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Childhood eczema may last into adulthood: study

Despite a widespread belief that childhood eczema clears up by adolescence, a new study suggests the condition often lasts...

Stress in pregnancy linked to children's asthma risk

Stress during pregnancy brought on by events like divorce, job loss or death of a loved one appears to be linked to an increased...

'Spring Allergy Capitals' report released for 2014; Louisville, Kentucky tops list

The 12th annual "Spring Allergy Capitals" report was released today by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)....

Removing mold may reduce adult asthma risk

Mold exposure in the home raises the risk of asthma symptoms in middle age, according to a new study from Australia. The...

Mattress covers may not help with dust mite allergies

Based on two dozen clinical trials, U.S. researchers find that expensive mattress covers make no difference in reducing dust...

Is it safe for pregnant women to eat peanuts?

So long as they don't have nut allergies themselves, pregnant women shouldn't be afraid that eating nuts might trigger allergies...

Some skin creams bad news for eczema

People with eczema are especially vulnerable to allergic reactions to certain preservatives in lotions and creams, according...

UPDATE 1-Emergency allergy needles too short for heavy people?

People with serious allergies who are obese may find out in a moment of crisis their epinephrine injection needles aren't...

Kids with asthma still exposed to secondhand smoke

Despite public health campaigns, too many people are still smoking around little kids with asthma, say U.S. researchers....

After melanoma, people head back to the sun: study

People with the most dangerous type of skin cancer tend to stay out of the sun and wear extra sunscreen the year after being...

U.S. cancer-care delivery is 'in crisis': report

Cancer treatment has grown so complex, many U.S. doctors can't keep up with new information and are offering incorrect treatment,...

Skipping meds linked to more hospital visits for kids

Kids and teens with asthma and type 1 diabetes often don't take their medication as prescribed, and those that skip doses...

Probiotics linked to lower risk of allergies for kids

Babies whose mothers take probiotics while pregnant and those who are given the so-called "good bacteria" supplements early...

Asthma more common, severe among obese kids: study

Overweight and obese children are more likely to be diagnosed with asthma, according to a new study - and when they do have...

Fresh, unprocessed baby foods tied to less allergy

Babies who ate more fruits and vegetables and fewer packaged foods were less likely to develop food allergies in a new study...

Serious rash risk with acetaminophen pain pills: FDA

Tylenol and other painkillers containing the ingredient acetaminophen can cause a potentially deadly skin rash known as Stevens-Johnson...

Kids' asthma more likely to linger with pet allergies

Though many children with asthma eventually grow out of the condition, a severe case in childhood or allergies to furry animals...

U.S. Marine base burn pit poses health risk: report

Open-air burn pits at a U.S. Marine base in Afghanistan pose a health risk to the 13,500 military and civilian personnel...

Antibiotics in infancy linked to eczema

In a new review of previous research, children who took antibiotics in their first year of life were about 40 percent more...

Evidence thin on osteopathic manipulation for kids

There is no clear evidence that osteopathic manipulation helps treat kids and teenagers with a range of ailments from asthma...

Sucking on your kid's pacifier: good idea or gross?

Toddlers are less likely to have asthma and itchy rashes if their parents "cleaned" their pacifiers by sucking on them when...

U.S.-born kids have more allergies, asthma

Kids and teens who are born abroad and immigrate to the United States are about half as likely to have asthma and allergies...

Just say no to "cinnamon challenge" - pediatricians

Pediatricians today cautioned young people against participating in a popular dare known as the cinnamon challenge, which...

Prebiotics in baby formula and eczema: mixed picture

There's some evidence to suggest that putting prebiotics in baby formula protects children against the skin condition eczema,...

Top court to hear generic drug liability arguments

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in a case that could decide whether generic drugmakers can be held liable...

Could acupuncture help relieve seasonal allergies?

Acupuncture may help improve seasonal allergy symptoms in some people with runny noses and watery eyes, according to a new...

Family wins $63 million verdict in Motrin case

A Massachusetts jury on Wednesday said Johnson & Johnson must pay a teenage girl and her family $63 million, finding she...

Death toll from Brazil nightclub fire climbs to 236

A 20-year-old woman late Thursday succumbed to injuries from the nightclub fire in the southern Brazilian college town of...

Smoke-free laws tied to drop in child asthma attacks

Introducing laws banning smoking in enclosed public places can lead to swift and dramatic falls in the number of children...

Dermatitis can lead to fingerprint ID failures

Adults with excessively dry hands were four times more likely than healthy counterparts to fail computerized fingerprint...

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