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BioSil: Can it Really Help Thicken Your Hair and Nails?

8 Mar 2019

The ads for BioSil look and sound like every other supplement ad. There are bold claims like “promotes unbreakable nails” (I’m pretty sure that’s impossible); references to science like “molecular...

How do fake nails work?

22 Mar 2018

Fake nails come in two major varieties: acrylic and gel. Even this distinction, though, creates an element of confusion since both of these systems actually use acrylic products. All fake nail...

Why Do Nails Have Ridges?

20 Mar 2017

There is a wealth of information at our fingertips – in our nails. Anyone who has ever wished for some kind of health-o-meter to signal the body’s state of wellness need look no further than the...

Do discoloured nails mean something?

20 Mar 2017

Nail discolouration can signal disease. Abnormally white fingernails may be due to anemia or kidney problems, deep blue nail beds signal pulmonary obstruction or emphysema, and yellow nails, while...

False fingernails have a lot of chemistry behind them

21 Feb 2017

False fingernails can present problems.  Some people develop allergies to the adhesive, a variety of Crazy Glue, that is used to afix them.  This can result in breathing problems, watery eyes and...

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