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    1. Your Healthy Skin Germs Stay Put, Despite Cleaning

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some things never change, and your personal collection of skin bacteria may be one of them -- despite the use of sanitizers and antibacterial wipes. Human skin encounters countless germs every day, and researchers expected

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    2. Today's Hair Style Could Cause Hair Loss Tomorrow

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black women who like to wear their hair pulled back tightly may be increasing their risk of hair loss, new research suggests. A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore reviewed 19 studies an

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    3. Does Rosacea Boost Risk for Alzheimer's?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rosacea, the facial redness affecting millions of Americans, may be linked to a higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. However, the study authors were quick to stress that people with rosa

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    4. Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The chronic skin disease psoriasis may be linked to excess weight and type 2 diabetes, results of a new study suggest. Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes had more than 50 percent greater odds o

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    5. Psoriasis May Raise Risk for Aneurysms in Abdomen

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis patients may face a higher risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, though the overall odds of experiencing this potentially deadly blood vessel rupture are small, new research shows. The Danish scientists also

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    6. Fighting Back, Bedbugs Grow a Thicker Skin

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbugs may be developing thicker "skins" that help them resist common pesticides, a new study suggests. This might explain why bedbug populations are increasing worldwide, the researchers added. "If we understand the

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    7. Tanning May Limit Ability to Produce Vitamin D

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While the sun helps the body make vitamin D, a new study says that too much exposure might actually lower the levels of the essential vitamin. Tan skin may provide some protection against the sun's harmful UV rays,

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    8. Rosacea Might Boost Parkinson's Risk: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rosacea, a chronic skin condition that causes marked redness in the face, may be linked to an increased risk for Parkinson's disease, a large, new study suggests. Among more than 5 million Danes, those with rosacea were

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    9. Hair Styling Can Cause Hair Loss for Black Women

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hair styling practices may be causing black women to experience hair loss, which is a major problem that often goes undiagnosed, a new survey finds. While genetics may play a key role in hair loss among black women, stylin

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    10. Misconceptions About Acne Still Common

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There are still plenty of negative and mistaken beliefs about people with acne, a new study finds. Researchers showed photos of acne and several common skin conditions to study participants and asked them their views about

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