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  1. Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with psoriasis may be twice as likely to experience depression as those without the common skin condition, regardless of its severity, a new study suggests. "Psoriasis in general is a pretty visible disease," said s

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  2. Head Lice Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-resistant head lice are very likely coming to a school near you, U.S. investigators warn. At least 25 states host lice populations that don't respond to common over-the-counter treatments, a new analysis reveals. Permet

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  3. Diet and Psoriasis

    Watch what you eat. Watch your weight. Both can affect the symptoms of psoriasis. Food doesn’t cause or cure this skin disease, but research shows it may calm itchy soreness and even clear up outbreaks. If you have a lot of extra weight, losing some of those pounds may help.  Some studies show that 

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  4. FDA Approves New Rosacea Treatment

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new prescription treatment for the common skin condition rosacea was approved on Monday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Rosacea is a chronic disease that causes redness and pimples on the skin. In most cases, it

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  5. Experimental Treatment Uses Nitric Oxide for Acne

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's no shortage of products out there that claim to treat the pimples that so often plague teen skin, but your body may already be making an effective treatment that just needs a little tweaking from science, a new stu

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  6. Your Psoriasis Questions Answered

    Got questions about psoriasis? WebMD is here with answers, from the most basic issues to more complicated topics. Recently, a couple of leading skin experts took questions from our Psoriasis Community. Here are highlights from the online chat with Colby Evans, MD, and Mary Ruth Buchness, MD. What ca

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  7. Experimental Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary trial results suggest that an experimental psoriasis drug may control the chronic skin disease better than the current standard treatment. The drug, guselkumab, was compared to the commonly used medication

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  8. Umbilical Cord Blood May One Day Treat Eczema, RA

    July 1, 2015 -- Scientists say they've accidentally found a possible treatment for eczema and rheumatoid arthritis. Their original research was focused on how to treat a condition called skin graft versus host disease (GvHD). It affects some people who get a stem cell transplant, through which you b

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  9. Could a Vitamin Play a Role in Acne Outbreaks?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that high levels of vitamin B12 may affect germ activity in certain people, boosting the odds that they'll develop acne. However, it's too early to say if anyone should cut down on their vitamin B1

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  10. Chronic Hives: What You Can Do at Home

    Hives are itchy and uncomfortable. When you have chronic hives, you deal with them for weeks at a time with no end in sight. Your goal is to find relief, even just in the short term. Medications help, but lifestyle changes can make you more comfortable, too. Some people get new hives from scratching

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