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U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, including the silicone breast implants pictured here. (Donna Mcwilliam/AP). Women who say they were harmed by breast implants demanded the Food and Drug Administration take new steps to protect consumers, including providing more information about potential risks and banning devices linked to the most serious complications, including cancer. Telling searing stories about broken health, disrupted families and lost careers, the women pressed an FDA advisory panel to recommend more long-term research, bans or restrictions on certain products and a beefed-up informed consent process so that women have a clear under... Full story

26 March