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  • Celeb plastic surgeon breaks ranks, says ‘breast implant illness’ is real

    06/09/2021 1:40:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 9, 2021 | Hannah Spark
    An “influencer” surgeon with millions of followers on social media is calling out the medical community over what he views as painful myths about breast implants. For some, having their chest augmented is a dream come true. For others, that dream slowly becomes a nightmare — in the form of a mysterious sickness dubbed “breast implant illness” (BII). Now, Dr. Anthony Youn, a Detroit-based plastic surgeon with a following of 4.6 million on TikTok, is making his stance known in the contentious debate over an illness that some doctors say doesn’t exist.
  • Pentagon develops implantable microchip to detect COVID-19

    04/16/2021 6:34:30 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 10 replies
    AMN ^ | 4/15/21 | Liz George
    Department of Defense medical researchers have developed a microchip that can detect COVID-19 after being inserted under an individual’s skin. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) — a top-secret Pentagon unit established during the Cold War — created the revolutionary technology, and revealed it during a “60 Minutes” episode on Sunday. “Among some of the current projects that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing: a health-monitoring subdermal implant,” the program described the technology in a tweet. “It’s not a government tracking microchip, but rather a tissue-like gel engineered to continuously test your blood.”
  • Zuckerberg Says Facebook Ready to Work With Biden to “Push” COVID-19 Vaccine

    12/02/2020 11:42:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    https://thenewamerican.com ^ | by Luis Miguel December 2, 2020
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg publicly said the platform is trying to work with Joe Biden on a joint Facebook-Biden administration push for Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. During a livestream interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Facebook founder mentioned a “push around authoritative information on vaccines,” though he did not elaborate on what that would entail. “You and the rest of the government have an important job ahead,” Zuckerberg told Fauci during the interview. “I know our team at Facebook has already reached out to the incoming administration to help with the COVID response in any way that we...
  • Elon Musk unveils brain chip implant: 'It's like a Fitbit in your skull'

    09/01/2020 6:55:30 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    abcnews ^ | 8/29/2020 | Erin Schumaker
    Tech mogul Elon Musk unveiled his latest foray into science fiction Friday night: a brain chip implant to allow people who are paralyzed to operate technology, such as smartphones or robotic limbs, with their thoughts. "I think it's going to blow your minds," Musk said. "It's like a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires." But the coin-sized chips, developed by Musk's secretive startup Neuralink, are a ways off from being useful to humans. Friday's livestreamed YouTube demonstration was on a pig named Gertrude, who Musk said had a brain chip implanted two months earlier.
  • Next-generation brain implants with more than a thousand electrodes can survive for more than six years

    04/09/2020 10:21:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 04/08/2020 | Ken Kingery, Duke University
    Researchers have demonstrated the ability to implant an ultrathin, flexible neural interface with thousands of electrodes into the brain with a projected lifetime of more than six years. Protected from the ravaging environment of internal biological processes by less than a micrometer of material, the achievement is an important step toward creating high-resolution neural interfaces that can persist within a human body for an entire lifetime. The human body is an unforgiving place to live if you're an uninvited guest—especially if you're made of polymers or metal. Besides attacks from the surrounding tissues and immune system, foreign objects must be...
  • When Your Birth Control Implant Doesn’t Stay In Your Arm: The Truth about Nexplanon

    01/13/2019 4:24:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | January 12, 2019 | Grace Stark
    You know the one, with all of the stylishly dressed young women killing it in the workplace, telling you that they’ve “armored up” against an unplanned pregnancy? It’s clever enough, as the Nexplanon implant goes into one’s arm. Unfortunately, Merck (the makers of Nexplanon) may have to come up with another clever slogan for their device, as reports have surfaced that the matchstick-sized implant has a nasty habit of migrating elsewhere in a woman’s body, instead of staying put in her arm. Like other methods of long-acting reversible contraception (or, “LARCs”), the Nexplanon implant is increasingly favored by patients and...
  • Fox News Promotes RFID For Medical Purposes — Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Take The Chip

