It is surprisingly common for people of all ages to have a fear of heights. This phobia is known as acrophobia.
When such a fear is experienced, it can also lead to anxiety and panic attacks. It is said that some three to six percent of people suffer from acrophobia and it is even considered normal for many to feel nervous and tense when high up - with young children and animals having an innate fear of falling.
We share more information about the symptoms and how you can help to overcome this phobia.
It is important to have a mole checked by a dermatologist if you notice changes in a mole's color, height, size or shape or if they they bleed, ooze, itch or become tender or painful.
However, the good news is that it is rare for a mole to be suspicious or dangerous. The exception being those that look different than other existing moles or those that first appear after age of twenty five.
Scientists at the University College London in the UK have been doing research, finding that when bandages are infused with casein, which is a protein found in cow's milk and currently used as a weight-training supplement, can significantly speed up would healing when compared with normal dressings. But this is not the only natural remedy for wound healing, we also take a look at Manuka honey which has had a similar reputation for centuries.
A common mole is a growth on the skin. It develops when pigment cells grow in clusters.
You are likely to have between ten and forty common moles which are usually found above the waist on those areas which can be exposed to the sun - but are seldom found on the scalp, breast or buttocks.
Find out more about these common moles and why you might consider removing one or more...
We read and hear a lot about the menopause these days but perhaps not so much about the more subtle signs and symptoms of the perimenopause - that stage before the menopause when ostrogen levels begin to fall.
In fact, they can be so subtle that you might miss them altogether and not realize what is happening to your body.
In this post, we set out below some of those easy-to-miss and early signs and symptoms of the perimenopause...
Hives are red, raised, and very itchy bumps that can form anywhere on the skin, including the scalp. Hives tend to come and go within a few hours but they may well come back again - and if they do come and go on for longer than 6 weeks, they’re called chronic (long-lasting) hives.