damage, leading to pain or the failure of the device. The devices, made of cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloys, slide against each other when patients walk or run using them. With enough of that sliding, small …

Read More