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Rugby ‘snake-oil salesman’ spared jail over fake slimming devices

A ‘snake-oil salesman’ was spared jail over his highly-profitable business renting out fake ‘ultrasonic liposuction’ slimming devices from his Rugby office. UK Weight Loss Network boss Aaron O’Brian Nickols advertised the devices, which he had bought from China for just £170 a piece, for rent at £49 a week to unsuspecting customers.

Gastric bypass surgery is linked to alcohol problems

One in five patients who undergo a popular weight-loss surgical procedure develop a drinking problem, research suggests. Patients who have a gastric bypass - where the size of the stomach is reduced - have twice the risk of alcohol abuse compared to those who have a gastric band fitted, a new study reveals. Within five years of having a bypass, 20.8 percent of patients develop symptoms of alcohol abuse compared to 11.3 percent who have a gastric band, the findings show. Although the study fails to speculate on why this may occur, previous research suggests gastric bypass surgery causes a higher elevation of alcohol in the blood than weight-loss bands, resulting in the substance being more addictive.

The man making millions from making stars slimmer

A father-of-three who left school without a single GCSE to work in McDonalds is now worth £15m after coming up with a quirky way to make celebrities slim. Roy Cowley, 50, from Rugby, is the managing director of 3D Lipo - technology that targets fat removal, cellulite and skin tightening all in one machine. His company is now worth multi-millions, he lives a life of luxury and is friends with famous faces across the UK - stars of TOWIE including Gemma Collins and Amy Childs are regular clients. But Roy's rise from rags to riches has been far from smooth-sailing.

Low vitamin D does not raise risk of asthma or dermatitis, study shows

Previous research has suggested that a low level of vitamin D may raise the risk of asthma, dermatitis, and certain allergies. A new study looks at the genetic data available to see if genetic variations support the conclusions of previous research.

France bans extremely thin models

A law in France banning the use of unhealthily thin fashion models has come into effect.Models will need to provide a doctor's certificate attesting to their overall physical health, with special regard to their body mass index (BMI) - a measure of weight in relation to height.

Bogus dentist fined for whitening teeth in Sheffield

A bogus dentist has been fined £5,000 for whitening the teeth of patients at a Sheffield clinic. Thomas Wilson worked at Wow Teeth Whitening on Sharrow Vale Road, Sharrowvale, despite not being a qualified dentist. He was found guilty at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court of unlawfully using the title ‘dentist’ and illegal tooth whitening, and was fined £2,500 for each offence.

Chinplants are the latest plastic surgery craze to hit the UK

Chin implants, otherwise known as ‘chinplants’ have taken over breast augmentations as the fastest growing procedure among image-conscious Brits. Dr De Silva, a leading surgeon from the Centre of Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in London says that there has been a 60 per cent rise in the cosmetic procedure over the last few years; a growth he affords to selfie celebrity culture. The new wave of surgeries is favoured by both sexes with around 60 per cent of enquiries coming from women and 40 per cent from men.

Sunscreen may cause vitamin D deficiency, says study

Sunscreen is considered key when it comes to protecting against skin damage. A new study, however, suggests that there may be a significant drawback to using sunscreen: it could lead to vitamin D deficiency. Researchers suggest that unprotected exposure to midday sun for up to 30 minutes twice per week may help to boost and maintain vitamin D levels.

Plastic surgeon Eddy Dona puts videos of breast augmentations and labiaplasty on Snapchat

NSW plastic surgeon Eddy Dona is preparing for his next breast augmentation surgery. His scrubs are on, his tools are in place and his patient is anaesthetised. All that remains to be said is ‘lights, camera, action’. Today Dr Dona is filming his surgery ready to upload to social media.

For plastic surgeons, learning 'danger zones' can increase safety when using facial fillers

Dermal fillers have become a popular alternative to surgery for patients who want a younger facial appearance. Learning about some key 'danger zones' can help plastic surgeons to enhance the safety and effectiveness of facial filler procedures, according to an expert update in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Adolescents involved in bullying have greater desire for cosmetic surgery than others

School bullies and their victims are more likely to want cosmetic surgery, according to new research by the University of Warwick. Almost 2800 adolescents - aged 11 to 16 - in UK secondary schools were screened for their involvement in bullying, through self and peer assessment.

White wine, liquor may raise women`s risk of rosacea

As the weekend approaches, many of us will be looking forward to a drink or two with friends. According to a new study, however, women who are concerned about their skin health might want to steer clear of white wine and liquor. Researchers have found that women who consume alcohol may be more likely to develop rosacea than non-drinking women, with white wine and liquor being the biggest offenders. Furthermore, the study revealed that the more alcohol women consume, the higher their risk of developing the skin condition.

Increase in Australian cancer cases linked to breast implants

Five more cases of a rare blood cancer linked to breast implants have been confirmed in Australia, bringing the total to 51 women, including three who have died. The Therapeutic Goods Administration has been monitoring the link between breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma, known as ALCL, a form of non-Hodgkin`s lymphoma, since 2011 when US regulators warned of an association.

Woman Experiences Infection From `Fillers` in Thailand

A story and accompanying video published by Daily Mail recently went viral about a 41-year-old woman, Nong Guang from Thailand, who experienced an infection two years after receiving injections in her forehead to treat her wrinkles. Although that`s the reported story, when we reached out to a number of dermatologists asking what type of filler could lead to this type of complication, they came back with a surprising answer.

Anti-pollution is massive but complicated. Here’s why

The anti-pollution trend is possibly one of the hottest topics in the beauty industry right now, but as it continues to boom its evolution is far from being clear cut.

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