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Evidence lacking about breast implant safety

A review of more than 30 studies seeking answers about silicone gel breast implant safety finds that the studies don’t provide definitive evidence. The new paper may help inspire improved analyses of existing data as well as a new registry to provide better data.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Uncertainty about safety has swirled around silicone gel breast implants for years. They were suspended from the market in 1992 and then allowed again in 2006. Throughout, despite many studies, definitive evidence about whether they are linked to health problems ranging from cancer to connective tissue disorders to depression has remained elusive. (more…)

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“Simming” a mile in others’ shoes

Scott Magelssen has had more lives than an accident-prone cat. He’s been a waiter in a logging camp. An anthrax victim. A Mexican migrant trying to cross into the U.S. A slave seeking freedom on the Underground Railroad. An observer during an attack on an Iraqi village.

It’s all in a day’s work for Magelssen, a UW associate professor of drama, who has participated in a variety of interactive simulations for his upcoming book, Simming to be published in June by University of Michigan Press. The book explores the impact of simulations and the potential of such immersive environments to promote social change. (more…)

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