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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Teen Acne Solutions

    If your fight against acne has just begun, you should know what your options are and when to talk to a dermatologist for more help. You could start with benzoyl peroxide. "It works beautifully," says Latanya Benjamin, MD, a dermatologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University.

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  7. 9 Skin Care Tips for Rosacea

    When you have rosacea, you need to take special care of your skin. People with rosacea have skin that is easily irritated by cleansers, creams, and makeup. Using the right products can help keep you looking and feeling your best. Try these nine helpful skin-care tips. Each person with rosacea has di

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  8. Bioengineered Skin Gets Closer to the Real Thing

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who need skin grafts because of burns or other injuries might someday get lab-grown, bioengineered skin that works much like real human skin, Swiss researchers report. This new skin not only has its own blood v

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  9. Baldness Cure May Have Inched a Bit Closer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists might be able to offer "hair-challenged" males a new glimmer of hope when it comes to reversing baldness. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania say they've gotten closer to being able to use stem cell

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  10. Bedbugs Love a Crowd, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Something to think about when you have trouble sleeping: Bedbugs grow faster when they live in groups, a new study finds. It was known that this occurred among other insects, such as crickets, cockroaches and grasshoppers

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