Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Low risk of coronavirus spreading through tears

While researchers are certain that coronavirus spreads through mucus and droplets expelled by coughing or sneezing, it is unclear if the virus is spread through other bodily fluids, such as tears. Today's just-published study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What parents need to know about pink eye

A case of conjunctivitis—also known as pink eye—used to mean a trip to the doctor's office, antibiotics and keeping your child home from school. That's no longer the case. Dr. Marcie Billings, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, ...

Ophthalmology

Home remedies: Problems with pink eye

Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is an inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that lines your eyelid and covers the white part of your eyeball. When small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed, ...

Health

Is it safe to use makeup testers in cosmetics stores?

A woman in the US is suing a cosmetics store because she claims that she caught herpes from their lipstick tester. In case you're wondering if this is even possible, as a microbiologist, I can tell you that it most certainly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guinea pigs harbor a hidden health hazard

(HealthDay)—Been looking for a reason to turn down your child's pleas for a pet Guinea pig? Dutch researchers say the rodents may carry germs tied to serious pneumonia.

Ophthalmology

Is your doctor prescribing the wrong treatment for pink eye?

A new study suggests that most people with acute conjunctivitis, or pink eye, are getting the wrong treatment. About 60 percent of patients are prescribed antibiotic eyedrops, even though antibiotics are rarely necessary ...

Ophthalmology

Zika found in eye fluid in study

Zika can be detected in fluid inside the eyelid and in the eye's outermost layer, a new study shows.

Pediatrics

Medical terms lead to divide between parents and doctors

Few things are more stressful than dealing with a sick child. From discussing treatment with a pediatrician to complying with day care policies, a parent must consider many factors when making a decision about their child's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guam sees outbreak of pink eye

An outbreak of pink eye in Guam has affected hundreds on the U.S. territory.

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