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NEW HUB: talkscars has officially launched

23Sep

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At talkhealth, we are are very excited to announce that our newest hub is now officially live. talkscars (and wound care), our newest health hub, will bring together articles, blogs and news on the latest developments and research in the … Continue reading

  

Show your eczema scars, scabs and nodular prurigo

13Jun

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It doesn’t matter what your skin looks like. Don’t miss out on being spontaneous, feeling the sun on your skin and getting those white legs out this summer. Don’t be shy. Don’t hide away. Who cares what people say? I … Continue reading

  

Does negative brain conditioning fuel inflammation?

6Jun

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Did you know that the amygdala is responsible, through processing taste, for “learning taste aversion”. Put simply, it learns through trial and error that certain foods make us sick. Knowing that, it’s going to want to warn us before the food … Continue reading

  

Facing the world with psoriasis

2Jun

I have much admiration for those who are able to face the world, psoriasis and all.  It takes a kind of courage I often lack.  I’ve had lots of unpleasant encounters due my psoriasis, not to mention the sympathy and … Continue reading

  

Freefrom highlights 2014 – living with multiple allergies

1Jan

Happy New year from everyone at What Allergy head quarters (that’ll be me then). 2014 has been an amazing year; I’ve learnt loads, not just about myself and my own allergic reactions but I continue to learn so much from … Continue reading

  

Ridding Yourself of Unwanted Acne

30Oct

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Researched, tested and proven at home treatments that I have developed for Acne and Acne Scars. I have never had a problem with acne, but for some reason, this new medicine I am on, Entyvio, has given me acne in … Continue reading

  

Are you Comfortable with being Abnormal?

18Sep

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“To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity” William Arthur Ward To the average observer, I look normal.  I look like the the average college student: in a sorority, serving … Continue reading

  

Energising!

23May

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What a jam-packed day that has been full of delights! First up was a conversation with a rather wonderful woman – a kindred spirit of sorts I would say. I anticipated speaking to her for about half an hour…2 hours … Continue reading

  

Top 10 priorities for acne treatment research

7Mar

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We were very privileged to be invited this week to observe the final stages of agreeing what the TOP TEN priority areas for acne treatment research to address are. Over the course of the past 16 months the James Lind … Continue reading

  

Dear Body…

22Jan

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Right then – the idea for today’s blog post has been shamelessly stolen from the lovely Katie at FatGirlPhD…she knows I am stealing it though…and is quite happy about it too! When I started writing this blog, I felt like … Continue reading

  

A sticky end for Varicose Veins

19Dec

Treatments for varicose veins have changed beyond recognition over the last ten years. Up until 1998, the only real option for the treatment of varicose veins and associated conditions (such as venous leg ulcers) was the infamous tying and stripping … Continue reading

  

Never going to happen…

24Oct

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I am having a not so good day! Despite how great I feel now, it is so bloody tough at times to stay on track. It is even tougher when I know that I will never really end up where … Continue reading

  

Could prurigo be caused by processed foods?

3Oct

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You can see both healed, mild and active prurigo There is apparently no real known cause for nodular prurigo (NP) although insect bites can trigger it. Generally it’s just something doctors say you have and which will go away when … Continue reading

  

Half-way and happy!

29Jun

So I’ve often written about goal setting, and the importance of choosing a short-term, achievable aim, so you have something really concrete to work for and achieve in not too much time at all. What I’ve been doing, as well as … Continue reading

  

An insiders view of acne research?

18Jun

I conducted my first research on acne in 1974 as a final year undergraduate.  At that time, I had mild facial acne, which would persist, although I didn’t know it then, until I became pregnant, aged 37, in 1990.  I’m … Continue reading

  

Need Tips To Get Rid Of Acne? Try These!

19Sep

Acne breakouts can make you feel depressed and worthless. Stop allowing acne to dictate how you live your life. If you follow the tips in this article, you will be on your way to clear and beautiful skin. By following … Continue reading

  

Make up routine to cover acne

2Dec

A 19 year old from California has produced a spots and all video to illustrate how she uses make up to cover her severe acne. Cassandra shows before and after shots of her acne and then shows how to achieve the … Continue reading

  

Stay calm and eat your carrot!

24Oct

Hey guys! So sorry my blogging has been a rare occurance lately, college stress has been weighing down on me quite a bit and my parents went away for a few days so I had to look after the house … Continue reading

  

Getting a little repetitive

8Oct

Hey guys At the moment my skin is doing quite good, the skin on my face looks really good, it’s still dry & flaky but it’s not red and raw as I’ve experienced many times before. My arms and legs … Continue reading

  

Getting brighter…

26Sep

Hey guys! As you can probably tell, I’m a bit more chipper again 🙂 My skin is finally recovering from the flare-up I spoke of in the last blog post, the skin on my face is relatively back to “normal” … Continue reading

  

Standards aim to improve care for millions with skin diseases

27Jul

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

  

Photodynamic therapy

16May

The Photodynamic Therapy acne treatment is recommended by Dr. Abrams for those who suffer from moderate acne, teenagers and adults with resistant and hard to treat acne or people who suffer from cystic acne with regular breakouts; it is a … Continue reading