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  1. 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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  2. Some Acne Products Can Trigger Allergic Reactions

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some popular over-the-counter acne treatments can cause severe irritation or even potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The products contain the active in

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  3. Hairless Man Now Hairy, Thanks to Arthritis Drug

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A man with a rare condition that left him with no hair on his body grew a full head of hair after taking an arthritis drug, a new study reveals. The 25-year-old patient also grew eyebrows and eyelashes, along with facial,

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  4. Selecting the Right Acne Treatment for You

    Years ago, teenagers with acne were told to cut out the potato chips and given a tube of Clearasil. Today, we know far more about the reasons why some people develop acne and how it can most effectively be treated. All cases of acne are not created equal, and neither are all acne treatments. Althoug

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  5. A Guide to Severe Acne Treatment

    Acne, a common skin disease that affects 40 to 50 million Americans, comes in a variety of appearances. It affects mainly teenagers, but it can also begin or persist into your 20s, 30s, and later. Acne's psychological impact can't be ignored -- it is associated with higher rates of anxiety, depressi

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  6. Tick Exposure Can Occur in a Minute in These Areas

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some areas in the United States have such high tick populations that you can be exposed to the dangerous pests within one minute, an expert warns. "There are areas in this part of the country that the tick exposure can tr

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  7. 5 Summer Tips for Psoriasis

    The end of a long winter can be good news for people with psoriasis. Warmer weather may mean smoother skin. "Many people report considerable relief of their psoriasis flares in the summer," says Erin Boh, MD, PhD. She's the Chastain chair of the department of dermatology at Tulane University Medical

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  8. Stem Cells Yield Lab-Grown Skin, Researchers Say

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Skin that was created from stem cells and grown in a lab could be used instead of animals to test drugs and cosmetics, and to develop new treatments for skin disorders, scientists report. An international team of research

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  9. Homes Now 'Reservoirs' for Superbug MRSA

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An antibiotic-resistant "superbug," long a problem in health-care settings, is now taking up residence in people's homes, a new U.S. study finds. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly referred to as MRSA, was

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  10. Prevent Tick Bites While Enjoying the Outdoors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With spring's arrival, many Americans will begin enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and gardening -- and they need to protect themselves from tick bites, an expert says. "There aren't any vaccines for tic

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