Life-saving 'wonder plaster' that glows when it detects deadly infections The new plaster is designed to detect the early signs of Toxic Shock Syndrome – a potentially fatal infectionIt releases dye, only visible in UV light, from nanocapsules when disease-causing bacteria is presentCurrent methods of detecting the condition take up to 48 hours and patients often die waiting for diagnosis By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 14:32 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:33 GMT, 26 March 2013 British scientists have developed a new 'wonder plaster' which glows when it detects infection.
Grey, saggy skin, wrinkles and jowls: The stop-smoking app that shows exactly what the habit will do to your face App shows smokers just how much they will ravage their looks Ages the face by up to 20 years to display effects of chemicals in cigarettesHas been designed to encourage younger people to quit before it's too late40 per cent of regular smokers took up the habit before they were 16 By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:46 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 19 March 2013 A new smartphone app has been created to show smokers just how much they will ravage their looks if they continue to light up.
Women who wax or shave their bikini lines are more likely to get skin infections, warn doctors 'Micro trauma' caused by shaving, waxing or scratching may aid the spread of pox virus Molluscum contagiumThe virus can be passed on through sex and the number of sexually transmitted cases is rising .
Third of GPs have links to private health companies that could make millions from the Government's health reformsStudy found 36 per cent have links with companies likely to do NHS workUnder reforms private firms are expected to carry out more work for NHSCritics have said there is a potential conflict of interest for such GPsLocal Clinical Commissioning Groups will decide what treatment is offered Fears they may be more inclined to offer contracts to associated companiesMPs and senior doctors have called for GPs in these roles to stand down By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 00:45 GMT, 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:07 GMT, 14 March 2013 More than a third of GPs have links to private firms that stand to make millions treating NHS patients, figures show.
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New hope for treatment for eczema sufferers as scientists discover protein behind dry and scaly skin Protein known as Ctip2 controls body fats that keep skin cells healthy and hydratedBut in people with eczema, it may malfunction, causing the characteristic dry, red, itchy skin Findings pave way for new treatments, say researchers By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:05 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:22 GMT, 3 January 2013 The main genetic cause of a common type of eczema has been discovered by scientists, leading to hopes of fresh treatment The main genetic cause of a common type of eczema has been discovered by scientists, leading to hopes of fresh treatment.
A skincare regime is just as important in the bleak midwinter: How to save face in colder temperatures | UPDATED: 22:30 GMT, 29 December 2012 The sky is constantly grey, the rain never ends, and much of our time is spent avoiding being out of doors.
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Did eating too much chicken tikka give me a deadly allergy | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 3 December 2012 Christine Caudwell had just polished off her favourite Indian takeaway when her hands began to itch like crazy.
Winter-proof your skin: Beauty boosting foods guaranteed to give you back your summer glow | UPDATED: 23:56 GMT, 18 November 2012 Cold winter weather, lack of sunlight and dehydrating central heating can all play havoc with your skin.