Mother driven mad by head lice for SIX MONTHS even considered using household bleach Liz Slimon also spent hundreds on lotions, new bedding and towels as she tried to get rid of them She did not visit the hairdressers for six months and was considering pouring pesticide on her hair | UPDATED: 17:42 GMT, 29 November 2012 It is a headache familiar to many parents – the foul smelling lotions, the painstaking grooming of figdety heads, while fending off little hands desperate for a scratch.
I swam with my contact lenses in – now I'm blind in one eye | UPDATED: 22:05 GMT, 20 August 2012 'The irony is that I don't even like swimming,' said Jennie Hurst As a contact lens wearer, Jennie Hurst knew the importance of good hygiene to prevent eye infections.
Mystery of the beast of the East River: Was washed-up pig really a dead rat – or even a dog. Dubbed the “Manhattan monster”, a horrifying mystery creature with a mutilated face, snarling snout and five toes on each foot has washed up under the Brooklyn Bridge, perplexing New Yorkers.
The Victorians' cure for a runny nose Sniff an old mouldy sock | UPDATED: 21:15 GMT, 14 July 2012 Whether seeking advice on treating a cold or reassurance before giving birth, the Victorians were quick to consult household guides.
'If this is what it sounds like, I'd rather be deaf': Liz Jones found her new polyphonic world with hearing aids overpowering | UPDATED: 21:22 GMT, 19 May 2012 I don’t know when I became deaf.