Health Tip: Keep Toes Cool, Clean and Dry
(HealthDay News) -- Athlete's foot is a fungal infection,
medically called tinea pedis. If the fungus takes hold between your
toes, it can cause itchiness, cracking and peeling.
Women Should See Ob-Gyn Annually, Experts Say
MONDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Women should have an annual
ob-gyn exam whether they need a Pap test or not, says the American
College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Scientists Create Autism-Like Traits in Mice
MONDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that
mutating a single gene produced mice with two of the most common
autism traits, a finding they say could one day lead to the
development of drugs to treat autism.
Chronic Pain Often Follows Car Crash: Study
MONDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- People appear to be more
likely to develop chronic pain after suffering injuries in a
traffic crash than after other physically traumatic events, a new
Keep Kids in Rear-Facing Car Seats Until 2, Experts Say
MONDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Children are best kept in
rear-facing car seats until age two or until they have reached the
height and weight maximums set by the car seat manufacturer,
according to new recommendations from a pediatricians' group.
Allergy Drug May Speed Up Kids' Ability to Tolerate Milk
MONDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who are allergic to
milk may be able to quickly develop tolerance by coupling the
allergy medication Xolair with a gradual increase in their exposure
to milk, known as sensitization, a new study suggests.
Richer White Women More Prone to Melanoma, Study Finds
MONDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Affluent young white women
-- who presumably have more opportunities for tanning -- are nearly
six times as likely to develop the lethal skin cancer melanoma as
their poorest counterparts, a new study indicates.