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​Dermatitis: scratching until it hurts

The word dermatitis comes from two Greek words and simply means skin inflammation. The skin becomes dry,itchy, red and irritated, and sufferers often scratch their skin untilit becomes painful or even bleeds.Healthy skin provides a barrier that protects the body frominfection or irritation. Nor
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Omega 3's - Are you getting enough?

Most people know that we need to increase the amount of fatty fish we eat. The Heart Foundation recommends that we eat 3 serves per week of oily fish, which gives us up to 500mg per day of omega 3 fatty acids. But this raises some questions. Is eating fish sufficient or do we need to take supple
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Which pain reliever should I take for sports injury?

Being fit and moving your body every day is part of a healthy lifestyle, but eventually you may wind up with an injury. So what is the best way to treat these injuries?Most people go straight for the anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Nurofen, Voltaren and Celebrex. These drugs work by blocking the pr
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Moist Wound Healing - The 'Modern' Way

We often talk about the 'modern' approach to wound care, but these concepts actually began as long ago as 1962 with research that showed that moist wounds healed twice as quickly than wounds that were allowed to form a 'scab'. And yet it is still a commonly held mi
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Dry Eyes - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

DRY EYESOur eyes need the flow of tears to provide constant lubrication to maintain goodvision and comfort. Dry eyes affect a significant percentage of the population,especially those over 60 years of age, and it is more common in women than in men.Tears are a combination of water (fo
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Hair care tips from the stars of the screen

What do Lauren Bacall, Katherine Hepburn and Marcia Brady have in common? They all brushed their hair for 100 strokes per day with a natural bristle brush…why? Natural bristle brushes help to distribute the oil over the whole hair strand from the scalp to the tips of the hair. This makes perfect sen
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