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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Psoriasis Treatment Choices Improving, FDA Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing knowledge of the skin disease called psoriasis is leading to greater treatment choices, including personalized therapies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports. Psoriasis is an immune system disorder that

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  6. Drug Restores Hair in Some With Alopecia: FAQ

    Aug. 19, 2014 -- A drug used to treat a rare bone marrow cancer caused hair to grow back in some people with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair follicles, scientists have found. A small study shows that the drug, ruxolitinib, was effective in mice and in three people with t

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  7. Drug Restores Hair in People With Alopecia: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Aug. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat a rare type of bone marrow cancer restores hair in patients with an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, a new study found. Columbia University Medical Center researchers found that the drug ruxol

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  8. Some Home Tattoo Kits Recalled: Infection Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Inks in some home tattoo kits are contaminated and could cause skin infections, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency issued the warning after tests confirmed bacterial contamination in unopened home tatt

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  9. Orbactiv OK'd for Drug-Resistant Skin Infections

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The antibacterial drug Orbactiv (oritavancin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat drug-resistant skin infections in adults, the agency said in a news release. The drug is sanctioned to trea

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  10. Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise: Expert

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the bite of a brown recluse spider is poisonous, these wounds usually heal well if left alone, an expert notes. It's still important to recognize the warning signs of an adverse reaction to a brown reclus

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