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  • 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...
  • The Cyborg in Us All

    09/21/2011 6:29:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 9/14/11 | PAGAN KENNEDY
    “Fingers!” Gerwin Schalk sputtered, waving his hands around in the air. “Fingers are made to pick up a hammer.” He prodded the table, mimicking the way we poke at computer keyboards. “It’s totally ridiculous,” he said. I was visiting Schalk, a 40-year-old computer engineer, at his bunkerlike office in the Wads­worth Center, a public-health lab outside Albany that handles many of New York State’s rabies tests. It so happens that his lab is also pioneering a new way to control our computers — with thoughts instead of fingers. Schalk studies people at the Albany Medical Center who have become, not...
  • U.S. Says Militants Exploring Surgically Implanted Bombs

    07/06/2011 11:59:10 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7-6-2011 | Jeremy Pelofsky (Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Militants are showing renewed interest in using a surgically implanted bomb to blow up a commercial flight, though there is no indication an attack is imminent, a U.S. security official said on Wednesday, citing new intelligence. U.S. authorities have warned their counterparts abroad as well as air carriers about the new information and were taking steps to boost security. "The Department of Homeland Security has identified a potential threat from terrorists who may be considering surgically implanting explosives or explosive components in humans to conduct terrorist attacks," the advisory to foreign counterparts said, according to the U.S....
  • Elementary students feel breast implants

    04/06/2011 8:51:47 AM PDT · by VAFreedom · 51 replies
    NBC 12 ^ | 4/5/2011 | Evrod Cassimy
    "Some angry Henrico parents are demanding answers after their kids were allowed to feel a breast implant at school It was all a part of Shady Grove Elementary's Career Day last Friday"
  • Woman who claims world's largest breasts, Sheyla Hershey, in a coma after suicide attempt

    03/14/2011 9:02:24 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 73 replies · 1+ views
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | March 14, 2011 | Philip Caufield
    A Brazilian woman who claimed to have the world’s largest fake breasts fell into a coma following a suicide attempt, a British tabloid reported. Sheyla Hershey, 31, had her KKK-size implants removed in September after suffering an infection during an operation to have them blown up to an even-larger MMM cup, according to Britain's The Sun. Since then, Hershey, who is married with children, has been distraught, saying that she feels "so ugly" without her breasts, The Sun reported. She was due to have an operation to restore her breasts to size KKK, but she took a lethal dose of...
  • U.S. charity pays female drug addicts in Britain to be fitted with contraceptive coils

    03/08/2011 9:36:02 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 4 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:13 PM on 8th March 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A US charity has paid 26 female drug addicts in Britain to have contraceptive coils or implants fitted, it was reported today. Project Prevention said it had made initial payments of Ł60 and a UK-based charity is hoping to launch a similar scheme. Barbara Harris, who founded the US charity, triggered an ethical storm in October after offering to pay British addicts Ł200 if they were sterilised.
  • Sarah Palin: No, I haven’t had implants (Lamestream Media reduces strong woman to her bust size)

    06/13/2010 7:16:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies · 2,720+ views
    Hotair ^ | 06/12/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Sarah Palin says, “I can’t believe we’re talking about this,” but let’s put this in perspective. With bloggers climbing into her uterus for almost two years, having the media and bloggers latching onto a couple of breasts seems almost tame by comparison.  The Right Scoop has the video of Greta Van Susteren going there with Governor Palin, who displays equal parts amusement and disgust with the meme du semaine. Once again, the national media reduces a strong woman in politics to her bust size: People Magazine picks this up, naturally, and notes that the scrutiny of her chest makes Palin...
  • Media Starting to Run With Rumor That Sarah Palin Got Breast Implants

    06/09/2010 6:49:59 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 144 replies · 674+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 6/9/10 | Doug Powers
    Via Newsbusters — Over the weekend, a Reuters photographer took this picture of Sarah and Todd Palin at the Belmont Stakes in New York: I’d seen the picture, because somebody on Twitter posted a link to it, and I believe his exact words were “Wowee-wow-woweeeee” or something like that, but he was in no position to make an official call because his glasses were fogged up. For me, discussion about that picture pretty much ended there, but not for others. The liberal blog Wonkette asked if Palin had purchased herself a couple of “luxury items,” and of course HuffPo ran...
  • Bosom bombers: Women have explosive breast implants

