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    1. Weight Loss Might Ease Psoriasis, Study Hints

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- People with psoriasis who lose weight could experience some relief from the symptoms of their chronic skin disease, according to a small new study. A clinical trial based in Denmark found that obese patients with psoriasis w

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    2. Cause of Port-Wine Stain Birthmarks Pinpointed

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they finally know what causes babies to be born with port-wine stain birthmarks and a rarer but related condition that often leads to lifelong struggles with blindness, seizures and mental disabilities. In a ne

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    3. Pediatricians Endorse New Acne Treatment Guidelines

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Pimples have long been the bane of teenage existence, but pediatricians say there is now enough evidence on effective treatments to put out the first guidelines on battling acne in children. There is a range of medications that can c

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    4. Bedbug Remedy Based on Kidney Bean Leaves?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- A centuries-old bedbug remedy has scientists full of beans -- kidney beans to be precise. The bean leaves used to trap bedbugs hundreds of years ago in southeastern Europe may offer a model for a non-toxic, modern-da

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    5. Temporary Tattoos May Leave Permanent Damage

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- As thousands of college students head to sunny spots for spring break, getting temporary tattoos may seem like a fun thing to do. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that they can cause blisters and permanent scarr

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    6. Could Herpes Virus Affect Memory in Older Adults?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who harbor certain infections, such as the herpes cold sore virus, may have poorer thinking and memory abilities than their peers, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of more than 1,600 older adults, those wi

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    7. Germs Fly in Roller-Derby Games, Study Finds

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- As roller-derby skaters bump and smack one another on the track, a new study finds that they're exchanging more than bruises: These combative women are also swapping countless bacteria that live on their skin. Researchers who

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    8. Many Unregulated Tanning Salons Would Admit Kids

      Feb. 25, 2013 -- Nearly two-thirds of Missouri tanning salons included in a new survey would allow children as young as 10 to use their tanning beds. There is clear evidence that ultraviolet radiation exposure from tanning beds is associated with a higher risk of skin cancer. Even so, 65% of 243 Mis

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    9. Mosquitoes Can Become Desensitized to DEET

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Mosquitoes can become desensitized to the insect repellent DEET, according to a new study. Although most bugs are strongly deterred by DEET, the researchers had previously found that some mosquitoes and flies carry a

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    10. What Can Make Your Scalp Dry

      Your dandruff may be a bummer, but it's harmless to your health. Dandruff is a "cosmetic" problem, says New York dermatologist Michele Green, MD. "It will not cause anything bad." No one knows precisely what causes dandruff, though a fungus called malassezia may play a role. It's normal to have mala

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