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Pimples: Pimples are small skin lesions or inflammations of the skin. They occur when the sebaceous glands (oil glands) are infected with bacteria, swell up and then fill up with pus. Pimples are also known as spots or zits.

The most vulnerable parts of the body are the face, back, chest and shoulders. Pimples can also be signs of acne, especially when a breakout occurs.

See your doctor if you cannot control your spots, pimples or acne with over-the-counter medication or if it is causing you distress and making you feel unhappy. 



Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies

Health Issues

A $5.7 billion global medical bill to restore sight for the estimated 45 million people with cataracts could be slashed in half by a diet rich in colourful fruits and vegetables, according to an international study.


UK-based trade group the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) has written a formal letter of complaint to the BBC about a controversial BBC2 Horizon programme about the food supplements industry.


Consumers are demanding BPA-free products, but the alternatives are no safer. Despite this alarming data, nearly 81% of Americans have detectable levels of BPS in their urine.