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TV ads for psoriasis and eczema medications portray few people of color
Commercials from pharmaceutical companies advertising medication to treat psoriasis and eczema lack people from racial and ethnic minorities, according to research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (2020-09-15)
Study finds babies born in fall at higher risk for allergic diseases
Researchers at National Jewish Health have determined that many allergic conditions likely start with dry, cracked skin, which leads to a chain reaction of allergic diseases known as the atopic march. (2020-09-09)
Probiotic skin therapy improves eczema in children, NIH study suggests
An experimental treatment for eczema that aims to modify the skin microbiome safely reduced disease severity and increased quality of life for children as young as 3 years of age, a National Institutes of Health study has found. (2020-09-09)
NIH-supported scientists demonstrate how genetic variations cause eczema
New research supported by the National Institutes of Health delineates how two relatively common variations in a gene called KIF3A are responsible for an impaired skin barrier that allows increased water loss from the skin, promoting the development of atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema. (2020-08-14)
Gene variants help explain connection between skin disorder and food allergy risk
Two common variants in the KIF3A gene increase the risk of young children having a dysfunctional skin barrier and developing the skin condition atopic dermatitis, according to study led by scientists at Cincinnati Children's. (2020-08-14)
Study examines skin diseases in older adults
In a study of 552 adults aged 70 to 93 years old, 80% of participants had at least one skin disease that required treatment, and the most common conditions were fungal skin infections, rosacea, actinic keratosis, and eczema. (2020-08-05)
Biomedical researchers get closer to why eczema happens
A new study from researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York may help to peel back the layers of unhealthy skin -- at least metaphorically speaking -- and get closer to a cure. (2020-06-24)
Researchers uncover novel approach for treating eczema
Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) have identified a key enzyme that contributes to eczema, which may lead to better treatment to prevent the skin disorder's debilitating effects. (2020-06-10)
Gene defects linked to eczema, wheeze and nasal disease among babies 
A link has been discovered between a common gene defect and eczema, nasal blockage and wheeze among babies as young as six months, according to a new study at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). (2020-04-28)
Common protein in skin can 'turn on' allergic itch
A commonly expressed protein in skin -- periostin -- can directly activate itch-associated neurons in the skin, according to new research. (2020-04-07)
Children with food protein-induced enterocolitis more likely to have other allergies
Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have found that children with a rare food allergy known as food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome, or FPIES, have a significantly higher chance of being diagnosed with other allergic conditions, including eczema, traditional food allergy and asthma. (2020-03-05)
Caesarean birth has little impact on children developing allergies
A caesarean birth had little impact on whether a child would go onto develop allergies, a new study has shown. (2020-03-03)
Revving up immune system may help treat eczema
Studying eczema, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2020-02-26)
Tel Aviv University researchers discover receptor chain involved in atopic dermatitis
A new Tel Aviv University study identifies the precise receptor chain involved in the development of atopic dermatitis, the most common cause of eczema. (2020-02-19)
Childhood eczema cannot be prevented by daily moisturiser use, study finds
Using moisturisers on newborn babies does not prevent eczema as previously thought, according to a major new study. (2020-02-19)
Right beneath the skin we all have the same bacteria
In the dermis skin layer, the same bacteria are found across age and gender. (2020-02-12)
25-fold surge in vitamin D supplement prescriptions for kids in UK primary care
The number of vitamin D supplement prescriptions written for children in primary care in the UK has surged 25-fold in under 10 years, reveals an analysis of family doctor (GP) prescribing data, published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-12-03)
Atopic eczema linked to increase fracture risk in adults
Adults with atopic eczema could face a raised risk of fracture, with the risk increasing the more severe the condition, according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. (2019-11-20)
Breaking news on oral food challenges
Two medically challenging cases being presented at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting contain new information on the benefits of oral food challenges when diagnosing food allergies. (2019-11-08)
How prenatal diet, delivery mode and infant feeding relate to pediatric allergies
Two new studies being presented at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting contain new information on how prenatal diet, the way the baby is delivered, and infant feeding practices can affect the risk of allergy. (2019-11-08)
