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  1. Pumpkin Protein May Field Off Yeast Infections

    Oct. 30, 2009 -- Researchers in South Korea say pumpkin skins contain a powerful antifungal protein that works against the cause of many common yeast infections. Reporting in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Chosun University scientists from Kwangju, South

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  2. Shingles May Raise Risk of Stroke

    Oct. 8, 2009 -- Adults with shingles are at increased risk for stroke, especially if they have shingles that affects the eyes, a study shows. The study is not the first to show an elevated stroke risk associated with shingles, but it is the first to quantify the risk, researchers say. Compared to ad

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  3. Psoriasis: Treatment and Tips During the Holidays

    ’Tis the season for good cheer, good friends, good food … and, if you have psoriasis, a good chance that your skin condition will worsen. Unfortunately, the holidays can be hard on psoriasis sufferers. Stress, cold weather, overindulgence, and winter viruses can make psoriasis symptoms worse. But th

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  4. Dealing With the Stigma of Psoriasis

    When it comes to facing the stigma of psoriasis, there's one incident that sticks out in Robert Schwartz's mind: the time he was kicked out of a restaurant because of his condition. After sitting down with a plate of food from a buffet, he remembers being approached by the restaurant manager and qui

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  5. FDA OKs New Psoriasis Drug Stelara

    Sept. 25, 2009 -- The FDA today approved a new biologic drug called Stelara for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults. Plaque psoriasis is an immune system disorder that results in the rapid overproduction of skin cells. According to the FDA, about 6 million people in the U.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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