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    1. New Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise in Trials

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new psoriasis drug delivered dramatic results in two clinical trials, perhaps heralding an effective new treatment for patients with the chronic skin disease. The drug, secukinumab, was stacked up against an inactive

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    2. Some Acne Products Can Trigger Allergic Reactions

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some popular over-the-counter acne treatments can cause severe irritation or even potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The products contain the active in

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    3. Hairless Man Now Hairy, Thanks to Arthritis Drug

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A man with a rare condition that left him with no hair on his body grew a full head of hair after taking an arthritis drug, a new study reveals. The 25-year-old patient also grew eyebrows and eyelashes, along with facial,

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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