Increased depression, suicidal thoughts and stress are reported in patients with chronically itchy skin
Itch is a very common symptom in patients suffering from skin diseases. (2019-10-29)
Promising therapy for common form of eczema identified in early-stage trial
A therapy that targets the immune system showed promise for treating atopic dermatitis -- the most common form of eczema -- in a small proof-of-concept trial, led by scientists from the Medical Research Council Human Immunology Unit at the University of Oxford. (2019-10-23)
Heavier birth weight linked to childhood allergies
New research shows that the more a baby weighs at birth relative to its gestational age the higher the risk they will suffer from childhood food allergy or eczema, although not hay fever. (2019-10-15)
Painless tape strips used to detect molecular changes in skin of children with eczema
In a study using non-invasive tape strips in young children with eczema (or atopic dermatitis), researchers found many molecular signs of immune dysfunction and skin changes that relate to disease activity. (2019-10-15)
Long-term dupilumab benefits adolescents with eczema
Results from a phase IIa open-label trial and a subsequent phase III open-label extension trial reinforce findings from an earlier short-term trial that adolescents with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, or eczema, can experience significant improvements with dupilumab. (2019-10-09)
Use of tape strips in early onset pediatric atopic dermatitis
May also help predict therapeutic responses. (2019-10-09)
Fish in early childhood reduces risk of disease
It doesn't take that much fish for young children to reap big health benefits. (2019-10-08)
Atopic dermatitis: How allergens get on our nerves
Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, primarily affects infants and children. A skin disease characterized by flare-ups, it is often treated with topical anti-inflammatories. (2019-10-07)
Needle-free flu vaccine patch effective in early study
A new needle-free flu vaccine patch revved up the immune system much like a traditional flu shot without any negative side effects. (2019-09-16)
Scratching the surface of how your brain senses an itch
Light touch plays a critical role in everyday tasks, such as picking up a glass or playing a musical instrument, as well as for detecting the touch of, say, biting insects. (2019-08-22)
Scientists use skin's microbiome to develop health index for children with eczema
Microbiomes aren't just for understanding and modulating gut health -- skin, our largest organ, hosts a vibrant and complex microbiome that can provide health insights. (2019-08-22)
Multiple genes affect risk of asthma, hay fever and eczema
In a new study from SciLifeLab at Uppsala University, researchers have found a total of 141 regions (genes) in our genetic material that largely explain the genetic risk underlying asthma, hay fever and eczema. (2019-08-05)
Early introduction of peanuts in babies to reduce allergy risk
Worried about peanut allergies in children? A practice article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) outlines five things to know about early introduction of peanuts in infants to reduce the risk of peanut allergy. (2019-07-22)
Cracks in the skin of eczema patients promote allergic diseases
Many babies with eczema go on to develop food allergies, asthma and hay fever, and researchers at National Jewish Health say it's not a coincidence. (2019-07-17)
Researchers show that the composition of human skin microbiome can be modulated
Scientists at UPF and the company S-Biomedic have demonstrated the use of living bacteria to modulate skin microbiome composition. (2019-07-08)
Singapore research team finds info in a third of eczema apps inconsistent with guidelines
A third of eczema management mobile applications provide information that does not agree with international treatment and condition guidelines, a study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found. (2019-06-11)
A common skin bacterium put children with severe eczema at higher risk of food allergy
In a new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, scientists from King's College London have found that young children with severe eczema infected with Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacterium, are at a higher risk of developing a food allergy. (2019-05-31)
Hispanic and black children more likely to miss school due to eczema than white children
In a study that highlights racial disparities in the everyday impact of eczema, new research shows Hispanic and black children are more likely than white children to miss school due to the chronic skin disease. (2019-05-22)
Skin patch shows promise for children with milk-induced eosinophilic esophagitis
A new study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia finds that a skin patch may be useful in treating children with a painful, chronic condition called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) triggered by milk. (2019-05-22)
Common food additive found to affect gut microbiota
Experts call for better regulation of a common additive in foods and medicine, as research reveals it can impact the gut microbiota and contribute to inflammation in the colon, which could trigger diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer. (2019-05-13)
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