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Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report

Posted on November 24, 2014
For most, proper skin care and topical treatments help, experts say

Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

Posted on November 21, 2014
Study finds higher odds for death, hospitalization for patients with atrial fibrillation

Why Can’t I Stop Eating? How to Curb Compulsive Eating

Posted on November 21, 2014
Compulsive overeating, why it happens, and how to get it under control.

Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds

Posted on November 21, 2014
Bacteria counts in the air around the machines far exceeded those around paper dispensers

Housecleaning Tips to Ease Allergies

Posted on November 21, 2014
Allergy and asthma symptoms getting you down? Take control with these simple cleaning strategies.

Will Moving Help My Child's Allergies?

Posted on November 21, 2014
Switching locations might be tempting, WebMD's allergy expert says, but it's not guaranteed to bring relief.

Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted

Posted on November 21, 2014
Hydroxyurea pills worked as well as transfusions in reducing stroke risk, researchers report

Peanut Protein in Dust May Raise Allergy Risk

Posted on November 21, 2014
Babies exposed to traces of peanut protein in house dust may have a higher risk of peanut allergy, researchers say.

Weighing Growth Hormones for Short Kids

Posted on November 21, 2014
In 2003, the FDA approved synthetic human growth hormones for kids who are healthy and not low in growth hormone but might wind up shorter than 97% of their peers — a condition termed idiop …

Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

Posted on November 21, 2014
Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk