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Why Madame LA LA will change the way you look at fake tan, Health

Why Madame LA LA will change the way you look at fake tan

Nicole Dash Jones, a British-born beauty entrepreneur whose new Madame LA LA range promises something different to most other self-tan products on the market. It’s not that its inherent biscuit smell is near unnoticeable, or that it boasts a foolproof streak-free formula, but rather that it offers up a totally different shade to its competitors – it gives you an ‘LA glow’.

By | Health | Thursday, 29 May 2014 at 8:47 am

Wheels: Journeys through Paralympic Sport, Health

Wheels: Journeys through Paralympic Sport

James Moore will chronicle his experiences in wheelchair basketball, highlight any events of note (world/UK championships and the like), and cover some of the big issues facing disability sports

By | Health, Notebook, Sport | Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 12:01 pm

Secondary breast cancer: The sink hole in the road, Health

Secondary breast cancer: The sink hole in the road

It’s fair to say, I’ve had a number of speed bumps in the road of life recently and to be honest I’m a bit bored of them!

By | Health, Notebook | Friday, 7 February 2014 at 4:44 pm

Rett Syndrome and me: White picket fences, Health

Rett Syndrome and me: White picket fences

When you’re young, I think you think that by the time you’re, say, 36, you’ll have it all figured out: love, family, money, career, that important fundamental kind of stuff. Not necessarily all perfect, white-picket-fence sorted, but perhaps at least a muddy-brown splintered gate sorted.

By | Health, Notebook | Friday, 7 February 2014 at 4:30 pm

Secondary Breast Cancer: Treatment Roller Coaster – Part three, Health

Secondary Breast Cancer: Treatment Roller Coaster – Part three

Welcome to part three of the ‘Ismena treatment catch up’. I arrive at the Royal Marsden with a smile on my face ready for round three of chemotherapy.

By | Health, Notebook | Friday, 17 January 2014 at 4:00 am

Living with Rett Syndrome: Playing Mary – Part 2, Health

Living with Rett Syndrome: Playing Mary – Part 2

Well, I was right. Mostly right. As predicted, today was messy. Hannah played Mary, ‘Purple’ class played green aliens, 80 other immensely special (in the ‘unique’ and ‘brilliant’ sense of the word) children played stars, angels, donkeys, sheep, kings and shepherds, and I, you’ve guessed it, wept.

By | Health, Notebook | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 at 6:00 am

Secondary breast cancer: Treatment Roller Coaster – Part one, Health

Secondary breast cancer: Treatment Roller Coaster – Part one

It’s been two long months since I have last written and even longer since I have filled you in on how my treatment is going.

By | Health, Notebook | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 at 2:00 am

World Aids Day 2013: No time for complacency, Health

World Aids Day 2013: No time for complacency

Sitting in conversation with Professor Sharon Lewin in Bangkok, it is difficult not to be stunned into silence by her encyclopaedic knowledge of HIV. Lewin is a basic scientist, physician and head of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Monash University and Co-Chair of the international AIDS conference (AIDS 2014) being held in Melbourne next year.

By | Health, Notebook | Sunday, 1 December 2013 at 4:00 am

Living with Rett Syndrome: Trying to face some inevitable truths, Health

Living with Rett Syndrome: Trying to face some inevitable truths

I like to think that I am generally a realistic, feet-on-the-ground, faces-the truth kind of a person. Since the initial shock of diagnosis wore off, I have imagined that I am facing the reality of my daughter’s condition in an informed and educated manner. But actually, I’m not. I’m in denial. And never has that been clearer to me than this evening.

By | Health, Notebook | Sunday, 27 October 2013 at 4:24 pm

Living with Rett Syndrome: Walking in someone else’s shoes, Health

Living with Rett Syndrome: Walking in someone else’s shoes

In a few days’ time, I will be playing at single parenting for approximately 89 hours. It’s a daunting prospect in many ways, not least because I am increasingly unable to carry the six-year-old up or down the stairs, and because there is not a buggy in existence which can be pushed once they’re all in it.

By | Health, Notebook | Thursday, 17 October 2013 at 6:00 am

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