Posted 12:00 PM 5/16/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- For those who aren't born with long, fluttery eyelashes, cosmetic extensions can help achieve that often sought-after look. But eye experts warn that the adhesives used to apply these eyelash extensions can cause allergies and infections.
The American (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 5/15/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Exercise is a good idea for anyone, but it poses special challenges for people with allergies and asthma.
The American College of Sports Medicine offers these suggestions:
Posted 12:00 PM 5/14/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Inhaling ultrafine particles from so-called "nanomaterials" -- which are used in a growing number of household and commercial products, including sunscreens, ink in copy machines and lightweight sporting equipment -- can cause lung inflammation and damage, a (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/8/2013 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Many pre-term babies suffer recurrent episodes of wheezing. Now, researchers say a common infection is a likely culprit and they may be able to prevent the breathing problems.
Wheezing episodes in late pre-term babies often are caused by infection with (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin C may help prevent lung problems in babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy, according to a small new study.
Pregnant women are advised not to smoke because it can harm the baby's lungs and lead to problems such as wheezing and asthma. (More)...
Posted 12:00 PM 5/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Yearly flu vaccinations are safe for children with inflammatory bowel disease, but too few of these youngsters get a flu shot because their parents worry about possible side effects, researchers report.
Not only does vaccination help protect against the (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/3/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Molecules emitted by trees interact with man-made air pollution and create tiny particles that can get lodged in the lungs, potentially leading to lung cancer and asthma, researchers suggest.
Trees produce and emit isoprene, a molecule that protects leaves (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/2/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American children who suffer from food and skin allergies has increased dramatically in recent years, a new government report shows.
Interestingly, the prevalence of food and respiratory allergies rose with income: Children living in (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/1/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- For people who have suffered from cellulitis of the leg, a long course of low-dose penicillin prevents the painful infection from returning, British researchers report.
Once the penicillin is stopped, however, its protective effect diminishes and the (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/30/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to secondhand smoke at home appears to lower teen girls' levels of the "good" cholesterol -- the substance that reduces heart disease risk, researchers report.
The new study included more than 1,000 male and female teens, aged 17, in Australia (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children living in the United States who were born elsewhere are less likely to have allergies than those born in the United States, a new study shows.
However, the risk of certain allergies among foreign-born children (More)