    11/07/2018 7:40:20 AM PST · by deandg99 · 16 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/07/2018 | Aaron Kesel
    Fox News is pushing RFID chip implants, encouraging people that the tech is safe and good for medical by stating it’s similar to getting a tetanus shot. Recently in Sweden, thousands of people have reportedly had chips implanted. Fox highlights this news expressing that a company called Biohax has already “installed” around 4,000 chips into “customers.” The article then goes onto explain how awesome it is to have a chip in one’s hand, stating that those chipped can open secure doors, pay for tickets, and share emergency medical information.
  • Anybody have sudden hearing loss - Vanity

    10/11/2018 7:34:44 PM PDT · by hattend · 82 replies
    hattend ^ | 11 Oct 2018 | hattend
    On Monday, my wife woke up with a total loss of hearing in her left ear. Looking online, it said to treat this as an emergency so she went to the ER. They admitted her to the hospital and she got a CAT scan and MRI to rule out a stroke or tumors. Apparently, it was caused by virus. She finally got an appointment with an audiologist toady who, after tested, said she has zero response in her left ear. She was given a referral to an ENT doctor on Monday for possible steroid injections directly into the middle ear....
  • Mom furious after daughter implanted with dangerous contraception on school trip

    04/16/2017 10:33:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 12, 2017 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    TULSA, Oklahoma, April 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — An Oklahoma mother allowed her daughter to go on an educational field trip only to have her return with a three-year chemical contraceptive implant inside her arm. Langston Hughes Academy hosts an annual sex-ed class by Youth Services of Tulsa. When Miracle Foster's daughter wanted to learn more, she allowed her to visit the clinic. But Youth Services of Tulsa is part of the Tulsa Area Teen Pregnancy Prevention Collaborative, whose PregNOT program began in 2010 with $1.5 million in tax funding from the Obama Health and Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health....
  • SPY NATION? US Navy ‘discussed plans to fit humans with microchips and track their every move’

    06/16/2016 10:49:23 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    The Sun ^ | 6/16/2016 | Jasper Hamill
    The US Navy has held meetings to discuss highly controversial technology which could one day allow the government to track the movements of every single citizen in the country, The Sun has learned. A number of naval officers visited the home of an American presidential candidate and “transhumanist” called Zoltan Istvan, who believes human beings should be fitted with technology to boost their brain power or enhance physical attributes. Istvan said they discussed the possibility of implanting humans with chips fitted with global positioning (GPS) technology.
  • Patients given hip implants made the wrong size

    02/01/2016 1:21:05 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/24/16 | By Claire Newell, Lyndsey Telford, Deborah Cohen, Edward Malnick and Luke Heighton
    Hip implants which have left thousands of British people in pain were manufactured incorrectly at a factory in Yorkshire, The Telegraph can reveal. One of the world’s largest hip replacement firms, DePuy, has admitted "an error in the measuring techniques" when making controversial metal-on-metal implants. Company bosses are now under intense pressure from victims of the hip scandal to answer in full questions on how long the firm was aware of the problem, amid claims that potentially faulty components were sold for years. This newspaper has previously disclosed how metal-on-metal hips have far higher wear rates than other implants, which...
  • A bold plan for Pope Francis, Bill Gates to save the world [Isaiah 24]

    07/25/2015 3:03:50 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 6/26/2014 | Paul B. Farrell
    Yes, Pope Francis may call Bill Gates, get Gates to bring together his friends, the 67 billionaires who are as rich as half the world, the poorest 3.5 billion. Or Gates may make the call. Doesn’t matter who puts the ball in action. Pope Francis needs help in his mission to save the global economy from the rapidly accelerating triple threat of climate change, hunger and inequality. Fortunately Gates has a track record here: Back in 2009 he called billionaires Buffett, Rockefeller, Soros, Bloomberg, Turner, Oprah and other philanthropists to a secret meeting in the Manhattan home of Sir Paul...
  • Woman Carrying Cocaine in Breast Implants Arrested at Colombia Airport

    06/19/2015 10:16:45 PM PDT · by dayglored · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 20, 2015 | (none)
    A Honduran woman carrying 3.3 lbs of liquid cocaine in her breast implants was arrested at the airport in Colombia's capital Bogota on Friday, police said. Paola Deyanira Sabillon, 22, was attempting to travel to Spain when her apparent nervousness aroused suspicion in the security line, airport police colonel Diego Rosero said. X-rays revealed a recent surgery on Sabillon's breasts and she confessed that an unknown substance had been implanted which she was meant to take to Barcelona, police added. Authorities said a preliminary investigation showed that the surgery took place at a clandestine clinic in the city of Pereira,...
  • Swedish company implants microchips in its staff which lets them use the photocopier and pay

