Morning Break: Breast Implant Ban in France Praluent Price Cut Lego Iron Teen

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On Friday, French regulatory authorities recommended a ban on Allergan textured breast implants, citing concerns about breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. (NBC News)

Sanofi and Regeneron announced a 60% list-price cut on PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab (Praluent) to $5,850 per year -- the same as what Amgen now charges for its rival drug, evolocumab (Repatha). (Reuters)

One pediatrician shares her experience about how she convinced anti-vax parents to eventually vaccinate their children. (CNN)

And now, meet kids of anti-vaxxers who are circumventing their parents and getting vaccinated themselves. (Washington Post)

A special high school program in Dallas is helping students to role-play about depression. (AP)

With the ultimate fate of Roe v. Wade uncertain, some states are looking to restrict abortion while others are legislating protections for the procedure. (New York Times)

The "craziest experiment possible?" These researchers went for it in an attempt to see if human diet drugs would quell mosquitoes' bloodlust. (NPR)

At an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility, seven adults have been diagnosed with mumps. (Reuters)

Good news -- doctors likely won't be replaced by medical chatbots anytime soon. (CNBC)

Psychologists delve into the many factors that contribute into the making of a school shooter. (NPR)

Hospitals report injuries from the latest stupid Internet stunt -- the "boiling water challenge." (Newsweek)

Some of the science behind why paper cuts hurt so much. (Fox News)

When born without a right forearm, this teenager decided to 'Tony Stark' his own -- out of Lego's! (CNET)

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Authorities BAN popular textured breast implants from use

what Failing Dry January Does and Doesn’t Say About Your Drinking Warning on breast implants, the case is now at the Court of Cassation, which will decide whether to beer before wine? It makes no difference to a hangover uphold the appeals ruling or send it back for new legal proceedings. Insurance claims make no mention of the specific device or model implanted in a patient, and patients electronic health records arent required to record that either. But they say the risk is tiny and women who already have the implants do not need to have them removed. Last year, the FDA therex27s a Shortage of a Major Anxiety Med: Herex27s What to Know did confirm a link between breast implants, particularly textured saline or silicone models, and anaplastic large cell lymphoma a rare cancer documented in only a few hundred cases. It occurs when diseased white blood cells multiply rapidly, building up in the neck, armpit or groin. Treatment for...

What good does it do to have these numbers if theyre not in your medical records and they arent on the implant itself? Why had it taken so serrapeptase: Benefits, Dosage, Dangers, and Side Effects long for complaints like hers to see the light of day? Then last fall, something strange happened: Thousands of problems with breast implants flooded the FDAs system. This August, the agency began allowing roughly 90 percent of all medical devices including all breast implants and more than 160 types of other high-risk implanted devices like artificial hips and replacement heart valves to report malfunctions in a quarterly tally, instead of individually. That agreement stood even as the FDA began closely monitoring a rare type of cancer and acknowledged in 2011 that it might be linked to breast implants.