Stress and your skin

Dermatologists (skin specialists) would like to persuade us that the skin rather than the eye is the mirror of, if not our soul, then man’s basic emotions. There is good …

Acne

Next to itchy skin diseases acne is probably the most prevalent problem in dermatology. At first sight it would appear hard to relate pustular acne, with its nasty spots, and …

Asthma and migraine

Asthma and migraine might seem to be two strange illnesses to link together but there is an increasing amount of evidence to say that similar causative factors are involved. One …

A simple relaxation technique

Perhaps the simplest example of a method of relaxation is the one advocated by Dr Herbert Benson and operated at the Beth Israel Hospital, Boston. It is a particularly useful …

The good, the bad and the indifferent

Modern sleeping pills of the benzodiazepine type are to some extent better than the older barbiturates, in that suicidal and accidental overdose are uncommon. Increasingly, however, people are becoming aware …

Itchy skin

Itching is such a universal symptom in skin trouble that it deserves closer investigation. Itching is thought by neurologists to be a type of very low intensity pain produced by …