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  • Woman Denies Causing Penis Injection Death

    12/13/2011 9:42:47 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 38 replies
    AP - Fox ^ | Dec. 13, 2011 | Anonymous
    Authorities say a New Jersey man who died after having his penis injected with silicone was trying to get it enlarged. The woman police say gave the injection, resulting in his death, has been charged with manslaughter. She made her first court appearance Tuesday. The Essex County prosecutor's office says 34-year-old Kasia Rivera gave 22-year-old Justin Street the injection in May. She has pleaded not guilty but remains in jail on $75,000 bail. Street died the day after his injection. His death was ruled a homicide following an investigation and a medical examiner's determination he died of a silicone embolism....
  • FBI lab reports on anthrax attacks suggest another miscue

    05/21/2011 12:55:30 PM PDT · by Palter · 96 replies · 1+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 20 May 2011 | Greg Gordon
    Buried in FBI laboratory reports about the anthrax mail attacks that killed five people in 2001 is data suggesting that a chemical may have been added to try to heighten the powder's potency, a move that some experts say exceeded the expertise of the presumed killer. The lab data, contained in more than 9,000 pages of files that emerged a year after the Justice Department closed its inquiry and condemned the late Army microbiologist Bruce Ivins as the perpetrator, shows unusual levels of silicon and tin in anthrax powder from two of the five letters. Those elements are found in...
  • Transgender 'Black Madam' sought by police for death of British bottom implant woman

    02/12/2011 11:54:20 AM PST · by Parmenio · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2011 | Paul Thompson & Daniel Bates
    Police are hunting a transgender hip-hop singer who calls herself 'Black Madam' on suspicion of killing Claudia Aderotimi with a botched bottom implant. The sex swap woman, also known as Padge-Victoria Windslowe, 41,is the prime suspect in the death of the 20 year old student. Detectives searched Windslowe's home in an upmarket suburb of Philadelphia after being given her name by Aderotimi's cousin who acted as fixer in the botched op. Investigators searched her home looking for medical supplies, such as syringes, Krazy Glue or silicone that might link her to the crime, according to a police affidavit.
  • Silicone Injection To Buttock Killed Ga. Woman

    05/01/2010 11:01:46 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 33 replies · 1,566+ views
    Updated: 10:18 am EDT May 1, 2010 STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- A potentially dangerous cosmetic practice has left some victims who had thought they would get fuller lips and shapelier bodies horribly and permanently deformed. In a metro Atlanta case, the procedure killed a woman. A 29-year-old woman and her husband said they went to a Stone Mountain motel in May of 2009 where someone injected dimethyl silicone into her left buttock. The idea was to give her a larger, curvier rear end. WSB-TV obtained the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s Autopsy Report, which said the woman reportedly developed trouble breathing.“...
  • Former Miss California Carrie Prejean made 7 other sex tapes, dozens of nude pics - report

    11/13/2009 8:18:42 PM PST · by mountainbunny · 28 replies · 3,544+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, November 13th 2009, 5:28 PM | Soraya Roberts
    It looks like Carrie Prejean spoke too soon when she called her recent sex tape the "biggest mistake" of her life. Either the seven other sex tapes that have just surfaced aren't actually salacious, or else the former Miss California has a little more to atone for. RadarOnline.com has just learned that the dethroned beauty queen has no less than eight sex tapes and 30 naked photos to her name. As in her previous sex tape, she performs solo on each video.
  • (YouTube) Woman injects cooking oil into face (you won't believe this)

    07/20/2009 5:58:57 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 31 replies · 2,152+ views
    youtube ^ | 7-20-09
    She was beautiful but wanted to be more beautiful. This is a horror story. YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS HORRIBLE STORY TO BELIEVE IT
  • 40 per cent of Australian women wear a bra with a cup size DD or bigger

    04/05/2009 4:10:21 PM PDT · by llevrok · 138 replies · 10,948+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | April 05, 2009 | Elle Halliwell
    THE bra market is expanding, literally. Up to 40 per cent of Australian women now buy bras with a cup size of DD or higher, new figures from lingerie suppliers show. In the 1950s, the most common bra-cup size was a B - three sizes less than a DD. Modern breasts are getting so large that some bra companies have introduced cup sizes as high as K, The Sunday Telegraph reports. Experts blame the cleavage boost on obesity, contraceptive pills and artificial hormones. Many lingerie labels such as Berlei and Triumph are now offering G cups while Fayreform, Freya and...
  • 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>
  • 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...
  • Health Warning ! Some Boot Sprays May Cause Respiratory Illness

