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    1. Germs Fly in Roller-Derby Games, Study Finds

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- As roller-derby skaters bump and smack one another on the track, a new study finds that they're exchanging more than bruises: These combative women are also swapping countless bacteria that live on their skin. Researchers who

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    2. Many Unregulated Tanning Salons Would Admit Kids

      Feb. 25, 2013 -- Nearly two-thirds of Missouri tanning salons included in a new survey would allow children as young as 10 to use their tanning beds. There is clear evidence that ultraviolet radiation exposure from tanning beds is associated with a higher risk of skin cancer. Even so, 65% of 243 Mis

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    3. Mosquitoes Can Become Desensitized to DEET

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Mosquitoes can become desensitized to the insect repellent DEET, according to a new study. Although most bugs are strongly deterred by DEET, the researchers had previously found that some mosquitoes and flies carry a

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    4. Fire Risk Spurs Banana Boat Spray Sunscreen Recall

      Oct. 22, 2012 -- At least five people have caught fire after using Banana Boat spray sunscreen products, spurring a recall. The recall includes 23 Banana Boat spray sunscreen products sold from January 2010 through September 2012. "If a consumer comes into contact with a flame or spark prior to comp

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    5. Virus Fights Acne

      Sept. 25, 2012 -- Viruses that kill acne-causing bacteria might make a powerful acne treatment, new research suggests. A specific species of bacteria, Propionibacterium acnes, is a major cause of the unpleasant, sometimes disfiguring disease doctors call acne vulgaris. The bacteria live inside the p

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    6. Smoking, Ink Color Affect Laser Tattoo Removal

      Sept. 21, 2012 -- Regret getting that Chinese character tattoo that turned out to be gibberish? Can't face turning 30 with the "Hello Kitty" tat you got on a whim a decade ago? You're not alone. Studies suggest that a third to half of people who get tattoos end up wanting them gone, and now laser te

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    7. West Nile Up 35%, but CDC Says Peak Has Passed

      Sept. 12, 2012 -- Illnesses in the ongoing West Nile epidemic increased 35% since last week, but the CDC says this worst-ever season probably has peaked. "The worst part of the epidemic is behind us," Lyle Petersen, MD, director of the CDC's Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, said at a news teleconf

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    8. Are Mites Causing Your Rosacea?

      Aug. 30, 2012 -- A tiny mite may be the cause of the skin condition rosacea. Rosacea causes flushing, redness, and bumps across the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. It usually strikes after age 30 and affects more women than men. It tends to flare in response to certain triggers, like sun exposure

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    9. Psoriasis Linked to Diabetes

      Aug. 29, 2012 (Munich, Germany) -- The chronic skin disorder psoriasis may raise the risk of diabetes, a large study shows. The risk is highest -- about two-fold higher -- in patients with the most severe psoriasis, says researcher Ole Ahlehoff, MD, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow in cardiology at Copen

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    10. New Tick-Borne Disease Found

      Aug. 29, 2012 -- A new virus, dubbed "Heartland virus," is being spread to people by ticks common in the Southeast, the CDC reports. The only known cases are two northwestern Missouri men who fell ill in 2009. Ticks had bitten both men, but they did not get better after treatment with antibiotics. T

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