rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.

Monthly Archives: November 2009

What causes flares of eczema in children?


A recent study* published in the British Journal of Dermatology has tried to answer this important question. The authors sought to identify which environmental factors might worsen eczema. They studied sixty children with eczema aged between 0 and 15 years … Continue reading


Curvy Women are More Intelligent!


Women with curvy figures are likely to be brighter than waif-like counterparts and may well produce more intelligent offspring, a US study suggests. Hooray! I new I was curvy for some reason. Researchers studied 16,000 women and girls and found … Continue reading


Children and Sunbeds


Around 250,000 11 to 17-year-olds in England are risking skin cancer by using sunbeds, a charity warns. A government-funded study of more than 9,000 children found 6% had used a sunbed and in some areas of the country 40% of … Continue reading


Nursing to become Graduate Entry


The Department of Health has announced that all new nurses in England from 2013 will have to spend at least three years being trained to degree level For more information read the full story here – What do you … Continue reading


NHS Allergy Tests


Last week, Alice had her allergy tests redone in hospital. The results were very interesting. As you will see, she no longer has to be concerned about her food allergies, but her allergy to grass pollen and dust mites is … Continue reading