    02/04/2010 5:36:16 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 62 replies · 4,028+ views
    WorldNetDaily via G2 BULLETIN ^ | February 01, 2010 | JOSEPH FARAH
    LONDON – Agents for Britain's MI5 intelligence service have discovered that Muslim doctors trained at some of Britain's leading teaching hospitals have returned to their own countries to fit surgical implants filled with explosives, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. Women suicide bombers recruited by al-Qaida are known to have had the explosives inserted in their breasts under techniques similar to breast enhancing surgery. The lethal explosives – usually PETN (pentaerythritol Tetrabitrate) – are inserted during the operation inside the plastic shapes. The breast is then sewn up. Similar surgery has been performed on male suicide bombers....
  • Carrie Prejean: Not "Wrong" to Get Breast Implants as a Christian

    11/16/2009 6:58:58 AM PST · by Gamecock · 80 replies · 2,274+ views
    Us Mag ^ | November 16, 2009
    Ousted Miss California USA Carrie Prehean has something to get off her chest: She isn't a bad Christian because she got implants. "No, I don't think there's anything wrong with getting breast implants as a Christian," Prejean, 22, says in a new interview with Christianity Today. "I think it's a personal decision. I don't see anywhere in the Bible where it says you shouldn't get breast implants." See plastic surgery nightmares! She also weighs in on her recent sex tape scandal. "There is a video out there of me. I was really young and immature. It was the worst mistake...
  • Police say 'doc' used vet gear to perform implants

    04/15/2009 2:15:32 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 3 replies · 225+ views
    Assoc. Press ^ | 04/15/2009
    <p>MADRID (AP) — A Spanish man accused of using veterinary equipment to perform cosmetic surgery is in the doghouse. Catalonian regional police said they arrested the 63-year-old Barcelona native for allegedly practicing medicine without a license in filthy conditions at his home.</p>
  • Boston Scientific reports small number of accidental shocks with heart implants

    03/27/2009 6:26:44 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies · 783+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 3/27/09 | MATTHEW PERRONE , Associated Press
    Boston Scientific has warned doctors that a small number of patients implanted with its heart-regulating devices have suffered unnecessary shocks. The medical device company said in a letter that 15 patients have received inappropriate electrical jolts from either Cognis or Teligen defibrillators, devices used to treat irregular heartbeats. As many as 8,000 patients could be at risk, the company said. No deaths have been reported with the issue.
  • Woman boxer becomes first to be banned from the ring for having breast implants

    02/16/2009 1:04:01 PM PST · by Red Reign · 25 replies · 2,759+ views
    Daily Mail (online) ^ | February 16, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A model-turned-boxer has been banned from fighting - because of her breast implants. Sarah Blewden, 25, has been told that repeated blows to her false breasts could knock them out of shape and damage her breast tissue. Now boxing chiefs won't allow her to compete - dealing a knock-out blow for her hopes of competing in the Olympics in the future. The pretty pugilist had breast enlargement surgery in 2003 to take her chest size up to a 32C from a 32B and to boost her modeling career
  • Mommy, how did your bosom get so big?

    05/08/2008 3:09:31 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 29 replies · 538+ views
    Maclean's ^ | April 23, 2008 | SCOTT FESCHUK
    There are children's books that explain our digestive system, and others that explore grief and jealousy. These important works help kids to understand complex truths and difficult emotions, and also pooping. But there has always been a gulf in this field of literature, a topic unexplored. No longer. Now, at long last, we finally have a book written for the confused children of mommies who abruptly come home one day with huge fake boobs. My Beautiful Mommy, written by a Florida plastic surgeon who fancies himself a leading expert in breast implants (closest known rival: Charlie Sheen), chronicles the inspiring...
  • Woman Tries to Break Breast Implant Records

    05/07/2008 12:03:17 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 95 replies · 12,018+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, May 07, 2008
    <p>Sheyla Hershey has earned a spot in Brazil’s version of the “Guinness Book of World Records" and she is very proud of the reason why — for having the largest breast impants.</p> <p>After eight surgeries, Hershey’s breasts measure FFF, MyFOXHouston.com reported. That’s equivalent to two quarts of silicone in each breast.</p>
  • Web Site Offers Free Breast Implants

