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    1. New Drug Shows Promise Against Psoriasis

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with the skin disease psoriasis showed significant improvement when taking an experimental drug called ixekizumab, according to a late-stage, phase 3 clinical trial. "The visible effects of psoriasis can hav

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    2. Another Tick-Borne Illness Documented in Northeast

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The same ticks that spread Lyme disease may also carry a rarer bacteria that's causing serious illness in the northeastern United States. Like Lyme disease, Borrelia miyamotoi disease causes flu-like symptoms such as head

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    3. Shingles Vaccine May Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TBD, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even when shingles vaccination does not prevent the disease, it reduces the risk of long-term pain that can occur as a complication of the condition, according to a new study. Although the U.S. Advisory Council on Immunization Practic

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    4. Tattoos May Pose Health Risks, Researchers Report

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a tattoo may put you at risk for long-term skin problems, a new study warns. "We were rather alarmed at the high rate of reported chronic complications tied to getting a tattoo," said senior investigator Dr. Marie

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    5. Psoriasis and Obesity: What’s the Connection?

      Did you know that psoriasis may be linked to your weight? People with this skin condition are more likely than others to be obese. And if you have a lot of extra pounds, the condition may become worse and harder to treat. Doctors don’t know which comes first. But long-lasting inflammation throughout

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    6. Many Under 50 Living With Cold Sore Virus

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans aged 14 to 49 carry the virus that causes cold sores -- those small blisters around the mouth that may come and go, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). "Cold sores may appear

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    7. Ways to Ease Pain During a Psoriasis Flare

      When you’ve got psoriasis pain, you want relief. There are several things you can do to help ease it and soothe your skin. First, if your skin is cracked and bleeding, see your doctor right away, says dermatologist Colby Evans, MD, chairman-elect of the board of trustees of the National Psoriasis Fo

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    8. Genes May Determine Whether You're Mosquito Bait

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your genes may affect whether mosquitoes prefer to snack on you or someone else, a new study shows. In experiments with identical and fraternal twins, a team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine discovere

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    9. Exercise and Psoriasis

      Pain may make you feel like sitting still, but when you move it can help how your skin looks and feels. Hard to believe? Exercise is good for your immune system, and it helps fight inflammation in your body. Experts think inflammation may make psoriasis worse. Bonus: Being active helps fight stress,

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    10. MS, Psoriasis Drugs and Deadly Brain Infections

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An active ingredient in some psoriasis and multiple sclerosis medications has been linked to two cases of a rare and sometimes lethal brain infection. The ingredient, dimethyl fumarate, appears to have contributed to

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