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Telomeres and Ageing

Our bodies say more than we know. They tattle about our past, present and future, in ways that we are only barely able to understand. And every one of the 37.2 trillion cells in our bodies join the conversation. The blueprint for every body is held within the nucleus of each cell – in strands of deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA.  And when we say that youthfulness is in your DNA, here’s what it means. DNA strands…

Eczema

Is your skin inflamed? Dry, itchy, red? Sometimes flaring up with crusty fluid-filled bumps? Well, if it’s winter, it could be just the winter-itch. Or more. Skin dries out when the protective oils in the outermost layer, the stratum corneum, are depleted, reducing the water-holding capacity of the skin. This dry skin may become red, itchy and scaly – and eventually lead to a condition referred to as Eczema. Eczematous, or inflamed skin, can surface in…

Alopecia

Hair fall is normal The human body has around five million individual hairs. And a hundred thousand of those are on the head. A hair follicle is the sac from which the strand of hair grows. It anchors each strand to the skin. Cells within hair follicles divide and multiply creating fresh cells and pushing out the older dead cells to form the hair shaft. The phase when the strand grows is the active or anagen…

Vitiligo

Why the loss of colour shouldn’t mean loss of confidence Of the many skin conditions which could affect anyone of us, few cause anxiety as Vitiligo. It is important to note, however, that the condition is nothing but harmless discolouration of the skin. It would be helpful to gain a closer understanding, in order to dispel some of the myths and fears surrounding vitiligo, and also to arrive at a realistic acceptance of the condition. When…

Are you getting red in the face?

Understanding rosacea Talk about a rosy complexion and most people consider it as a sign of good health. Well, you might notice a red glow around the apples of your cheek after a good workout, when you’re excited or even when you’re embarrassed. But when that flushed appearance is more than just an innocent blush, it could point to something troubling. If you find the redness lasting longer than it should and causing your skin a…

The Many Faces of Botox

Some know it as the go-to solution for age control. Some see it as the refuge of rock stars and desperate divas who want to cling on to the fleeting and fickle fancies of youth. Some others lap up the tabloid and social feed updates about celebrity procedures gone wrong. Yet others look up the technical description of Botox® and ponder the wisdom of getting injected with neurotoxins. As myths and misconceptions abound, it is important…

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