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The majority of parents worry about using steroids on their children

According to a recent survey among dermatologists, nearly three-quarters of parents with children who have atopic eczema worry about using topical steroids and almost a quarter are non-compliant. BY Amy Anderson 5 July, 2007 Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a common problem in infants and children. It usually begins between two and six months of age with very […]

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Other health factors responsible for the rising tide of psoriasis

The skin condition psoriasis is on the increase but it is only recently that studies into the condition have begun to find links with other health conditions that might explain why this may be. BY Amy Anderson 5 July, 2007 In preparation for World Psoriasis Day in October, the International Psoriasis Council’s (IPC) have highlighted new health factors that […]

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Soothe Your Summer Skin Problems

The increase in exercise, foreign travel and outdoor activities that summer brings might be great for your general health – but can spell trouble for your skin. 5 July, 2007 Here are some of the most common summer skin ailments, and how best to prevent and relieve them. Bug Bites Bites from mosquitoes and other […]

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Take the ‘ouch’ out of hair removal

No pain no gain is a beauty chant that has been whispered by thousands of women over decades of enduring painful procedures in the name of beauty. And perhaps one of the most eye watering that immediately springs to mind is hair removal. BY Amy Anderson 10 July, 2007 As summer fast approaches and the prospect of […]

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Ten ways to boost your energy

BY Rebecca Laske 16 September, 2008 – 08:56 Follow this ten-step energy-boosting programme for two weeks and see the difference it will make to your energy. 1. Learn to breathe This may sound stupid but many people don’t breath properly. Take this test – take a deep breath in. Notice if your stomach goes in or out […]

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Getting rid of Spots and Acne

Although considered to be a teenage torment, acne and facial spots can plague us right into adulthood. 16 September, 2008 The condition results in part from excessive stimulation of the skin by androgens (male hormones). These hormones, which are produced in large quantities during puberty, cause the skin to produce excess amounts of sebum, a […]

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Keep sunburn in the shade

Our skin is constantly under attack from what we might consider ‘normal’ exposure to the sun or ultraviolet light, so ideally we should be wearing sun screen at all times. Prolonged or unaccustomed exposure will only accelerate this process, causing sunburn initially but also premature ageing and possibly skin cancer in later life. 17 September, […]

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Mastering Migraines

Migraine affects one person in every ten and is more prevalent in women than in men. For most sufferers, migraine is a great deal more than just a headache. It can be a debilitating condition that has a huge impact on the quality of life of sufferers and their families. 17 September, 2008 – 11:49 […]

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