    03/01/2008 12:31:24 PM PST · by Tiemieshooz · 32 replies · 2,190+ views
    Women who sign up on MyFreeImplants.com earn the money for their breast augmentation surgery through donations from men who peruse their MySpace-like profiles. . . MyFreeImplants.com operates much like a social-networking site. Women 18 and over can sign up for free and create a profile with photos and the type of implant they desire: silicone or saline. Men — they're called "benefactors" — can also sign up for free, but then they must purchase credits, which can be used to send messages to the women. Rest of the article here
  • Death-cheating cat dubbed bionic[Bionic Cat]

    11/23/2007 5:47:17 PM PST · by BGHater · 55 replies · 646+ views
    BBC ^ | 23 Nov 2007 | BBC
    Baby's x-ray showing the inserted metal implants (photo: Bill Osment) A cat who was fitted with metal plates in all four legs after surviving two 21ft falls has been dubbed "bionic".Six-year-old Baby fractured her back legs after falling from a window in her south London home in September. The domestic short-haired cat had a metal plate and screws inserted at the Blue Cross animal hospital in Victoria. To the surprise of vets, an X-ray showed she had two implants in her front legs, inserted after a similar plunge when she was a kitten. Extremely lucky Vets said Baby was...
  • Lackluster Britney Spears kicks off MTV awards

    09/09/2007 10:19:58 PM PDT · by dayglored · 126 replies · 4,914+ views
    CNN.com ^ | Sept 9, 2007 | (none)
    [ Please note, I'm posting this as a commentary on our increasingly decadent culture and the either impossible or undesirable goals it sets for our young women. ] LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) -- Somewhere, Kevin Federline is laughing. An out-of-shape, out-of-touch Britney Spears delivered what was destined to be the most talked-about performance of the MTV Video Music Awards -- but for all the wrong reasons.... She walked through her dance moves with little enthusiasm. It appeared she had forgotten the entire art of lip-synching. And, perhaps most unforgivable given her once-taut frame, she looked embarrassingly out of shape....
  • Breast implants linked with suicide in study

    08/08/2007 8:13:39 PM PDT · by RDTF · 59 replies · 1,530+ views
    Reuters via Drudge Report ^ | August 8, 2007 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women who get cosmetic breast implants are nearly three times as likely to commit suicide as other women, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday. The study, published in the Annals of Plastic Surgery, reinforces several others that have shown women who have breast enlargements have higher suicide risks. Loren Lipworth of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee and colleagues followed up on 3,527 Swedish women who had cosmetic breast implant surgery between 1965 and 1993. They looked at death certificates to analyze causes of death among women with breast implants. Only 24 of the women had committed...
  • Microchip implants raise privacy concern (Microchips, anyone 8-?)

    07/21/2007 1:04:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 654+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/21/07 | Todd Lewan - ap
    CityWatcher.com, a provider of surveillance equipment, attracted little notice itself — until a year ago, when two of its employees had glass-encapsulated microchips with miniature antennas embedded in their forearms. The "chipping" of two workers with RFIDs — radio frequency identification tags as long as two grains of rice, as thick as a toothpick — was merely a way of restricting access to vaults that held sensitive data and images for police departments, a layer of security beyond key cards and clearance codes, the company said. "To protect high-end secure data, you use more sophisticated techniques," Sean Darks, chief executive...
  • Is bigger better? Breast surgery linked to boost in self-esteem and sexuality

    03/21/2007 5:48:46 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 37 replies · 1,198+ views
    U of Florida ^ | 3-21-07 | Tracy Brown
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. ? Women who undergo breast enlargement often see a sizable boost in self-esteem and positive feelings about their sexuality, a University of Florida nurse researcher reports. Although plastic surgery should not be seen as a panacea for feelings of low self-worth or sexual attractiveness, it is important for health-care practitioners to understand the psychological benefits of these procedures, says Cynthia Figueroa-Haas, a clinical assistant professor at UF?s College of Nursing who conducted the study. The findings ? which revealed that for many women, going bigger is better ? appear in the current issue of Plastic Surgical Nursing. ?Many...
  • Breast implants: this is getting sili

