Monthly Archives: October 2009

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21 Oct

White Wine is Bad for Teeth

Enjoying a regular glass of white wine can damage teeth, something many wine makers and tasters will know first-hand, experts say. White wine packs an acidic punch that erodes enamel far more than red wine, Nutritional Research reports. It is …

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16 Oct

Paracetamol After Vaccinations

Giving paracetamol to babies after vaccinations as a precaution against fever may lower the effectiveness of the immunisation. Read more here – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8308786.stm +482   

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16 Oct

Some Colors Offer Better Protection Against Sun’s Ultraviolet Rays

Scientists in Spain are reporting that the same cotton fabric dyed deep blue or red provide greater UV protection than shades of yellow – http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/167490.php?nfid=35130 +519   

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15 Oct

Watchdog to Get Tough on NHS

1 in 8 NHS trusts have been told it must improve the care it provides as not all hospitals are meeting basic hygiene and safety standards. For more information follow this link – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8307300.stm Tell us what you think about …

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14 Oct

Is it Going a Step Too Far to Score your GP Online?

The NHS has announced that patients are being encouraged to rate their GP surgeries on a new NHS website designed to drive up standards in primary care. At www.nhs.uk patients will be able to post comments ranging from how they …

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13 Oct

Toxic Substances Control Act in the USA

The company behind Skin MD Natural expects the planned updates to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in America to reduce the number of people suffering from dry skin and eczema. However, the company warns that people should continue to …

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7 Oct

Eczema, Sleep & DermaTherapy

Sleep is one of the best ways to let your skin rejuvenate. If you can’t sleep then make sure your bedroom isn’t too hot so that you can sleep deeply. And, make sure you’re bedding is right for you. Try …

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7 Oct

Calm Inflammed Skin with Oats

Oats contain anti-inflammatory properties and can help to reduce skin flare ups. Simply add a few cups of oats to a warm (not hot) bath and soak for 15-20 minutes to calm the skin. Some of our TalkEczema visitors have …

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6 Oct

Clinical Trial – Benefits of Using a Water Softener if you have Eczema

A research study through Nottingham University is looking at whether water softeners help reduce the severity of eczema. All water in the home is softened, except at one tap for drinking water. Results are expected in early 2010. For more …

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6 Oct

Eczema and Winter Blues – a Mediterranean Diet May Help

Winter is coming and so your eczema is likely to get worse. Putting up with a chronic skin condition when the days are short and the weather is cold can lead to depression and ‘winter blues’. Spanish researchers say that …

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6 Oct

Soap Free for those with Eczema

If you have dry skin and eczema try to avoid using traditional soap as this can dry out your skin even more. Look for a soap-free wash or a wash specifically made for people with dry skin and eczema. Take …

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