Number of Cancer Cases Linked to Breast Implants Surge By Alarming 56.5%

Cancer cases relating to breast implants have skyrocketed in the last year-and-a-half – as the companies responsible for the defective implants allegedly refuse to compensate those affected.

Cancers linked to breast implants have increased by 56.5 per cent in the last 18 months, mostly related to providers offering cheap implants after getting them at discount prices.

In that time, 72 women have contracted cancer related to their breast implants and three have died.

You Can Now Get Jewelry Inserted Into Your Eyeball – Any Takers?

The procedure, which only takes five minutes, is apparently pain-free, but we’re not sure that the words “incision” and “eyeball” should ever be used in the same sentence.

This new cosmetic procedure is all thanks to a doctor in New York, who will happily stick a star or a heart into your eye for all to see.

The ‘SafeSight’ jewelry is always platinum, which has less chance of causing an allergic reaction than other metals, and is shaped to fit against the curve of the eye.

Surgeons and Politicians Call for Immediate Ban of Mesh Implants Made with Chinese Plastic

Surgeons and politicians are demanding the immediate withdrawal of mesh implants made with Chinese plastic.

The calls come following claims that polypropylene resin, sourced by medical manufacturer Boston Scientific (BSc) from China and made into permanent implants, could degrade within months.

One of the world’s top plastics experts, Duane Priddy, told US television current affairs programme 60 Minutes, that implants made of the material could only “last months” instead of up to 40 years.

How Celebrities Really Get Their Post-Baby Bodies Back in Shape

When Kate Middleton showed up at the wedding of the year in a dress she’s worn before (when she wasn’t pregnant) a mere 26 days after giving birth to Prince Louis you could hear the collective shudder from the other new mums still knee deep into dry shampoo, milk stained t-shirts and elastic waistbands less than four weeks post partum.

Which by the way is very normal. However, Kate is just one of a long line of celebrities who make bouncing back after baby an Olympic level sport.

But A-listers like Kate have a lot of help –secret weapons in the fight to regain their looks.

Measures Urged to Reduce Risk of Melanoma

With long, hot, sunny days approaching, dermatologists are urging people to take care to reduce the risk of melanoma and other skin cancers.

While other forms of cancer are declining, the rate of melanoma, a skin cancer which is caused by sun exposure, is on the increase.

“This past week, I’ve diagnosed two melanomas. That’s two too many,” said Dr. Harvey Lui, a dermatologist with B.C. Cancer and a professor of dermatology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

How Long Your Sunscreen Actually Protects You, According to Dermatologists

Sun-soaking season is here, and that means that if you don’t lather up with sunscreen, you could be doing serious damage to your skin cells’ DNA, setting yourself up to develop a potentially deadly form of cancer.

it’s important to lather up with some protective sunscreen if you’re going to be spending time in the sun -especially during warmer summer months, when the UV Index rises and the sun becomes more potent.

We enlisted the help of two skin experts to explain just how long sunscreen lasts and how to re-apply it correctly.

Jane Fonda Says Women Who Have Plastic Surgery Can Be Using It As a ‘Mask’ to Cover Up Sexual Abuse

Jane Fonda has said she believes some women who have plastic surgery are using it as a ‘mask’ to cover up sexual abuse.

Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival this month, the 80-year-old actress said she often wonders whether women with cosmetic surgery are hiding dark secrets.

She told The Observer: ‘When I see the face of a woman who has made herself into a mask, I always think to myself… I wonder, I wonder.

How to Do a Self-Check for Skin Cancer

Learning how to do a skin self-exam could save your life.

“Skin cancer is one of the few cancers you can see with the naked eye,” said Dr. Ali Hendi, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

“Yet sadly, many people don’t know how to be their own hero when it comes to skin cancer, including what to look for on their skin or when to see a board-certified dermatologist,” he added in an American Academy of Dermatology news release.