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27 12, 2017

A Word From Morag

By | 2017-12-27T21:22:37+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|0 Comments

We are coming up to the end of 2017. OTI has had a productive year opening up new markets and growing existing markets. We want to acknowledge some exceptional people who are working with us to drive Oncology Esthetics into a permanent modality in the healthcare and spa fields. Brazil has been one of our [...]

27 12, 2017

MRSA – Can We Work On Clients With This?

By | 2017-12-27T21:15:14+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|0 Comments

Staphylococcus aureus (Staph aureus, S. aureus, or SA) is a common bacteria (a type of germ) found in the nose and on the skin of people. It is often resistant to several types of antibiotic treatments. About one out of every three people (33%) are estimated to carry staph in their nose, usually without any illness. About two [...]

27 12, 2017

Does Talcum Powder (J&J) Cause Cancer?

By | 2017-12-27T21:11:05+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|0 Comments

Some studies have found that women who regularly use talc on their genital area face up to a 40 per cent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. Other research however has shown either no link or a weak link between cancer the product and most major health groups have declared talc harmless. But the International [...]

27 12, 2017

Probiotics During Chemotherapy

By | 2017-12-27T21:07:54+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|0 Comments

We received an inquiry from a person with cancer. “I am having chemo for grade 3 ductal cancer. It was all removed and not in lymph nodes. Side effects are horrendous for diarrhoea and stomach pains. My oncologist has said I mustn’t take probiotics, as my immune system is lowered and susceptible to bacteria but [...]

10 10, 2017

Stimulating the Immune System With Icy Water

By | 2017-10-10T18:55:50+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Stimulating the Immune System With Icy Water

If a person finds themselves constantly suffering from the flu or any colds, then that just means one thing: their immune system is weak and needs a serious boosting. Everyone has had a weakened immune system at some point or another, but some people seem to constantly have a low immunity. That’s why they need [...]

10 10, 2017

Hearing Loss

By | 2017-10-10T18:51:40+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Hearing Loss

Progressive, irreversible hearing loss can result from radiation therapy and platinum-based chemotherapy drugs such as carboplatin and cisplatin. The drugs damage the hair cells of the inner ear, making the ear less responsive to sound waves. A 2010 study by German scientists showed that hearing loss is worst among patients who were younger when they [...]

10 10, 2017

Skin Cancer Prevention Strategy – Retinol

By | 2017-10-10T18:49:36+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Skin Cancer Prevention Strategy – Retinol

Retinol in topical skin care products are a less concentrated version of tretinoin, a prescription vitamin A derivative that is highly effective in reversing sun damage and signs of aging. Tretinoin decreases fine lines, evens skin color, improves texture, tightens pores, and stimulates blood flow and collagen production. There are numerous people who cannot tolerate [...]

21 08, 2017

Remedial-Camouflage Makeup Course with Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck

By | 2017-10-09T16:14:12+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Remedial-Camouflage Makeup Course with Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck

This 2 day class offers training in remedial and medical camouflage makeup which plays an important role in the recovery for patients who have undergone plastic and reconstructive surgery, or they have facial disfigurements or skin discoloration. This on class prepares the esthetic professional to offer this valuable service either in the spa or clinical [...]

21 08, 2017

Tamoxifen – Hyperpigmentation

By | 2017-10-09T16:24:33+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Tamoxifen – Hyperpigmentation

Tamoxifen, sold under the brand name Nolvadex among others, is a medication that is used to prevent breast cancer in women and treat breast cancer in women and men. One of the side effects of Tamoxifen is hyperpigmention. In doing more research on this drug, research shows that human melanocytes exposed to estrogen levels generally [...]

21 08, 2017

Basal Cell Carcinoma – Who Gets It?

By | 2017-10-09T16:24:42+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Basal Cell Carcinoma – Who Gets It?

To date, men 52 years + are found to outnumber women with this type of skin cancer, but women are getting more BCC’s than before. Your clients that are working in occupations that require numerous hours of being in the sun, or for those just spending leisure time in the sun each day are particularly [...]

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