Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chagas disease kills 10,000 people a year in Latin America

Little-known Chagas disease is a silent killer in Latin America, where it takes 10,000 lives a year, and more must be done to detect the condition early on, the Pan American Health Organization said Thursday.

Medical research

Investigating the neural mechanisms behind itchy eyes in rodents

Anyone suffering dry skin, eczema, or insect bites will know the unpleasant effects of itchy skin. While the physiological mechanisms behind itching sensations on the skin are well understood, corresponding signals for the ...


Urgent care or the ER? Which should you choose?

(HealthDay)—Say you twist your ankle playing catch with your kids. Or maybe your daughter has a rash that's spreading. Do you visit urgent care or the hospital emergency department?


Easing the itch of a mosquito bite

There are millions of mosquitoes swarming this summer, sucking blood and leaving itchy, red bumps on the skin.

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