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Photoprotection – Protecting our skin from the sun!

Why do we need photoprotection? Photoprotection is required to reduce ultraviolet (UV) radiation induced skin damage, photo-aging and skin cancers. Photoprotection includes sunscreens, clothing, hats and sunglasses. What is UV radiation? UV radiation affects the skin by causing ageing, sunburns, precancerous lesions, cancerous lesions and immunosuppression. There are 3 types of UVA radiation: UVC, UVB and UVA. UVA is associated …

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Photoprotection – Protecting our skin from the sun!

What happens when you go to the Dermatologist?

  Patients are often shocked when they come to see a Dermatologist and a full-skin examination is required. To help you make the most of your consultation, here are a few tips. A full skin examination performed by a Dermatologist is a great opportunity and should be availed of at your appointment. The exam itself is usually very brief, taking …

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What happens when you go to the Dermatologist?

How to best tackle Jet Lag

Jet lag is a relatively recent ailment for humans to suffer. It is one of many conditions that has its origins in rapid technological advancement. Transcontinental travel via jet planes brought with them a touch of glamour and thrill of exploring the globe as well as a particularly annoying and pervasive fatigue. Jet lag can cause a whole host of …

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How to best tackle Jet Lag

Caring for your Skin in Winter

It is that time of year, when the weather is less kind and it starts to affect your skin. With the cold wind, wet outdoors and heating indoors, skin tends to get very dry and irritated. Here are a few simple things we need to remember to keep our skin happy throughout these colder months.   1.Try to switch to …

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Caring for your Skin in Winter

Wearables and Apps-How to Track Your Body

Using wearables and apps on your phone can be helpful to monitor the body’s response to stress or training throughout the day. Although blood and salivary tests are available and genuinely more accurate in measuring stress responses through cortisol levels, these are not practical on a daily basis.   Monitoring Mood- A basic way to measure response to stress or …

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Wearables and Apps-How to Track Your Body

Your Microbiome…much more than just some friendly bacteria

The microbiome is big news in the health world.  The study of those friendly bacteria in our gut has made enormous advancements and has changed the way we understand our immune system and our health.    What is the microbiome? Our microbiome is the collective name for the bugs that live in our gut and all the genetic material that …

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Your Microbiome…much more than just some friendly bacteria

Should You Be Taking Aspirin?

In August 2014 a scientific study published in the Annals of Oncology received huge publicity. The study examined the effect of aspirin in preventing cancer. Interest in aspirin as a drug to prevent cancer began to emerge in 2012 when two major studies (here and here), that were actually looking into the effectiveness of aspirin in reducing heart disease, demonstrated …

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Should You Be Taking Aspirin?

How You Can Avoid Shingles

If you’ve had a friend or relative who has had shingles, then you will be familiar with just how uncomfortable it is. It can affect up to 1 in 4 people and is more likely in people aged over 50, although it can occur at any age. The first thing people tend to notice when they have contracted shingles is …

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How You Can Avoid Shingles
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