8 ways to avoid fungal nail infections this summer

8 ways to avoid fungal nail infections this summer

Among the many harmless bacteria that inhabit our outer skin and hair there are some resilient and aggressive organisms such as the fungi germ that can cause annoying manifestations during times of sickness, lowered immunity or by infecting damaged cells which are accidentally exposed. In the 21st century invasive fungal mycoses has increased year-on-year in European countries with England treating an estimated 250,000 skin surface fungal infections of various kinds in the last year alone.

Some of these infections are spread from animals to humans such as ringworm and white piedra and other fungi are picked up directly through skin surfaces Read More

STI Test Kits at Chemist Direct

STI Test Kits at Chemist Direct

In recent years STI home testing kits have become an increasingly popular way for those wanting to find out if they have contracted an STI without the embarrassment of discussing it face to face with a doctor. Although they do not replace medical advice they can be used to detect some of the most common infections such as Herpes 1 and 2, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma Urealticum and Gardnerella Vaginalis.

Chemist Direct offer this easy to use service to customers; simply order your kit online and use the equipment to collect a urine or swab sample. The customer can then send Read More

Here is why a Low-Cal diet won’t work in the long run

Here is why a Low-Cal diet won’t work in the long run

A calorie is a measure of energy or heat contained in every food item when burned, so when we consume food our body burns the calories as fuel, allowing the muscles to move, our organs to function and providing basic energy to live. Generally most food high in carbohydrates and fats, such as grains, dairy and fatty meat have a higher calorie count and foods higher in water, such as salads or lean meat have a very low calorie count. If your diet consists of food items high in calories, but at work you sit at the desk all day Read More

Top 10 ways to use lemons!

Top 10 ways to use lemons!

As the weather continues to brighten up our days, people everywhere are striving to brighten up their bodies.  With all the diets flying around at the moment, including some very radial and complicated ones, sometimes we forget that some of the best ways to nourish and freshen the body, are foods we usually always have lying around. Take, for example, the lemon.

There are umpteen health benefits of lemons which we have known about, and been using for centuries. The biggest qualities are lemons’ strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers and their use as a weight loss aid because lemon juice Read More

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24 Jul 2014

8 ways to avoid fungal nail infections this summer

Among the many harmless bacteria that inhabit our outer skin and hair there are some resilient and aggressive organisms such as the fungi germ that can cause annoying manifestations during times of sickness, lowered immunity or by Read More

Tags: Beauty, Health

22 Jul 2014

STI Test Kits at Chemist Direct

In recent years STI home testing kits have become an increasingly popular way for those wanting to find out if they have contracted an STI without the embarrassment of discussing it face to face with a doctor. Read More

Tags: Health

22 Jul 2014

Here is why a Low-Cal diet won’t work in the long run

A calorie is a measure of energy or heat contained in every food item when burned, so when we consume food our body burns the calories as fuel, allowing the muscles to move, our organs to function Read More

Tags: Health, Weight Loss

18 Jul 2014

Top 10 ways to use lemons!

As the weather continues to brighten up our days, people everywhere are striving to brighten up their bodies.  With all the diets flying around at the moment, including some very radial and complicated ones, sometimes we forget Read More

Tags: Health, Weight Loss

17 Jul 2014

Burn or Tan? – A Guide to Sun Care

The only organ of the body that is always exposed to the environment is the skin but its role in keeping the other organs in place and forming a barrier against germs and disease makes it vital Read More

Tags: Beauty, Health

15 Jul 2014

7 Benefits of Using Olive Oil on your Hair

A full head of healthy hair is something most of us aspire to have, but it is only at birth and for the first few years of life that this wish is granted. As the hair continues Read More

Tags: Beauty, Health

11 Jul 2014

Travelling can be a risky business – get prepared

It’s the time of year we’ve all been waiting for, and those lucky enough, will be starting to think of their summer holiday abroad. Although for the most part, this is a time of excitement and anticipation, Read More

Tags: Health, Travel

11 Jul 2014

Are New Insect Repellents Better than DEET?

I see signs up in the Tube, bus stops and travel agencies warning against the dangers of diseases with exotic names such as West Nile fever, ChikV, Lyme disease and the ever present malaria and dengue fever, Read More

Tags: Health, Travel

10 Jul 2014

How to Treat a Yeast Infection

The largest organ of the body plays host to a multitude of bacteria, viruses, organisms, moulds and fungi all of which work together to keep our skin clean and healthy. These guests live in the first few Read More

Tags: Health

9 Jul 2014

The Best Breakfast for Weight Loss

When resolving to slim down most people focus on cutting down the amount of food they eat, or rather the amount of calories they eat per meal so that the total calories eaten each day is lower Read More

Tags: Health, Weight Loss

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