    03/21/2007 8:11:58 AM PDT · by Millee · 49 replies · 1,188+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 3/21/07 | Sam de Brito
    Do you remember when you first heard about the concept of breast enlargement? I reckon I must have been nine or 10 years old and can recall thinking: "They do WHAT? That's crazy, who would do THAT to themselves?" "That", in the first agonising years of breast enlargement, was a doctor injecting silicone straight into a woman's breast (nothing as fancy as an implant), a delightful practice the origin of which lay in the prostitution industry of post-war Japan, where US servicemen found the local women's bosoms too small for their taste. Elizabeth Haiken writes in the book Venus Envy...
  • CALEA or "You weren't listening".

    03/02/2007 11:19:43 AM PST · by The Watcher · 213+ views
    Vanity | Self
    I posted a while back about the financial and business aspects of CALEA on your local ISP's. Oddly enough, most people thought I was just ignorant. Well, THEY are ignorant. There's an interesting blog thread here: http://blogs.globalcrossing.com/paulk?from=60 He makes a very sharp point. While the original CALEA legislation was little other than requiring (and paying) the telcos to ensure that normal phone taps could occur, the DOJ and FCC have suddenly strayed far beyond that. VIOP was unknown at the time CALEA was written. But, it's been construed by the FCC to apply to all services that carry voice, chat,...
  • Study to look at planting identification chips in dementia patients[VeriChip Corp.]{RFID}

    03/02/2007 6:12:28 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 37 replies · 3,779+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | 23 Feb 2007 | Glenn Singer
    The scenario is all too real in South Florida: An Alzheimer's patient wanders away from home and is found by police officers who take him to a local hospital for care. But the patient cannot recall potentially life-threatening conditions like diabetes or heart disease, making a quick assessment difficult at best. To help solve that problem, a Delray Beach company and the Alzheimer's Community Care Association of Palm Beach and Martin Counties Inc. have begun a two-year study to determine whether it's practical to implant tiny computer chips containing medical records in dementia patients. If a patient becomes separated from...
  • 'Bionic' eye implants look ahead

    02/16/2007 3:23:11 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 48 replies · 2,913+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, February 16, 2007 | Jonathan Fildes
    A bionic eye implant that could help restore the sight of millions of blind people could be available to patients within two years. US researchers have been given the go-ahead to implant the prototype device in 50 to 75 patients. The Argus II system uses a spectacle-mounted camera to feed visual information to electrodes in the eye. Patients who tested less-advanced versions of the retinal implant were able to see light, shapes and movement. "What we are trying to do is take real-time images from a camera and convert them into tiny electrical pulses that would jump-start the otherwise...
  • Microchips for mentally ill planned in shake-up[UK]

    01/17/2007 9:32:22 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 9 replies · 430+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 18 Jan 2007 | George Jones
    Radical measures for tackling crime - ranging from monitoring the behaviour of the mentally ill with radio chips to hormone injections for sex offenders — are to be considered by the Government in a wide-ranging policy review ordered by Tony Blair. The Prime Minister said yesterday that Labour had to renew its sense of leadership and energy as voters were getting bored with the party after 10 years in power. He disclosed that he intended to stay in power until at least June to oversee a policy review aimed at ensuring that a "new New Labour" agenda would take the...
  • Animal Tags for People?[RFID Chips]

    01/12/2007 9:02:59 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 13 replies · 599+ views
    Business Week ^ | 11 Jan 2007 | David E. Gumpert
    Two cousin companies bet the fast-expanding market for animal RFID chips will extend to humans before long Under the federally supported National Animal Identification System (NAIS), digital tags are expected to be affixed to the U.S.'s 40 million farm animals to enable regulators to track and respond quickly to disease, bioterrorism, and other calamities. Opponents have many fears about this plan, among them that it could be the forerunner of a similar system for humans. The theory, circulated in blogs, goes like this: You test it on the animals first, demonstrating the viability of the radio frequency identification devices (RFIDs)...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 11-19-2006

    11/19/2006 7:06:00 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 2 replies · 187+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 11--19-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Apparently the powers that be have decided that silicone implants are OK again... Every red-blooded American pants Over silicone gel-filled implants. I mean lawyers, of course-- "Get a load of those torts!" Will consumers give them one more chance?
  • US lifts 14-year ban on silicone breast implants

