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    1. Many Patients With Acne Take Antibiotics Too Long

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with severe acne remain on antibiotics too long before they are prescribed more effective medication, researchers say. A team led by Dr. Seth Orlow, chair of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New Y

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    2. Take a Healing Bath

      By Megan Kaplan A shower might be at the root of your regular routine, but a bath comes with health benefits. Bathing, in fact, can be used to combat all kinds of symptoms. There’s even a term for the practice: balneotherapy, aka the treatment of disease through bathing. “Although very few of the cl

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    3. These Are the Most Stigmatized Skin Disorders

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis and cold sores top the list of stigmatized skin conditions, a new survey indicates, but experts say much of the ill will directed at sufferers is misguided. Surveying 56 people, Boston researchers found that nea

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    4. Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The skin disorder psoriasis appears linked with artery inflammation, raising the odds for heart disease, a new study says. "As the amount of psoriasis increases, the amount of blood vessel inflammation increases," said

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    5. Migrating Birds May Bring Exotic Ticks to U.S.

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ticks can travel from Central and South America to the United States by hitching rides on migratory birds, a new study reveals. Some of these ticks may be carrying infectious diseases with them, the researchers said. Howeve

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    6. Psoriasis, Depression Often Go Hand in Hand

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regardless of severity, patients with the often disfiguring skin condition psoriasis face an elevated risk for depression, new research suggests. The depression risk may be driven more by concerns about appearance than by th

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    7. 2 Experimental Drugs Offer Hope Against Psoriasis

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental drugs show promise in treating psoriasis and a related condition, psoriatic arthritis, new studies report. The drugs, brodalumab and secukinumab (Cosentyx), represent a new approach to treatment, sai

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    8. Chagas Disease Parasite in Texas 'Kissing Bugs'

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blood-sucking insects commonly found in Texas are often carriers of a deadly parasite that causes Chagas disease, a new study finds. The bugs -- also known as "assassin bugs" or "kissing bugs" -- can carry a para

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    9. Antibacterial Soaps Fail to Beat Plain Soap

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to ridding your hands of bacteria, plain old soap is just as good as many "antibacterial" soaps, new research contends. Lab tests conducted by a team of Korean researchers revealed that when bacteria are expo

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    10. Rosacea Caused Half by Nature, Half by Lifestyle

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans may wonder what caused them to develop the chronic skin disease rosacea. New research suggests the reason is half environmental and half genetic. On the environmental side, sun exposure is the key con

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