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New study finds birch bark helps heal skin

A new study has found  that Birch Bark significantly speeds up and aides the skin healing process and could help with faster healing of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Birch bark tar has been used as a remedy for acne, eczema, psoriasis, dandruff and itchy skin conditions as well as for cracked or […]

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Foot arthritis increasingly common in over 50’s

   A new report has found that foot arthritis affects one in six people over the age of 50 and is more common in women than men. Incidences of foot arthritis are fare higher in women than previously thought, according to the new study from Keele University. [quote] The reason for this rise in the condition, […]

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Daylight can sun damage skin after just two days

We all know to put sun cream on when sunbathing or on a sunny day, but new research shows that in fact regular exposure to ‘daylight’  can cause significant sun damage to skin. [quote] New research from the University of Michigan Medical School and published in JAMA Dermatology shows that just two days of daily low […]

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Could sea algae cream combat acne ?

Fatty acids found in certain types of marine algae have been found to help reduce the symptoms of acne. New research from marine biochemists and published in the journal Marine Drugs has found that certain fatty acids in marine algae can kill or inhibit the growth of the acne bacteria. These fatty acids include eicosapentaenoic […]

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Indigo extract improved psoriasis by 81% in trial

An ointment containing the plant extract Indigo Naturalis, a dark blue plant-based powder, has been shown in published research to help improve the symptoms of psoriasis by over 80% and almost completely clear symptoms in 75% of test subjects The study, published in the November issue of Archives of Dermatology and carried out at the […]

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Fish Antifreeze is new skin anti-ageing secret

An anti-aging compound based on the naturally occurring ‘antifreeze’ glycoproteins found in Antarctic fish may be the next big thing in anti-ageing skin care. The fish –antifreeze’ was first discovered in the late 1960s by Professor Arthur DeVries, who established that the resistance to freezing temperatures in Antarctic fish was due to blood serum glycoproteins […]

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New research finds link between eczema and skin bacteria

A link between eczema and skin bacteria has been found which could lead to new treatments for the condition which effects one in every five adults in the UK. The new study carried out at the University of Michigan Medical School in the US and published in the medical journal Nature, found that eczema suffers […]

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Blocking nerve cells could stop the itch of eczema

Blocking the nerve response responsible for itching could break the itch cycle of eczema, according to new research. It is estimated that 10% of the population will suffer from eczema or atopic dermatitis at some point in their lives. Most modern research into eczema focus on the immune system’s response to certain biological chemicals, such […]

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