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  1. Homes Now 'Reservoirs' for Superbug MRSA

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An antibiotic-resistant "superbug," long a problem in health-care settings, is now taking up residence in people's homes, a new U.S. study finds. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly referred to as MRSA, was

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  2. Prevent Tick Bites While Enjoying the Outdoors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With spring's arrival, many Americans will begin enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and gardening -- and they need to protect themselves from tick bites, an expert says. "There aren't any vaccines for tic

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  3. Childhood Eczema Often Persists Into Adulthood

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many children with eczema will continue to have symptoms of the skin condition as adults, new research suggests. Although eczema, or "atopic dermatitis," often begins during childhood, the new study found that k

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  4. New Hair-Loss Treatments in the Pipeline

    March 31, 2014 -- New hair loss treatments on the not-too-distant horizon may be game-changers. “The development of new treatments, including drugs and cell-based approaches for hair loss, is at an all-time high,” says Kenneth J. Washenik, MD, PhD. He's a clinical assistant professor at NYU Langone

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  5. Rashes From Wipes, Liquid Soaps on the Rise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Allergic skin reactions to a preservative used in pre-moistened wipes and liquid soaps are on the increase, a doctor says. "In the last two or three years, we've suddenly seen a big increase in people with this type of al

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  6. Younger Skin Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Other Cancers

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had nonmelanoma skin cancer are at increased risk for melanoma and other types of cancers, and this link is especially strong among young people, a large, new study contends. Researchers analyzed data from mo

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  7. Steroids Often Wrongly Prescribed for Psoriasis

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although corticosteroid pills are not recommended for the management of psoriasis, new research reveals these drugs are commonly prescribed by dermatologists treating this chronic skin condition. Corticosteroids, i

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  8. 8 Ways You May Be Making Your Acne Worse

    You may think you're doing everything you can to treat your acne, but little mistakes could add up to make it worse. Here are eight of them to avoid. Think about it: Your face produces oil and sweat, which gets onto your cell phone when you're on a call. If you don't clean that off, during your next

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  9. Teen Acne: Is Food to Blame?

    You may have heard that certain foods you eat affect your appearance. But it's not that simple. Experts are still looking for proven connections between the foods you eat and the pimples that later pop up. But one thing they do know: "Poor nutrition may make acne-prone teens even more susceptible to

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  10. Before You Pop a Pimple

    When you're staring in the mirror and a pimple is staring right back at you, you're going to get the urge. You want to squeeze it. You really want to squeeze it. Especially since pimples show up at the worst times. Although there is never a really good time to get a zit, they always seem to make the

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