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  1. Beaches May Be Safe Harbor for MRSA

    Sept. 14, 2009 (San Francisco) -- Drug-resistant staph bacteria have been found on public beaches in Washington state, and beaches in other states may harbor the superbug too. MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) was once rarely seen outside of hospitals or other health care facilities

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  2. Brain Can Cope With Emotions of Psoriasis

    Aug. 27, 2009 -- Psoriasis can lead to physical scars, but the emotional scars from the skin disease can run deeper. The thick, red, scaly skin lesions that characterize the condition often influence how people with psoriasis feel about themselves and how others see them. Now new early research sugg

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  3. Excessive Sweating: A Sticky Subject

    For Crystal Barry, excessive sweating wasn't just a nuisance. It shaped her daily activities, even her personality. Barry, 24, a student from St. Louis, avoided team sports and crowded events. She never wore tank tops or sheer fabrics and often had to bring extra shirts to school after her first shi

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  4. Conquer Complexion Imperfections

    By Beth Janes Looking younger may hinge less on a lineless complexion and more on a clear one: Research shows that uneven skin tone can add about a decade to your perceived age. So while you've been heaping attention — and night creams — on wrinkles to turn back the clock, other factors like age spo

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  5. Bleach Baths May Help Kids With Eczema

    April 27, 2009 -- Participating in a clinical trial in 2006 changed 7-year-old Ben Kieffer's life, says his mom, Jennifer. Ben had suffered from severe eczema since he was 5 weeks old, with relentless itchy, painful flares of the skin condition and many rounds of antibiotics to treat related infecti

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  6. Psoriasis May Raise Cardiovascular Risks

    June 15, 2009 -- People with psoriasis may need to pay close attention to their cardiovascular risks, a new study shows. The study, which appears in the June issue of Archives of Dermatology, looked at more than 5,700 patients at the Miami VA Medical Center, including 3,236 psoriasis patients. The p

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  7. Me and My Psoriasis

    It's summer again, so while everyone else in Michigan, where I live, is shedding sweaters and jeans for tank tops and shorts, I'm looking for cover. This is a yearly ritual, poring over catalogs in search of a breezy, near-ankle-length skirt and chic little cardigan to hide my patchy skin. Those bol

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  8. Human Skin Alive With Bacteria

    May 28, 2009 -- Your skin is crawling with hundreds of kinds of bacteria, NIH researchers find. There are up to 100 times more kinds of bacteria thriving in "vibrant communities" in healthy skin than previously known, report NIH researcher Elizabeth A. Grice, PhD, and colleagues at the National Huma

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  9. Beware of Sunburn Boosters

    You take care of your skin, making sure to use sunscreen, a cleansing routine, and moisturizer. Yet there’s one simple step you may have overlooked that is just as important: Checking out the medicine cabinet and pantry for products that may raise your risk of sun sensitivity. Prescription drugs, ov

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  10. What's Up With Warts on Children?

    Children get a lot of warts. Maybe that’s why folklore attributes warts to touching frogs or toads. Forget that myth. Here are the facts on warts that every parent should know. Between 10% to 20% of children have common skin warts.  Girls get more warts than boys. Warts are most prevalent in childre

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