Women spend countless amounts of time and money on health and beauty products. Moisturisers, make up, masks, scrubs and hair repair treatments are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the many products women rely on to keep themselves looking clean, fresh and young. Unfortunately, all this extra special care takes its

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What are varicose veins? Simply put, varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged. They commonly appear on the lower legs, but may also be found on the thighs or other areas. These enlarged veins may visibly bulge under the skin, and can appear purple or dark blue through lighter skin. Under darker skin, the

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Whilst there’s no denying that a surgical facelift is a great way to get firmer, tighter, younger looking skin, it isn’t without its downsides. It’s an invasive, surgical procedure which means your skin will take time to heal, and there’s always the risk of complications such as scarring. For some women, alternative non-surgical procedures or

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Did you know that your skin is the largest of the body’s organs, covering a surface area of around 2 m² (square meters)? That’s a lot of skin, so it’s important to take care of it! Facial skin is the most delicate area as it’s also the part of you that’s exposed to sunlight and

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No one is born perfect.  Life is great for those who have learned to embrace their flaws.  But it can be a heavy physiological burden for those who are lacking in confidence about the way they look or feel about themselves.  It is not wrong to undergo cosmetic surgery – as long as you do

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The NHS is undergoing radical changes. With a constrained budget and a massive shake-up to the way services are commissioned, it is also trying to recover from a number of high-profile scandals which have thrown doubt on the quality of patient care. As the health service undergoes these changes, there are five crucial issues the

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We’re always being told that coffee is bad for us. It can be addictive, stains our teeth and too much during the day can disrupt your sleeping patterns. But in today’s fast-moving society, many of us depend on it to get us going in the morning and keep us awake during late working nights. Yet

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Science is not just for adults, and these next few stories highlight how you can make a scientific discovery at any age, so long as you’ve got the motivation to do so. First up there is Jack Andraka who invented a cancer diagnostic strip after a family friend passed away from pancreatic cancer. Through initial

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What do you do before cooking a chicken – wash it under a tap? If so, you’re not alone. Even some of the world’s most revered cooks – from Martha Stewart to Julia Child – have recommended washing a chicken before cooking it. But as food safety researchers at Drexel University in the US have

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