Gel manicures can increase the risk of SKIN CANCER as well as wrecking your nails

Gel manicures can increase the risk of SKIN CANCER as well as wreck your nails UV light from lamps used to set the gel manicures cause similar skin damage to sunbedsTreatment also causes nail to thin and hides infections Experts recommend to get nail treatment for special occasions and put on suncream beforehand By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:09 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:34 GMT, 5 March 2013 They have been marketed as the most convenient way to have glossy, chip-free nails for weeks.

Scoliosis: Schoolgirl with the "worst spinal curvature" doctors had ever seen can do the splits again after 11-hour operation

Schoolgirl with the 'worst spinal curvature' doctors had ever seen can do the splits again after 11-hour operation Emily Crosby, 13, had one of the worst cases of scoliosis doctors had seenHer lungs were being crushed by her ribs and risked being punctured Had an 11-hour operation in which a titanium rod was fitted to her spine By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 11:51 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:52 GMT, 1 March 2013 She loved dancing, playing sport and appeared to be completely healthy.

The latest weapon against superbugs? An antibiotic made from human SWEAT

The latest weapon against superbugs An antibiotic made from human SWEAT Chemical in sweat called dermcidin kills harmful germsIs activated in salty, slightly acidic perspiration May now be used to develop infection-fighting drugs By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 16:08 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:25 GMT, 22 February 2013 An antibiotic created from sweat could fend off hospital superbugs and deadly strains of TB, researchers say.

How that bottle of bubbly could leave you blind

Open with caution: How that bottle of bubbly could leave you blind The pressure inside a champagne bottle can launch a cork at 50 miles per hour – fast enough to shatter glass Doctors report bottles causing serious eye injuries and even blindness | UPDATED: 11:35 GMT, 31 December 2012 High pressure hazard: A champagne cork can travel up to fifty miles per hour We all savour the sound of a champagne cork popping.

Why parents should ditch the dummies – Pacifiers could stunt emotional development

Why dummies are for suckers: Baby boys given pacifiers 'will turn out less emotionally mature' (but girls grow up fine) Using a dummy prevents babies from mimicking facial expressionsHeavy pacifier use was linked to poor results on various measures of emotional maturity Effect was only seen in boys.

High fat diet may increase women"s risk of breast cancer later in life

High fat diet may increase a woman's risk of breast cancer later in life A high fat diet was linked to harmful metabolic changes and abnormal breast cell growth in miceThe fatty acid that was found to cause the metabolic changes is present in hydrogenated fats, widely used in the manufacture of biscuits and cakes | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 18 September 2012 Eating a poor diet early in life may increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, research suggests.

Grilled chicken? Why "healthy" grilled food could actually be making you fat

Who's going to tell George Foreman Why 'healthy' grilled food could actually be making you fat Compound released when food cooks in dry heat can lead to weight gain and diabetesdigg] | UPDATED: 13:14 GMT, 24 August 2012 It is regarded as a healthier alternative to frying food.

Smacking children increases their chances of mental illness later on, say scientists

Adults smacked as children have higher risk of mental illness later on, say scientists Adults smacked as children were up to seven per cent more likely to develop mental health issues later on | UPDATED: 15:49 GMT, 2 July 2012 Adults who were hit or smacked as children face higher odds of mental health problems, including mood and anxiety disorders and problems with alcohol and drug abuse, researchers say.

Brushing your teeth after meals can actually damage them

Brushing your teeth too soon after meals can seriously damage them, warn dentists Brushing within 20 minutes can corrode teethDrives corrosive acids 'deep into teeth, dentists warnWaiting an hour can protect teeth | UPDATED: 16:15 GMT, 4 June 2012 Many people brush more than the recommended number of times per day – especially after a rich meal Many people brush more than the recommended number of times per day – especially after a rich meal.

How people with life-long arachnophobia can hold a tarantula after just two-hours of exposure therapy

How exposure therapy enables even people with life-long arachnaphobia to hold a tarantula after just two hoursDuring therapy participants were taught about tarantulas which helped them challenge their catastrophic thoughts | UPDATED: 14:14 GMT, 22 May 2012 Adults with a lifelong debilitating spider phobia can hold a tarantula after just two hours of therapy as it changes their brains' response to fear, scientists say.