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  1. Honey May Help Heal Wounds

    Oct. 3, 2008 -- Wouldn't it be sweet if honey could help heal cuts and burns? Researchers who analyzed existing studies on whether honey can help heal wounds are cautiously optimistic that this ancient treatment may help in some cases. The study, published in The Cochrane Library, reviewed 19 trials

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  2. Eating Fish in Infancy Lowers Eczema Risk

    Sept. 25, 2008 - There is early evidence that eating fish in infancy may help protect against eczema in early childhood. Babies in a newly published study whose diets included fish before the age of 9 months were 24% less likely to develop eczema by their first birthdays than babies who did not eat

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  3. Experimental Psoriasis Drug Takes on Enbrel

    Sept. 19, 2008 -- An experimental drug called ustekinumab shows better treatment results than an established drug, Enbrel, for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in a new trial. In a news release, the drug company Centocor, which makes ustekinumab and sponsored the study, calls the new dru

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  4. Face Transplant Patients Make Progress

    Aug. 21, 2008 -- Studies tracking the progress of two patients who had face transplants show the surgeries had positive results. One surgery was done on a man who was attacked by a bear; the other surgery was for a man with a severely disfiguring tumor. The studies are published in The Lancet. A 30-

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  5. Banishing Baldness?

    July 31, 2008 -- How does hair grow? We really don’t know. It’s a fascinating and complex system of chemical signals being sent to the follicles to tell them when to produce and when to rest. But it’s still largely a mystery. Now scientists at Stanford are a step closer to cracking the code of hair

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  6. Removing Tattoos: Who Does It and Why

    July 21, 2008 -- It seemed a good idea at the time. But you were young, wild, and in love with Roland. Now you are getting married to Ed and you want Roland's name off your right calf. It seems that when it comes to getting tattoos removed, more women than men go in for the procedure. Researchers co

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  7. FDA Panel OKs Enbrel for Psoriasis in Children

    June 19, 2008 -- The biologic drug Enbrel has gotten the green light from an FDA advisory committee to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in children and teens who have tried other psoriasis treatments. The FDA's dermatologic and ophthalmic drugs advisory committee spent yesterday weighing En

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  8. FDA Panel Backs New Psoriasis Drug

    June 17, 2008 -- Experts told the FDA Tuesday that it should approve an experimental psoriasis drug despite evidence the drug may cause cancer after long-term use. The medication, called ustekinumab, has been shown to reduce the itchy and scaly symptoms of the moderate and severe forms of the skin d

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  9. Quick Test May Help Spot Male Hair Loss

    June 16, 2008 -- A simple, 60-second hair count test may help men tell the difference between normal hair loss and problem hair loss that may be a sign of male pattern baldness. A new study suggests that counting the hairs lost after 60 seconds of combing or brushing is a reliable method for assessi

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  10. Bug Off: Improved Repellents Beat DEET

    May 27, 2008 -- Imagine dousing yourself with mosquito repellent at the start of summer and remaining bite-free nearly all season long. Researchers in Gainesville, Fla., have identified several potent mosquito repellents that keep bugs from biting for up to 73 days -- more than three times longer th

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