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  1. Psoriasis and Exercise: The Game Changer

    Want to pick up the pace of your psoriasis management? You may have heard that exercise can help. But maybe you're concerned you'll trigger a flare-up. Or perhaps you’re uncomfortable exercising in public. Here, two psoriasis experts explain why exercise is your friend in your quest to improve your

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  2. Uncommon Skin Infection Linked to Tattoos

    Aug. 11, 2011 -- Practices at some tattoo parlors may increase the risk for developing a type of skin infection that more typically occurs in people with compromised immune systems, a study shows. Two reported cases of Mycobacterium haemophilum skin infections in tattoo parlor customers mark the fir

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  3. Low-Carb Diets May Improve Acne

    Aug. 8, 2011 -- Low-carb eating plans may do more than promote weight loss. These diets may also improve acne. Although the few studies conducted on this topic have yielded mixed results, “theoretically, people with acne may have hyperinsulinemia and foods that are low in the glycemic index (GI) may

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  4. FDA Approves First Drug for Scorpion Stings

    Aug. 4, 2011 -- The FDA says it has approved Anascorp as the first specific treatment to counteract the sometimes dangerous or even fatal effects of stings by venomous centruroides scorpions. The federal agency says in a news release that in the United States, venomous scorpions are mostly found in

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  5. New Strain of Tick-Borne Disease Discovered

    Aug. 3, 2011 - A new strain of ehrlichiosis, a tick-borne disease, is being spread by deer ticks, the same ticks that spread Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis. So far, the new ehrlichiosis strain has been found only in Minnesota and Wisconsin, even though thousands of ticks from across the

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  6. Choosing an Antiperspirant for Sensitive Skin

    If your skin becomes irritated when it comes in contact with certain jewelry, laundry detergent, or soaps, or you have a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, you know how important it is to pamper and protect your skin. Although your underarms might not be top of mind when you think of hot spots

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  7. How Much Sweating Is Too Much?

    Sweat, as stinky and uncomfortable as it can be, is a natural and healthy part of life, helping to cool the body. But excessive sweating can pose problems in your social life and relationships, and perhaps even to your emotional health.   How can you tell if you sweat excessively, beyond the body's

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  8. When Hyperhidrosis Means Something Serious

    Did you recently start excessively sweating even in comfortable temperatures? Do you wake up at night soaked in sweat? These may be signs of secondary hyperhidrosis -- excessive sweating due to medications or a medical condition.   Normally, your body sweats to regulate its temperature, and you swea

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  9. Is It a Spider Bite? Probably Not

    July 13, 2011 -- Spider bites aren't as common as most people and most doctors think, according to a new analysis. At the same time, researchers also say poor understanding of truly dangerous spider bites delays treatment when a person really has been bitten by a dangerous spider. For example, the b

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  10. New Clues About Why Sunburn Is So Painful

    July 6, 2011 -- It may come as cold comfort to those already suffering from the sting of a midsummer sunburn, but researchers have found a new clue that may help explain why sunburns are so painful. Their study shows UVB irradiation targets a particular protein in the body called CXCL5 that plays a

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