- A newly published report reveals patients with epilepsy and low socioeconomic status (SES) are more likely to have uncontrolled seizures, drug-related side effects, and a lower overall quality of life.
- The first study of its kind in the world - involving 336 children aged between six months and 16 years old - has shown that installing a water softener for three months brings no additional relief for eczema sufferers.
- Exposure to worm infections in the womb may protect a newborn infant from developing eczema, a study funded by the Wellcome Trust suggests.
- Like a fence or barricade intended to stop unwanted intruders, the skin serves as a barrier protecting the body from the hundreds of allergens, irritants, pollutants and microbes people come in contact with every day.
- A study has found that children with a dog in the home had a significantly reduced risk of developing eczema at the age of four whereas children with a cat were more likely to have the ailment at the same age.
- Children with eczema, a chronic skin condition that often begins in childhood, have a greater risk of developing asthma and food allergies
- Scaly, itchy skin can be a major irritant. Most such condition goes by the name Eczema or dermatitis - a general term for many types of skin inflammation.
- Breast feeding for a longer period can lead to a skin disorder called eczema in babies, according to researchers from Chang Jung Christian University and other institutions in Taiwan.
Eczema / Psoriasis
The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by redness, itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering or cracking, etc. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system mistakes the skin cells as a pathogen, and sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells.