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    1. Double Up on Acne Treatments, New Guidelines Say

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Combining treatments is the best way to combat acne, new guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology state. "There are a variety of effective treatments available for acne, and dermatologists have found that combi

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    2. Antiperspirants Alter Underarm Bacteria: Study

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- That antiperspirant may keep you dry, but it might also disrupt the bacterial "community" that resides in your armpits, a new, small study suggests. Researchers said it's not clear whether that disruption has any dire effects

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    3. Lead Poisoning Risk From Cosmetic Clay: FDA

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A beauty clay sold at major retail outlets may put users at risk for lead poisoning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday. Alikay Naturals Bentonite Me Baby is sold online and in retail stores, including Tar

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    4. Bedbugs Biting Back Against Insecticide

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbugs in some American cities have developed resistance to the key insecticides used to control them, according to a new study. It's the first research to document bedbugs with resistance to neonicotinoids (neonics), t

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    5. FDA Moves to Keep Teens Out of Tanning Beds

      Dec. 18, 2015 -- Citing a rise in skin cancer among young people, the FDA proposed rules Friday that would keep anyone under the age of 18 from using high-powered UV sunlamps, such as those in tanning beds. Under the new rules, anyone 18 and over will also be required to sign a waiver every 6 months

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    6. 'Designer Cells' Promising Against Mice Psoriasis

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've engineered cells capable of automatically detecting and treating psoriasis flare-ups in lab mice -- in an early step toward a "precision" therapy for the chronic skin disease. Experts said they were

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    7. Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who develop the painful rash known as shingles appear to face a short-term increase in their risk for having a stroke or heart attack, new research indicates. The finding was based on the tracking of heart health amo

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    8. Many Patients With Acne Take Antibiotics Too Long

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with severe acne remain on antibiotics too long before they are prescribed more effective medication, researchers say. A team led by Dr. Seth Orlow, chair of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New Y

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    9. These Are the Most Stigmatized Skin Disorders

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis and cold sores top the list of stigmatized skin conditions, a new survey indicates, but experts say much of the ill will directed at sufferers is misguided. Surveying 56 people, Boston researchers found that nea

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    10. Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The skin disorder psoriasis appears linked with artery inflammation, raising the odds for heart disease, a new study says. "As the amount of psoriasis increases, the amount of blood vessel inflammation increases," said

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