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    1. Migrating Birds May Bring Exotic Ticks to U.S.

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ticks can travel from Central and South America to the United States by hitching rides on migratory birds, a new study reveals. Some of these ticks may be carrying infectious diseases with them, the researchers said. Howeve

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    2. Psoriasis, Depression Often Go Hand in Hand

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regardless of severity, patients with the often disfiguring skin condition psoriasis face an elevated risk for depression, new research suggests. The depression risk may be driven more by concerns about appearance than by th

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    3. 2 Experimental Drugs Offer Hope Against Psoriasis

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental drugs show promise in treating psoriasis and a related condition, psoriatic arthritis, new studies report. The drugs, brodalumab and secukinumab (Cosentyx), represent a new approach to treatment, sai

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    4. Chagas Disease Parasite in Texas 'Kissing Bugs'

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blood-sucking insects commonly found in Texas are often carriers of a deadly parasite that causes Chagas disease, a new study finds. The bugs -- also known as "assassin bugs" or "kissing bugs" -- can carry a para

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    5. Antibacterial Soaps Fail to Beat Plain Soap

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to ridding your hands of bacteria, plain old soap is just as good as many "antibacterial" soaps, new research contends. Lab tests conducted by a team of Korean researchers revealed that when bacteria are expo

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    6. Rosacea Caused Half by Nature, Half by Lifestyle

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans may wonder what caused them to develop the chronic skin disease rosacea. New research suggests the reason is half environmental and half genetic. On the environmental side, sun exposure is the key con

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    7. FDA Issues Warning About Skin Lighteners

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Injectable skin-lightening products are potentially unsafe and ineffective, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The agency has not approved any of these products, and they may contain unknown harmful ingredient

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    8. Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with psoriasis may be twice as likely to experience depression as those without the common skin condition, regardless of its severity, a new study suggests. "Psoriasis in general is a pretty visible disease," said s

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    9. Head Lice Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-resistant head lice are very likely coming to a school near you, U.S. investigators warn. At least 25 states host lice populations that don't respond to common over-the-counter treatments, a new analysis reveals. Permet

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    10. FDA Approves New Rosacea Treatment

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new prescription treatment for the common skin condition rosacea was approved on Monday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Rosacea is a chronic disease that causes redness and pimples on the skin. In most cases, it

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