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Safety concerns raised over breast implants

Safety concerns raised over breast implants

Health
An investigation has raised safety concerns about the most commonly used type of silicone breast implant in the UK.Women in France are now being advised not to use "textured" silicone implants while authorities investigate links with a rare form of cancer. British women are still having the implants put in and there has been no warning from the UK regulator to stop.It says it will take action when it sees there is a problem.A Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) spokesman said: "We know that there are ongoing concerns about the safety of silicone breast implants - we're keeping a very close eye on that." Manufacturers say the safety of the implants is supported by extensive testing and studies, as well as...
Packers trade safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Redskins

Packers trade safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Redskins

Sports
The Green Bay Packers made their second trade of the day, sending safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the Washington Redskins in exchange for a 2019 fourth-round draft pick, the Redskins announced Tuesday. Earlier, the Packers traded running back Ty Montgomery to the Baltimore Ravens for a 2020 seventh-round draft pick. Clinton-Dix is in the final year of his five-year rookie contract and will be a free agent after this season. He said earlier he probably would not be back with Green Bay next season, and he said on Monday he thought he might get traded. Clinton-Dix tweeted a message to Packers fans on Tuesday that said, "Much love y'all" and included an image of a wedge of cheese. He has never missed a game in his career and started 55 straight regular-season games in Green Bay. He has 378 ta...
Safety concerns over websites selling prescription drugs

Safety concerns over websites selling prescription drugs

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device England's healthcare regulator is calling for a change in the law to protect patients using online doctor sites selling prescription-only drugs. It comes after a BBC Panorama investigation exposed safety concerns relating to websites using doctors from companies based outside England. The Care Quality Commission said these websites could be "dangerous".Currently, it can only inspect websites employing doctors contracted by companies in England. Struck-off doctorFormer doctor Julian Eden set up the UK's first online doctor service called E-Med nearly 20 years ago. In 2009 he was struck off after prescribing through the service to a 16-year-old boy and a woman who became addicted to prescription drugs...
Southampton take big step towards safety with win at Swansea

Southampton take big step towards safety with win at Swansea

Sports
Southampton took a huge stride towards securing their Premier League survival and simultaneously relegated West Brom with victory at Swansea City, who are now perilously close to joining the Baggies in the Championship.Manolo Gabbiadini's strike means the Swans are now three points adrift of Southampton - and safety - and will go into Sunday's final game of the season occupying the final relegation spot.Southampton's considerably better goal difference over Swansea means even a defeat at Manchester City will keep them up, as long as the Swans do not make up a 10-goal swing when they face Stoke.Huddersfield are 17th, level on points with Southampton, but have a game in hand at Chelsea on Wednesday - a point at Stamford Bridge would be enough to keep the Terriers up.With so much at stake, bo...
Reindeer hunted by wolverines get safety app

Reindeer hunted by wolverines get safety app

Technology
Reindeer, who fall prey to wolverines, wolves and lynx, are being fitted with sensors to protect them.It makes it easier for herders to track the animals across the remote Lapland forests where they roam.Sensors around the necks of the female reindeer are linked to the herders' smartphones, allowing them to rescue hurt animals more quickly and identify the cause of death for those killed.Next year the team behind the system also plan to track the predators.Up to 10% of reindeer are lost each year to traffic accidents or by falling prey to bears, wolves and wolverines.The worst predator for reindeer are lynx and there is a plan to attempt to track them in 2018 to identify when they are in close proximity to herds.The reindeer sensors were attached to a selection of animals at the bi-annual ...