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A specific logo for cosmetic products to protect pregnant women

A logo may be introduced in France to control the cosmetic industry and protect pregnant women from the toxicity of certain chemicals.

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Treating skin conditions with naturopathy

Dr. Keyes, Naturopathic Doctor in Calgary, graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Toronto. She is also a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Alberta Association Naturopathic Practitioners (AANP) and is a certified yoga instructor. In this interview, Dr. Keyes explains how naturopathy can help with skin conditions, like eczema.

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Winter in the mountains: back to the season of dry skin?

When you live in the mountains, you are surrounded by beauty. In winter, you can go skiing or touring in the most beautiful and magic places. It just makes you feel so good, except for your skin. Winter in the mountains is synonym to cold weather, low humidity levels, wind, and high altitude. These environmental factors dry out and damage your skin. What can you do to stop suffering from dry skin and keep on enjoying the mountains all winter long?

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The Birth Control Pill: skin defender or offender?

You have probably heard that being on the birth control pill can help control some skin problems such as acne. Some studies show that a low-dose birth control pill can be effective for reducing breakouts because it balances hormone levels. However, people should also be informed of the side effects and health risks related to the birth control pill. Although lower doses of estrogen are used in today’s birth control pills, thus minimizing side effects, there are still health risks to be aware of.

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DEET versus natural mosquito repellents

I was reading the local newspaper this morning and my attention was caught by health information on the West Nile Virus. Health Link Canada claims that "your best protection is insect repellent with DEET. Used as directed, DEET has an excellent safety record. Products with lemon eucalyptus oil are effective for shorter periods of time". I immediately wondered if using a natural mosquito repellent increases the risk of being infected with West Nile virus. Is it much safer to use a DEET mosquito repellent?

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