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SLIT Therapy for Seasonal Allergies
PITTSBURGH. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Itchy, watery eyes, runny nose and lots of congestion. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know the feeling all too well. Allergy sufferers can take over-the-counter medication or have a series of shots, but a new therapy may be easier on patients and may eliminate symptoms once and for all. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - February 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More People Are Texting And Driving: Here's Why We Should Be Scared
According to Texting and Driving, 1 in 5 people have admitted to surfing the web while driving. As the numbers continue to grow, it's time we asked ourselves how many lives we're willing to put at risk because of our hand held devices. The Centers for Disease Control conducted a survey way back in 2011. It revealed that 46% of 17-year-old drivers had texted while driving. For over 18s, this number rose to 52%. It goes to show what scientists have long feared. The rules and the threats are out there to stop this menace, but people simply aren't paying any attention. Nevertheless, the reality is texting while driving makes y...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lucy Crossley died 18 months after developing bile duct cancer symptoms
In June, 2013, Lucy Crossley, then 27, from Leeds, suddenly developed a maddening itch all over her body, although she could find no rash or bites. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Get Relief From Dry Skin
-- Dry, itchy skin can be annoying and even painful. Fortunately, it's mostly preventable. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests: Take lukewarm baths and showers, and don't stay too long. Carefully pat skin dry, and apply moisturizer as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Don’t shrug off shingles
If you had chickenpox as a kid, there is a good chance you may develop shingles later in life. “In fact, one in three is predicted to get shingles during their lifetime,” says Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander, director of the Nerve Unit at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. The same varicella-zoster virus that causes chickenpox also causes shingles. After the telltale spots of chickenpox vanish, the virus lies dormant in your nerve cells near the spinal cord and brain. When your immunity weakens from normal aging or from illnesses or medications, the virus can re-emerge. It then travels along a nerve t...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Solan Tags: Healthy Aging Infectious diseases Vaccines Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Chronic Hives Come and Go With No Clear Pattern
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I woke up this morning with itchy, red welts covering my arms and legs. These have shown up every now and then over the past few months, and now they seem worse than usual. What could be causing this? How is it treated? ANSWER: What you may be experiencing is chronic hives. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 16, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What makes me so tasty? 5 myths about mosquito bites
Just about everyone can agree that mosquitoes are more than a little annoying. They bite, the bites itch and the repellent stinks. Even more disturbing are the incurable viruses these tiny predators can carry, including West Nile, malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever and chikungunya. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Itchy, embarrassing infestation: Scientist claims 750,000 Tinder members have PUBIC LICE
THOUSANDS of people are infected with pubic lice, and that includes three quarters of a million of Tinder users. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Things You Must Know About Dating Someone With Sensory Processing Disorder
Imagine a world in which all sights, sounds, and touches you experience this very moment impact the way you feel and how you relate to people. Picture yourself waking up, grabbing a pair of scissors and cutting out the tags in all of your clothes you've worn for the last two years. Envision covering your ears every time a fire engine passes. How do you handle clothing tags rubbing against your skin creating an itch sensation that never stops or touches that make your skin feel like it is on fire? Imagine dating someone who has these sensory overload experiences known as Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). I'd like to offer ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microcephaly Revives Battle for Legal Abortion in Brazil
“Abortion shouldn’t be a crime” reads a sign held in one of the numerous demonstrations held in Brazil to demand the legalisation of abortion. Credit: Courtesy of Distintas LatitudesBy Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 8 2016 (IPS)The Zika virus epidemic and a rise in the number of cases of microcephaly in newborns have revived the debate on legalising abortion in Brazil. However, the timing is difficult as conservative and religious groups are growing in strength, especially in parliament.“We are issuing a call to society to hold a rational, generous debate towards a review of the law that criminalise...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Abortion Bra Source Type: news

Brazil Wages War against Zika Virus on Several Fronts
In the country’s capital, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff oversees one of the military operations against the Aedes Aegypti mosquito carried out at a national level in the last few days to curb the spread of the Zika virus. Credit: Roberto Stuckert Filho/PRBy Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 2 2016 (IPS)Brazil is deploying 220,000 troops to wage war against the Zika virus, in response to the alarm caused by the birth of thousands of children with abnormally small heads. But eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito requires battles on many fronts, including science and the pharmaceutical industry.The Zika virus, transm...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Brazil cities Science and Technology Zika Virus Source Type: news

What you need to know about Zika virus
Follow me at @JohnRossMD Last week, the government of El Salvador gave what might be the strangest public health advice of all time: don’t get pregnant for the next two years. Officials in Colombia, Ecuador, and Jamaica have also warned women to avoid pregnancy, although only for the next several months. The reason for these unusual recommendations? An outbreak of Zika virus, currently raging in 21 countries in the Americas and the Caribbean, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Samoa, and Cape Verde. Until recently, Zika was an obscure virus, confined to equatorial Africa and Asia, an...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Ross, MD, FIDSA Tags: Children's Health Family Planning and Pregnancy Infectious diseases Prevention Safety Source Type: news

12 Steps To Let Go Of A Grudge
A grudge is a worn, ugly, itchy sweater you can't get rid of – because if you do, how will you stay warm? Nursing a grievance is part of human nature: At some point, almost everyone does it. Freeing yourself from a festering grudge that's taken on a life of its own isn't easy. But the relief and lightness you'll feel are worth it. Below, therapists explain how grudges hurt you and outline steps for letting go. The Unforgiven The unfaithful partner, the uncaring parent, the ex-best friend who shunned you. The workplace bully, the criminal, even your younger self. You have a genuine grievance. Now what? After a betraya...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Bedbugs Turning Into Superbugs?
The small, itchy raised bumps that signal bedbugs’ presence in a home are just the start of aggravations to come. Laundering every piece of clothing and bedding, sealing up mattresses, steam-cleaning floors, and spraying insecticides are all part of the tedious process of eradicating the pests.   -- 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 - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Beard Might Protect You From Superbugs
Beards have gotten a bad rap lately, at least from a germs perspective. But a resurfaced study of bearded hospital workers reveals that facial fuzz could protect your health. According to research published in the Journal of Hospital Infection, having facial hair protected male hospital workers from carrying dangerous drug-resistant bacteria. Researchers with the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston swabbed the faces of 408 male hospital workers both with and without beards. After testing the swabs, they found that the clean-shaven participants were three times more likely to be hosting methicillin-resista...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Your Beard Might Protect You From Superbugs
Beards have gotten a bad rap lately, at least from a germs perspective. But a resurfaced study of bearded hospital workers reveals that facial fuzz could protect your health. According to research published in the Journal of Hospital Infection, having facial hair protected male hospital workers from carrying dangerous drug-resistant bacteria. Researchers with the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston swabbed the faces of 408 male hospital workers both with and without beards. After testing the swabs, they found that the clean-shaven participants were three times more likely to be hosting methicillin-resista...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

pramoxine, Itch-X, PrameGel, and others
Title: pramoxine, Itch-X, PrameGel, and othersCategory: MedicationsCreated: 6/8/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - January 22, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Does This Lesion Need Biopsy?
(MedPage Today) -- A Caucasian man, age 24, with minimal medical history presented for a physical. One of his concerns was this patch of skin on his upper back. He says it has been present in some form for at least 10 years, but he thinks it has gotten slightly larger. It does not itch or hurt. He reports a lot of sun exposure when he was younger, getting dark tans in the summer. However, he has never had any skin lesions removed, nor does he have a family history of skin cancer. He was born and currently lives in Washington state. Is this just an odd cluster of benign nevi or an integrated lesion of concern? Is biopsy r...
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - January 19, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

ASK THE DOCTOR: Who can help me with this unbearable itch? 
A patient has been suffering with unbearable itching, leaving her with sore blotches and difficulty sleeping. Doctor Martin Scurr warns she may, in fact, have an undiagnosed thyroid problem. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leaf-Cutter Ants Obliterate Roses In Mesmerizing Time Lapse Video
(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));It took our leaf cutter ants almost 5 hours to break down these rose clippings, but it will only take you 1 minute to see the magic!Posted by Houston Zoo on Friday, January 15, 2016 Leaf-cutter ants make mincemeat of rose clippings in fascinating time lapse footage posted online. The tiny critters at Houston Zoo in Texas completel...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hannah Arbuthnott says her dermatographia makes her a human Etch-a-Sketch
Hannah Arbuthnott, 21, from Bartestree, Herefordshire, has dematographia, where a rased, itchy rash appears on the skin at the slightest pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Your Feline Companion Suffer From 'Twitchy Cat' Syndrome?
Felines are unique creatures. Your cat's physiology is distinctive, as are her nutritional requirements. Even the way her body is constructed -- her incredible physical flexibility -- is distinct from most other creatures. Another thing that is very unusual about cats is their tendency to develop a weird disorder called feline hyperesthesia. This is a medical term for what is more commonly referred to as "twitchy cat syndrome." Other technical names for the condition include neuritis and atypical neurodermatitis. Symptoms of Feline Hyperesthesia Hyperesthesia is a condition in which the skin on a cat's back rippl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aerosol foam product found effective for psoriasis vulgaris
An alcohol-free aerosol foam that contains a fixed combination of calcipotriene 0.005% plus betamethasone dipropionate 0.064% provided rapid itch relief and was well tolerated in patients with psoriasis vulgaris, according to results from a randomized, phase III study. In earlier phase II studies,... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - December 23, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Landmark Study Identifies Key Brain Difference In Autism
Neuroscientists at Harvard and MIT have identified, for the first time, a link between the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA and symptoms of autism -- a finding that may pave the way for new methods of treating and diagnosing the disorder.  “This is the first connection in humans between a neurotransmitter in the brain and an autistic behavioral symptom,” Caroline Robertson, a postdoc at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research and the study's lead author, said in a statement.  The role of the GABA neurotransmitter is to inhibit brain cells from firing in response to signals received from...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Landmark Study Identifies Key Brain Difference In Autism
Neuroscientists at Harvard and MIT have identified, for the first time, a link between the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA and symptoms of autism -- a finding that may pave the way for new methods of treating and diagnosing the disorder.  “This is the first connection in humans between a neurotransmitter in the brain and an autistic behavioral symptom,” Caroline Robertson, a postdoc at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research and the study's lead author, said in a statement.  The role of the GABA neurotransmitter is to inhibit brain cells from firing in response to signals received from...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Landmark Study Identifies Key Brain Difference In Autism
Neuroscientists at Harvard and MIT have identified, for the first time, a link between the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA and symptoms of autism -- a finding that may pave the way for new methods of treating and diagnosing the disorder.  “This is the first connection in humans between a neurotransmitter in the brain and an autistic behavioral symptom,” Caroline Robertson, a postdoc at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research and the study's lead author, said in a statement.  The role of the GABA neurotransmitter is to inhibit brain cells from firing in response to signals received from...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Achoo! What You Need to Know About Colds vs. Allergies
Sujan Patel, MD Assistant Professor of Allergy and Immunology New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Achoo! What You Need to Know About Colds Versus Allergies Sneezing, sniffling, coughing... are these signs of a cold or allergy? Many symptoms of the common cold and respiratory allergies can overlap, leaving patients confused as to the best course of treatment. However, there are some simple ways to tell these conditions apart. Causes and treatments differ for each, so knowing which one you have could mean the difference between getting well soon or feeling ill for weeks. What Causes Colds and Allergies? The commo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indoor Pollution
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Almost all of us blames the weather as the main culprit when our eyes start to itch and our nose starts to run. But, the real enemy may be lurking inside and not outside your home. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - December 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Wi-Fi Allergies Real?
For some time now, people with unexplained and recurring headaches, dizziness and skin irritation have been blaming their often severe discomfort on sensitivity to electromagnetic field sources, a condition sometimes called electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In a recent case, the family of a 15-year-old girl in the United Kingdom who died by suicide said the girl had suffered from an allergy to Wi-Fi signals. The signals at her school made her nauseated, gave her blinding headaches and made it difficult for her to concentrate, the teen's mother said in a U.K. cour...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Does Your Anus Itch?
Although anal itching can be a symptom of rectal cancer, there are many other benign causes of the problem that are easily treatable. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - December 7, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Marine City boy Landon Agosta diagnosed with rare case of skin cancer
Landon Agosta, from Michigan was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, after a mole on his back began to itch and grew quickly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Everything You Think You Know About Herpes Is Wrong
By Kristine Thomason Hate to break it to you, but you probably have herpes. Turns out, nearly two-thirds of the global population is infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), according to a recent report released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO researchers estimated that 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 are infected with HSV-1, which is best known as a cause of cold sores. Another 417 million people worldwide aged 15-49 have HSV-2, the type most often thought of as a sexually transmitted disease. But get this-140 million adults have genital infections caused by HSV-1, meaning half a billion p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn and itchy skin: Would YOU recognise the symptoms of pancreatic cancer?
ON WORLD Pancreatic Cancer Day, find out how to spot the symptoms of the disease that kills at least 20 people in the UK every day. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask the expert: Can kids still get chicken pox?
Q: A friend of mine is concerned because her child was exposed to chicken pox. Can babies and children still get chicken pox? A concerned parent Thriving checked in with Dr. Susan Laster, a pediatrician in private practice in Brookline, MA, affiliated with Boston Children’s Hospital, to learn more about children and chicken pox. Can children still get chicken pox? Contrary to popular belief, kids can still get chicken pox. While it is usually not a serious illness, there can be some serious consequences, which is why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all children be vaccinated against chicken pox at 12 mo...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 10, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Diseases & conditions Q&A chicken pox Dr. Susan Laster Source Type: news

What It's Like to Be Allergic to Water
(Photo-Illustration: Photos: Corbis) By Alexa Tsoulis-Reay In 1963, a 15-year-old girl presented herself to a pair of dermatologists in Pennsylvania complaining that she'd broken out in angry, red lesions after a session of waterskiing. That first mysterious outbreak became a trend: Blotchy, itchy hives would pop up all over her limbs every time she took a bath, went swimming, or perspired heavily. The doctors conducted a series of tests to rule out obvious possible triggers like cold and, using a hand towel soaked in distilled water, identified a condition called aquagenic urticaria: Sufferers are so sensitive to pure w...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

To scratch an itch is a hairy problem
An insect lands on your arm, moving the tiny hairs on your skin just enough to make you want to scratch. Researchers have shed light on why light brushing movements like this on our hairy skin make us scratch. Surprisingly, the spinal neurons involved in the tingling sensation caused by a light touch are different from those transmitting pain or a 'chemical' itch, the latter elicited by a mosquito bite or a skin wound that is healing. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rashes often associated with viruses in children
Sniffles, stomach bugs, fever and sore throats are often associated with viruses, but rashes are common in children with viral infections as well. Rashes can be itchy and painful for kids and difficult for parents trying to determine if they are a symptom of something serious or just an everyday annoyance. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

An itch you just can’t scratch
Everyone knows the best way to suppress an itch is to scratch it, but for people who suffer from skin diseases like eczema, no amount of scratching can bring relief. Fortunately, help may be on the way. Scientists from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and the University of California, Berkeley have identified a pair of proteins responsible for chronic itching. The study, published in Neuron and partially funded by the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), may lead to treatments that can stop an itch at its source. (Source: NINDS Press Releases and News: National Institute of N...
Source: NINDS Press Releases and News: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - October 27, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

How do I treat my itchy eyes?
MOST minor ailments can be eased without rushing to your doctor. Optician Nick Atkins explains how to look after your peepers at home. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research on 377,000 people worldwide highlights the role of genes in eczema
Eczema – an itchy dry-skin condition – affects an estimated one in five children and one in 12 adults in the UK. Genes play an important role in determining how likely we are to develop eczema but the majority of the genes that cause the condition have yet to be detected. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 19, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Social and Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

The mother who could be KILLED by cold weather: Allergic reaction means 37-year -old erupts with hives if the temperature changes 
Jen Ferguson, 37, from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, suffers from chronic urticaria - which causes itchy blotches to erupt all over her body and her throat to balloon if she gets too cold or overheats. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Your Ear Piercings Suddenly Smell Putrid -- And How To Prevent The Stank
A gorgeous pair of earrings is a great accessory—but what’s the deal with the holes in your ears smelling like rotten cheese? Turns out it’s a mix of skin cells and natural oils getting clogged all up in there. Um, gross. Luckily, there’s a super easy way to prevent—or get rid of—that funky smell if you notice it. You should clean your old piercings in the shower and let warm water run over it, says Maria Tash, owner of Venus by Maria Tash, a fine jewelry and piercing spa in New York City. “Cleaning the piercing tunnel occasionally with antibacterial soap also cleans off any skin c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Deyo Famuboni reveals the 9 signs something's wrong with your health 
The body has ways of communicating health issues, says Dr Deyo Famuboni, a GP in London. From yellow spots on the elbows to itchy feet, here, she reveals the symptoms that signify health issues.. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists identify promising drug candidate to treat chronic itch & avoid side effects
(Scripps Research Institute) In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute describe a class of compounds with the potential to stop chronic itch without the adverse side effects normally associated with medicating the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

8 Nutrients You May Be Lacking
Fighting back feelings of fatigue, irritability, or depression? Before you diagnose yourself with a chronic condition, take a look at your diet. Sometimes, common medical symptoms can signal a nutritional deficiency.  In the United States, 1 in 10 people have at least one nutritional deficiency, says Christine Pfeiffer, PhD, a research chemist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Environmental Health. That figure, based on nutrition indicators in blood and urine tests, comes from theCDC’s latest nutrition report, published in 2012. While the survey doesn't capture...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris) Contagious?
Title: Is Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris) Contagious?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/23/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/23/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 23, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Don’t pull your hair out over head lice
So-called “super-lice” are big news now, just in time for children to go back to school. While that news may be somewhat overblown, as any parent who has been through one will tell you, a lice infestation can be a time-consuming and worrisome health issue. One of the bigger concerns for parents is that if their child is diagnosed with lice, they will have to stay home from school or daycare, something that recent guidelines have stated is NOT the case. Here are six important facts about lice to keep in mind: Anyone can get lice. Lice are not related to cleanliness. Anyone can get lice if they are in prolonged...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 7, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: All posts Health & wellness Dr. Susan Laster lice Source Type: news

An ER Doctor's 5 Fast Home Remedies
photo credit: monkeybusinessimages/thinkstock "What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for," goes an old proverb. Sore throat? Whiskey and honey. Arthritis acting up? Whiskey and raisins. To some, it's the original multi-tasking remedy. In my own home, I don't raid the bar (well, at least I don't raid the bar for medical treatments) -- but that doesn't mean I don't occasionally turn to my pantry for home remedies. Of course, being a physician, I'm more than a little skeptical of some home remedies -- so here are five that I can truly say are supported by medical evidence... or Grandma. 1. Honey -- Parents ev...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dust Allergies: Symptoms, Triggers & Treatments
Dust can make people feel itchy, but dust allergies make it hard for a person to breathe and might trigger asthma symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or tightness in the chest. People with dust allergies often suffer the most when they are in their own or other people's homes. A person with dust allergies may find their symptoms worsening during or immediately after sweeping, dusting, or vacuuming. The process of cleaning can stir up dust particles and make them easier to inhale. The symptoms of dust allergy can include: (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 3, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Allergies Source Type: news

Doctor's Diary: Imagined pain that is real
Having long been told that chronic pelvic pain was psychosomatic, finally a cause of the symptoms that many women suffer with has been found and even better a treatment (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: chronic pelvic pain senile pruritus haemochromatosis itchy skin aspirin public health Doctor's Diary Metformin diabetes endometriosis James Le Fanu Source Type: news