    11/19/2006 4:12:13 AM PST · by MadIvan · 40 replies · 1,933+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | November 19, 2006 | Sarah Baxter
    A BAN on silicone breast implants in America has been reversed after 14 years by the regulatory Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after independent studies failed to find evidence that they caused tissue damage or cancer, writes Sarah Baxter.Silicone gel implants are considered to have a more natural look and feel than the salt water “balloons” that replaced them. Cosmetic surgeons expect them to become the top choice for the 300,000 American women a year who opt for breast enlargement. The FDA took silicone implants for cosmetic surgery off the market in 1992, after questions were raised about how frequently...
  • Gallaudet students blockade campus (How deaf does a University president have to be?)

    10/12/2006 11:39:14 AM PDT · by lilylangtree · 131 replies · 2,501+ views
    CBS & AP ^ | October 13, 2006 | BRIAN WESTLEY
    Gallaudet University students blocked access to campus for a second day Thursday, escalating their protest against an incoming president they say lacks the skills to lead the nation's only liberal arts university for the deaf and hearing impaired. "We're in the middle of a crisis here," said LaToya Plummer, 25, a junior from Suitland, Md., who was among the protesters. The blockade started around 3 a.m. Wednesday and forced the university to cancel classes for a second day Thursday as about 100 students protested at the front gate. Students sitting in 11 chairs blocked the main campus road at the...
  • "COLD CASE" - TWA FLIGHT 800 Movement in D.C. on FBI cover-up

    08/21/2006 8:19:46 PM PDT · by AnimalLover · 137 replies · 2,669+ views
    World Net Daily.com ^ | August 17, 2006 | Jack Cashill
    Serious movement in D.C. – and if I hadn't been there, I would not have believed it. For several months Joan Wire and her daughter have been trying to secure an appointment with a highly effective government official we'll simply call Mr. Washington. Joan Wire is the stalwart wife of Mike Wire. Mike is the storied "man on the bridge," the single most critical eyewitness in the saga of TWA Flight 800, the 747 that was inexplicably blown out of the sky on the night of July 17, 1996. The CIA built its notorious zoom-climb animation around Mike's position on...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 08-15-2006

    08/15/2006 8:41:53 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 2 replies · 427+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 08-15-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Adult language in the limerick, this pun was just too good to pass up. OK, you have been warned. How can I get enough verbiage in here so that the limerick will not show up in its entirety in the preview pane? Well, let me try the time honored tactic of space-filling text, like this: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXWARNING, ADULT TOPICS AND LANGUAGEXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX She's nearly scared out of her wits When a bomb almost blew her to bits It seemed like certain doom when she heard the KABOOM But the shrapnel was...
  • Two Year Pilot Program of Human RFID Chip Implant Underway

    07/20/2006 2:57:32 PM PDT · by bigdcaldavis · 17 replies · 626+ views
    Wireless IQ ^ | July 20, 2006 | unknown
    VeriChip Corporation announced that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the largest health insurer in the state, has agreed to a two-year pilot program of VeriChip's VeriMed Patient Identification System in conjunction with Hackensack University Medical Center and its physicians. In this new test program, participating patients suffering from chronic diseases would be provided with the VeriChip implantable microchip, to provide emergency room staff easy access to those patients' medical information, as well as to help avoid costly or serious medical errors. Under this trial, participating Horizon BCBSNJ members with chronic illnesses will receive VeriChip's FDA-approved, human-implantable Radio...
  • A Good Idea- Except for the Whole “Mark of the Beast” Thing

    06/05/2006 10:08:23 AM PDT · by francke · 35 replies · 1,215+ views
    Conservative News .US ^ | 6-5-06 | E.F. Winlsow
    Sen. Specter of Pennsylvania and Sen. Sessions of Alabama suggested recently that immigrant workers coming to the U.S. might be required to get a RFID microchip implant that would allow the government to track their whereabouts. ....
  • Tracking Chip Implants Proposed for Legal Immigrants

