Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Masks, gloves don't stop coronavirus spread: experts

Wearing masks and gloves as a precaution against coronavirus is ineffective, unnecessary for the vast majority of people, and may even spread infections faster, experts said Tuesday.

Oncology & Cancer

Why throat cancers are on the rise, and why it matters to you

Who among us hasn't had a sore throat, a hoarse voice or a lump in the neck? Usually these are minor problems that go away on their own or after a course of antibiotics—but if they don't, check in with your doctor. These ...

Neuroscience

Parental touch reduces pain responses in babies' brains

Being held by a parent with skin-to-skin contact reduces how strongly a newborn baby's brain responds to a painful medical jab, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and York University, Canada.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Case report describes contact dermatitis from ultrasound gel

(HealthDay)—An atypical presentation of contact dermatitis due to ultrasound gel has been reported in a 67-year-old male patient. The case report was published online Sept. 8 in the Journal of Dermatology.

Pediatrics

Advice on common kids' skin conditions

Just reading the words "contagious skin diseases" can make you feel itchy all over. Pools, locker rooms, contact sports and pets all offer opportunities for your kids to catch "icky" skin conditions—such as warts, ringworm ...

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