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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Healthy Diet, Healthy Skin

    Whenever dermatologist Ellen Marmur, MD, eats chocolate, she breaks out two days later. Although she admits there is no hard science to explain why, she takes comfort in knowing she’s not alone. More than one-third of people with acne see a connection between what they eat and their blemishes.     “

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  8. Little Insects, Big Allergic Reactions

    June 16, 2011 -- Insect stings are little more than painful nuisances for most people. But for others, the venom from insects can cause severe allergic reactions and even death. That’s according to a joint task force of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American Academy of

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  9. Antiperspirant Safety: Should You Sweat It?

    Word travels fast on the Internet. As stories fly from inbox to inbox, they gain momentum and news sometimes blurs with fiction. A few years ago, an email began circulating that gave many readers reason to pause. It read: "I just got information from a health seminar that I would like to share. The

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  10. The Top 7 Summer Health Hazards

    Ryan Stanton, MD, doesn't want to meet you this summer. The Lexington, Ky., emergency room physician knows that when the weather starts heating up, so do a host of health hazards that can quickly turn a festive day at the beach into a disaster. He tells WebMD the Magazine about what brings summer re

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