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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug already used to treat moderate-to-severe allergic asthma appears to offer relief to people with chronic hives who haven't been helped by standard medications, new research suggests. The prescription drug -- omalizumab

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  7. New Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise in Trials

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new psoriasis drug delivered dramatic results in two clinical trials, perhaps heralding an effective new treatment for patients with the chronic skin disease. The drug, secukinumab, was stacked up against an inactive

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  8. Some Acne Products Can Trigger Allergic Reactions

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some popular over-the-counter acne treatments can cause severe irritation or even potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The products contain the active in

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  9. Hairless Man Now Hairy, Thanks to Arthritis Drug

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A man with a rare condition that left him with no hair on his body grew a full head of hair after taking an arthritis drug, a new study reveals. The 25-year-old patient also grew eyebrows and eyelashes, along with facial,

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  10. Tick Exposure Can Occur in a Minute in These Areas

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some areas in the United States have such high tick populations that you can be exposed to the dangerous pests within one minute, an expert warns. "There are areas in this part of the country that the tick exposure can tr

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