New Zealand woman suffers horrific INTERNAL burns after routine procedure suffers "catastrophic equipment failure"

Woman suffers horrific INTERNAL burns after 'catastrophic equipment failure' during routine gynae operation Jo Partridge, 36, visited hospital for the routine procedure thermal ablationInvolved inserting balloon filled with 87C water to burn womb lining But was left scalded after balloon burst inside her during freak accident She was then left untreated for internal burns by medics for five days11 months later she remains in pain and has had 35 operations to recover PUBLISHED: 15:26 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:49 GMT, 23 April 2013 A woman suffered horrific internal burns after scalding water burst from a medical balloon while it was still inside her.

Taking vitamin C every day DOUBLES the risk of painful kidney stones

Taking vitamin C every day DOUBLES the risk of painful kidney stones 'Excruciatingly painful' condition affects 12 per cent of men and four per cent of women in the UKSome of the vitamin C absorbed by the body is excreted in urine as oxalateThis is one of the key components of kidney stones By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:05 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:33 GMT, 5 February 2013 Men who took vitamin C supplements at least once a day had the highest risk of kidney stones Men who take vitamin C supplements every day double their risk of suffering from kidney stones, new research suggests.

Woman who suffered extreme allergic reaction to eyelash extensions is told by salon "remove them yourself"

Woman who suffered extreme allergic reaction to eyelash extensions is told by salon 'remove them yourself' Jane Rolfe, 42, had severe reaction to glue used to apply eyelash extensionsLeft with severely blistered skin for weeks and had to take steroids Salon refused to remove eyelashes so took her five hours at home Now can't get compensation because salon voided insurance policy By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:06 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:04 GMT, 1 February 2013 A woman who suffered an extreme allergic reaction to eyelash extensions was forced to spend five hours peeling them off her face after the salon refused to remove them.

Have scientists solved the mystery of the itch? Nerve cell breakthrough could lead to radical new treatments

Have scientists solved the mystery of why we itch The amazing images that could lead to radical new treatments Researchers believe they have found specialised nerve cells that detect itchy sensationsUsed flourescent cells in mice to track their reactions and pinpoint itch cells Hope to develop new anti-itch treatments | UPDATED: 19:20 GMT, 28 December 2012 Scientists have discovered nerve cells that deal solely with itching sensations in a major breakthrough for pain relief.

Don"t let a cold sore leave a blemish on your big celebration

Don't let a cold sore leave a blemish on your big celebration Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virusAn outbreak can be caused by stress and tiredness | UPDATED: 22:01 GMT, 22 December 2012 It is the ultimate festive season horror – the sudden appearance of a cold sore.

Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley: "I"ve never done a fad diet, but I watch what I eat"

'I've never done a fad diet, but I watch what I eat': Under the microscope with Jo Whiley | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 11 December 2012 The Radio 2 DJ, 47, on existing without much sleep, having a high pain threshold and why she won't be having plastic surgery 'I often eat on the go, so it's (diet) not as healthy as it should be,' said Jo Whiley ANY FAMILY AILMENTS Rheumatoid arthritis — my dad is badly affected by stiff, painful joints, and my mum and grandmother also have it.

Cancer: Using a sunlamp for acne gave me cancer three decades later, by This Morning"s Dr Chris Steele

Using a sunlamp for acne gave me cancer three decades later, by This Morning's Dr Chris Steele | UPDATED: 01:20 GMT, 11 December 2012 'I suffered with really bad acne as a teenager,' said Dr Chris Steele When I look back at the way my generation behaved in the sun 40 or so years ago, quite frankly it horrifies me.

Brave school girl, 4, takes chemotherapy drugs to battle painful ARTHRITIS she has had since she was two

Brave school girl, 4, takes chemotherapy drugs to battle painful ARTHRITIS she has had since she was two Lily has chronic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which affects one in 10,000 children aged 16 or underShe takes chemotherapy drugs as this stops the immune system from attacking the jointsHowever, they cause unpleasant side-effects including vomiting | UPDATED: 12:15 GMT, 30 November 2012 When Lily Aird went from being an active toddler to one that could barely walk within the space of weeks, her mother knew that something was seriously wrong.

Can people grow horns (and other bizarre questions doctors are asked)

Can people grow horns (and other bizarre questions doctors are asked) | UPDATED: 21:01 GMT, 29 September 2012 Have you ever wondered if chocolate really does give you spots, or just how much of our brains we actually use In an extract from his new book of weird and wonderful health trivia, writer DAVID HAVILAND reveals the answers to these questions, and other bizarre facts from the world of medical science.

Cerebral palsy procedure: Girl, 4, denied operation to help her walk due to postcode lottery to have surgery after wellwishers raised 30,000

Girl, 4, denied operation to help her walk due to postcode lottery to have surgery after well-wishers raise 30,000 Evie suffers from cerebral palsy and can only shuffle using a walking frameShe will undergo a procedure to 'free' her legs thanks to contributions from wellwishers after her story was featured on MailOnline in January | UPDATED: 10:32 GMT, 28 August 2012 Karissa Skidmore with her daughter Evie Tucker who suffers from cerebral palsy.