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  1. 10 Myths and Facts About Adult Acne

    If you lived with acne as a teenager, you probably heard all sorts of advice about why you developed acne and what you should do about it. “You eat too many potato chips!” “You don’t wash your face enough!” “Cut down on the chocolate!” The fact is that most of what you thought you knew about acne as

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  2. You Asked! Expert A's to Your Beauty Q's: Aging Skin and Acne

    Kelley Ellis, a structural engineer in Sugar Land, Texas, wanted suggestions for an easy skin care regimen that battles aging skin and breakouts. Read on to learn what Mary Ruth Buchness, MD (a medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologist in New York City) and Laurie Polis, MD (director of Dermatol

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  3. Adult Acne Is Treatable

    Have you ever looked in the mirror and declared, “I should not have wrinkles and pimples on the same face!” If so, you’re not alone. Acne: it isn’t just for teenagers. In fact, many people are plagued by adult acne into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. According to a survey done by dermatologists at th

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  4. From Acne to Rosacea: Ask the Dermatologist

    Jan. 6, 2010. Dermatologist Doris Day, MD, answers your questions about skin problems, including acne, eczema, and rosacea.

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  5. MRSA Strain on the Rise in Hospitals

    Nov. 24, 2009 -- A potentially dangerous and rapidly spreading strain of the "superbug" MRSA poses a much greater public health threat than previously thought, new research shows. Community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) is spreading in hospitals and other health care facilities, according to a study in

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  6. Bacteria Key to Healthy Skin

    Nov. 23, 2009 -- Bacteria normally found on the skin's surface may play a key role in preventing inflammation and disease. A new study shows that bacteria living on the skin's surface, including staphylococcal types that typically induce inflammation below the skin, actually prevent excessive inflam

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  7. Stem Cells May Be Used as Skin Grafts

    Nov. 19, 2009 -- Human embryonic stem cells can be used to produce skin grafts for people who have been seriously burned, shows a study published in The Lancet. Though patients have benefited from cell therapy for two decades, the techniques used have had limitations, write Hind Guenou, PhD, of INSE

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  8. New Drug for Lingering Shingles Pain

    Nov. 17, 2009 - The FDA has approved a new treatment for postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), the nerve pain that sometimes lingers after an attack of shingles. The new PHN drug is Qutenza. It's made by Lohmann Therapie-Systems AD of Andernach, Germany, and distributed by NeurogesX Inc. of San Mateo, Calif

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  9. Shingles Recurs More Often Than Thought

    Nov. 2, 2009 (Philadelphia) -- People with shingles are more likely to suffer a recurrence than previously thought, especially if their attack is accompanied by lasting pain, researchers report. "The risk of getting shingles again, once you already have it, is about one in three," says Barbara Yawn,

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  10. Deadlier Strain of MRSA Emerges

    Nov. 2, 2009 (Philadelphia) -- A newly discovered strain of drug-resistant staph bacteria is five times more deadly than other strains, a new study suggests. Adding insult to injury, the new superbug appears to have some resistance to the antibiotic commonly used to treat it, researchers report. Hal

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