    01/31/2015 2:02:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 31, 2015 | Keiligh Baker
    A Swedish company has implanted microchips in its staff which allows them to use the photocopier, open security doors and even pay for their lunch. It is hoped that eventually around 700 employees from the Epicenter hi tech office block in Stockholm may eventually have the chips implanted into the back of their hands. The chips use radio-frequency identification (RFID) and are about the same size as a grain of rice.
  • 'Cyborg' spinal implant could help paralysed walk again

    01/09/2015 1:26:03 PM PST · by Mellonkronos · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 8, 2015 | Sarah Knapton
    [For me, these kinds of stories are inspirational and show what human beings are capable of!] Paralysed patients have been given new hope of recovery after rats with severe spinal injuries walked again through a ‘groundbreaking’ new cyborg-style implant. In technology which could have come straight out of a science fiction novel or Hollwood movie, French scientists have created a thin prosthetic ribbon, embedded with electrodes, which lies along the spinal cord and delivers electrical impulses and drugs. The prosthetic, described by British experts as ‘quite remarkable’, is soft enough to bend with tissue surrounding the backbone to avoid discomfort....
  • THE BIG STORY: Spain arrests woman with cocaine breast implants

    12/12/2012 11:08:12 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 12/12/12
    MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say they have arrested a Panamanian woman arriving at Barcelona airport with 1.38 kilograms (3 pounds) of cocaine concealed in breast implants. The Interior Ministry said Wednesday that border police noticed fresh scars and blood-stained gauze on her chest as well as pale patches beneath her skin.
  • Was Woman Wrong To Ask Men to Pay For Implants?

    10/30/2012 10:34:02 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 24 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 30, 2012 | JP
    I got a shout out a few days ago from Nicole Ostil, nee Gomes, who responded to a piece I wrote not so long ago in which I criticized the 24-year-old wife and mother for going on the Internet and asking strange men to help her pay for breast implants. “Thank you for your personal insights,” she wrote, adding, she is “actually quite flattered at all the controversy” stirred up by new media writers like yours truly. For some reason, Nicole felt it necessary to stress to me that the web site on which she solicited her cosmetic surgery, MyFreeImplants.com,...
  • Report: Breast implant saved stabbing victim's life

    01/26/2012 8:23:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 26, 2012 | Barbara Hijek
    The 41-year-old Brevard County woman told cops that her ex-fiancé's new 22-year-old girlfriend, Amy Winter, attacked her outside of his Melbourne apartment with a pocket knife, reports WESH News-2 in Orlando.
  • (30,000) French Women May Be Ordered To Have Faulty Breast Implants Removed (40,000 British women?)

    12/21/2011 8:57:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Red Orbit ^ | 12/21/11
    French Women May Be Ordered To Have Faulty Breast Implants RemovedDecember 21, 2011 French government officials are expected to order tens of thousands of women to have defective breast implants made from industrial silicone removed because of health concerns, various media outlets reported on Tuesday. According to Guardian reporter Angelique Chrisafis, the implants, which were manufactured by a company called Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), were made from a cheaper, non-medical silicone usually used for electronics and computer parts. Furthermore, the implants were said to have a higher chance of bursting than their conventional counterparts, and now reports have surfaced that...
  • Woman arrested in D.C. for silicone butt implants

    11/17/2011 1:19:27 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 16NOV2011 | Emily Babay
    Silicone implants that enlarge the buttocks sound risque, but they're also illicit and potentially deadly. A woman accused of offering just that service was recently arrested in a downtown D.C. hotel, according to court records. Federal authorities say women wanted 45-year-old Kimberly Smedley to give them injections of liquid silicone to "increase the size and shape" of their buttocks. Smedley usually performed the injections in hotel rooms and was arrested on Oct. 11 at the JW Marriott near 14th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue, according to an application for a search warrant to search items she had with her when...