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Lack of skin ‘glue’ could be cause of eczema

A new study has found that a defect in the biological ‘glue’ that bonds skin cells together could be the cause of skin allergies such as eczema. Eczema has been assumed, until now, to be caused by disruptions or malfunctions of the body’s immune system, but the new study finds the problem could be only […]

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New study finds probiotic could help control psoriasis

New research backs up a relatively new scientific theory that probiotics, usually taken for digestive and gut health, can help reduce and control psoriasis. The new study, published in the August edition of the medical journal Gut Microbes, is the first direct study to show that a single probiotic can have an anti-inflammatory effect on […]

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Can lack of sleep trigger eczema?

A groundbreaking new study has found that lack of sleep can cause a weakening of the skin barrier, meaning that skin conditions like eczema could be triggered or made worse by sleep deprivation. The study, carried out at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Centre and presented at the International Investigative Dermatology Meeting in Edinburgh, found […]

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Skin picking is on the rise among young women

Skin picking or is official name Dermatillomania is a self-harm condition that causes sufferers to pick their skin repeatedly causing skin infection scarring and long-term damage. This condition is now on the rise among young women in their late teens and 20’s  and last month Dermatillomania was classified for the first time as a psychiatric […]

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New research finds silver is a smart bomb for bugs and bacteria

New research has found that adding silver to antibiotics boots their effectiveness by up to 1000 times. Adding silver to antibiotics makes the structure of the bacteria more fragile allowing the antibiotic to penetrate the defence walls of bacteria more easily and kill it. The research, carried out at Boston University, indicates that this new […]

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