Got Scabies? Here’s What to Do

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you or a family member develops scabies, you need to take immediate action, a dermatologist advises. Scabies is a common skin condition caused by the human itch mite. Symptoms include an itchy rash, sores and a thick crust on the skin. “Most people get scabies from direct…

Are Women With Parkinson’s at a Disadvantage?

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Women with Parkinson’s disease appear to face a disadvantage: They’re much less likely than men to have caregivers, a new study finds. That’s probably because women often outlive their most likely potential caregiver — their husband, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. “Care…

Repeat Infection Likely for Men With HPV

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Men infected with genital human papillomavirus (HPV) are at high risk for reinfection with the same type of HPV, researchers say. The investigators also found that the risk for reinfection after a year increased 20-fold for men who’ve been infected with HPV16 — the type responsible for most…