Health

Cellphones may spread superbugs in hospitals: study

Cell phones belonging to hospital staff were found to be tainted with bacteria -- including the drug-resistant MRSA superbug -- and may be a source of hospital-acquired infections, according to study released Friday.

Diabetes

First customizable insulin pump approved

(HealthDay)—The Tandem Diabetes Care t-Slim X2 insulin pump, which allows a patient to customize treatment, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could you have rosacea?

(HealthDay)—Acne isn't reserved for teens, and breakouts can persist into adulthood. But there's another common skin condition—rosacea—that causes a different type of blemish, strikes in the adult years, and won't respond ...

Health

Bug spray accumulation in the home

Warmer temperatures can lead to a flurry of unwelcome guests to our house - flies, mosquitoes, fleas, wasps, bedbugs and lice. Pyrethroids are a common pesticide used to repel these pests, and even though they have been found ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A plea for help in Brazil city where Zika first confirmed

Camacari was in chaos, its hospitals overflowing with sick people desperate to know what was happening to them, never suspecting theirs would be the first confirmed cases of Zika in Brazil.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What you need to know when your child gets a rash

(HealthDay)—When children develop a rash, parents might think it's simply due to a skin irritation. But viruses are also a common cause of rashes in children, an expert says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dermatologist tutorial helps minimize acne Rx side effects

(HealthDay)—For Korean patients with acne, fixed-dose combination adapalene 0.1 percent and benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel (A-BPO) is more efficacious than benzoyl peroxide (BPO), with similar skin irritation levels that ...

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