Hard water linked to risk of eczema in infants
Skin barrier impairment and dry skin are thought to be triggers of eczema in early life, partly through genetic predisposition. Now researchers say that high levels of water hardness in the home may be linked to the development of eczema early in life. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pfizer's Anacor deal showcases new wave of eczema therapies
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc's purchase of Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc heralds an approaching wave of potentially safer and more effective treatments for millions who suffer from eczema, a common skin condition which causes infection-prone rashes that can feel like having poison ivy 24 hours a day. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

No evidence probiotics are beneficial for healthy adults
Conclusion This review finds no evidence that probiotic supplements have beneficial effects on the composition of gut bacteria in healthy adults. The review has strengths in that it pre-specified exactly which trials would be eligible – that is, only RCTs in healthy adults, comparing probiotics with placebo, that assessed changes in gut bacteria levels as the main outcome. This should aim to reduce diversity between the trials and try to find a definitive answer on the effect in a specific population. However, despite this, the seven trials were still highly variable in their methods and design, such...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Food/diet Source Type: news

Face Forward: Revolutionary Second Skin Erases Age
Face it. No body part wears the mark of time like our face. Hiding this record of our vintage is a thriving industry generating more than 2 billion dollars annually in the US alone. A Google search for "skin cream for aging" delivers over 14 million hits. For all the promises, no cream or surgery has returned aged skin to its youthful tight elastic innocence. That is about to change. A topically applied polymer that mimics the properties of young skin has recently been synthesized. I know. Sounds like many of the existing products that disappoint after a king's ransom has been squandered. But the findings com...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Quest for Light Skin Found Life Threatening
[Arusha Times] The Tanzania Foods and Drugs Regulatory Authority (TFDA) officials in the Northern Zone have raised alarm in connection with 'increasing cases of misuse' of creams initially prescribed for treatment of eczema and other skin disorders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MIT Develops ‘Second Skin’ That Can Temporarily Erase Wrinkles
CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – MIT scientists announced Monday that they’ve developed a new material that can temporarily erase wrinkles and more. They’re calling the silicone-based polymer a “second skin” that can smooth wrinkles for up to 24 hours and potentially be used to one day deliver drugs that treat eczema and other skin conditions. “It’s an invisible layer that can provide a barrier, provide cosmetic improvement, and potentially deliver a drug locally to the area that’s being treated,” MIT associate professor Daniel Anderson said in a statement. “Those three things t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local MIT skin Source Type: news

New material temporarily tightens skin
Scientists have developed a new material that can temporarily protect and tighten skin, and smooth wrinkles. With further development, it could also be used to deliver drugs to help treat skin conditions such as eczema and other types of dermatitis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Second skin': New material temporarily tightens skin
Scientists have developed a new material that can temporarily protect and tighten skin, and smooth wrinkles. With further development, it could also be used to deliver drugs to help treat skin conditions such as eczema and other types of dermatitis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New material temporarily tightens skin
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Scientists have developed a new material that can temporarily protect and tighten skin, and smooth wrinkles. With further development, it could also be used to deliver drugs to help treat skin conditions such as eczema and other types of dermatitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Blog: Herbal skin remedies
My clinical practice involves caring for children with eczema. For many parents there is a desire to find a cause or cure for the condition and also find treatments that don’t contain topical corticosteroids, which are still the mainstay of treatment for many inflammatory skin conditions Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - May 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Kerrie Schofield Tags: Baby Care Dermatology Editor ' s pick Source Type: news

Adverse drug reactions of systemic antihistamines in children in the Netherlands - de Vries TW, van Hunsel F.
BACKGROUND: Antihistamines are used for the treatment of allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, chronic spontaneous urticaria and atopic eczema. OBJECTIVE: To study the reports of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in children using antihistamines ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Can Disease Start in the Mind?
Having worked in brain injury centers, crisis centers and even with clients who wanted to lose weight I geared myself to understanding whether disease and health concerns can actually start in the mind. I am an avid reader of Louise Hay, a lady who healed cancer though the power of nutrition and the mind. A powerhouse of knowledge she has aided many individuals through the process of healing. 12 years through my experience of working with a variety of clients, mainly as a therapeutic practitioner and neuroscientist, and I can comfortably agree with Louise Hay that our mind can contribute to disease. My own real and p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Got Eczema?
-- Bleach bath therapy may be an effective way to manage eczema, if it's approved by the patient's dermatologist. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests: Carefully measure the amount of bleach to mix with bath water. Use 1/2 cup bleach in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Got Eczema?
Title: Health Tip: Got Eczema?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 28, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Dupilumab, a Monoclonal Antibody for Atopic DermatitisDupilumab, a Monoclonal Antibody for Atopic Dermatitis
Learn about a novel biological therapy for atopic eczema, dupilumab, which is on a fast-track to FDA approval. How is it clarifying our understanding of the pathogenesis of this chronic disease? Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 22, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Asthma, eczema in children unrelated to allergic sensitization
Atopy was not related to development of eczema or asthma in children under age 13 years, according to Ann-Marie Malby Schoos, Ph.D., and her associates at the University of Copenhagen. Allergic... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - April 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

A randomised placebo-controlled trial of oral and tropical antibiotics for children with clinically infected eczema in the community: the ChildRen with eczema, antibiotic management (CREAM) study
Secondary skin infection is common during eczema exacerbations and many children are treated with antibiotics when this is suspected, although there is little high-quality evidence to justify this practice. To determine the clinical effectiveness of oral and topical antibiotics, in addition to standard treatment with emollients and topical corticosteroids, in children with clinically infected eczema. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regeneron, Sanofi Eczema Drug Clears Hurdles in Big TrialsRegeneron, Sanofi Eczema Drug Clears Hurdles in Big Trials
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi said on Friday their experimental treatment for eczema proved highly effective in two large studies, without serious side effects often seen with standard treatments for the chronic inflammatory skin disease. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 4, 2016 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Injectable eczema drug dupilumab effective in trials
Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- A new drug to treat moderate to severe eczema nearly or completely cleared skin lesions in patients during two recent clinical trials, according to researchers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regeneron, Sanofi Say Eczema Drug Met Targets in Late-Stage Studies
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi said their experimental drug for a debilitating skin condition called atopic dermatitis met all of its major treatment targets in two late-stage studies. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Regeneron's Eczema Data Look Great. Don't Believe Me? Ask A Patient
Austin Jacobson, a 54-year-old trial attorney, had had rashes since he was a baby. At first they occurred in the warm weather when he played, and would go away with calamine lotion. But after he got married, and then had a child, they got worse. For twenty years, he endured itching that he says was like having poison ivy all over his body all the time. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news

Regeneron, Sanofi eczema drug clears hurdles in big trials
(Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi said on Friday their experimental treatment for eczema proved highly effective in two large studies, without serious side effects often seen with standard treatments for the chronic inflammatory skin disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

10 Home Remedies To Soothe Your Eczema
Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions in the world.   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Birthday May Play A Role In Whether You Suffer From Allergies
Scientists have long noticed a strange correlation between when we're born and how likely it is that we'll experience certain health problems, including allergies.   Thanks to an international team of researchers, we now can at least partly explain how this happens: The season you were born in can leave certain "markers" on your DNA that may influence your health, said Dr. John Holloway, professor of allergy and respiratory genetics at the University of Southampton in England and a co-author of the new study. "If we can go on to identify what it is about season of birth that causes these chang...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Your Birthday May Play A Role In Whether You Suffer From Allergies
Scientists have long noticed a strange correlation between when we're born and how likely it is that we'll experience certain health problems, including allergies.   Thanks to an international team of researchers, we now can at least partly explain how this happens: The season you were born in can leave certain "markers" on your DNA that may influence your health, said Dr. John Holloway, professor of allergy and respiratory genetics at the University of Southampton in England and a co-author of the new study. "If we can go on to identify what it is about season of birth that causes these chang...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spring health cheat sheet
The beginning of spring often brings warm weather and hours of outdoor fun, and many common winter infections recede. Unfortunately, spring weather can bring its own health challenges. As soon as the trees and flowers bloom, flowers bud and the grass grows, susceptible children will start to display symptoms of seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies cause sneezing, runny nose and itchy red eyes and can trigger flares of asthma and eczema. As children spend more time outdoors, parents also need to watch for exposure to ticks, poison ivy and excess sun. Read on for the parents’ guide to spring health. Seasonal allergi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Carolyn Sax Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting allergies asthma Carolyn Sax conjunctivitis lyme disease poion ivy sunburn Source Type: news

Atopic eczema in children
Diagnosis and management options for atopic eczema in children. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - March 29, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.10 Skin Problems Source Type: news

Bring Passion With You Everywhere You Go
Have you ever stepped back and asked yourself, "Why do I do what I do? How did I get right here today (in my career, in this town, in these shoes, with this life)?" Some people ask themselves every day as they search inward for a better job, life, the right partner etc. They spend a lot of energy deciding what they want and how they will attract it. Then there are others who take life as it is dealt, are happy (or not) with their destiny, the opportunities and life they have, and spend much less time focusing, plotting and planning. Both ways of living have benefits and limitations. I would barely scratch the la...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A child's birth month could increase their chances of suffering allergies
Babies born in the autumn have an increased risk of eczema and autumn and winter children have a higher chance of developing asthma (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: children allergies month unversity southampton eczema birth asthma Source Type: news

How your BIRTHDAY could predict if you'll suffer an allergy
Scientists from University of Southampton revealed winter and autumn babies are more likely to have allergic diseases - such as asthma - while autumn babies alone are more likely to have eczema. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigational Ointment Improves EczemaInvestigational Ointment Improves Eczema
A new phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor could be a much-needed alternative to topical steroids and calcineurin inhibitors for mild to moderate eczema, according to two phase 3 studies. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 16, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Widely used special infant formula doesn’t work to protect against allergies, eczema, study says
In May 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a request by Nestle to be able to market its 100 percent whey-protein partially hydrolyzed infant formula as reducing the risk of eczema. A new study, published in The BMJ that reviewed information from 37 different trials from 1946-2015, involving 19,000 participants, argues that may have been […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Tags: fda Source Type: news

The latest on a simple way to help prevent food allergies in kids
Follow me at @drClaire Want to prevent your child from being allergic to peanuts or eggs? Here’s what the latest research says you should do: Feed them peanut products and eggs when they are babies. I’ve been a pediatrician for more than 25 years, and the standard advice I gave families for years — advice recommended by allergy specialists — was to hold off on giving babies foods that commonly cause allergic reactions. I told them not to give egg, dairy, seafood, or wheat in their child’s first year — and to wait until 2 or 3 years old to give peanuts or other nut products. That was bad ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Asthma and Allergies Children's Health Parenting food allergies food allergy Source Type: news

Early exposure to peanuts 'cuts allergy risk in children'
Conclusion This was a follow-up study of a well-designed randomised controlled trial. The original study found the early introduction of regular small amounts of peanut protein to infants at high risk of having peanut allergy reduced the proportion that developed a peanut allergy by the age of five, compared with avoiding peanuts completely. The latest study found that even if the children who had been exposed to peanuts then avoided them for 12 months, this did not significantly increase their likelihood of developing a peanut allergy. Strengths of the study include the use of objective tests to determine...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Two Studies Point to Lower Food Allergy Risk When Allergenic Foods Consumed Early in Life (FREE)
By Christine Judge and Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH Early introduction of allergenic foods in infancy continues to show promise in reducing risk for developing food allergies, suggest two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology's annual meeting.In the first study, children with severe eczema or egg allergy who were randomized to consume peanuts before … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 7, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How a Bit of Planning in the Kitchen Will Save Your Life (Or At Least Your Sanity, Time and Money)
Let me tell you a story.... When I was living at home with my parents I never had to cook a single meal. In fact, my friends used to make jokes at me as I did not know how to turn on the stove (yes, this is how bad I was in the kitchen). I didn't do food shopping either. Mom did everything and I did not bother to learn... what a huge mistake. When I moved overseas I had to learn how to shop and feed myself. Was it easy? Nope! It was fun to buy whatever I wanted... but I made many mistakes. I used to spend a lot of money buying packaged foods, frozen meals, ice creams and sweets. It did not like veggies, and did not know ho...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Starting your baby on solids? Here are three new things I tell parents to do
Follow me at @drClaire All pediatricians have certain “speeches” they can do in their sleep — like the safe sleep speech, the potty-training speech, the healthy diet speech, or the speeches for managing fever, common colds, or vomiting and diarrhea. But research over the past few years has changed one of those speeches: the speech about starting solid foods. I still say the same things about waiting until at least age 4 months to start (closer to 6 months is likely better, especially if baby is getting breast milk), and about not starting two new foods at a time (so as to know the culprit should baby get ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Healthy Eating Parenting Safety Source Type: news

Suffering with eczema? Condition could be triggered by FATAL Staphylococcus bacteria
STAPH infections are commonly spoken about, but what do you really know about staphylococcus aureus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer
Researchers found 30 percent lower odds for those with respiratory allergies and eczema (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 6, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Brain Cancer Risk
Researchers found 30 percent lower odds for those with respiratory allergies and eczema (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer
Researchers found 30 percent lower odds for those with respiratory allergies and eczema (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 5, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, Asthma, Allergy, News, Source Type: news

Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer
Researchers found 30 percent lower odds for those with respiratory allergies and eczema Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy, Asthma, Brain Tumors (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor warns THIS potentially FATAL bacteria could also be trigger for eczema and rosacea
STAPH infections are commonly spoken about, but what do you really know about staphylococcus aureus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How An Elimination Diet May Improve Your Child’s Health
Photo Courtesy of Simon & Schuster Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD is an integrative pediatric neurologist. Her new book, The Dirt Cure is published by Atria Publishing Group, a sister company of CBS. She lectures internationally to medical professionals and laypeople on environmental health and toxins, and healing with food and nature. Many children in my practice improve tremendously from any number of conditions—asthma, eczema, constipation, headaches, ADHD, seizures—when we remove foods that bother their bodies. Unfortunately, traditional allergy tests don’t always tell the whole story of food reactivity....
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: cbskapost Tags: Health Allergies Allergy Best Of Boston's Best CBS Local Food Kids Maya Shetreat Klein Parenting peanuts Simon and Schuster The Dirt Cure Top Spots Source Type: news

The Real Reason You Get Sick After A Stressful Period Has Ended
Have you ever wondered how you manage to get through a particularly stressful period – whether it's an intense deadline at work, final exams in school or a spate of holiday houseguests – only to get sick after the stress has lifted? It's not a fluke. It's a phenomenon that's often referred to as "the let-down effect," a pattern in which people come down with an illness or develop flare-ups of a chronic condition not during a concentrated period of stress but after it dissipates, explains psychologist Marc Schoen, an assistant clinical professor of medicine at th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dry Brushing Is The Age-Old Trick Models Swear By For Smoother Skin
Miranda Kerr and Molly Sims have both gushed about the benefits of dry brushing, claiming that this traditional practice helps to slough away dead skin cells, improve circulation and lymphatic drainage, as well as reduce the appearance of cellulite.  Those are pretty lofty claims for a technique that's basically a cross between skin exfoliation and massage, according to Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae, an associate at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York.  While Bae told us there is no clinical trial data that scientifically supports the benefits of dry brushing, we can see and feel the difference in our skin ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Biggest Medical Stories You May Have Missed In 2015
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Craig Bowron As we head into the New Year, let’s take a look back and see what lessons we should have learned from medical science in 2015. The New England Journal of Medicine’s publication Journal Watch provides physicians and other health care providers with expert analysis of the most recent medical research. Below is a brief synopsis of what the Journal Watch editors felt were the most important stories in general medicine for the year 2015. While you likely heard about a couple, others probably escaped your radar. Getting Aggressive with Strokes We’re familiar with the id...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Research project looking for mums-to-be with family history of eczema
Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for pregnant women to take part in a study into preventing babies developing eczema. The study, called Barrier Enhancement for Eczema Prevention (BEEP), aims to recruit 1,300 babies and find out if the application of non-cosmetic moisturisers, along with best practice skin care advice, could prevent the onset of eczema in high-risk babies. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 14, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Social and Community Medicine, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news