Do you know the difference between Paracetamol and Ibuprofen?

Is it a headache? Back pain? Period cramps? It’s important to know which painkillers work for different kinds of pain relief. The most popular choice of pain-relief is either paracetamol or ibuprofen, and while both paracetamol and ibuprofen work to relieve pain, they do not both work in the same way. Paracetamol works primarily in the brain and inhibits the production of pain and chemicals that cause inflammation. These chemicals are called prostaglandins and they work all throughout the body. Because paracetamol works primarily in the brain it can help to relieve pain and fever, but it has fewer gastrointestinal Read More

Up-to-date Ebola Advice From Chemist Direct

World Health Organisation has defined the Ebola virus as “a severe, infectious often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees) caused by infection with the Ebola virus. It is very infectious, kills in a short time, BUT can be prevented.”

WHO’s latest Ebola update stated that there have been nearly 9,000 confirmed and suspected cases, with almost 4,500 deaths. An additional warning was given saying that there could be as many as 10,000 new cases per week in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone by the end of 2015, if proper precautions, treatments, and travel security to Ebola-prone places Read More

Top 10 Foods High in Vitamin C

Top 10 Foods High in Vitamin C

One of the basic building blocks for skin cells, cartilage and connective tissues, blood vessels and other tissues that require constant growth and repair is collagen, a protein that the body produces with the help of specific nutrients and vitamins, particularly vitamin C. This vitamin is also an integral component in making ATP, tyrosine, dopamine and peptide hormones within our bodies that help control our moods. Doctors suggest that adult men should take in about 90 mgs of vitamin C daily and women need about 75 mgs daily for good health.

Because of its antioxidant qualities, Vitamin C aids in reducing Read More

7 Brilliant Tricks to Fake A Pregnancy Glow

7 Brilliant Tricks to Fake A Pregnancy Glow

Pregnancy not only brings about hormonal changes, increased blood volume and usually better overall nutrition but many women also experience a natural glow that illuminates the skin and restores a youthful, dewy look without having to spend time and effort on  the usual beauty routines. Unfortunately for others, increased hormones lead to outbreaks of spots, blocked pores, dry skin or an oily shine to the face, making the whole pregnancy glow seem a myth. Having experienced both sides of this elusive beauty I offer you 7 brilliant tricks to fake a pregnancy glow using basic beauty products easily available on Read More

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24 Oct 2014

Top Tips to Lose Weight and Save Money

Getting in shape can be a struggle for many of us and the added expense of costly gyms and pricey organic foods can make it a lot harder. The amount of special diets and exclusive fitness regimes Read More

Tags: Weight Loss

24 Oct 2014

Do you know the difference between Paracetamol and Ibuprofen?

Is it a headache? Back pain? Period cramps? It’s important to know which painkillers work for different kinds of pain relief. The most popular choice of pain-relief is either paracetamol or ibuprofen, and while both paracetamol and Read More

Tags: Health, Infographics

21 Oct 2014

Up-to-date Ebola Advice From Chemist Direct

World Health Organisation has defined the Ebola virus as “a severe, infectious often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees) caused by infection with the Ebola virus. It is very infectious, kills in a Read More

Tags: Health, Travel

20 Oct 2014

Top 10 Foods High in Vitamin C

One of the basic building blocks for skin cells, cartilage and connective tissues, blood vessels and other tissues that require constant growth and repair is collagen, a protein that the body produces with the help of specific Read More

Tags: Health, Travel

18 Oct 2014

7 Brilliant Tricks to Fake A Pregnancy Glow

Pregnancy not only brings about hormonal changes, increased blood volume and usually better overall nutrition but many women also experience a natural glow that illuminates the skin and restores a youthful, dewy look without having to spend Read More

Tags: Beauty, Health, Toiletries

17 Oct 2014

Winter Sun Safety Tips

Sun safety is important all year round and although it’s getting cold outside, keeping our skin protected is still very important. Many of us forget that the sun can still damage our skin in the winter leading Read More

Tags: Beauty, Toiletries, Travel

16 Oct 2014

Cardiovascular and other complications linked to cannabis use

Cannabis, like many other dangerous drugs, was banned from most countries around the world in the early 1900’s, when very little was known regarding the long-term effects of marijuana or whether it caused health issues. However it Read More

Tags: Health

14 Oct 2014

Take the Challenge and Quit Smoking This October

Was quitting smoking on your list of resolutions for the new year? No worries if there are only three months left to make good on it. Join the quickly-getting-more-popular Stoptober challenge this October. Thousands of people all Read More

Tags: Health, Infographics

14 Oct 2014

4 Ways Stress Affects Your Sex Life

Stress and anxiety can affect the quality and length of life, dietary choices, hunger cycles and mental perceptions, relational interactions and hormonal imbalances. When juggling between home life, work requirements and personal commitments most people find that Read More

Tags: Beauty, Health

12 Oct 2014

Starting Baby Out With the Right Diet

Finding the right kind of nourishment throughout a child’s time of growth and development can be a major cause of concern for parents, especially when the time comes to introduce solid food. During the first year, when Read More

Tags: Health

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