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  1. Tick Exposure Can Occur in a Minute in These Areas

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some areas in the United States have such high tick populations that you can be exposed to the dangerous pests within one minute, an expert warns. "There are areas in this part of the country that the tick exposure can tr

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  2. Stem Cells Yield Lab-Grown Skin, Researchers Say

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Skin that was created from stem cells and grown in a lab could be used instead of animals to test drugs and cosmetics, and to develop new treatments for skin disorders, scientists report. An international team of research

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  3. Homes Now 'Reservoirs' for Superbug MRSA

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An antibiotic-resistant "superbug," long a problem in health-care settings, is now taking up residence in people's homes, a new U.S. study finds. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly referred to as MRSA, was

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  4. Prevent Tick Bites While Enjoying the Outdoors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With spring's arrival, many Americans will begin enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and gardening -- and they need to protect themselves from tick bites, an expert says. "There aren't any vaccines for tic

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  5. Childhood Eczema Often Persists Into Adulthood

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many children with eczema will continue to have symptoms of the skin condition as adults, new research suggests. Although eczema, or "atopic dermatitis," often begins during childhood, the new study found that k

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  6. New Hair-Loss Treatments in the Pipeline

    March 31, 2014 -- New hair loss treatments on the not-too-distant horizon may be game-changers. “The development of new treatments, including drugs and cell-based approaches for hair loss, is at an all-time high,” says Kenneth J. Washenik, MD, PhD. He's a clinical assistant professor at NYU Langone

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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