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…

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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…

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How Hospitals Can Go Green

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Hospital operating rooms produce thousands of tons of greenhouse gases each year, but changing the type of anesthesia used in surgery can help lower those emissions, researchers report. For the study, investigators assessed the carbon footprint of operating rooms at three hospitals: Vancouver General Hospital in Canada; University…

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