Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The skin condition eczema may increase slightly the risk of broken bones and injured joints, a new study reports.

Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Leprosy, although quite rare, continues to appear in the United States, a new U.S. government study reports.

Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants with a specific skin gene mutation who are exposed to peanut protein in household dust may be more likely to develop a peanut allergy, according to a new study.

Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While in-office visits may still be best, taking a photo of a skin lesion and sending it to your dermatologist for analysis may be a valuable piece of eczema care, a new study finds.

Vitamin D Might Help Kids With Eczema

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily vitamin D supplements might help children with eczema that gets worse in the winter, a new study suggests.

Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with more severe cases of psoriasis may be at increased risk of uncontrolled high blood pressure, a large study finds.

Salamanders May Hold Clues to Human Scar Healing

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Insights gleaned from salamanders may help keep people scar-free after surgery, University of Florida researchers say.

Keep It Clean After Ear Piercings

SATURDAY, Oct. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you get your ears pierced, you need to take steps to protect against infection, an expert says.

As Culture Changed, So Did Melanoma Risk, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changing fashions, cultural attitudes and health beliefs have contributed to the rise of deadly melanoma skin cancer, according to a new study.

Health Tip: Help Prevent Acne Scars

(HealthDay News) -- Proper skin care can minimize acne and help prevent scarring.