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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Chemicals From Clothes, Beauty Products on Skin

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who've created the first 3-D map of a person's skin say people are covered with the chemical residues from shampoos, beauty products and even clothing. "Our daily routines -- what we eat, what we put on our skin

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  4. Once-Daily Ivermectin Is a Safe Rosacea Treatment

    April 1, 2015 -- Ivermectin cream (Soolantra) does a better job than metronidazole cream at treating the type of rosacea that causes bumps and pus pimples, according to a new study. Papulopustular rosacea is an ongoing condition that affects the face. It also causes redness and flushing. The study's

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  5. Many Acne Patients Don't Take Their Meds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many acne patients do not take all their recommended medications, a small new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 143 acne patients and found that 27 percent of them did not obtain or use all of the prescription and over

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  6. Scientists Spot Genes Linked to Rosacea

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first genetic factors associated with the skin disorder rosacea have been identified by researchers. More than 16 million people in the United States have rosacea, an incurable skin condition that causes symptoms such

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  7. FDA OKs New Varicose Vein Treatment

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new system to permanently treat varicose veins in the legs by sealing the affected veins with adhesive was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Many people with varicose veins experience no symptoms,

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  8. Eczema Cream for Children Not a Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cream used to treat the skin condition eczema in children does not appear to increase the risk of cancer, according to a study funded by the maker of the cream. Researchers looked at nearly 7,500 children in the Unite

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  9. Shingles Tied to Dangerous Disease in Elderly

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research links the virus behind chickenpox and shingles to a blood vessel condition that afflicts the elderly and can sometimes be deadly. The study doesn't prove that the so-called varicella zoster virus causes the

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  10. Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For certain people, the acne treatment Aczone may be linked to a rare blood disorder, a new case study contends. A 19-year-old woman who had used Aczone -- the skin gel version of the drug dapsone -- for a week developed a

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