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  1. Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with psoriasis may be twice as likely to experience depression as those without the common skin condition, regardless of its severity, a new study suggests. "Psoriasis in general is a pretty visible disease," said s

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  2. Head Lice Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-resistant head lice are very likely coming to a school near you, U.S. investigators warn. At least 25 states host lice populations that don't respond to common over-the-counter treatments, a new analysis reveals. Permet

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  3. FDA Approves New Rosacea Treatment

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new prescription treatment for the common skin condition rosacea was approved on Monday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Rosacea is a chronic disease that causes redness and pimples on the skin. In most cases, it

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  4. Experimental Treatment Uses Nitric Oxide for Acne

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's no shortage of products out there that claim to treat the pimples that so often plague teen skin, but your body may already be making an effective treatment that just needs a little tweaking from science, a new stu

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  5. Experimental Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary trial results suggest that an experimental psoriasis drug may control the chronic skin disease better than the current standard treatment. The drug, guselkumab, was compared to the commonly used medication

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  6. Umbilical Cord Blood May One Day Treat Eczema, RA

    July 1, 2015 -- Scientists say they've accidentally found a possible treatment for eczema and rheumatoid arthritis. Their original research was focused on how to treat a condition called skin graft versus host disease (GvHD). It affects some people who get a stem cell transplant, through which you b

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  7. Could a Vitamin Play a Role in Acne Outbreaks?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that high levels of vitamin B12 may affect germ activity in certain people, boosting the odds that they'll develop acne. However, it's too early to say if anyone should cut down on their vitamin B1

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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