There is no proven 'cure' to baldness (apart from a hair transplant), but things might be set to change. Here's all you need to know about sandalore, the new breakthrough in promoting hair regrowth. What is sandalore? Sandalore is a chemical that is used to mimic the scent of Sandalwood. It's often used in perfumes and candles. However, it may now have a brand new kind of use, as scientists have discovered some incredible developments with its use. According to these experts, it has the power to stimulate hair growth. How does it promote hair growth? Research undertaken using scalp tissue in a laboratory has revealed that scientists could be very close to treating hair loss. The University of Manchester are behind the discovery, with Professor Ralf Paus calling it a "rather amazing finding" The chemical Sandalore has been found to slow down death of hair follicles and also boost their growth. They found that by applying it to the scalp tissue, the scalp could "smell" the chemical, … [Read more...] about Is there a new ‘cure’ for baldness? What is sandalore, how does it trigger hair regrowth and is it found in sandalwood fragrances?
IT’S important your baby or child gets all of the jabs needed to protect them against various infections. But when do you need to get each vaccination and are they free on the NHS? What jabs does your baby or child need? When do they need to get vaccinations? According to the NHS website, these are the routine vaccinations that are offered to babies and children in the UK: MMR vaccine This jab protects your child against three separate illnesses: measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). It is injection into the muscle of the thigh or upper arm of your child. Children up to the age of 18 who skipped or only partially completed their MMR vaccination can have a "catch-up" MMR vaccination on the NHS. When: The full course of the MMR jab requires two doses. The first is usually administered just after your child’s first birthday, and the second just before they start school at the age of three and four months. Sometimes it will be given to babies from six months of age … [Read more...] about Childhood immunisation schedule explained – what jab your baby needs and when
MEASLES can not only be itchy and painful, the condition can actually be very dangerous. From spotting the signs to getting vaccinated here's all you need to know about the virus... What are measles? Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that can be prevented by taking the MMR vaccine. Because of the medical injection available, cases are relatively uncommon. But instances can spike rapidly if an outbreak occurs. While the infectious condition often clears up in under two weeks, it can sometimes lead to life-threatening complications. Although measles can affect people of any age, and we have seen outbreaks among university students, it is most common in young children. Public Health England has confirmed the UK has seen a rise in cases in 2018, with 643 confirmed cases of measles so far this year, compared to just 267 for the whole of 2017. Health experts have said it is part of a rise in cases across Europe. The year began with the announcement on January 16 that … [Read more...] about What are measles, can you catch it twice, what are the symptoms and can you get the disease if you’ve had the MMR vaccine?
WHEN you head to university for the first time, the one thing you'll be trying to evade is Freshers' Flu. But does it actually exist? And if so, what can you do to keep yourself from getting ill? Here's everything you need to know. Is Freshers' Flu real? Freshers' Flu may not be the flu, per se, but it's definitely a real thing. Dr Sarah Jarvis - GP and clinical director of Patient.info - explains that students are more likely to fall ill as they're exposed to new germs. She says: "Freshers' Flu is not actually flu at all, it's usually a nasty cold. "What you need to remember is that as you grow up you develop immunity to anything you have caught. "But if you are coming together with people from all over the country then there is a real chance you will be exposed to something you didn't catch when you were a child." You're also less likely to be looking after yourself as well as your parents do, so your immune system may be compromised. Sarah says: "You're in close contact … [Read more...] about Is Freshers’ Flu real, what are the symptoms and causes, and what’s the best way to avoid it?
IT'S what a lot of us consider a healthy snack, but it turns out yogurt isn't as innocent as we all think. Here's the lowdown on all things yogurt... How much sugar is in yogurt? It depends a lot on which brand you're going for when it comes to sugars in your yogurt. And working out exactly how much is in each pot isn't the most straightforward either. The label on each pot will have the carbohydrate section, which will say 'of which sugars' and the amount will be shown in grams. This number includes sugars which come naturally from the milk used to make the yogurt, known as ‘lactose’, as well as any sugar added to the yogurt, ‘free sugars’, and sugar that comes naturally from any fruit or fruit puree in the yogurt. Slimming World favourite Muller Light has 12.4g of sugar per pot of their Strawberry pot. Danone Light & Free's Blueberry Burst has 7.3g, which like the Muller Light, is considered to be in the 'amber' rating, as opposed to the healthy green. … [Read more...] about How much sugar is in yoghurts and what amount are you allowed per day?