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

Monthly Archives: July 2011

A pill to stop skin cancer


After 10 years of research, a pill which could stop people from developing skin cancer by repairing sunburn damage has moved a step closer. For more information follow this link   +521   


Zinc lozenges may shorten colds


Researchers from Finland have discovered that people who take high doses of zinc supplements may experience around a 40% reduction in the length of common colds. This latest study is published in the Open Respiratory Medicine Journal, and was undertaken by … Continue reading


Kim Kardashian diagnosed with psoriasis


Kim Kardashian, of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’, has been diagnosed with psoriasis. Kim sought the opinion of her dermatologist after she saw flaky red patches on her legs. Kardashian’s mother was diagnosed with psoriasis at the age of 30. … Continue reading


What is happiness, and can it be measured?


With news yesterday that the government is going to ask people how happy they are in order to measure the nation’s wellbeing for the first time, this begs the question, what is happiness, and can it be measured? Can the … Continue reading


Standards aim to improve care for millions with skin diseases


Commissioners and providers should involve patients and the public in decisions about the services provided for the millions of people with a skin disease, standards published this week emphasise. Some 24% of the population visit their GP about a skin … Continue reading


Protect your gut this August


At this time of year, many people will be travelling abroad and are likely to be exposed to many harmful bacteria, yeasts and pathogens. When travelling to foreign countries, the microflora in your gastrointestinal tract is suddenly (and without warning) … Continue reading


GP’s urge the nation to take more responsibility for their health


One in four (23%) GPs only spend a quarter of their time dealing with medical issues that actually require their expertise 46% of GPs say better health education would greatly improve the nation’s experience of the health service Research from … Continue reading


Five more sun cream mistakes to avoid


According to the Daily Mail today,  people are still making mistakes when using sun creams. The article explores whether you are really protecting your skin from the sun as much as you should be. To read more follow this link … Continue reading


Anxiety during pregnancy


Childhood asthma linked to depression during pregnancy, inner-city African-American, hispanic families at risk. Anxiety, stress and depression during pregnancy may lead to a greater risk of asthma for your child. Study results are published in the July issue of Annals … Continue reading


Premature ovarian failure


Women from the lowest social class are almost three times as likely to have premature ovarian failure (POF) as those from the highest social class, a researcher told the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology … Continue reading


Lifestyle interventions


The self-paced walking test, known as the 400-meter walk test, is effective in measuring improved physical function in postmenopausal women who have lost weight through healthy physical activity and dietary changes, according to collaborative research conducted by The University of … Continue reading


Pioneering health retreat offers diabetics chance of a medication-free life


A British couple are being credited with transforming the lives of diabetics at a new centre for managing major illnesses. Ninety per cent of diabetic visitors to the pioneering Obsidian Retreat say they have either greatly reduced or stopped taking … Continue reading


Skin season


Don’t be afraid to bare your soul in skin season: start the conversation now! CSPA launches new tool in recognition of the Canadian Dermatology Association’s 86th Annual Conference. EDMONTON, AB (June 23, 2011) – Dermatologists from across Canada are meeting … Continue reading


NHS Choices Online Clinics


talkhealth are proud to be collaborative partners with NHS Choices. Each month talkhealth hosts exclusively ‘Online Clinics on …’ partnering with NHS Choices and a national charity associated with the clinic’s topic. The clinics are run across all talkhealth websites … Continue reading


Vitamin A deficiency


Vitamin A deficiency does not increase the risk of asthma, according to new research published online in the European Respiratory Journal. In developing countries, vitamin A deficiency is particularly common and previous research has shown that it harms the development … Continue reading


Air pollution


Asthma UK comment: Samantha Walker, Director of Research and Policy at Asthma UK says: ‘What is particularly interesting about this new research is that a link has now been made with long-term exposure to air pollution and worsening asthma symptoms. … Continue reading


16 to 30s worst at skin cancer prevention, new research reveals


16 to 30-year-olds are the worst at protecting their skin in the sun, despite melanoma being the second most common cancer in this age group, according to a new study out this week. The research, due to be released at … Continue reading