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Eczema & Is There A Link To That Daily Bath?

Added March 3, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Environment, How To, New Moms, Parents, Skin Conditions

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In the distant past, people (however wealthy) did not make a habit of having regular baths or showers. It was only in the middle of the twentieth century that bathrooms and shower rooms started to become so popular and now, over sixty years later, most in the Western world would not dream of going without their daily shower. In the same way, babies and children are bathed just about every day of their young lives - often for the sake ...

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Whether Commercial or Homemade & Natural, Vapor Rub Is Helpful In Many Ways

Added February 28, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Headaches & Migraines, How To, Parents

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We have all heard of the long standing remedy known as Vicks VapoRub and we all recognize its aroma! Although mostly known for rubbing on the chest at bedtime, to relieve coughs and congestion during the night, I wonder if you knew that Vicks has many other uses? Most people are able to use Vicks VaporRub without experiencing any negative side effects, although mild skin irritation is sometimes reported.  Vicks VapoRub has been around for over a hundred years and is ...

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Vitamin B12 & Why Do We Need It?

Added February 27, 2015, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health

Hand holds a box of vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is often known as our “memory-boosting, brain health” nutrient. But that is not all, we also need sufficient levels of B12 to: 1. Convert carbohydrates into the glucose used by the body for energy. 2. Prevent the brain shrinkage - a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. 3. Regulate the nervous system for a reduction in depression and anxiety. 4. Spark cellular reproduction to renew the health of hair, skin and nails. 5. Work with vitamin B9 (also known as ...

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Times Are Changing & So Is What We Can Eat

Added February 25, 2015, Under: Health, Nutrition

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It is no wonder that the majority of the population in the West have become cynical about suggestions from government-backed nutritionists and the media on the subject of “good” nutrition. There have been so many changes of policy over the years, that many just go their own way and use this as an excuse for eating whatever they want to – good or bad. For several decades, Americans ate fewer eggs and other animal products because policy makers and the mainstream ...

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Chickenpox, Sunlight & Shingles

Added February 24, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Parents, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

Baby with Chicken Pox

It is peak season for chickenpox – that highly-contagious, blistering virus which for most children is unpleasant. Chicken pox is a great example of natural immunity In the past, every child would get chicken pox – it was an expected childhood illness – and most would get over it very quickly. At the same time, parents and grandparents would be regularly exposed to the virus which would help them to produce antibodies to protect them from shingles (all in the same virus ...

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Should Hormone Replacement Therapy Go Hand In Hand With The Menopause?

Added February 18, 2015, Under: Doctors, Drugs, Women's Health

Hormone replacement therapy concept.

Every so often the subject of hormone replacement therapy comes up in the media and, just last week, here in the UK, there was a report that fifty two separate studies had found that hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of ovarian cancer - with an extra case for every one thousand women taking the drugs for five years from the age of fifty. The report quoted various sources as saying “this was a "modest increase on a relatively uncommon cancer" ...

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Athlete’s Foot Could Also Be Called Athlete’s Hand

Added February 14, 2015, Under: Exercise, Men's Health, Skin Conditions

Eczema on a hand

The fungal infection that causes athlete’s foot can sometimes be spread to the hands. This is known as tinea manuum and it can occur if you touch the infected skin on your feet and then don't wash your hands afterwards. Although the transmission is rare from the feet to the hands, if it does occur it usually affects the palm of one hand causing a dry, red and itchy area.  It could easily be mistaken for the symptoms of eczema or ...

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Can Cash Receipts Pose A Hazard To Our Health?

Added February 11, 2015, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Technology

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Sometimes toxicity comes from the most unlikely places. I have been aware of the drawbacks of hand sanitizers for some years and we have published a post on this subject. But did you know that those cash receipts, which we might have to handle on a daily basis, have their own set of dangers? A recent study found that when the researchers combined the three actions of using hand sanitizer (stripping the skin of the fingers and allowing for greater permeation); ...

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Our Sensitive Feet Can Mask Nail Fungus Infections

Added February 9, 2015, Under: Health, How To, Skin Conditions

Doctor dermatologist examines the nail on the presence of the fu

Did you know that our feet are one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies and yet, when we develop a fungal infection in the toenail, it is often minus any pain making it less likely that we notice it. Get into the habit of inspecting your toenails regularly You should be looking out for: The nails turning yellow or white The nails developing white spots The nails getting thicker or crumbling and splitting The separation of the nail from the nail bed Any unpleasant odor Just ...

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Micro Beads, Their Harm To Our Health & The Environment

Added February 7, 2015, Under: dental care, Environment, Technology

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Micro beads are tiny balls made from a material called polyethylene (and the most common plastic in the world) and is being used to make products such as bottles, grocery bags and trash cans. But they are not only used for packaging They are also included in items we put in our mouths and on our skin. Toothpastes, such as those manufactured by Crest and including Pro-Health and 3D White, contain these minute pieces of plastic and have done so for some years. ...

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