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  1. Illnesses Linked to Bedbug Insecticides

    Sept. 22, 2011 -- Bedbugs won't kill you, but the poisons used to kill them might. According to a new CDC report, exposure to insecticides used to control bedbugs led to one death and more than 100 illnesses between 2003 and 2010. The report is published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly R

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  2. Maggots May Help Heal Hard-to-Treat Wounds

    Sept. 22, 2011 (Chicago) -- Maggots helped to heal the wounds of people with diabetes after multiple traditional treatments had failed, a small study shows. Leg and foot sores in 27 of 37 people with diabetes healed after treatment with medical maggots. The wounds had been open for several months to

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  3. U.S. Is Lagging in Effort to Control Superbugs

    Sept. 21, 2011 -- A new project puts the U.S. on the map, but not in the way we'd like to be. A new interactive map illustrates the growing threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The map was prepared by Extending the Cure, a research project that focuses on issues

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  4. Surgery vs. Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins

    Sept. 19, 2011 -- A newer, less-invasive technique that uses a laser to seal off bulging and uncomfortable varicose veins appears to work about as well as the standard surgery to remove the damaged vessels, a new study shows. Neither procedure appears to be a guaranteed permanent fix for varicose ve

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  5. If You Have Body Odor, It May Be in Your Genes

    Sept. 15, 2011 -- Imagine showering all you can, using deodorant, essentially being squeaky clean, yet your body odor still resembles fish, or maybe even garbage. For some people, it's an unwelcome reality. It's called "fish odor syndrome," but it's technically a genetic condition called trimethylam

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  6. Protect Your Child’s Skin From Irritants

    To kids, home is a safe haven where they play with toys and cuddle with their pets. Unfortunately, in addition to the things they cherish most, many children share their homes with skin irritants that can make them less than comfortable. “Children are sensitive little creatures; they have thinner sk

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  7. Surprising Household Irritants

    In less than a month, three patients walked into the dermatology office of Lisa A. Garner, MD, complaining of red, irritated skin that later developed brown streaks. Garner quickly figured out the cause. After accidentally spilling lime juice on themselves — “Margaritas, anyone?” — each patient deve

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  8. The Dirty Dozen: The 12 Most Common Skin Irritants

    Admit it. Are your cabinets teeming with cleaning supplies (whether you like to clean or not)? Are your drawers overflowing with personal care products (some way past their expiration dates)? Are you juggling a zillion chores without enough hours in the day to finish them? Don't worry, you're not al

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  9. Is Your Excessive Sweating Caused by a Medical Problem?

    Do you sweat more than other people? Does a five-minute workout on the treadmill leave you sopping wet? Do you wipe your hand before every handshake? At the very least, excessive sweating is a hassle. But sometimes heavy sweating is sign of a medical condition. "It's not always easy for the average

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  10. 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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