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Cochlear implants should be recommended for adults more often

An international group of hearing specialists has released a new set of recommendations emphasizing that cochlear implants should be offered to adults who have moderate to severe or worse hearing loss much more often than is the current practice. The group hopes the recommendations help increase usage of such devices, potentially improving hearing and quality

Many mesh implants used by the NHS 'have no safety evidence'

NHS hospitals are using more than 100 different hernia mesh implants – ‘even though many have NO safety evidence and have only been tested on animals’ Investigation found English and Scottish hospitals have bought dozens of types There is ‘no chance’ they’ve all had their safety tested thoroughly, an expert said Many women are left

Gisele Bündchen Got Breast Implants After Stopping Breastfeeding

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen may be known for her looks, but she recently admitted she hasn’t always been happy about her appearance. In fact, in an interview with People, Bündchen said her self-esteem plummeted after breastfeeding her two children because her breasts ended up much smaller — and more uneven — than before she began

Better implants key to repair damaged knees

People whose knees have been affected by osteoarthritis, also known as the ‘wear and tear’ arthritis, often have to get knee implants to repair the damage. But if a knee implant does not fit the specific individual, it can lead to soft tissue damage, collapsing of the underlying bone, loosening of the implant and an