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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Cause of Port-Wine Stain Birthmarks Pinpointed

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they finally know what causes babies to be born with port-wine stain birthmarks and a rarer but related condition that often leads to lifelong struggles with blindness, seizures and mental disabilities. In a ne

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  7. Pediatricians Endorse New Acne Treatment Guidelines

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Pimples have long been the bane of teenage existence, but pediatricians say there is now enough evidence on effective treatments to put out the first guidelines on battling acne in children. There is a range of medications that can c

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  8. What Causes Psoriasis?

    Psoriasis turns your skin cells into Type A overachievers: They mature about five times faster than cells in normal skin. And unlike normal skin cells, which naturally slough off, these cells pile up on the skin's surface almost faster than snow on a snowdrift. Why does this happen? What makes these

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  9. Bedbug Remedy Based on Kidney Bean Leaves?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- A centuries-old bedbug remedy has scientists full of beans -- kidney beans to be precise. The bean leaves used to trap bedbugs hundreds of years ago in southeastern Europe may offer a model for a non-toxic, modern-da

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  10. Temporary Tattoos May Leave Permanent Damage

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- As thousands of college students head to sunny spots for spring break, getting temporary tattoos may seem like a fun thing to do. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that they can cause blisters and permanent scarr

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