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Haley-Haley Disease

What is Haley-Haley disease? BY Bruce Shane 9 July, 2007 Haley-Haley is a disease named after two brothers who first described it in the late 1930s. It is also known as “familial benign chronic pemphigus” since it is apparently an inherited skin disorder-yet there are no tests available to screen family members for the disease. The skin […]

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Celadrin

An explanation of Celadrin, how it works and what it does. BY Bruce Shane 6 July, 2007 Celadrin® is the name given to a joint health ingredient. It is a natural compound made up of of esterified fatty acid carbons (EFACs) and other active synergists, and can be formulated into pill and cream forms. It contains an […]

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Boswellia

Origins and research on Boswellia Serrata. 5 July, 2007 Boswellia Serrata Tree Boswellia (Frankincense) is a purified extract of the bark resin from the Boswellia serrata tree that grows in the dry hills of India. The resin from this leafy tree contains active ingredients called ‘boswellic acids. The most impressive research carried out on Boswellia […]

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Arthritis – Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)? BY Bruce Shane 6 July, 2007 Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – is an inflammatory disease, mainly affecting joints and tendons. An inflamed joint looks swollen and red, and appears warm to the touch. The disease usually starts in the wrists, hands or feet, and can spread to other joints and other parts of […]

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Arthritis – Osteoarthritis (OA)

What is osteoarthritis? BY Bruce Shane 6 July, 2007 the above image shows the wear and tear of a hip joint which leads to Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) – is the most common form of arthritis. It usually develops gradually, over time. Several different joints can be affected, but osteoarthritis is most frequently seen in the hands, knees, […]

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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

What is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)? BY Bruce Shane 6 July, 2007 SLS is an inexpensive detergent used in almost all shampoos, body washes, bath and shower gels, bubble baths, etc. A variation of SLS is SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate- SLES). It exhibits many of the same characteristics and is a higher-foaming variation of […]

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Psoriasis – Plaque Psoriasis

What is Plaque Psoriasis? BY Bruce Shane 6 July, 2007 plaque psoriasis on an elbow Plaque Psoriasis appears as raised red patches of skin covered with silvery scales. It can occur on any part of the body although elbows, knees and the scalp are usual sites. There is often accompanying irritation. Some parts of the body do not have […]

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Psoriasis – Scalp Psoriasis

What is Scalp psoriasis? BY Bruce Shane 6 July, 2007 A thick scale and redness becomes evident around the scalp margins. Many patients experience severe itching and a feeling of tightness and some report soreness. One patient has described the build-up of scales as being like ‘a mountain on my head’. Some people with severe psoriasis suffer temporary thinning […]

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Skin Tags

Skin tags are small brown tags of skin. They are not dangerous but some people get concerned about the look of them and they do not tend to go away of their own accord. If you are prone to skin tags you’ve probably got quite a few. The most common places for skin tags are […]

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Eczema almost ruined Beth’s modelling career

Eczema is terrible for anybody but when your living depends on good skin and your appearance it can be even worse. Here model Beth Caterer, who is married to 80’s pop sensation Nick Heyward from the band  Haircut One Hundred,  talks about how eczema almost ended her successful modelling career. “I got badly bullied at school […]

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