THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday approved the first treatment for severe frostbite. Known as Aurlumyn (iloprost), the injected medication lowers the risk of finger or toe amputation in cases of profound frostbite, the agency said. “This approval provides patientsContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Women are much more prone than men to develop autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus. Now, researchers have come up with a potential explanation for that — one that’s rooted in genes that drive a person’s gender. The female bodyContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Jan. 27, 2024 9HealthDay News) — When should you worry about a rash? Rashes may look alike, but while over-the-counter medications can treat some rashes, others can signal a more serious condition, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says. “It is important to watch your symptoms closely at theContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Jan. 20, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Winter isn’t kind to your skin. Dry, cold weather causes dryness, and you might even develop “winter rash” — dry, irritated skin that’s red, bumpy, flaky and burns. That’s why it’s prime time to step up your skin care routine. Dr. Oyetewa Oyerinde,Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Fetal exposure to opioids may change a baby’s immune system, triggering a rise in risks for eczema and asthma through early childhood, new research shows. Children born to women who used opioids during pregnancy had much higher rates of eczema, as well asContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2024 (HealthDay News) — More than a few folks are considering a cosmetic skin procedure to enhance their looks heading into 2024. Botox, fillers and lasers are common means to sculpt a person’s appearance, but dermatologists recommend a comprehensive approach under the care of a qualified specialist.Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Could the immune system play a role in why some women become depressed during and after a pregnancy?   Swedish researchers have uncovered a “bidirectional relationship” between pregnancy-linked depression and autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis and celiac disease. InContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The smoke billowing from this summer’s devastating wildfires wasn’t just bad for your lungs. Skin problems also seem to worsen, with dermatology visits rising as air quality deteriorates, a new study says. Visits for eczema spiked at dermatology clinics within the Mass GeneralContinue Reading

MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Dandruff becomes more common in the cold winter months, when the chilly air and dry heat causes a person’s scalp to flake and itch. But while it might be an annoying and unattractive condition, dandruff doesn’t mean you are an unclean person, theContinue Reading