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  1. FDA Approves New Varicose Vein Treatment

    March 31, 2010 -- The FDA has approved a new and potentially less painful treatment option for varicose veins. Yesterday, the FDA approved Asclera (polidocanol) for the treatment of small varicose veins. Asclera is part of a class of drugs known as sclerosants that are injected into the affected vei

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  2. Psoriasis Linked to Heart Disease, Cancer

    March 15, 2010 -- Psoriasis is more than skin deep. The 7.5 million Americans who suffer from the thick, red, scaly, itchy plaques of psoriasis are at increased risk of a number of other serious medical conditions. One new study, presented this week at the annual meeting of the American College of C

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  3. Cholesterol Drugs May Treat Psoriasis

    March 8, 2010 (Miami Beach, Fla.) -- Once again, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs have been shown to be good for more than the heart. Already linked to a reduced risk of rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and cancer, statins also may help to improve symptoms of psoriasis, researche

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  4. Treating Psoriasis If Enbrel Fails

    March 8, 2010 (Miami Beach, Fla.) -- If the drug Enbrel stops working, people with psoriasis have two effective options, new research suggests. Although Enbrel works for many people with psoriasis, one new study shows that the recently approved drug Stelara can help treat moderate to severe psoriasi

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  5. New Drug Relieves Hand Eczema

    March 8, 2010 (Miami Beach, Fla.) -- A new drug called alitretinoin can help relieve cracked, itchy, irritated hands in people with severe hand eczema, researchers report. Hands "completely or almost completely" cleared up in nearly half of people with hand eczema that didn't respond to standard tre

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  6. Chemical in Furniture Linked to Skin Rashes

    March 5, 2010 (Miami Beach, Fla.) -- Your new sofa may be the last thing you suspect is causing that red rash on the back of your legs, but it could be the culprit. Doctors say a chemical added into furniture shipments from China to prevent the growth of mold has been linked to severe rashes. The ch

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  7. Eczema, Peanut Allergy May Be Linked

    March 1, 2010 (New Orleans) -- Infants with eczema are at high risk of having peanut and other food allergies, British researchers report. "We were shocked to find out that even in the first year of life, over 20% of infants with eczema already were sensitized [showed susceptibility] to peanut aller

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  8. Can You Treat Acne With an iPhone App?

    Feb. 12, 2010 -- iPhone users love their apps, so it's no surprise that AcneApp, a light-based therapy, is drawing interest from the blemish-prone who like the concept of zapping zits while talking to friends. It's supposed to work like this: Download the application and hold the phone to the skin s

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  9. Toilet Seat Dermatitis Making a Comeback

    Jan. 25, 2010 -- Exotic wooden toilet seats and harsh chemical cleaners may be behind a new resurgence of toilet seat dermatitis, a skin condition once thought to be wiped out in the U.S. A new study documents five recent cases of toilet seat dermatitis in children, some of whom suffered for years b

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  10. Stelara Beats Enbrel in Psoriasis Study

    Jan. 13, 2010 -- A recently approved drug, Stelara, is more effective than a more established drug, Enbrel, in treating moderate to severe psoriasis, according to a new study. The findings, reported this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, may help patients whose extensive psoriasis is not

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