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  1. Tattoo Removal Laser May Help Reduce Acne Scars

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The same kind of laser that is used to remove tattoos may reduce scarring from acne, a small pilot study shows. Acne is the most common skin disease in the United States, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health

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  2. Potential New Source of Tropical Disease? Bedbugs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Until recently, insect-transmitted Chagas disease was found mainly in Latin America and South America, but it has made its way to the United States over the past few years. The potentially fatal illness is typically transm

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  3. Managing Your Weight When You Have Psoriasis

    Keeping a healthy weight can help you manage your psoriasis. It can also lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes, which are more common when you have this skin condition. Here's what you can do to manage your weight. Experts recommend a heart-healthy diet. Follow these guidelines: Eat lots of

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  4. Managing Your Psoriasis Triggers

    You can reduce flare-ups by learning the triggers that make your psoriasis worse. Follow these tips to help manage them and keep your skin condition under control. This is one of the most common triggers, says Colby Evans, MD, a dermatologist and chair-elect of the board of directors of the National

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  5. 'Kissing Bug' Now Spreading Tropical Disease in U.S.

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Residents of the southern United States may be at risk for a parasitic infection that can lead to severe heart disease and death, three new studies suggest. Chagas disease, which is transmitted by "kissing bugs" that fee

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  6. Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Leprosy, although quite rare, continues to appear in the United States, a new U.S. government study reports. Approximately 100 new cases are reported in the United States each year, researchers at the U.S. Centers for

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  7. Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The skin condition eczema may increase slightly the risk of broken bones and injured joints, a new study reports. In a study of 34,500 adults, researchers found that among 7 percent of people who had an eczema flare-up

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  8. Tips for Winter Psoriasis

    Winter can trigger psoriasis flares, but you have many ways to combat the drying effects of cold temps and indoor heating. Smooth on moisture. Keep your skin moist to ease redness and itching, and heal psoriasis patches. The thicker the cream or ointment, the better it is at locking water into your

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  9. Chemical May Leach Into Skin From Receipts

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Touching cash register receipts can dramatically increase your body's absorption of a potentially dangerous chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), researchers report. BPA, originally created as an estrogen supplement, has been

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  10. 'Selfies' May Help With Dermatology Care: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While in-office visits may still be best, taking a photo of a skin lesion and sending it to your dermatologist for analysis may be a valuable piece of eczema care, a new study finds. "This study shows something interest

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