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  1. Family History Ups Shingles Risk

    May 19, 2008 -- A new study shows that people with shingles, or herpes zoster infection, are more than four times likely to have a first-degree relative with a history of the condition. Shingles is a painful nerve condition linked to the chickenpox virus, varicella zoster. If you've ever had the chi

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  2. Age 60 or Older? Get Shingles Vaccine

    May 15, 2008 -- The shingles vaccine Zostavax is now on the CDC's official list of recommended vaccines for people aged 60 and older. Shingles (herpes zoster) is a skin rash, typically with blisters, that can cause severe chronic pain. It's caused by the chickenpox (varicella zoster) virus, which ca

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  3. New Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise

    May 15, 2008 -- A new biologic drug called ustekinumab may ease plaque psoriasis, two new studies show. Ustekinumab targets two inflammatory chemicals called interleukins 12 and 23, which are involved in psoriasis. Centocor, the drug company that makes ustekinumab, has already submitted the drug for

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  4. New Psoriasis Drug Passes Hurdle

    April 17, 2008 -- A novel immune-suppressing drug appears to effectively treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, according to a new report published in The Lancet. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects about 7.5 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of

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  5. Psoriasis: 7 New Genetic Clues

    April 3, 2008 -- Scientists have discovered seven genetic variations linked to psoriasis. If confirmed in other studies, those gene variants may make good targets for new psoriasis drugs, note the researchers, who included Anne Bowcock, PhD, genetics professor at Washington University School of Medi

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  6. Why DEET Bugs Mosquitoes

    March 13, 2008 -- Got insect repellent containing the chemical DEET? Scientists now know how DEET keeps mosquitoes at bay. And that knowledge could lead to even better bug repellents. DEET masks the smell that draws mosquitoes to your skin, according to researchers at New York's Rockefeller Universi

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  7. Allergens May Weaken Eczema Skin

    Feb. 28, 2008 -- Dust mites and cockroach allergens may make it harder for eczema-damaged skin to heal, South Korean researchers report. In their lab, the researchers made extracts of household dust mites and cockroach allergens. They tested the dust mite extract on six healthy adults who didn't hav

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  8. Gene Clue May Spur New Baldness Drugs

    Feb. 26, 2008 -- New treatments for hair loss and for unwanted hair may be on the horizon, thanks to two new gene studies. Those studies center on the P2RY5 gene. Mutations in that gene are linked to a hereditary hair loss condition called hypotrichosis and to hair texture, two new studies show.   T

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  9. Tap Water Leaves Forensic Clue in Hair

    Feb. 25, 2008 -- Your hair may reveal where in the U.S. you live. Tap water leaves telltale clues about regions, new forensic research shows. Scientists have developed a test that predicts where in the U.S. a person lives based on traces of hydrogen and oxygen in hair samples. "Police are already us

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  10. 6 Genes Linked to Frequent Cold Sores

    Jan. 31, 2008 -- Six genes may make frequent outbreaks of cold sores more likely, University of Utah researchers report. That cold sore gene discovery may lead to new drugs to treat cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus, say Maurine Hobbs, PhD, and colleagues. Hobbs' team studied DNA from 42

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