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Ms D'Auriol had stayed overnight at the clinic after undergoing plastic surgery

Girls prefer science with a female touch

Teaching girls about the use of lasers in cosmetic surgery, or how to order clothes online, encourages them to study science subjects, research suggests.

Susannah Frankel: We fetishise the female form, and then condemn the wish to 'improve' it

Velazquez’s tautly muscular Rokeby Venus and Ingres’s fulsome Grande Odalisque are exaggerated, hyper-real and not even remotely natural

Curves to die for? How a dangerous trend began

Under the skin of a fatal attraction to buttock enhancement surgery

Buttock operation student 'suffered pain'

A student who died following a buttock enlarging operation vowed never to have cosmetic injections again because of the pain she experienced during her first procedure, her ex-boyfriend has revealed.

Just Go With It (12A)

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler

Dom Joly: LA is like the Cotswolds, but with better facelifts

I'm off to Los Angeles for a week. It's for work, but as it's my wife's birthday, I am taking her with me for a treat. I want to give her the full LA treatment, as it will be the first time she's been to California, despite having been born in the United States. The problem is, when I come to think of it, what is the "full LA treatment?"

Record year for plastic surgery

Breast reductions for men helped push up the numbers of Britons going under the knife according to new figures. A total of 38,274 procedures were carried out in 2010 – up 5% on 2009 according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

Suspect confesses to Hawker killing in book

The Japanese man accused of murdering British teacher Lindsay Hawker has written a book confessing to the killing - and has promised to donate the proceeds to her family.

Pioneering master's degree in breast reconstruction launched

Breast cancer patients across the UK will in future be treated by doctors trained in both cancer and plastic surgery as the world's first pioneering master's degree in breast reconstruction launches tomorrow.

Wang Bei, the tragic face of China's craze for plastic surgery

Wang Bei was on her way to being a pop star, a pretty woman from the central province of Hubei who made the finals of China's answer to The X-Factor. When the 24-year-old died in the operating theatre during a routine plastic surgery procedure earlier this month, there was outrage in a country where 3 million people go under the knife every year in an often-unregulated environment.

Heaven knows we're beautiful now

We're taller, healthier and more attractive than ever. But are we also more boring? Harriet Walker looks beneath the surface of the new beauty

Idaho: Fake doctor 'gave breast exams in bars'

An Idaho judge has set bail at $100,000 (£62,000) for a woman who police say posed as a physician and duped at least two women into letting her examine their breasts at nightclubs in the Boise area.

Is this it? Jackson family feuds over 'fake' single

Is the estate of Michael Jackson moon-walking shoddily across his grave or merely trying to honour his precious memory? It all depends on whether you believe that some of the people who stand to make an enormous amount of money from the late singer’s new record are acting in his best interest.

Samuel injury blow for Inter

Internazionale centre-back Walter Samuel is likely to miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury during the 1-1 draw with Brescia.

Leading article: Who doesn't want to look the business?

The life of a master of the universe is not what it was. In the old days, they would make a few million before lunch, tear into some red meat, asset strip a few companies in the afternoon and be bragging in a wine bar by the close of the markets.

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Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

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International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

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Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

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Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

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The big fresh food con

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Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable