eczema

Children improve in rare disorder with own stem cells


February 29th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) Children shot with their own stem cells, for the very first time in a rare immune disorder, have shown improvement. The condition, known as X-CGD, is ... Read more...

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Sunshine likely to protect kids from eczema


February 5th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Increased exposure to sunlight may help protect children from the risk of both food allergies and eczema, a study reveals. Researchers from the European Centre for ... Read more...

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Love to scratch your back? Here’s why


January 29th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) An itch can be the most vexing when it occurs on your ankles or your back, also providing the greatest relief when the particular part is ... Read more...

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Blame your gut for your skin allergies


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): According to a new study, many children with atopic dermatitis also have food allergies, and in the course of skin contact with food allergens, the disease can worsen.Atopic ... Read more...

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Childhood eczema ups adult allergic asthma risk nine fold


April 16th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new study has found that children who have eczema, particularly when occurring with hay fever, are nine times more likely to develop allergic asthma in their 40s.The ... Read more...

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Mother’s concoction offers miracle cure for eczema


March 21st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) A woman, whose infant was suffering from acute eczema, brewed a herbal recipe in her kitchen to help her daughter after conventional treatments failed. The 'miracle' ... Read more...

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Gene defect that can triple peanut allergy risk identified


March 12th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene defect that can triple the risk of a child developing an allergy to peanuts.An international research team, led by Dundee University, said it ... Read more...

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Cell killer enzyme could help cancer treatment


March 6th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) An enzyme that can push cells into committing "suicide" could pave way for improved cancer drugs. The discovery could open the way to better anti-cancer and ... Read more...

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Risk of infections, allergic diseases lower in vaccinated kids: Study


March 5th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new research has shown that vaccinated children are not at higher risk of contracting infections or allergic diseases.Roma Schmitz and her colleagues from the Robert Koch Institute ... Read more...

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Study finds enzyme that is ‘the killer you can’t live without’


March 4th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an enzyme that has a double role - on one end it can push cells to commit suicide but on the other, it may actually ... Read more...

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Water softeners ‘do not bring relief for kids with eczema’


February 17th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists have shown that installing a water softener for three months brings no additional relief for eczema sufferers.The study involving 336 children aged between six months and 16 ... Read more...

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Atopic dermatitis is a strong precursor to food allergies


February 6th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 06 (ANI): Increasing evidence indicates that atopic dermatitis is a precursor to allergic diseases rather than a consequence. And now, dermatologists are advising parents of infants and young children affected ... Read more...

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Exposure to worm infection in the womb ‘cuts eczema risk’


January 29th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that exposure to worm infections in the womb may protect a newborn infant from developing eczema.The research supports the so-called 'hygiene hypothesis', which ... Read more...

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Major shift in understanding how eczema develops


December 18th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Our skin serves as a barrier protecting our body from hundreds of allergens, irritants, pollutants and microbes we come in contact with every day.But in eczema patients, ... Read more...

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New drug a miracle cure for lingering eczema


December 14th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Dominic Rawlins, a 65-year-old businessman, initially disregarded the tiny blisters that had sprouted all over his hands. This rash marked the beginning of a long and painful ... Read more...

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Mums’ exposure to farm animals during pregnancy cuts atopic dermatitis risk in kids


December 3rd, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Swiss researchers have revealed that women who spend their pregnancy period in the proximity of farm animals and cats have children with a reduced risk of developing atopic ... Read more...

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Creams used to treat eczema can make it worse


November 14th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Using creams to relieve symptoms of eczema could actually worsen the condition, a study shows. Researchers have shown that the popular aqueous cream BP reduces the thickness ... Read more...

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Burning pain, itching linked to same nerve cells


November 5th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): A new study has found that itching and burning pain are governed by similar nerve cells.In the study, performed on mice, the research team led by Klas Kullander ... Read more...

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Food-allergy fears lead to overly restrictive diets


November 5th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): National Jewish Health researchers have revealed that many children, especially those with eczema, are unnecessarily avoiding foods based on incomplete information about potential food-allergies.The food avoidance poses a ... Read more...

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Eating Peanuts While Pregnant Linked to Allergies in Baby


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a report from the Canadian Press, eating peanuts during pregnancy has been linked to food allergies in the baby. The new study suggests that those babies ... Read more...

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Eating peanuts during pregnancy ‘ups child’s risk for peanut allergy’


November 1st, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): A new research has found that pregnant women who eat peanuts might be putting their children at an increased risk for peanut allergy.Scott H. Sicherer at Mount Sinai ... Read more...

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Bedroom chemicals nearly double kids’ allergy risk


October 21st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Chemicals found in wall paints and cleansers could practically double children's risk of developing asthma and hayfever. Researchers from Karlstad University, Sweden, found youngsters had up to 180 ... Read more...

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Food allergies more likely to afflict autumn babies


October 20th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Babies born in autumn are at a higher risk of developing food allergies, a new study says. Those born in October and November are almost twice as ... Read more...

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Pet dogs ‘can prevent eczema in children’


October 1st, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A new study has found that kids with dog allergies are less likely to develop eczema by age four if they own a dog.However, cat ownership may increase ... Read more...

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World’s first ever hydrating apparel


September 27th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Dreamskin Health Ltd has finally launched the world's first hydrating garments that are made from medical-grade silk. These are designed in a way so as to ease ... Read more...

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Paracetamol doubles teens’ chances of getting asthma


August 15th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Teenagers who take paracetamol regularly more than double their chances of getting asthma, says a study. A study of more than 300,000 teenagers, aged 13 and 14 years, ... Read more...

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Use of Paracetamol may double asthma risk in teens


August 14th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that even monthly use of the drug acetaminophen may more than double risk of asthma in adolescents compared to those who use none ... Read more...

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Use of acetaminophen may double asthma risk in teens


August 14th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that even monthly use of the drug acetaminophen may more than double risk of asthma in adolescents compared to those who use none ... Read more...

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Teenagers may develop asthma by taking paracetamol


August 14th, 2010 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Teenagers could double their risk of developing asthma by taking paracetamol, a widely used over-the-counter pain reliever, even once a month, scientists in New Zealand have said. Adolescents who ... Read more...

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Junk food causing surge in illnesses and allergies in UK: Study


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 3 (ANI): Britain is facing a spike in allergies and illnesses across the country - courtesy junk food, says a new study.Evidence suggests, according to experts, that 'industrialised' Western diets ... Read more...

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Probiotic use in mums cuts incidence of eczema in babies by 40pc


July 21st, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A recent study showed that mothers who drank milk with a probiotic supplement during and after pregnancy were able to cut the incidence of eczema in their babies ... Read more...

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Asthma, eczema sufferers ‘at lower risk of developing cancer’


July 21st, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that men who had a history of asthma or eczema generally had a lower risk of developing cancer.Researchers at INRS-Institute Armand-Frappier, the ... Read more...

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New Study Links Dermatitis To Cancer Risk


June 28th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the results from a new health study, dermatitis may be linked to a greater risk of cancer. and people who have been diagnosed with atopic ... Read more...

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‘One size fits all’ jab for allergies to hit shelves


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 22 (ANI): A "one size fits all" jab that wards off asthma, eczema, hay fever and even peanut allergies could hit shelves within four to five years.Swiss researchers have claimed ... Read more...

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Men with asthma and eczema ‘at reduced cancer risk’


May 12th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Allergic conditions such as asthma and eczema that result from a hyper reactive immune system might enhance the body's ability to remove malignant cells, which might in turn ... Read more...

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