HealthDay News: Skin
Dog DNA May Yield Clues to Human Eczema
FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- A gene associated with eczema in dogs has been identified, and that might one day lead to better treatments for people with the skin disease, a new study contends.
Red Hair Pigment Might Raise Melanoma Risk: Study
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- The red in redheads' hair is thought to put them at increased risk of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma, even if they don't spend a lot of time in the sun, according to a new study.
Immune Cell Discovery May One Day Lead to Herpes Vaccine: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- A specialized kind of immune cell that patrols the skin of people infected with the herpes virus appears to prevent the outbreak of painful sores, a new study suggests.
Pediatricians Endorse New Acne Treatment Guidelines
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Pimples have long been the bane of teenage existence, but pediatricians say there is now enough evidence on effective treatments to put out the first guidelines on battling acne in children.
Kids on Medicaid May Face Barriers to Eczema Treatment
FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Many Medicaid-insured children with eczema have limited access to dermatologists, a new study finds.
Penicillin Prevents Return of Leg Infection Called Cellulitis: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- For people who have suffered from cellulitis of the leg, a long course of low-dose penicillin prevents the painful infection from returning, British researchers report.
Ingredient in New MS Drug Linked to Serious Brain Disease
WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- The active ingredient in a drug that's expected to become a popular treatment for multiple sclerosis has been linked to four European cases of a rare but sometimes fatal brain disease called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML).
Kids More Likely to Pick Up Warts at Home, Not Public Spaces
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to conventional wisdom, a new Dutch study has found that the most likely way children get infected with the virus that causes warts is from close contact with family members or classmates, rather than from public places such as pools or communal showers.
Nails Need Love, Too
SATURDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- If you want healthy and attractive nails, you have to take good care of them.
Few U.S. Seniors Take Advantage of Shingles Vaccine
TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- The shingles vaccine is effective but few American seniors get it, according to a new study.