Tag: cancer

  • Who can benefit from vaginal rejuventation

    Who can benefit from vaginal rejuventation

    There’s so much more to vaginal rejuvenation than a designer vagina. Gynaecologist Onsy Morris explains how it can benefit women after childbirth, cancer treatments and menopause.   There’s no doubt about it – a woman’s body goes through a lot. And it’s not just the visible bits that suffer from wear and tear. Down below can…

  • Phthalates, cancer and fertility: should we be concerned about what’s in our skincare?

    Phthalates, cancer and fertility: should we be concerned about what’s in our skincare?

    Phthalates (pronounced THA-lates) are in our cosmetics and are linked to fertility issues, birth defects, cancer, and a raft of other health disorders. But how concerned should we be?  It seems phthalates are almost everywhere. These chemicals are found in a huge array of products, from skin care products, cosmetics and fragrance, to plastic food packaging and…

  • Chemicals in sunscreens – how safe are they?

    Chemicals in sunscreens – how safe are they?

    Sunscreens play a vital role in our anti-aging regime and against skin cancer but some contain chemicals that are raising alarm bells. Daniel Judd investigates. Sunscreens are a hugely important in skin care. The light from the sun contains rays of invisible, high energy ultraviolet light (UV). When it hits your skin, UV causes all sorts…

  • Phthalates are still used in various cosmetic products. Should we worry?

    Phthalates are still used in various cosmetic products. Should we worry?

    Phthalates are endocrine disruptors but some are still used in various cosmetic products. Should we be worried? Dr Haran Sivapalan examines the evidence. If you look at the ingredients listed on your favourite products it may well say ‘fragrance.’ If so, there’s a chance that the product may contain phthalates – molecules that are considered…