I wanted rid of thread veins, now I"m scarred for life

I wanted rid of thread veins, now I'm scarred for life – stop 'Cosmetic Cowboy Surgeons' Louise Siu's cosmetic laser treatment in 2007 left her with horrible scars By Victoria Fletcher PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 23 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 23 March 2013 Cowboy surgery: Louise Siu's simple procedure went horribly wrong Louise Siu has made her career as an actuary – a discipline that assesses financial risk.

I can"t go to the gym – I"ve done my hair: Study finds 40 per cent women avoid exercise to keep their coiffures intact

I can't go to the gym – I've done my hair: Study finds 40 per cent women avoid exercise to keep their coiffures intact Two out of five women admitted they often avoided the gym so they wouldn't mess up their hair dosThese women were almost three times less likely to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines | UPDATED: 13:33 GMT, 18 December 2012 Going for a drink after work, feeling tired and forgetting your trainers are just some of the common reasons for avoiding the gym.

Can you get up off the floor without using your hands? If not you could be heading for an early grave

Why you could be heading for an early grave if you can't get off the floor without using your handsSimple test asked 50 to 80-year-olds to sit on the floor and stand up with as little support as possibleAdults who needed to use a number of aids such as their hands and knees were six times more likely to die than those who didn't | UPDATED: 12:00 GMT, 13 December 2012 A simple 'standing up' test could predict mortality, research shows.

If your hip clicks as you put on socks it"s an arthritis warning

If your hip clicks as you put on socks it's an arthritis warning By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 01:21 GMT, 2 October 2012 | UPDATED: 01:21 GMT, 2 October 2012 'Despite being very fit and active, there were always certain movements I struggled with,' said Iyad Elias Does your hip click when you bend to put your socks on Do you find it impossible to sit cross-legged on the floor Does your hip hurt with exercise If so, you could suffer from a ‘new’ condition, possibly a precursor to osteoarthritis.

Medical hope for Alzheimer"s drug dashed after treatment fails to benefit patients in trials

Medical hope for Alzheimer's drug dashed after treatment fails to benefit patients in trials | UPDATED: 05:30 GMT, 8 August 2012 An injection that was one of the highest medical hopes for the treatment of Alzheimer's has failed to help patients in its first trial.

Baby girl dies from whooping cough just days after parents rush her to doctors as cases of the illness soar

Baby girl dies from whooping cough after parents rush her to GP, out-of-hours surgery and hospital, as cases of the illness soar 'Communication was terrible', say grieving parents who are demanding an urgent inquiryReported cases of whooping cough in England and Wales this year are already double what they were in 2011, according to HPA | UPDATED: 11:58 GMT, 1 August 2012 A couple are demanding an urgent inquiry after their five-week-old baby died of whooping cough.

Surge in hard-up women offering to sell their eggs

Surge in hard-up women offering to sell their eggs 'due to recession' Donor compensation is limited to 750 per cycle for egg donors | UPDATED: 13:46 GMT, 17 July 2012 A fertility clinic has no waiting list for treatment for the first time in its history because of a surge in hard-up women offering to sell their eggs.

Women who drink five cups of coffee a day "halve" their chance of successful IVF treatment

Women who drink five cups of coffee a day 'halve' their chance of successful IVF treatment Drinking five or more cups of coffee 'reduces clinical pregnancy rate by 50% and the live birth rate by 40%' | UPDATED: 10:18 GMT, 3 July 2012 Women who drink five or more cups of coffee a day halve their chance of successful IVF treatment, according to a study.