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  1. Frequent Cold Sores Tied to Genetic Mutation

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A gene mutation explains why some people develop cold sores while others do not, according to a new study. Cold sores -- blisters that appear on and around the lips -- are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Bet

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  2. Serious MRSA Infections in U.S. Declining: CDC

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially fatal invasive infections from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are declining in the United States, according to a new government report. In a separate study, other researchers have found that hi

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  3. Treatment Options Expand for Psoriasis Patients

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- For the legions of Americans living with the red, scaly patches of psoriasis, doctors have good news. "We are at a point where we can help almost anyone, and we can do it fairly safely," said Dr. Mark Lebwohl, who chairs the Na

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  4. Bedbugs' Genes May Protect Them From Insecticides

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbugs -- tiny, flat parasites that hide where people sleep -- are notoriously tough to kill, but scientists say they think they've uncovered new clues about why these bloodsuckers are so hardy. It seems that bedbugs have gene

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  5. Adult Acne: Why You Get It, How to Fight It

    Acne isn’t just for teens. Many people have it as adults. Temi Zeitenberg got acne in college, just as most people her age were outgrowing it. Because of her acne, "there were times I would not leave the house," says Zeitenberg, an attorney in Boca Raton, Fla.   It doesn't have to be that way. There

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  6. Asian Tiger Mosquito Could Spread U.S. Disease

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- What's striped black-and-white, packs a nasty bite and is a tireless spreader of disease? No, it's not a B-movie horror creature -- it's the Asian tiger mosquito. And though a relative newcomer to the American scene, experts now war

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  7. Midwest Ticks Show Signs of 'Heartland Virus'

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- While a type of tick-borne disease known as Heartland virus appears to be extremely rare -- only two cases in humans have been reported so far -- a new study finds it is lurking in ticks in northwestern Missouri. The researchers

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  8. Researchers Focus on Eczema-Food Allergy Link

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- The skin disease eczema may be an important factor in the development of food allergies in infants, a new British study suggests. The breakdown in the skin barrier that occurs in eczema could play a key role in triggering food s

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  9. Top 8 Acne Treatment Mistakes

    For the nearly 50 million Americans affected by acne, the many available medications and treatments can be confusing and overwhelming. It's easy to make mistakes treating acne or even make it worse, despite the best intentions. Here, experts list the most common mistakes. In most cases, a dermatolog

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  10. Weight Loss Might Ease Psoriasis, Study Hints

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- People with psoriasis who lose weight could experience some relief from the symptoms of their chronic skin disease, according to a small new study. A clinical trial based in Denmark found that obese patients with psoriasis w

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