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  1. Sunburns Common in Young Women Who Tan Indoors

    Aug. 3, 2012 -- Getting sunburned or red skin is common among college-aged women who visit tanning salons during the winter months, a new study shows. Researchers found that nearly 1 out of every 5 sessions of indoor tanning led to a skin redness or burn in freshman and sophomore females who wanted

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  2. Spray-on Skin May Promote Wound Healing

    Aug. 2, 2012 -- An experimental spray-on skin product may help people with chronic leg wounds heal faster and more effectively than available treatments, a new study suggests. The spray-on skin is made up of skin cells and suspended in a mixture of different types of proteins. The participants in th

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  3. West Nile Virus: Questions and Answers

    July 30, 2012 -- How extensive is the threat of West Nile Virus this summer, and how can you help protect yourself from it? WebMD asked the CDC's medical epidemiologist Marc Fischer, MD. Well, so far this year, some areas of the country are experiencing substantially more activity than they have in

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  4. Shingles Vaccine May Be OK for Autoimmune Patients

    July 5, 2012 -- The live-virus shingles vaccine may be safe for people with autoimmune conditions and for those taking immunity-suppressing drugs. The provocative finding comes from a study of 463,541 people aged 60 and older with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, or other

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  5. Are We Finally Outsmarting the MRSA Superbug?

    July 3, 2012 -- Rates of drug-resistant staph infections seem to be on the decline in the community at large as well as in hospitals and nursing homes. A new study of more than 9 million military personnel showed that rates of both community- and hospital-acquired MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphyl

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  6. FDA Approves Horizant for Post-Shingles Pain

    June 8, 2012 -- The FDA has approved a drug currently used for restless leg syndrome to treat a common and painful complication of shingles, according to the medication's manufacturers. Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) has been approved to treat postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) in adults. PHN is a painfu

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  7. Risk of Shingles Recurrence Is Low

    June 5, 2012 -- A new study offers encouraging news for people who have recently experienced a painful bout of shingles. For most people, the risk of having shingles recur after the initial occurrence is fairly low. The study appears online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Shingles is a painfu

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  8. Foggers No Match for Bedbugs

    June 3, 2012 -- Bug bombs and other insect foggers may be no match for pesky bedbugs. A new study confirms that these commonly used pesticides are ineffective against the current bedbug invasion. "These foggers don't penetrate in cracks and crevices, where most bedbugs are hiding, so most of them wi

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  9. Vigorous Exercise Might Protect Against Psoriasis

    May 24, 2012 -- Here's yet another reason to exercise: A new study suggests that vigorous physical activity could reduce the risk of psoriasis. The findings come out of the long-running Nurses' Health Study, which includes only women, but previous research suggests that exercise may also protect men

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  10. Defeating Dandruff

    April 27, 2012 -- Doctors have been scratching their heads over how to treat bad cases of dandruff for more than century. Over-the-counter shampoos and scalp treatments can help when dandruff is mild, says Thomas L. Dawson, PhD, a scientist at Procter & Gamble who works on Head & Shoulders shampoo.

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