    05/05/2006 6:58:00 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 7 replies · 320+ views
    Pro Med ^ | 05/05/06 | vanity
    It's doubtful any of you will be weatherproofing boots at this time of the year,but I thought I'd pass along this warning: certain silicone-based sprays can cause very severe respiratory problems if improperly used. During February 2005-February 2006, 6 regional poison control centers in 5 states were consulted regarding 172 human and 19 animal (i.e., pet cat or dog) exposures to shoe or boot leather protection or sealant products resulting in respiratory illness. One product was associated with 126 cases of human illness and another product with 7 cases. An ongoing investigation, begun in December 2005, is being conducted by...
  • U.S. experts warn of risky silicone 'pump parties'

    07/02/2005 4:13:31 PM PDT · by Robert_Paulson2 · 11 replies · 787+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 7:06 a.m. July 2, 2005 | Marty Graham
    U.S. experts warn of risky silicone 'pump parties' SAN DIEGO – A dangerous underground of "pump parties" has sprung up around the country catering to transgender individuals seeking more feminine features through cheap – sometimes deadly – black-market silicone injections, experts say. Two San Diego transgender women were near death Friday after unlicensed practitioners injected them with liquid silicone at a "pump party" five days earlier, officials said. Police are searching for a Los Angeles-area woman suspected of injecting as many as a dozen people at two parties that day. None of those at the second party has contacted police....
  • New US government website attacked for comments on sexuality and effectiveness of condoms

    04/11/2005 2:32:32 AM PDT · by David Lane · 11 replies · 858+ views
    4parents.gov ^ | David Lane
    New US government website attacked for comments on sexuality and effectiveness of condoms (Extract from one of the many articles in the gay and liberal press attacking the new semi honest position on useless condoms) The wording of information about condoms on the site is also potentially misleading (they mean factual). US abstinence education programmes usually only mention condoms when referring to their potential for failure. The 4parents.com site suggests that condoms offer only “moderate” protection against HIV and gonorrhoea, “less” protection against Chlamidya, herpes and human papilloma virus, and that the ability of condoms to protect against syphilis “has...
  • Transvestite Pleads Guilty in Man's Death

    02/04/2005 8:56:03 AM PST · by Servant of the 9 · 41 replies · 1,104+ views
    Netscape News ^ | 4 February, 2005 | AP
    A transvestite who pumped industrial silicone into other men to give them feminine features pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a man who suffered complications. Stephen Thomas, 31, will serve five years in prison and 10 years on probation under the plea to felony involuntary manslaughter, which he entered Monday. The plea of was appropriate because those involved were willing participants and there was no intent to kill, Chief Assistant District Attorney Greg Edwards said Friday. The death of Andre Geter in December 2003 threw a spotlight on ``pumping,'' a thriving underground practice among men living as women,...
  • Ga. Woman Charged With Injecting Transgendered Women With Silicone

    08/05/2004 5:19:09 PM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies · 484+ views
    Local 6 ^ | August 4, 2004
    ATLANTA -- A woman accused of injecting silicone into transgendered women to create curves on the cheap has been arrested on charges of practicing medicine without a license, authorities said. Verna Barnett, 45, known only by her first name to the drag queens and transgendered women who were her customers, performed the injections at her home in suburban Norcross, authorities said. In the basement, authorities found a fake medical exam room with a paper-covered folding massage table. She had lidocaine, bandages, syringes and three large containers filled with silicone, Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter said. Two of the buckets weighed...
  • Man Charged With Murder for Silicone Injection Death

    03/25/2004 2:46:39 PM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies · 549+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 25, 2004
    Man Charged With Murder for Silicone Injection Death Mar 25, 2004 By C.G. Wallace/ Associated Press Writer/ ATLANTA (AP) - A man accused of injecting industrial-grade silicone into men who were living as women and wanted to look more feminine was charged with murder after one of them died. In an indictment unsealed Wednesday, Stephen Oneal Thomas, 31, was also charged with practicing medicine without a license. Thomas, who is living as a woman, had been working Dougherty County for at least a year, holding "pumping parties" where he would inject silicone into cheeks, lips, breasts and buttocks, said prosecutor...
  • FDA rejects bid to sell implants

    01/09/2004 12:06:15 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 134+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, January 9, 2004 | By Marguerite Higgins
    <p>The Food and Drug Administration has rejected Inamed Corp.'s application to sell silicone breast implants.</p> <p>The agency yesterday issued guidelines seeking more information and a longer study before it will consider lifting a ban it placed on silicone implants in 1992 amid fears they cause health problems when they leak.</p>
  • FDA blocks return of silicone gel breast implants

    01/08/2004 1:16:13 PM PST · by Dog Gone · 8 replies · 245+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 8, 2004
    WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration rejected Inamed Corp.'s bid to bring silicone gel breast implants back to the market, more than a decade after they were first banned amid fears the devices harmed women. The FDA apparently heeded criticism that Inamed hadn't studied the controversial implants thoroughly enough to settle questions about just how often they break apart in women's bodies and the resulting health effects from leaking silicone. The FDA's move doesn't end strictly controlled research studies that make the implants available to some women with breast cancer and a few other conditions. Nor does it mean...
  • The Power of Modern Fads [Wall St. Journal's ROBERT L. BARTLEY]

    11/01/2003 4:22:27 AM PST · by The Raven · 7 replies · 134+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 1, 2003 | ROBERT L. BARTLEY
    <p>A couple of disparate events sent ripples of satisfaction through our editorial-page offices last week. A Massachusetts parole board at long last recommended Gerald Amirault for parole, and a Food and Drug Administration panel recommended that silicone breast implants be returned to the market.</p>
  • The Implant Axis - Silicone breast implants (SBIs) are back.

