French surgeons have fitted 650 people with replacement hips that had not been certified as meeting European standards, it emerged Thursday in a case with echoes of a scandal over faulty breast implants. The company making the artificial limbs says they are of high quality.
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (May 20, 2015) Mind-bending technology allows amputees to control their bionic prosthetic limbs with their thoughts. Amy Pollock reports.
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AP (Feb. 3, 2014) When a retired Texas truck driver and animal lover heard about a calf unable to walk because of frostbitten legs, she wanted to help. The calf is now walking with a pair of prosthetic limbs and is ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 27, 2014) They lose limbs in frontline missions against the Taliban but say they would be willing to give much more. The Pakistani army rehabilitates hundreds of soldiers every year amputated by IEDs. ... watch video
Washington Post (Feb. 19, 2015) Pakistan's Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine sees over 1,200 patients each day, some of whom are amputees. The hospital only began offering modern prosthetic limbs to these patients a ... watch video
AP (Mar. 31, 2015) Although she never had much interest in prosthetic limbs before, Faith Lennox couldn't wait to slip on her new robohand. The 7-year-old, who lost part of her left arm when she was a baby, grabbed it ... watch video
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Sep. 1, 2015 Researchers studied how different facets of forgiveness affected aging adults' feelings of depression. The researchers found older women who forgave others were less likely to report depressive ... read more
Aug. 26, 2014 A Fortune 500 company is redesigning a popular product using materials that are friendlier to the environment. How will consumers respond to the newly redesigned, 'greener' product? ... read more
Mar. 11, 2014 No greater injury risk for athletes playing on artificial playing surfaces was found, according to a new study. The use of artificial playing surfaces at sport venues has increased significantly in ... read more
Jan. 8, 2013 Approximately one in every 1,000 people in the UK is an amputee. Many lose their limbs as the result of tragic accidents or due to active military combat and for some amputees losing a limb can feel ... read more