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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

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.


Widely promoted as a ‘safe’ and ‘healthy’ alternative way to quit smoking, the adoption of vaping has grown exponentially in recent years.