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Proceed To Article Saline-Filled Breast Implants May Remain On Market - For Now
The Food & Drug Administration announced on 11-May-2000 that saline-filled breast implants made by McGhan Medical Corp. and Mentor Corp., may remain on the market, despite relatively high complication and failure rates. More...

Proceed To Article Information For Patients - Breast Implants
The FDA has required saline-breast-implant manufacturers to make available in-depth information about the risks involved with the use of their implants. Vidyya has prepared a sample of the brochures for you with information from the Mentor Corporation's Breast Implant Surgery brochure.

Proceed To Article India's Population Reaches One Billion
India joins China as one of only two nations in the world with populations that top one billion. India welcomed its one billionth citizen, a baby girl, with fanfare and concern over an ever-growing population.    More...
Proceed To Article Overprescribing Antibiotics
In an effort to reduce the growing numbers of drug-resistant pathogens, the CDC is urging physicians to stop prescribing antibiotics for the common cold and bronchitis. US physicians write $50 million worth of prescriptions each year that are ineffectual and unnecessary.

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