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  1. Rashes From Wipes, Liquid Soaps on the Rise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Allergic skin reactions to a preservative used in pre-moistened wipes and liquid soaps are on the increase, a doctor says. "In the last two or three years, we've suddenly seen a big increase in people with this type of al

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  2. Younger Skin Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Other Cancers

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had nonmelanoma skin cancer are at increased risk for melanoma and other types of cancers, and this link is especially strong among young people, a large, new study contends. Researchers analyzed data from mo

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  3. Steroids Often Wrongly Prescribed for Psoriasis

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although corticosteroid pills are not recommended for the management of psoriasis, new research reveals these drugs are commonly prescribed by dermatologists treating this chronic skin condition. Corticosteroids, i

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  4. Bioengineered Skin Gets Closer to the Real Thing

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who need skin grafts because of burns or other injuries might someday get lab-grown, bioengineered skin that works much like real human skin, Swiss researchers report. This new skin not only has its own blood v

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  5. Baldness Cure May Have Inched a Bit Closer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists might be able to offer "hair-challenged" males a new glimmer of hope when it comes to reversing baldness. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania say they've gotten closer to being able to use stem cell

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  6. Bedbugs Love a Crowd, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Something to think about when you have trouble sleeping: Bedbugs grow faster when they live in groups, a new study finds. It was known that this occurred among other insects, such as crickets, cockroaches and grasshoppers

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  7. Researchers Report Progress With Growing Hair

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- There's new hope for anyone who's bald or balding: Researchers report they're getting closer to the goal of cloning hair cells and coaxing them to grow hair once they're replanted in the scalp. "We've been able to overcome the f

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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