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Girl, 10, suffers 70% burns in tanning studio

A 10-year-old schoolgirl suffered burns over 70 per cent of her body after a 16-minute session at an unmanned tanning studio.

Is a scientist's face proof that a £20 skin cream really gets rid of wrinkles?

It doesn't cost £400 a jar and arrive in a gold-embossed box decorated with pseudo-scientific jargon.

How to climb the healthcare ladder

For today's ambitious nurses, there are more training and development opportunities than ever before.

Nuclear test veterans to get health inquiry

An inquiry is to investigate possible links between severe illnesses suffered by veterans and British nuclear tests.

GSK buys Stiefel to protect sales as patents expire

GlaxoSmithKline has bought the US skin care therapy group Stiefel for $3.6bn (£2.5bn), it said yesterday, as the pharmaceuticals giant looks to replace sales it will lose when some of its biggest selling treatments lose patent protection over the next few years.

Hit & Run: Society pages

If a girl's already got her own successful fashion line, contemporary art gallery, billionaire boyfriend and knockout good looks, what else could she possibly wish for? The editorship of a glossy magazine, of course. Dasha Zhukova, 27, girlfriend of Roman Abramovich, has just been appointed editor of cult style magazine Pop.

Boyd Tonkin: 2009 will be a year to remember the hero of hacks

Not yet two days old, the year already carries curses on its infant head.

Simon Carr: Listen carefully for the hardest word

The Sketch: It was the thinnest of apologies possible. Minestrone soup without the noodles. Or the minestrone.

Ready to Wear: The Lanvin/Acne tuxedo looks great in America’s most ubiquitous weave

The late Yves Saint Laurent famously said that he wished he had invented denim. As that has been the staple fabric of the modern wardrobe, both for men and women, from the 1970s to this day, it is easy to see why. This also goes some way towards explaining the collaboration between the Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz and the Swedish purveyor of probably the finest denim in the world just now, Acne. The results, due in store and online later this month, are as covetable as might be expected.

The IPL photo facial: more pain than gain?

It's the must-have anti-ageing treatment for the Hollywood A-list. At 37, Charlotte Cripps couldn't wait to try it. But less than an hour later, she was covered in burns. Here, she recounts a cautionary tale

Acne medication linked to teenager's death

A teenager died when he suffered a suspected allergic reaction after taking acne medication for the first time, it emerged today.

David Lister: A kiss is just a kiss – even for starlets

The best story I heard this week was told by Penelope Cruz at the London Film Festival premiere of Woody Allen's latest, Vicky Cristina Barcelona. In the movie, Cruz and Scarlett Johansson share a kiss.

Boxing: 'Khanage' casts doubt on health of a nation

Just over half a century ago, a young British middleweight prospect named Terry Downes was savagely beaten in five rounds by a then unknown Nigerian, Dick Tiger. Afterwards, in his dressing room, Downes was cautiously asked whom he would like to fight next. "The fucker who made that match," he growled.

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