DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

‘Why do I keep getting these painful mouth ulcers?’: DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions I have recurring mouth ulcers, which my research suggests is something called Sutton disease II. My doctors haven’t mentioned this, though. I am otherwise healthy but the ulcers make me feel run down and treatments don’t work. I am 57. Dave Keeping, via email. […]

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You Might Be Allergic To Your Jewelry If This Happens

When you don a sparkly bauble on your hand or dangle chandelier earrings from your ears, it’s safe to assume you’re doing so to add some pizzazz to your outfit or because the pieces of jewelry have sentimental value. Chances are, you’re not planning on your jewelry causing red, itchy, lumpy skin. But if you’re allergic to certain types of metal, this […]

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‘An Arm and a Leg’: For Your Next Health Insurance Fight, an Exercise in Financial Self-Defense

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. A listener asked: ‘How do I remain cool when calling insurance companies?” So we called veteran self-defense teacher Lauren Taylor for advice. She leads Defend Yourself, an organization that works to empower people against violence and abuse.  As Taylor teaches it, self-defense involves a lot more than hitting and kicking. It’s about […]

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Getting under your skin: Molecular research builds new understanding of skin regeneration

As the air continues to dry and temperatures drop, the yearly battle against dry hands and skin has officially begun. New research from Northwestern University has found new evidence deep within the skin about the mechanisms controlling skin repair and renewal. Skin’s barrier function gives it the unique ability to fight winter woes and retain water for our bodies. The […]

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When You Work From Home Every Day, This Happens To Your Body

While there are some undeniable perks to working from home, like being able to make a fresh cup of tea in your own kitchen between meetings and not having to change out of your comfiest sweats (at least from the waist down), anyone who has been hunkered down at home during the COVID-19 pandemic has likely also noticed some not-so-great […]

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Signs You’re Allergic To Your Shampoo – The List

If you’ve been dealing with a dry, itchy scalp or are struggling with hair loss, your shampoo may have something to do with it. In fact, according to Allergic Living, fragrant shampoos, or shampoos that contain botanical ingredients, are the leading cause of allergic contact dermatitis amongst all cosmetic and toiletry products.  Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when a substance, like […]

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