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Proceed To Article AHAs And UV Sensitivity:
Sustained by the quest for a youthful appearance, the use of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) in skin care products has grown dramatically throughout the last decade. Advertising and labeling for these products claim, among other things, that they reduce wrinkles, spots, and other signs of aging. Despite these claims that AHAs bring about substantial changes in the skin, there is little information about their long-term safety. More...

Proceed To Article Hair Dye Dilemnas
The decision to change hair color has recently become more complicated because some recent studies have linked hair coloring with an increased risk of contracting certain cancers. To make matters more confusing other studies do not support those findings. Most hair dyes also don't have to go through pre-market testing for safety that other cosmetic color additives do before hitting store shelves. Consumers are often on their own. More...

Proceed To Article Personal Use Of Hair Coloring Products And Risk Of Cancer
A study looking at the use of permanent hair dyes and cancer did not find an association between such use and hematopoietic cancers (cancers of the blood or lymph systems). The study, by a team of researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, involved more than 99,000 women. More...
Proceed To Article UK Regulatory Agency Moves For Withrawl Of Cisapride
The Medicines Control Agency (MCA) announced the suspension of product licences for cisapride (Prepulsid - Janssen Cilag) with its consequent withdrawal effective from 28 July 2000. More...

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