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Pores are self-cleaning, so you don’t need to rip out or scrub off their contents. from www.shutterstock.com

Health Check: do we have to clean out our pores?

Many of us would have seen, if not tried, various products claiming to clean the dirt out of our pores. But do we need to?
Many people cover their face with makeup every day, potentially causing irritation. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Health Check: is makeup bad for your skin?

Many of us cover our faces with foundation and other beauty products every day. Here's what we know about whether they are doing us damage.
The study looked at helping redheads to tan and protect them from the sun. But the redheads were mice, not humans. from www.shutterstock.com

Research Check: can a new drug really protect redheads from cancer?

A US study into whether a new drug can give us a tan without going into the sun generated headlines around the world. Here's what the study really says.
Once you start, you can’t stop. 'Injection' via www.shutterstock.com

Why are young women without wrinkles using Botox?

By getting young women hooked before they've even formed wrinkles, Botox peddlers have realized they can enlist them in a lifetime of treatment.
Almost 60% of Australian women are predisposed to female pattern hair loss. faungg's photo/Flickr

Health Check: why does women’s hair thin out?

Balding in men is so common it doesn’t raise an eyebrow. But when a woman starts to lose hair, it can be extremely distressing. Will she end up bald, too?

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