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An ode to the dedicated souls pounding away out on the river before the sun's even up

The 50 Best Autumn beauty buys

Beth Dadswell picks the scents, scrubs and skincare essentials to keep you looking and feeling fantastic, whatever the weather.

Paperbacks: Mirror Mirror, by Maria Alvarez

Spoilt west Londoner Belle Fellner spends her days knocking around her beautiful home, waiting for her dermatologist husband to return from LA. In between pharmaceutical highs and trips to the Portobello Road, she makes the acquaintance of Tina, an attractive waitress whom she takes in as a lodger.

Moisturisers 'raise skin cancer risk'

Moisturisers used by millions every day may be increasing the risk of common skin cancers, scientists have warned.

Skin cancer: 'Neil was a fighter - we thought he would survive'

Carole Meehan's husband lost his life to skin cancer. She tells Lucy Hunter how earlier detection could have saved his life

Small Talk: 'Big Daddy' of oil wells is resurrected

In Texas, they are calling it the "Big Daddy". Aim-listed Energy XXI, an oil and gas exploration company in the Gulf of Mexico, is set to drill the world's deepest ever well, at 35,000 feet. The whole operation seems to be potentially expensive, but Energy XXI is adept at utilising what others have left behind. The company, with its partners McMoran Exploration and Plains Exploration and Production, is picking up where Exxon left it, drilled at 32,500 feet several years ago. Now that oil is rocketing again, even if it has dropped off a little in the last few weeks, such abandoned sites are suddenly becoming economically viable again, even if the fields require 35,000ft wells.

'Orange' pupils prompt crackdown on craze for fake tan

Generations of girls have fought their parents and teachers over the length of their skirts but the growing popularity of perma-tanned celebrities has thrown up a new battleground: how brown – or orange – their skin should be. Inspired by bronzed role models such as Girls Aloud, teenagers are slapping on more fake tan than ever before. So serious is the situation at Baines High School in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, that its acting headteacher has written to parents, advising them to control the tanning habits of their children.

Guy Kennaway: My battle with psoriasis

Its sufferers have been stigmatised for centuries – and there’s still no cure for the skin disease

How to have a healthy holiday

Why do mosquitoes bite some people more than others? And what's the best way to beat jet lag? Jeremy Laurance explains

Beauty... batteries included

The calm of the dressing table is soon to be disturbed by a new generation of gadgets, says Rachel Shields

Skin cancer patient 'cured' using his own blood cells

A 52-year-old man with advanced melanoma, the lethal form of skin cancer, has been successfully treated using just his own blood.

Skin cancer toll soars among affluent young

Affluent families who take their children on foreign holidays where they are exposed to intense sunlight are contributing to soaring rates of malignant melanoma among the young.

Hope for psoriasis sufferers

A dramatic advance in the treatment of psoriasis, the debilitating skin condition which affects more than one million people in the UK, was announced by scientists yesterday.

Celtic FC legend dies aged 51

The Celtic legend Tommy Burns has died after a battle with cancer, the club said today.

Zoology, By Ben Dolnick

After flunking his first year at university, Henry takes a break and goes to work with his father, a failed jazz musician. His mother is resentful, clinging to regular phone calls from Henry's elder brother, David, a trainee dermatologist living in New York, as evidence that the family has anything going for it at all.

Eating tomatoes is the best way to avoid sunburn and wrinkles

Eating pizza topped with tomato paste can help prevent sunburn and premature wrinkles, new research suggests.

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