Archive for June 6th, 2013

Dermatology Q&A: Remedy for psoriasis

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Dr. Aparna Santhanam

Cosmetologist, dermatologist and hair expert

Dr. Aparna Santhanam, a famed Cosmetologist, Dermatologist and Hair Expert, is a MD gold medalist diploma holder in dermatology from Mumbai University.

Dr. Santhanam is well-known for holding several medical postings with flagship organizations like Cipla, Novartis, Marico’s Kaya & Gal derma. With over a decade’s experience in consulting, she has made her appearances in several magazines like “Marie Claire”, “Good House Keeping” and US based magazines like “Prevention” as a columnist and counselor.

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I am 34 yrs old Nutan i am suffering from boils(yellow colored) in my feet since 02 yrs. I have consulted number of dermatologist but In vain. kindly advice what is the best solution.
H.S. Sharma

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Hair extensions causing young women to lose hair

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Increasing use of hair extensions among young women is leading to hair loss at an earlier age, according to UK’s biggest provider of cosmetic surgery.

The pull from hair extensions can lead to ‘alopecia traction,’ which causes the hair to eventually fall out as it has undergone increased tension, according to experts at cosmetic specialist company Transform.

The company also noted that more women are losing than ever and at a younger age, the Daily Express reported.

It revealed that it has had a 41 per cent increase in female hair loss enquiries in the past year, and a 24 per cent increase in female hair transplants.

The average age of female hair loss patients is down from 51 years in 2010 to 34 years in 2013, it added.

According to Transform hair surgeon Mabroor Bhatty, hair loss and its treatment is now becoming less taboo and he asserted that those who are bold enough to speak out about it should be commended.

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Learn to love the food you hate!

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Having a tough time loving the food that your brand new healthy diet comprises of? Let’s help you fall in love your healthy food so you that can stay fit and live longer!

Did you know that the secret to eating healthy food is to make full use of all your senses? Actually, it’s all about perception – if the colour and flavour of the food is manipulated, you can trick your brain to like the food!

Here are a few tips on how you can trick your brain to fall in love with almost all foods:

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Top not so healthy ‘health’ foods

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Most health foods that you think are good for you and ‘the’ food you should be eating may not be as ‘healthy’ as they seem!

What do you look for when you shop for healthy food – foods with no cholesterol, no trans fat, no added sugar, organic, fat-free?  Do you check the nutritional labels on these foods? When you actually look at the preservatives, additives, sugar or sodium these foods contain, you will realise they are not so healthy as they claim to be.

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