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  1. How to Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups

    Anne Jeffres, 41, an acupuncturist in New York, was in the midst of a stressful time at work when she noticed her scalp flaking. Her fingers became sore. Her nails were brittle and pitted. The mild psoriasis she once had as a child had returned in full force. "The flare-up was bad enough that I lost

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  2. Psoriasis Treatment Choices Improving, FDA Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing knowledge of the skin disease called psoriasis is leading to greater treatment choices, including personalized therapies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports. Psoriasis is an immune system disorder that

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  3. Diet and Psoriasis

    The jury’s still out on whether your diet can ease symptoms of psoriasis, but it’s certainly worth a second look. Food can’t cause or cure this common skin condition, but research shows it may calm inflammation and even clear up outbreaks. A growing number of studies show that losing weight may reli

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  4. Drug Restores Hair in Some With Alopecia: FAQ

    Aug. 19, 2014 -- A drug used to treat a rare bone marrow cancer caused hair to grow back in some people with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair follicles, scientists have found. A small study shows that the drug, ruxolitinib, was effective in mice and in three people with t

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  5. Drug Restores Hair in People With Alopecia: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Aug. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat a rare type of bone marrow cancer restores hair in patients with an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, a new study found. Columbia University Medical Center researchers found that the drug ruxol

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  6. Some Home Tattoo Kits Recalled: Infection Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Inks in some home tattoo kits are contaminated and could cause skin infections, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency issued the warning after tests confirmed bacterial contamination in unopened home tatt

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  7. Orbactiv OK'd for Drug-Resistant Skin Infections

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The antibacterial drug Orbactiv (oritavancin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat drug-resistant skin infections in adults, the agency said in a news release. The drug is sanctioned to trea

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  8. Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise: Expert

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the bite of a brown recluse spider is poisonous, these wounds usually heal well if left alone, an expert notes. It's still important to recognize the warning signs of an adverse reaction to a brown reclus

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  9. Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug already used to treat moderate-to-severe allergic asthma appears to offer relief to people with chronic hives who haven't been helped by standard medications, new research suggests. The prescription drug -- omalizumab

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  10. New Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise in Trials

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new psoriasis drug delivered dramatic results in two clinical trials, perhaps heralding an effective new treatment for patients with the chronic skin disease. The drug, secukinumab, was stacked up against an inactive

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