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Skin Problems & Treatments Health Center

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  1. Bedbug Remedy Based on Kidney Bean Leaves?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- A centuries-old bedbug remedy has scientists full of beans -- kidney beans to be precise. The bean leaves used to trap bedbugs hundreds of years ago in southeastern Europe may offer a model for a non-toxic, modern-da

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  2. Temporary Tattoos May Leave Permanent Damage

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- As thousands of college students head to sunny spots for spring break, getting temporary tattoos may seem like a fun thing to do. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that they can cause blisters and permanent scarr

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  3. Could Herpes Virus Affect Memory in Older Adults?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who harbor certain infections, such as the herpes cold sore virus, may have poorer thinking and memory abilities than their peers, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of more than 1,600 older adults, those wi

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  4. Germs Fly in Roller-Derby Games, Study Finds

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- As roller-derby skaters bump and smack one another on the track, a new study finds that they're exchanging more than bruises: These combative women are also swapping countless bacteria that live on their skin. Researchers who

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  5. Many Unregulated Tanning Salons Would Admit Kids

    Feb. 25, 2013 -- Nearly two-thirds of Missouri tanning salons included in a new survey would allow children as young as 10 to use their tanning beds. There is clear evidence that ultraviolet radiation exposure from tanning beds is associated with a higher risk of skin cancer. Even so, 65% of 243 Mis

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  6. Mosquitoes Can Become Desensitized to DEET

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Mosquitoes can become desensitized to the insect repellent DEET, according to a new study. Although most bugs are strongly deterred by DEET, the researchers had previously found that some mosquitoes and flies carry a

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  7. Fire Risk Spurs Banana Boat Spray Sunscreen Recall

    Oct. 22, 2012 -- At least five people have caught fire after using Banana Boat spray sunscreen products, spurring a recall. The recall includes 23 Banana Boat spray sunscreen products sold from January 2010 through September 2012. "If a consumer comes into contact with a flame or spark prior to comp

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  8. Virus Fights Acne

    Sept. 25, 2012 -- Viruses that kill acne-causing bacteria might make a powerful acne treatment, new research suggests. A specific species of bacteria, Propionibacterium acnes, is a major cause of the unpleasant, sometimes disfiguring disease doctors call acne vulgaris. The bacteria live inside the p

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  9. Smoking, Ink Color Affect Laser Tattoo Removal

    Sept. 21, 2012 -- Regret getting that Chinese character tattoo that turned out to be gibberish? Can't face turning 30 with the "Hello Kitty" tat you got on a whim a decade ago? You're not alone. Studies suggest that a third to half of people who get tattoos end up wanting them gone, and now laser te

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  10. West Nile Up 35%, but CDC Says Peak Has Passed

    Sept. 12, 2012 -- Illnesses in the ongoing West Nile epidemic increased 35% since last week, but the CDC says this worst-ever season probably has peaked. "The worst part of the epidemic is behind us," Lyle Petersen, MD, director of the CDC's Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, said at a news teleconf

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