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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

toothbrush and toothpaste tube on the table

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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Booties Are Not Just For Babies Or Surfers

Added February 3, 2015, Under: Exercise, Health, Skin Conditions

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Do your feet work hard for you, literally going the extra mile? Whether it is just day to day wear and tear on your feet or using them to propel you forward in your favorite sport, your feet really do need some regular care and attention. There is a whole host of conditions that can affect your feet including: painful blisters; athletes foot; cracked heels; nail fungus; plantar warts; or ingrown toenails. You can find out more about these conditions from our ...

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Dementia & The Link With Pharmaceuticals

Added January 31, 2015, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health

Care for Elderly

Dementia is a gradual decline of how the brain functions where it slowly interferes with a person's ability to carry out the normal tasks of daily living. Although there are around 100 different types of dementia, Alzheimer's disease is the most common form, affecting 62% of those living with dementia. Sadly, the number of people with dementia is steadily increasing. Dementia and medications Now, a study has linked common medications to dementia. However 4 out of 5 of the types of treatments ...

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Care For Your Body Naturally With Lavender Oil Body Scrub

Added January 29, 2015, Under: Environment, How To, Skin Conditions

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The winter months can be especially harsh on our skin with dry cold winds and heating in the home so what better time than now for some self pampering. One way is with this homemade lavender body scrub courtesy of Healthy Living. Here is the recipe for lavender oil body scrub You will need 1 cup of organic sugar 1/2 cup of Epsom salt 2/3 cup of coconut oil 1 tablespoon of raw honey 40 drops H-Lavender Oil What you need to do in 3 easy steps 1. Put ...

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Helping You To Fall Asleep Quickly

Added January 27, 2015, Under: Health, How To

young woman in bed in the morning, not enough sleep.

Do you toss and turn when it is time to get into bed, finding it impossible to drop off or do you wake up in the early hours of the morning to find you just cannot get back to sleep again? Of course the main culprit is often stress. One of the most outwardly visible signs of stress is shallow breathing, which can cause a build-up of toxins in your body, leading to tiredness and even reduced brain function. Well, according ...

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Our 5 Suggestions for the Removal of Age Spots, Naturally!

Added January 17, 2015, Under: Skin Conditions

A young woman has problems with the skin.

After the age of 40, the sad and the bad news is that the skin is unable to regenerate as rapidly as it did. And age spots can start to appear. They can be light brown, reddish brown or black and are normally flat. While age spots are not usually anything serious, they can be very annoying because they point to the fact that we are aging. At the same time, any irregular dark spots that increase in size, or ...

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