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  1. Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- People with moderate to severe psoriasis are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease and need to be closely monitored for kidney problems, a large new study suggests. Researchers in Philadelphia analyzed data from nearly 1

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  2. Frequent Cold Sores Tied to Genetic Mutation

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A gene mutation explains why some people develop cold sores while others do not, according to a new study. Cold sores -- blisters that appear on and around the lips -- are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Bet

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  3. Serious MRSA Infections in U.S. Declining: CDC

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially fatal invasive infections from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are declining in the United States, according to a new government report. In a separate study, other researchers have found that hi

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  4. Treatment Options Expand for Psoriasis Patients

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- For the legions of Americans living with the red, scaly patches of psoriasis, doctors have good news. "We are at a point where we can help almost anyone, and we can do it fairly safely," said Dr. Mark Lebwohl, who chairs the Na

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  5. Bedbugs' Genes May Protect Them From Insecticides

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbugs -- tiny, flat parasites that hide where people sleep -- are notoriously tough to kill, but scientists say they think they've uncovered new clues about why these bloodsuckers are so hardy. It seems that bedbugs have gene

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  6. Asian Tiger Mosquito Could Spread U.S. Disease

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- What's striped black-and-white, packs a nasty bite and is a tireless spreader of disease? No, it's not a B-movie horror creature -- it's the Asian tiger mosquito. And though a relative newcomer to the American scene, experts now war

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  7. Midwest Ticks Show Signs of 'Heartland Virus'

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- While a type of tick-borne disease known as Heartland virus appears to be extremely rare -- only two cases in humans have been reported so far -- a new study finds it is lurking in ticks in northwestern Missouri. The researchers

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  8. Researchers Focus on Eczema-Food Allergy Link

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- The skin disease eczema may be an important factor in the development of food allergies in infants, a new British study suggests. The breakdown in the skin barrier that occurs in eczema could play a key role in triggering food s

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  9. Weight Loss Might Ease Psoriasis, Study Hints

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- People with psoriasis who lose weight could experience some relief from the symptoms of their chronic skin disease, according to a small new study. A clinical trial based in Denmark found that obese patients with psoriasis w

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  10. Cause of Port-Wine Stain Birthmarks Pinpointed

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they finally know what causes babies to be born with port-wine stain birthmarks and a rarer but related condition that often leads to lifelong struggles with blindness, seizures and mental disabilities. In a ne

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