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July 31, 2005

Silicone Breast Implants Approved

Silicone gel-filled breast implants won conditional approval to return to the broad U.S. market after a 13-year ban. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the device maker must satisfy a number of conditions before it receives final approval to sell the implants. FDA officials said they were legally prohibited from making the conditions public. (Reuters)

Posted by news editor at 09:27 AM

July 19, 2005

Uterine Artery Embolization for Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids, which are benign tumorous growths on the uterus, occur in approximately 20% of women of reproductive age and as many as 50% of women over 35. According to a new report by Millennium Research Group, a growing proportion of European fibroid sufferers are now treated with uterine artery embolization. (WebWire)

Posted by news editor at 08:55 AM

July 17, 2005

Ortho-Evra Patch May Pose Health Risk

About a dozen women, most in their late teens and early 20s, died last year from blood clots believed to be related to the birth-control patch Ortho Evra. Dozens more survived strokes and other clot-related problems, according to federal drug safety reports obtained by The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information Act request. (AP)

Posted by news editor at 09:02 AM