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Does D matter? The role of vitamin D in hair disorders and hair follicle cycling.

The following article gives another reason to make sure our vitamin D intake is sufficient. BACKGROUND: The role of vitamin D in the proliferation and differentiation of keratinocytes is well known within the field of dermatology. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the role that vitamin D and the vitamin D receptor play in the hair […]

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Grape products and oral health.

Who would have thought the lowly raisin could have such health benefits? Oral diseases, including dental caries, periodontal disease, and tooth loss, affect the majority of the population and can affect a person’s overall health. Raisins contain polyphenols, flavonoids, and high levels of iron that may benefit human health. However, their oral health benefits are […]

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Chamomile, a novel and selective COX-2 inhibitor with anti-inflammatory activity.

The following article gives information on the usefulness of Chamomile in the possible treatment of inflammatory conditions and cancer. Inducible cyclooxygenase (COX-2) has been implicated in the process of inflammation and carcinogenesis. Chamomile has long been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. In this study we aimed to investigate whether chamomile interferes […]

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