    06/04/2006 11:17:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies · 1,201+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Carl Limbacher et al.
    A Florida company wants to implant its Radio Frequency Identification tags in immigrants and guest workers so they can be identified at the workplace. Scott Silverman, chairman of the Delray Beach-based VeriChip Corporation, said in a "Fox & Friends” TV interview that its RFID implant could be used to register workers at the border, and then verify their identities on the job. Illegal immigrants could then be readily distinguished from those who registered. Silverman said: "We have talked to many people in Washington about using it.” The VeriChip RFID tag is about the size of a large grain of rice...
  • CHINA: Thousands maimed by 'miracle' implants gel

    05/30/2006 4:26:11 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 19 replies · 1,383+ views
    The Times ^ | May 31, 2006 | Jane Macartney
    LI MEI is slim, with hair that falls almost to her waist, and pretty enough to draw looks in the street. But her husband refuses to come near her, and, in any case, her breasts are too painful to be touched.She is one of hundreds of thousands of Chinese women who wanted bigger breasts and spent several hundred pounds at beauty salons for injections of Ao Mei Ding — or Amazing Gel. But in Mrs Li’s case, such as countless others, the operation went wrong. On April 30, nine years after the product in its earliest form first won government...
  • Bill would prohibit mandatory microchip implants

    04/25/2006 6:16:28 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 24 replies · 548+ views
    www.duluthsuperior.com ^ | Mon, Apr. 24, 2006 | RYAN J. FOLEY
    Posted on Mon, Apr. 24, Bill would prohibit mandatory microchip implants RYAN J. FOLEY MADISON, Wis. - Former Gov. Tommy Thompson was one of the first high-profile supporters of tiny microchips implanted in people's arms that would allow doctors to access medical information. Now the state he used to lead is poised to become the first to ban governments and private businesses from forcing such implants on employees, privacy advocates say. A proposal moving through the state Legislature would prohibit anyone from requiring people to have the tiny chips embedded in them or doing so without their knowledge. Violators would...
  • Busted: Pamela Anderson Cancels Juno Appearance.(implant failure alert)

    04/01/2006 1:25:49 PM PST · by Neville72 · 67 replies · 6,097+ views
    Halifax Live ^ | 4/1/2006 | Frank Streicher
    Pamela Anderson, the Canadian Actress who was to host the Canadian Music Awards, has abruptly cancelled her appearance . According to her spokesperson, Ms Anderson experienced a medical emergency which forced her to leave Halifax and return home to Los Angeles early this morning. Although no official details of the incident were given, Halifax Live has learned that Ms. Anderson, while dining at Da Maurizio with former F1 race car driver Eddy Irvine, experienced what one fellow patron labelled as a “sudden leakage”. According to witnesses who did not want to be identified, Ms. Anderson started to shriek while clutching...
  • Bad-ass Brass Knuckle Implants (Stupidity Alert)

    12/19/2005 9:25:12 PM PST · by Sarajevo · 19 replies · 520+ views
    modblog.bmezine.com ^ | December 7th, 2005 | SHANNON LARRATT
    Earlier today I was looking at some fancy-pants Rhinestone brass knuckles on boingboing. If people think that's cool, check out Krissy's implanted silicone brass implants by Joe Amato in Florida. You may also remember Joe as one of the gonzo piercers who brought us eyelid piercing. The procedure took a few hours (after which Krissy went back to work the same day) with most of the time being spent laying anchor stitches to reduce shifting. Healing was uneventful with some bruising and swelling for the first week. Mederma treatment is starting soon to minimize the insertion scar.
  • Beautiful Music. (Yeah, but what tunes would YOU play on them)

    10/14/2005 9:13:32 AM PDT · by wildbill · 19 replies · 355+ views
    Annanova.com ^ | 10/14/2005 | Non attributed
    Beautiful Music "Computer chips that store music could soon be built into a woman's breast implants," Ananova.com reports: *** QUOTE *** One boob could hold an MP3 player and the other the person's whole music collection. . . . BT Laboratories' analyst Ian Pearson said flexible plastic electronics would sit inside the breast. A signal would be relayed to headphones, while the device would be controlled by Bluetooth using a panel on the wrist. According to The Sun he said: "It is now very hard for me to thing [sic] of breast implants as just decorative. If a woman has...
  • Tyra Banks Proves Breasts Are Real on TV

