| Apr 27, 2012
| 2:02 PM
A Queens family says they're being wrongly accused of abusing their 5-year-old daughter. All because of a skin condition.
Andrew Schieffer, of Ridgewood, said he took his daughter with him to vote in the New York Republican Primary this week. Elizabeth...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:30 PM
"Canned salmon: It does a body good" doesn't pack quite the same punch as that other slogan.
"Got edamame?" Not much better.
They're worth remembering though, given a growing movement away from milk. Consumption is at its lowest level in 36 years,...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Most new parents dream of their newborns with 10 fingers and 10 toes, and pretty, soft new baby skin. But as they grow, children can experience some very common skin conditions — some with an easy fix, and others a little more complex.
| Mar 29, 2010
There's no denying the allure of a beautiful complexion - or of an illuminated department store beauty counter, filled with elegant frosted jars and sleek glass bottles that promise a dewy glow and taut skin. But there's also no denying the appeal of...
| May 24, 2011
| 4:36 AM
House treats a performance artist who views the encounter as a "game."...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Young children with a family history of allergies may be less likely to develop the allergic skin condition eczema if they live with a dog starting in infancy, a new study suggests. On the other hand, researchers found, living with......
| Apr 11, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Eczema is notoriously difficult to treat in children. The torturous dry-skin disease causes intense itching and sleeplessness, and sometimes parents try making dietary changes in addition or in place of conventional treatments.
For about one-third of...
| Nov 28, 2010
Q: What can I put on my 3-year-old grandson to treat his eczema?
A: Most skin problems, like rashes, itchiness, or redness, go away on their own. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is different. Depending on the type of eczema, symptoms may go away...
| Dec 27, 2010
| 10:48 AM
More and more kids these days seem to have food allergies, and peanut-free classrooms are becoming the norm in many elementary schools.
In trying to characterize the apparent increase, scientists have identified two distinct trends. The first is that...
| Jul 26, 2010
Allergic reactions occur when your immune system misidentifies a neutral substance, called an allergen, as harmful. Allergens come into contact with your body through inhalation, swallowing, touching or by injection. Your immune system responds by...
| Aug 13, 2010
A major new international study released Friday has found that adolescents who take acetaminophen, better known under the brand name Tylenol, have a higher risk of asthma, allergic nasal conditions and the skin disorder eczema. Those who took the common...