Medical Matters: How to treat Acne?

first_imgContinuing his popular Medical Matters column, this week Dr Ciaran Roarty of Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice talks about acne. Acne is a common problem mainly associated with the teenage years though it can affect young babies and older adults. It causes black, red or white spots on the face, neck, back and chest. It more commonly affects boys and most teenagers develop it to some degree. Blocked skin pores (which usually have hair growing out of them and release oil)  become infected with bacteria and this is usually the underlying problem with acne. Sometimes other conditions e.g. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can also cause acne.Can anything make it worse?Covering acne with a lot of creams and makeup can exacerbate things as well as constantly touching your face with your hands (which can spread germs). Tight clothing, excessive sweating and certain medicines can also make things worse as well as picking or squeezing the spots. Poor hygiene does not cause acne and stress while not helping acne, is not a cause for it. Advice to people with acneWash twice a day with lukewarm water and an antiseptic wash. Do not use strong soaps and avoid abrasive cleansers with granules. Air dry your face. Your doctor can advise on various treatments which work really well for acne. Each individual is different however and your treatment may have to be tailored for you. They do take time to take effect. Your doctor may advise a topical gel or cream containing, for example, benzoyl peroxide. Other topical treatments that are prescribed are known as retinoids and your doctor will likely explain to you about any possible side effects and using sunblock. Topical antibiotics may be prescribed in combination with other treatments also. Antibiotic tablets work by killing germs that contribute to causing acne and are often prescribed along with a topical treatment. It takes time to work and it is important to tell your doctor if you intend becoming pregnant before commencing as some of the above treatments will not be advised. Certain contraceptive pills may help acne, while others can exacerbate it. Other more powerful tablets are also sometimes prescribed for more severe acne and they work by reducing the amount of oil made by your skin.  Any treatment takes up to 6 weeks for there to be any effect and may take up to 4 months to be most effective so you need to give it a chance to work. Ongoing topical treatments may be needed to keep spots at bay once the initial treatment has finished. Scars from acne can be treated by laser treatment, peeling treatments and collagen injections though these can be quite expensive. The above information is intended as advice only and should you have any concerns please contact your own Doctor. Dr Ciarán Roarty MB, BCh BAO MICGP DRCOG Grad. Cert. Obst. Ultrasound is a full-time  GP at Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice, Scally Place, Letterkenny,  Tel 0749164111scallys.ieMedical Matters: How to treat Acne? was last modified: April 5th, 2019 by Scally McDaid RoartyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Geological Truisms Questioned

first_imgNothing is a constant in scientific theories.  Popular ideas often wind up historical anecdotes.  What will happen to these two popular concepts?Snowball Earth Melts:  The idea that prior to the emergence of complex life the Earth was frozen over has been given the colorful title, “Snowball Earth.”  Scientists at Imperial College, London, are questioning whether this ever happened, according to EurekAlert.  They claim to have found evidence of repeated hot and cold cycles that would not have allowed Earth to undergo a prolonged period of freezing.  They also questioned it on thermodynamic grounds: “In fact, once fully frozen, it is difficult to create the right conditions to cause a thaw, since much of the incoming solar radiation would be reflected back by the snow and ice.” Antarctic rivers drain Antarctic lakes:  Many scientists had speculated that lakes under Antarctic ice might hold pristine clues to the early Earth, and exotic forms of life.  Now they may have to take into account a paper in Science1 that found evidence these lakes are connected and drain from one to another as the ice cover shifts.  Images from space show that these lakes act like lubricants and rapidly shift the highly-pressurized subglacial ice around.  They cited instances: “Large outbursts of subglacial water have been observed in coastal regions,” and “Antarctic subglacial water can move in large volumes between lakes, on short time scales and over long distances.”    In conclusion, they remark that the water movements they detected are “large, extensive, and temporally variable.”  Big changes were seen within just 2-3 years.  “These observations provide clues to understanding the stability of ice streams through their sensitivity to basal lubrication,” they said.  “The time scale for subglacial water transport (months to years) is short compared with that of other known drivers of glacial flow variability, suggesting a mechanism for more rapid changes in ice stream behavior than have previously been assumed.”It may be a hard sell, therefore, to claim that anything under the Antarctic remained stable for millions of years – or that we can know with any certainty what the Earth looked like before there were observers.1Fricker, Scambos, Bindschadler and Padman, “An Active Subglacial Water System in West Antarctica Mapped from Space,” Science, 16 March 2007: Vol. 315. no. 5818, pp. 1544-1548, DOI: 10.1126/science.1136897.Didn’t they ever hear of global warming?  Indeed, the science wars are heating up all over the world.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Ten Popular Ideas About Sales That Aren’t Exactly True

first_imgThere are all kinds of ideas about what works and what doesn’t work in sales. Some of it contains a truth, but not the whole truth.Buyers are doing a ton of research. It’s true that buyers are doing research. Maybe some are 57%, 67%, or 117% through their buying process before they reach out to a salesperson. But many of your dream clients have bought what you sell before, have been called on by your competitors for years, and don’t do any research at all. Some are too busy. And why should they do so much research, your competitor’s phone call is coming in the next few minutes.The buying process matters. Your sales process doesn’t. Much of the current wisdom suggests that your sales process is no longer important and what matters now is the buyer’s buying process. It’s true your sales process needs to take account of your prospect’s buying process. But it’s criminal negligence to suggest you don’t need a sales process.Technology makes prospecting easier. Technology makes information acquisition easier. It might even allow you to warm up relationships. But prospecting is still the most difficult part of selling right now (ask anyone who has to open new opportunities). More still, the technology does little to help a salesperson that is unprepared to create enough value to command time. Bad prospecting is still bad prospecting.People don’t like being sold. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen anybody do what I would call a truly hard sell. It’s true that no one likes to be pressured to buy. But people do like working with smart, savvy, resourceful salespeople who can help them improve their results.Marketing is supposed to provide ready to buy leads. Marketing’s job is to drive awareness. It’s to help create demand. You could add more responsibilities here, but once you get so far down the continuum that you get to “ready-to-buy leads,” you’ve gone to far. If the lead was ready to sign the paperwork, marketing could email them and collect an e-signature (oh, wait, that’s Inside Sales). You take your leads as you find them. Pick them up and take them the rest of the way.The old stuff doesn’t work. The old stuff is the only stuff that works. Half of what you come across will tell you that the old ways we sold no longer work. They’ll tell you relationship selling doesn’t work, solutions selling is dead, as is consultative selling. And while that’s not exactly true, neither is true that only the shiny new, Sales 2.0 technology-aided sale works.Selling is all collaboration. It’s true that selling well is collaborative. But selling also carries some conflict. That conflict begins when you ask for your dream client’s time and they say no. If you do anything other than accept the “no” and hang up the phone, you have a necessary conflict. It’s true that it helps to turn conflict into an opportunity to collaborate, but isn’t true that it’s only collaborative.Everyone is buying on price. Not exactly true. It is true that globalization, disintermediation, and the recessions that started and closed the first decade of the 21st Century worked to try to commoditize everyone and everything. Yes; it’s true. But there as many buyers who want results, who want better, and who demand value. They’re still willing to pay for it—provided you can help them justify the higher price.Big data is the biggest daddy of them all. Is it going to revolutionize business? Is it going to change the way we sell? Sure. But for the individual salesperson right now, Little Data is every bit as important as Big Data. You already know a lot about your clients and prospects. They already know a lot about you. Right now, that’s more important.You’re supposed to be impartial. Being impartial doesn’t make you consultative. If what you sell doesn’t create value for your prospective, you’re supposed to disqualify them. If your client needs something you don’t sell, by all means advise them. But when you decide to pursue an opportunity, you better be damn partial.last_img read more

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Search on for 3 workers trapped in coal mine

first_imgSearch operations continued on Thursday at an opencast coal mine of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) in Odisha’s Talcher where three workers are feared trapped.A 30-member National Disaster Response Force team is trying to trace the workers under massive heaps of coal and debris. Rescue operations have been affected due to intermittent rain.Mound collapseThe accident had taken place around 11 p.m. on Tuesday when a portion of an earthen mound caved in and trapped several workers. While nine persons were rescued, one body was recovered. The public sector firm had said that labourers working on the night shift at Bharatpur opencast mine in Talcher Coalfields had come under a dump slide due to a strata failure. MCL (Technical/Operations) director O.P. Singh said sincere efforts were being made to trace the trapped workers.The incident was also raised in the State Assembly with Senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra saying that the MCL authorities should be taken to task for their laxity, apart from giving adequate compensation to the kin of the victims.last_img read more

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Today’s medal hunt: 141

first_imgARCHERYWomen’s: Recurve team. Men’s: Recurve teamATHLETICSMen’s: 110m hurdles; triple jump; hammer throw; decathlon 1500m. Women’s: 1500m; 400m; triple jump; 10,000mBADMINTONTeam eventSWIMMING/SYNCHRONISEDMen’s: 100m butterfly; 50m breaststroke; 100m backstroke; 200m individual medley.Women’s: 200m backstroke; 50m freestyle; 100m breaststroke; 400m freestyle; 50m backstroke; 4x100m freestyleSHOOTINGClay targetMen’s: Trap pairsWomen’s: Trap pairsPistol & small boreMen’s: 50m rifle 3 position pairs; 10m air pistol singles; 25m rapid fire pistol singlesTABLE TENNISWomen’s teamWEIGHTLIFTINGWomen’s 69kg. Men’s 85kgWRESTLINGWomen’s : Freestylelast_img

