Could Your Beard Be Harboring Bugs!

Added December 26, 2019, Under: Diseases

There have been media headlines lately saying that "Men with Beards can Carry More Germs than Dogs". Apparently a new study has found that every sample of beard hair collected was crawling with bacteria with some 50% of that bacteria considered hazardous to human health.  And when the scientists collected and tested dog hair, they found a lower level of microbes than the samples of men's beard hair. How was the study conducted? Scientists initially wanted to determine if humans could pick up a ...


Helping Your Child to Beat the Bed Wetting

Added December 25, 2019, Under: Children's Health, How To, Parents

Bed wetting is a very common childhood problem, affecting some one in five children aged five years - and one in ten aged seven years. It is now considered to be a medical condition and not just something that children will grow out of. The two main reasons for bed wetting  Children producing too much urine during the night or Children having a problem with storing urine in their bladder all night. Never punish your child for bed wetting While bed wetting tends to ...


Dry Eyes & How to Cope With This Common Problem

Added December 22, 2019, Under: Environment, How To, Inflammation, Insomnia, Natural remedies

Do your eyes sting and burn? Do they look red? Do they feel gritty as if there is some sand lurking there? Then you may well be suffering from Dry Eye. Why do we get Dry Eye? The tears that appear in our eyes help to keep the surface of the eye smooth, comfortable and hydrated while washing away dust and debris - and protecting them from infection. When our eyes are healthy, they make tears all day long.  They stay moist.  They do not suffer ...


That Ducky Could Be Yucky

Added December 19, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Environment

Young children just love playing at bath time. What can be more fun than sitting in all that warmth with water and toys all around you to push, pull, pour and put underneath the surface - and plastic toys are often used for obvious reasons. Now someone has taken the trouble to cut one of those yellow plastic ducks in half! And apparently, it is not a pretty sight! Your children's bath toys could be infested with bacteria and fecal matter Young children just love playing ...


The Link Between Menopause & Migraines

Added , Under: Headaches & Migraines, Natural remedies

Some time ago, when I turned fifty, I suddenly developed painful migraines and they continued regularly for ten years when they stopped as quickly as they started. I really did not know the reason for this but discovered that triggers seemed to include suffering from stress and working under fluorescent lighting. It was only recently that I have found out that migraines and headaches are one of the symptoms of the menopause. Why do migraines and headaches appear during the menopause? These can occur ...


Is The Apostrophe In Danger Of Extinction?

Added December 10, 2019, Under: How To

When you are writing and reading a lot each and every day, you are more aware of grammar and punctuation.  There are several errors that constantly come up on your radar - and the use of the apostrophe must be on the top of that list. And I am not alone in being concerned about the incorrect use of the apostrophe! Would you believe that there is actually an Apostrophe Protection Society which has been doing sterling work in protecting this humble ...


How Safe Are Your Make-Up Products from Superbugs?

Added December 9, 2019, Under: Diseases, Health, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

The press have been feeding the fear once more! And what must  we all be fearful of now?  Well, the make-up products lying around in our bathrooms, our bedrooms and of course at the bottom of our handbags! According to a new study, our make-up bags are packed full of super bugs, posing a major threat to our health. We are at risk of skin infections, blood poisoning and potentially even death from these make-up products. And top of the list are beauty blenders. Why ...


Fighting Those Feelings of Fatigue

Added December 7, 2019, Under: Exercise, Health, Insomnia, Top 10

There can be lots of reasons why you might be feeling the effects of fatigue. And if you can get to the bottom of why you are feeling tired all the time, you have a basis for coming up with a solution. What are some of the reasons for fatigue? Stress is one reason - and we all know how common this has become.  When you are really stressed, cortisol keeps on flooding your system so that fatigue sets in and your ...


How the Menopause Can Affect & Age Our Skin

Added December 1, 2019, Under: Vitamin D, Women's Health

As we age, our skin can change. It can be because of aging or it can also be because of going through the menopause. And sometimes, we may notice that any changes in our skin are being accelerated. While wrinkles, dryness and dullness can all be part of the changes, they are not going to make us feel better about ourselves. There are two types of skin aging - extrinsic and intrinsic Extrinsic skin aging is caused by external factors - ones such as damage ...


Is the Glass Half-Empty or Half-Full?

Added November 27, 2019, Under: Health

It would seem to me that roughly fifty per cent of us have a "half full glass" attitude to life while the other fifty per cent veer to the "half-empty glass" way of thinking. It is the difference between being optimistic or pessimistic. And of course if you are already pessimistic - and then you are surrounded by people who are constantly complaining or moaning - that can have a serious effect on your well being.   According to Jon Gordon, who wrote the ...

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