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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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Celafen helps Rose’s arthritis

Nothing worked for Rose’s arthritic hands until she discovered Celafen Rose Johnstone 51 lives in East Dulwich London with her husband. She has suffered from painful arthritis in both hands for the last two years. After experiencing pain and stiffness in her fingers Rose went to see her GP and was diagnosed with arthritis, but […]

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The 5 hidden dangers lurking in your toothpaste

Dental hygiene products that you and your children use every day may contain harmful chemicals and toxins that have been linked to a number of serious health risks, especially for young children. BY Amy Anderson 3 July, 2007 Many name-brand toothpastes and mouthwashes contain potentially harmful ingredients, which are made up of very small molecules that may […]

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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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