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Invest Turks and Caicos Hosts Enhancing National Competitiveness Conference

first_img DEPUTY GOVERNOR PROMISES MORE EFFICIENT SERVICE IN GOVERNMENT Invest Turks and Caicos launches tonight Related Items:Enhancing National Competitiveness Conference, invest tci Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 1, 2016 – Members of the Invest Turks and Caicos (Invest TCI) team has spent the past three weeks promoting these Islands as an attractive destination for foreign investment at regional conferences, summits and roadshows..The team attended the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami Florida, May 10-11, the Annual Caribbean Investment Summit (CIS), also in Miami on May 12-13th and the 3rd Annual Premier’s Roadshow, May 22nd-27th which saw the team visiting five major US cities over the time period.During their attendance at these events, The Invest TCI team met with numerous investors, developers, government officials, major hotel chains and management groups as well as fellow Investment Promotion Agencies from around the region. The events were a great way to meet investors and network with industry associates. An Investment Opportunities presentation and cocktail hosted by Invest TCI as part of the Premier’s Roadshow in New York City proved to be particularly beneficial for the Agency.  The private event saw the attendance of a dozen high profile investors who learnt more about the investment climate in the Islands and also met the Premier, Honourable Dr. Rufus Ewing who was present at the cocktail reception and opened the event.  Representatives of Grace Bay Resorts were also present and were able to provide first-hand experience of operating a business on the islands.“We are confident that we have accomplished our goal at these events”, said John Rutherford, CEO of Invest Turks and Caicos. ‘’We set out to let the investment community know the Turks and Caicos Islands are open for business investment and that Invest TCI is ready to facilitate and streamline new investments into the country.  “There is no doubt that the Turks & Caicos islands are known for its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, however, there is work to be done in promoting the islands as a destination for investment and we were able to achieve that through networking, one on one meetings and our own investor event.The Invest TCI team will continue to promote the islands at targeted industry events throughout the year with the aim of encouraging international investors and developers to invest in the Turks and Caicos.For more information on Invest Turks and Caicos, visit the website at investturksandcaicos.tc. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Turks and Caicos Islanders will lead new Invest TCI boardlast_img read more

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Minister Pintard Tells Young Entrepreneurs Funding Could be Found to Realize a

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 22, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard gave sound advice to participants of the Grand Bahama Micro and Small Business Economic Empowerment Entrepreneurial Incentive Programme on how to get funding.Shortly after arriving at a recent training session at the C.A. Smith Building, the Minister asked the 18 participants to introduce themselves and share their information on their businesses.   He told them there were a number of funding options that could assist: commercial entities as well as investment firms looking to invest in small businesses.The Minister pointed out they should not get into businesses they were not passionate about.  He noted the government intends to put together a directory for persons to find funding; and that, moreover, if the business is the dream, one could find a network of people to make that dream happen.Twenty-eight year old Victoria Robinson-Joseph has started working on her egg farm. Currently working from home, she hopes to move to the Grand Bahama Highway.   She brought her recently hatched chicks to class for all to see.(BIS Photo/Andrew Miller)By: Robyn Adderley (BIS)last_img read more

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27yearold woman shot and killed in Skyline

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 27-year-old woman shot and killed in Skyline Posted: August 25, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A 27-year-old woman was shot to death Saturday when she got out of a vehicle and approached another vehicle in the Skyline neighborhood of San Diego, authorities said.The shooting was reported about 5:30 p.m. at South Meadowbrook and Skyline drives, San Diego police Lt. Matt Dobbs said.“The initial investigation has revealed the victim was driving northbound on South Meadowbrook Drive in a vehicle with her companion,” Dobbs said. “They stopped behind another vehicle for a red light at Skyline Drive. The victim exited her vehicle and approached the second vehicle,” he said. It was described as a black two-door Mercedes-Benz driven by a black man in his 20s to 30s.“Witnesses reported hearing a possible gunshot and the victim stumbled away before collapsing in a parking lot,” Dobbs said. “The second vehicle drove away northbound on Meadowbrook Drive.”Lifesaving efforts were begun and the woman was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, he said. Her name was withheld pending notification of kin.Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call homicide detectives at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. August 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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