    09/21/2005 11:34:14 AM PDT · by austinite · 122 replies · 6,182+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 9/21/05 | AP
    NEW YORK - Talk about keeping it real: Tyra Banks underwent a televised sonogram on her new talk show to prove that her breasts aren't fake. "I'm tired of this rumor. It's something that's followed me forever," the supermodel said Tuesday on "The Tyra Banks Show." After Banks asked the men in the audience to leave, Dr. Garth Fisher from ABC's "Extreme Makeover" performed a touch test and then the sonogram. He concluded: "Tyra Banks has natural breasts; there are no implants." "By no means am I saying a breast implant is a bad thing, but it's not a choice...
  • Nano for Artificial Kidneys

    09/08/2005 6:53:57 PM PDT · by PeaceBeWithYou · 10 replies · 372+ views
    UPI's Nano World via physorg.com ^ | September 08, 2005 | Staff
    Nanotechnological filters could lead to wearable or implantable artificial kidneys, experts told UPI's Nano World. Animal studies for artificial-kidney prototypes should begin one or two years from now, and clinical trials would follow a year or two afterward, reported scientists at Biophiltre in Burlingame, Calif., the medical-device company developing the artificial-kidney technology. Nearly 900,000 patients worldwide suffering from kidney disease require dialysis, a medical procedure mimicking the kidney's normal function of filtering waste from the blood. "About 21 percent of patients on dialysis on any year die," nephrologist Allen Nissenson, director of the University of California at Los Angeles...
  • Chip Implants: Better Care or Privacy Scare?

    07/29/2005 5:33:51 AM PDT · by M. Espinola · 21 replies · 446+ views
    WebMD Medical News ^ | July 27th, 2005 | Daniel DeNoon
    They're here. They have FDA approval. But are Americans ready to get chipped? Getting chipped means having a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip implanted in your body. The chip -- about the size of a large grain of rice -- lies dormant until a special scanner is passed within 6 inches of the implant. Then it emits a radio signal that beams a 16-digit number to the scanner. For security uses, that 16-digit number acts like an electronic key. For medical uses, the number is linked to medical records. Doctors to whom you've granted access -- emergency room doctors, for...
  • Must be bad news for local beauty pageants...

    07/13/2005 7:41:23 AM PDT · by Dashing Dasher · 138 replies · 31,912+ views
    My Way News ^ | Jul 13, 8:24 AM (ET) | Staff
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Armed bandits in Brazil robbed a vehicle carrying more than 400 breast implants, officials said on Tuesday. "It happened last week, but we only learned about it recently as our clients started complaining. It is the hottest period of the year in terms of implant sales," said Margaret Figueiredo, director of silicone implant manufacturer Silimed. A spokesman for the state Postal Service confirmed that assailants, apparently men, robbed the postal van with implants on Thursday night in Rio de Janeiro. Each Silimed breast implant costs nearly $400. The popularity of Brazil's plastic surgery pioneer...
  • Stem-cells could allow women to grow breast implants

    03/27/2005 5:03:42 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 51 replies · 3,969+ views
    The New Zealand Herald ^ | 27.03.05 12.40pm | Sophie Goodchild
    A revolutionary technique using stem-cell research could soon allow women to choose breast enhancements made of living tissue instead of silicone. Scientists who have been able to grow human fat cells in the laboratory for the first time say the breakthrough means that patients could, in effect, grow their own implants. The researchers also claim that, in the longer term, it may be possible to grow replacement organs for transplant surgery. The target patients are cancer sufferers and others who need reconstructive surgery. But the man who is pioneering the new technique, Jeremy Mao, professor of tissue engineering at the...
  • Technology Report: Stripper Selling Infamous Breast Implant on eBay

    03/04/2005 8:41:19 AM PST · by OESY · 13 replies · 766+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 2, 2005 | Staff
    MIAMI (Reuters) - A former topless dancer who was famously cleared of battering a Florida nightclub patron with her "crazy big" breasts has shed her oversized silicone implants and put one of them up for auction on eBay. The woman known professionally as Tawny Peaks said on Wednesday she recently came across the implants in a box in her closet after watching a television discussion about crazy things sold on eBay and decided, "Why not ... I don't need it any more." "Somebody might bid on it. It's like the first boob to be sued over in a lawsuit," she...