    10/21/2003 8:12:43 AM PDT · by bedolido · 27 replies · 374+ views
    CATO Institute ^ | 10/20/03 | Steven Milloy
    Silicone breast implants (SBIs) are back. A Food and Drug Administration committee recommended last week that the implants be available to women who want them. The real story, though, may be the stealthy efforts of some personal injury lawyers to prevent FDA approval. Based on new evidence of connections between activists and lawyers, it appears that the lawyers might be surreptitiously using anti-SBI activists to scare the FDA and public about SBIs. The SBI controversy is the poster child of 1990s junk-science fueled tort litigation. That decade saw personal injury lawyers generate about 170,000 plaintiffs, now in the final stages...
  • Our Bodies, Our Silicon, Ourselves

    05/18/2003 10:26:16 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 17 replies · 625+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 18, 2003 | GINIA BELLAFANTE
    Our Bodies, Our Silicon, Ourselves By GINIA BELLAFANTE Kiné Corder before and after surgery for "Extreme Makeover" on ABC. Last winter, Tammy Guthrie, a 40-year-old mother of three from St. Petersburg, Fla., took a brief leave of absence from her family to undergo some self-improvement in Los Angeles. Five and a half weeks later, she returned, reawakened, to her husband and her three children, all in elementary school. "Throughout my marriage, I'd taken a passive role, thinking that was what my husband wanted," Ms. Guthrie said. Now, three months after coming home, she said: "I'm no longer afraid of his...
  • Trial starts for couple accused in death during illegal 'body sculpting'(WIERD story)

    05/13/2003 3:35:10 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 9 replies · 381+ views
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | 5/13/03 | Paula McMahon
    Prosecutors say botched silicone injections killed Vera Lawrence suddenly during a back-alley cosmetic procedure in Miramar on March 20, 2001. The defense says vanity slowly killed the 52-year-old Miami grandmother. After getting industrial-grade silicone illegally pumped into her hips and buttocks for years, the substance had slowly leaked into her blood system and stopped her breathing. The trial for the couple accused in Lawrence's death, Mark Hawkins and Donnie Hendrix, began Monday in Broward Circuit Court. They are charged with manslaughter with culpable negligence, third-degree murder and unlawful practice of medicine without a license... Hawkins and Hendrix would buy a...
  • Ananova: Demand for breast implants causes silicon shortage in Brazil

    02/10/2003 4:21:41 PM PST · by vannrox · 9 replies · 1,109+ views
    ANANova ^ | Story filed: 09:21 Saturday 8th February 2003 | EDITORIAL STAFF
    Ananova: Demand for breast implants causes silicon shortage in Brazil Plastic surgeons in Brazil say they are running out of silicon because so many women want breast implants ahead of the world-famous carnival. Paulo Matsudo, director of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, says demand for breast - and buttock - implants is at record levels. He told Terra Noticias Populares: "The summertime plus the proximity with carnival, that starts on March 1, are increasing the demand for silicone breast implants. Imports are not sufficient to meet so many requests. "Brazil is a tropical country with a huge seaside and...
  • Woman Shot is Chest Saved by Silicone Implants [Christmas Comes Early!]

    12/23/2002 8:19:30 AM PST · by ewing · 20 replies · 416+ views
    A Brazilian woman, shot in the crossfire between police and drug dealers was saved by silicone breast implants.Doctors said the silicone had slowed the bullet up enough to prevent it from causing her serious injury.Jane Selma Soares was caught up in shooting between police officers and drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro.She told Las Ulitmas Noticias newspaer, even though she tried to hide the bullet hit her in the chaest.
  • BREAST IMPLANTS SETTLEMENT

    09/20/2002 5:56:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 454+ views
    Associated Press - direct feed. | September 20, 2002
    DETROIT (AP) _ A federal judge has authorized a $9.8 million settlement between Dow Corning and the federal government for medical expenses stemming from breast implant-related injuries. U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood approved the settlement on Thursday. The federal government sought reimbursement on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense, Veteran Affairs, Health and Human Services, the Indian Health Service and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ``We are pleased to be closer to providing relief to suffering women,'' said Sybil Niden Goldrich, founder and executive director of the Command Trust Network, a group for women with breast...