This is a cross-section of mouse skin tumor. Credit: King’s College London Eczema caused by defects in the skin could reduce the risk of developing skin cancer, according to new research by King’s College London. The immune response triggered by eczema could help prevent tumour formation by shedding potentially cancerous cells from the skin. There

Phthalates are a group of chemicals widely used in common consumer products, such as food packaging and wrappings as seen in this photograph. (Stock image) Credit: © segenvitaly / Fotolia Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to Australian researchers. Researchers from

This is William D. Gaillard, M.D., division chief of Child Neurology and Epilepsy, Neurophysiology and Critical Care Neurology at Children’s National Health System. Credit: Children’s National Health System The number of available anti-seizure medications has exploded in the past two decades, going from just a handful of medicines available in the 1990s to more than

A low-risk medical treatment appears to have had a profound effect on the recovery of a toddler-age drowning victim who suffered serious neurological damage. Credit: Image courtesy of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Dr. Paul Harch, Clinical Professor and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Edward

Boy in hospital following asthma exacerbation. Credit: ATS Bedcovers that form a barrier to house dust mites appear to reduce asthma flare-ups in children, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In “Preventing Severe Asthma Exacerbations in Children: A Randomized

An international research team has revealed why women are twice as likely to develop asthma after puberty. Dr Cyril Seillet (left) and Professor Gabrielle Belz were part of an international research team that discovered testosterone protected males against developing asthma by suppressing immune cells that initiate the condition. Credit: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute An

Triclosan exposure might encourage growth of antibiotic resistant strains in E. coli. Credit: © exzozis / Fotolia Scientists from the University of Birmingham and Norwich Research Park have discovered a link between a major mechanism of antibiotic resistance and resistance to the disinfectant triclosan which is commonly found in domestic products. Researchers made the unexpected

Who parents say they receive allergy advice from. Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health Tulips, songbirds and itchy little eyes — all are sure signs of spring. As allergy season kicks into high gear, many parents are likely searching for over-the-counter medications to help relieve children of symptoms like sneezing, coughing

Cowpeas are a major source of protein. Growing them more reliably in areas with risk of drought increases food security. Credit: Martha Pings Just like humans and animals sometimes need medicine to feel well or perform better, so can plants. Scientists at the State University of Paraíba in Brazil have found that salicylic acid —

A drug offers new hope in acute myeloid leukemia. Credit: © designer491 / Fotolia A new drug shows promise in its ability to target one of the most common and sinister mutations of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn’s Abramson Cancer

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