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    1. '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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. '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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    5. 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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    6. Older Antibiotic Still Works On Staph Infections

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An older antibiotic called vancomycin is still effective in treating dangerous Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections, a new study finds. The findings show that doctors should keep using vancomycin to treat Staphyloc

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    7. Psoriasis Tied to Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with more severe cases of psoriasis may be at increased risk of uncontrolled high blood pressure, a large study finds. Researchers looking at over 13,000 adults in the United Kingdom found that those with severe pso

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    8. Summer Tips for Psoriasis

      Warm weather often spells relief from psoriasis. Sunlight helps reduce skin patches, and higher humidity relieves dry skin. Yet spring and summer can also make you anxious about showing more bare skin when you have psoriasis. Use these tips to make the most of balmy days. Sunlight is the top reason

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    9. Varicose Vein Treatments All Work, But...

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Three common treatments for painful varicose veins all ease symptoms, though there may be small differences in quality of life months later. That's the conclusion of a clinical trial that compared the three treatments --

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    10. Is Your Psoriasis Treatment Working?

      No matter what medicine you use, you want your skin to clear as much and as soon as possible. Psoriasis treatments aren't a quick fix. Some treatments start to show results faster than others, but they all take time. Each has its own way of relieving psoriasis. And no medicines will make it vanish f

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