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    1. Steroids Often Wrongly Prescribed for Psoriasis

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although corticosteroid pills are not recommended for the management of psoriasis, new research reveals these drugs are commonly prescribed by dermatologists treating this chronic skin condition. Corticosteroids, i

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    2. Bioengineered Skin Gets Closer to the Real Thing

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who need skin grafts because of burns or other injuries might someday get lab-grown, bioengineered skin that works much like real human skin, Swiss researchers report. This new skin not only has its own blood v

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    3. Baldness Cure May Have Inched a Bit Closer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists might be able to offer "hair-challenged" males a new glimmer of hope when it comes to reversing baldness. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania say they've gotten closer to being able to use stem cell

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    4. Bedbugs Love a Crowd, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Something to think about when you have trouble sleeping: Bedbugs grow faster when they live in groups, a new study finds. It was known that this occurred among other insects, such as crickets, cockroaches and grasshoppers

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    5. Researchers Report Progress With Growing Hair

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- There's new hope for anyone who's bald or balding: Researchers report they're getting closer to the goal of cloning hair cells and coaxing them to grow hair once they're replanted in the scalp. "We've been able to overcome the f

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    6. Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- People with moderate to severe psoriasis are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease and need to be closely monitored for kidney problems, a large new study suggests. Researchers in Philadelphia analyzed data from nearly 1

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    7. Frequent Cold Sores Tied to Genetic Mutation

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A gene mutation explains why some people develop cold sores while others do not, according to a new study. Cold sores -- blisters that appear on and around the lips -- are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Bet

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    8. Serious MRSA Infections in U.S. Declining: CDC

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially fatal invasive infections from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are declining in the United States, according to a new government report. In a separate study, other researchers have found that hi

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    9. Treatment Options Expand for Psoriasis Patients

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- For the legions of Americans living with the red, scaly patches of psoriasis, doctors have good news. "We are at a point where we can help almost anyone, and we can do it fairly safely," said Dr. Mark Lebwohl, who chairs the Na

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    10. Bedbugs' Genes May Protect Them From Insecticides

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbugs -- tiny, flat parasites that hide where people sleep -- are notoriously tough to kill, but scientists say they think they've uncovered new clues about why these bloodsuckers are so hardy. It seems that bedbugs have gene

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