Health

3 things to avoid if you want to keep your rugs mold-free

Carpets in places with elevated moisture levels—a bath mat in a bathroom, a shag carpet under a humidifier in a bedroom—are more likely to harbor mold than carpets in drier areas of homes, new research has found.

Immunology

How to protect your baby against eczema

(HealthDay)—Using a rich moisturizer, even an inexpensive one like petroleum jelly, is one part of keeping eczema under control. Now researchers have found that this skin care step can keep many newborns at risk for the ...

Immunology

Skin repair eliminates 'inflamm-aging' linked to chronic disease

Skin is the body's largest organ, and scientists at UC San Francisco and the San Francisco Veterans Administration (VA) Health Care System think it may be to blame for body-wide inflammation linked to numerous chronic diseases ...

Health

Winter's many challenges to eye health

(HealthDay)—Dry, itchy eyes are a common problem in the winter and low humidity is a major reason, one ophthalmologist says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New formulated moisturizer effective for facial dermatitis

(HealthDay)—Facial moisturizers with specific ingredients may be effective for treating mild-to-moderate dermatitis, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

Health

A faster, less costly way to process walnuts

As part of a healthful diet, walnuts provide protein, antioxidants, essential vitamins, and minerals. Walnuts are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are associated with overall good health.

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Moisture

Humidity is the amount of moisture the air can hold before it rains. Moisture refers to the presence of a liquid, especially water, often in trace amounts. Small amounts of water may be found, for example, in the air (humidity), in foods, and in various commercial products.

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