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

Monthly Archives: June 2011

Childhood pets


“Having a pet in the house during the first year of a child’s life could halve the risk of them becoming allergic to the animals, a study suggests,” reported the Daily Mail. This story is based on a study that … Continue reading


Flaxseed is king


Flaxseed is high in phytochemicals, including many antioxidants. It is perhaps our best source of lignans, which convert in our intestines to substances that tend to balance female hormones. However, according to the Mayo Clinic and The North Central Cancer … Continue reading


Games consoles


The Sun warned today that “kids as young as eight are suffering crippling arthritis-like pain from using consoles and phones.” It said that experts have called for warnings to be shown on gaming boxes. The news reports are based on … Continue reading


Need for more support


Results of a recent survey revealing that 94 percent of GPs don’t have sufficient time to ask psoriasis sufferers what impact the condition is having on a patient’s life, are worrying according to leading psychologist and prolific academic author, Dr … Continue reading


Fastest natural ways to cure acne: proven methods that work fast


There are a lot of ways to help yourself get rid of acne overnight.  The best place to start would be with natural products.  A great way of how to get rid of acne fast is to apply an egg … Continue reading


Online Clinic on Skin Cancer & Sun Safety


SKCIN (The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity) has teamed up with NHS Choices and talkhealth to present an Online Clinic on Skin Cancer & Sun Safety.  SKCIN is the only national skin cancer charity. Clinical experts will be available to … Continue reading


Jennifer Worth – Patron of AAA


Mrs Jennifer Worth, who died on May 31 aged 75, joined Action Against Allergy in 1995 and agreed to become a patron last year. This was some small measure of acknowledgement for the many generous ways in which she helped … Continue reading


How to apply sunscreen


An expert explains, in an NHS Choices video, why it is important to protect your skin from sunburn to help avoid skin cancer. She also gives advice on how to apply sunscreen correctly and what to look out for when … Continue reading


Menopause advice


GPs should invite women to register for menopause advice on their 50th birthdays. The Statement, from the BMS Council, is published in the latest issue of Menopause International and coincides with the BMS annual conference which is being held in … Continue reading


An online clinic on Hay Fever


Last month a lively and informative forum for people suffering from Hay Fever was held in conjunction with patient support charity Action Against Allergy, the Allergy Academy, NHS Choices and other leading experts.  Although the forum is now closed it … Continue reading