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21/04/2015 | A woman has died after taking suspected diet pills bought online, police said. Eloise Aimee Parry, 21, from Shrewsbury, died in hospital on 12 April after becoming unwell. Police said the tablets were being tested, but are believed to contain dinitrophenol, known as DNP, which is a highly toxic industrial chemical. Her mother Fiona Parry said there was "no great panic" until a toxicology report revealed "how dire her situation was" because there was "no antidote".

21/04/2015 | A worrying new trend dubbed the '#kyliejennerchallenge' is sweeping social media, encouraging teens to blow their lips up to epic proportions using bottles or shot glasses. The reportedly painful method involves participants placing their mouth over the opening of a cup, jar or other narrow vessel and sucking in until the air vacuum causes their lips to swell up - all in the hopes of emulating Kylie Jenner's bee-stung pout.

16/04/2015 | Increasing numbers of bullied teenagers want to have cosmetic surgery, a survey has found. More than one in two respondents to anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label says they want to lose weight, one in five wants breast implants and 5% want Botox. The annual survey carried out by anti-bullying charity, Ditch The Label quizzed teenagers across the UK on a wide range of topics to do with bullying. It found more than half of the teenagers who responded felt they had been bullied about their appearance.

15/04/2015 | Owner of beauty clinic "prepared to pay a reward to anyone who has information that leads to the equipment being found". Equipment worth up to £500,000 has been stolen from a Weybridge beauty clinic. Burglars are thought to have broken into Light Touch Clinic on Sunday evening (April 12) to ransack the building of every piece of its advanced cosmetic equipment, as well as Apple Mac computers, iPads, furniture and skin care products.

14/04/2015 | More Chinese cosmetic surgery tourists have only reaped regret in South Korea, as they suffered a 10 percent year-on-year increase in botched plastic surgeries over the past 10 years, according to the Chinese Association of Plastics and Aesthetics. As many as 200,000 customers have been physically scarred due to shoddy procedures and a lack of regulation in South Korea's booming medical tourism industry, said Zhang Bin, head of the association.

10/04/2015 | The European Court of Justice is to determine legal questions relating to a compensation dispute over faulty breast implants. Germany's Supreme Court says it needs clarification on points of EU law before it can proceed. A 65-year-old woman seeking compensation from German certification company TÜV Rheinland has had proceedings in her case stayed until points of law can be clarified by the European Court of Justice.

08/04/2015 | Cosmetic surgery in Australia is a billion dollar industry that has been allowed to grow with scant regulation. Cosmetic surgery is not a recognised branch of medicine, so operators are only required to have a general medical degree. These doctors are able to operate in an environment with few minimum standards and no inspection system to ensure patients are not at increased risk of harm.

06/04/2015 | One in five women who have a breast enlargement don’t breastfeed and research suggests the mothers fear it will compromise their investment in the surgery. Researchers at the University of Sydney and the Kolling Institute tracked 378,389 women who gave birth in NSW between 2006 and 2011. They found while nine in ten women who had not had a breast augmentation were breastfeeding when they were discharged from hospital, only eight in ten women who had a breast enlargement were.

03/04/2015 | In women undergoing breast augmentation, a technique using transplantation of a small amount of the patient's own fat cells can produce better cosmetic outcomes, reports a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In particular, the fat grafting technique can achieve a more natural-appearing cleavage--avoiding the "separated breasts" appearance that can occur after breast augmentation, according to the report by Dr. Francisco G. Bravo of Clinica Gomez Bravo, Madrid.

01/04/2015 | Illegal agencies in South Korea are gaining dominance in the market for overseas tourists who traveled to the country for plastic surgery. JoonAng IIbo, one of South Korea's major daily newspapers, reported on Sunday that in 2014, only 13 percent of the overseas customers have traveled to South Korea to do plastic surgeries via legal agencies. Data from the Korean Health Industry Development Institute, or KHIDI, shows that there has been an explosive growth of overseas customers on medical tours to South Korea during recent years. The number of Chinese tourists visiting for this purpose has surged from 791 in 2009 to 16,000 in 2013.

30/03/2015 | Aqualyx is a new fat-melting treatment available at beauty clinics. The cheap, painless injection is said to melt away body fat in just days. The procedure has been described as ‘lunchtime liposuction’. But there are concerns that it may disrupt salt and sugar levels in the blood.

29/03/2015 | Louise, 40, had only wanted to turn back the clock. However, her decision to have dermal fillers – one of the most common cosmetic enhancements available on the high street – could have cost her life. An office worker from Aberdeen, she had the fillers at a clinic which came with a good reputation. But the fillers, a mixture of water and acid which flattens lines and plumps sagging skin, were accidentally injected straight into an artery.

22/03/2015 | An Italian plastic surgeon has been suspended from UK work after allegedly leaving a granny with one ear bigger than the other. Pearl Richman, 69, won £43,000 compensation after the £8,000 facelift by Marco Moraci, which she said had also left her scarred. Dr Moraci has failed to pay and the London clinic he was working for has gone bust. Now the General Medical Council has suspended him amid calls for hundreds of `fly in, fly out` foreign medics to be properly insured.

22/03/2015 | An ointment that painlessly melts away fat has been hailed as ‘an eye-lift in a bottle’ by experts. The treatment – known only by its experimental name of XAF5 – has been shown to significantly reduce bags under the eyes. Its makers say it could also be used to dissolve double chins and even be employed on the body, particularly on stomach fat. The praise follows yesterday’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, where US bio-tech company Topokine Therapeutics presented details of a trial of 90 patients, aged between 40 and 70, who applied the cream once a day to their under-eye area for ten weeks.

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