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U.S. government extends contract with Cytori for burn treatment

The U.S. government has extended a contract withCytori Therapeutics to develop a cell-derived treatment forburns, the company...

Diabetes-related amputations more common in poor areas

People with diabetes who live inthe poorest areas of California are about twice as likely to endup with their legs or feet...

Second D.C.-area man stricken with flesh-eating bacteria: media

A flesh-eating bacterial disease has infectedanother Washington, D.C.-area man, local media reported onThursday, just days...

Most kids will use shade if provided at outdoor sports camps: study

Without any encouragement fromcoaches, more than two-thirds of kids at an outdoor soccer campused nearby tents for shade...

Fourth bacterial infection death reported at South Carolina hospital

A patient who contracted a rarebacterial infection during surgery at a South Carolina hospitaldied last week, bringing the...

CORRECTED-Massachusetts family says VA offer of help came two years late

Last month, Suzanne Chase opened a letterfrom a Veterans Affairs hospital offering her husband medicalhelp - an offer that...

Massachusetts family says VA offer of help came two years late

Last month, Suzanne Chase opened a letterfrom a Veterans Affairs hospital offering her husband medicalhelp - an offer that...

FDA warns of serious allergic reactions with acne products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned onWednesday that popular acne products sold over-the-counter underbrand names...

FDA approves new drug to treat acute skin infections

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration hasapproved a new antibacterial drug, Sivextro (tedizolidphosphate), to treat adults...

Arsenic pollution sows despair in Chinese cancer village

Xiong Demin could not haveforeseen that the mine he worked at for 32 years would leave hishome village poisoned and hundreds...

Sun worshippers beware: tanning may be addictive

This may give dedicated sunworshippers reason for pause. A new study suggests that regulartanning not only may raise the...

Skin moles tied to breast cancer risk: studies

The number of moles a woman hasmay be tied to her risk of developing breast cancer, accordingto two new studies. The studies...

Judge orders ailing deejay Casey Kasem to be hydrated, fed

A Los Angeles judge on Mondayordered longtime radio deejay Casey Kasem, who is in criticalcondition in a Washington state...

Psoriasis linked to worse quality of life for family members, too

Both psoriasis patients and thepeople who live with them say psoriasis negatively impacts theirquality of life, according...

New gene tests may give cancer patients quicker path to treatment

A new way of evaluating tumors may soonhelp cancer patients identify the underlying genetic link totheir disease - and the...

Oral contraceptives are a good option for women's acne: study

Birth control pills seem to workas well as antibiotics for long-term treatment of acne in women,according to a new review...

Wanted: A watchdog for the mobile medical app explosion

A smartphone app that rids you ofacne. Another that monitors your heart rate 24-7. One thatdetects skin cancer by looking...

Pennsylvania man accused of stealing human skin from hospital

A Pennsylvania skin-graft salesman is facingcharges that he stole $350,000 worth of human skin from aPhiladelphia hospital...

Tanning beds must carry skin cancer warning -U.S. FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isstrengthening its regulation of tanning beds, which have beenshown to increase the...

Skin cancer risk from tanning even without burn: study

Getting a "base" tan at atanning salon before spending time in the sun may protectagainst sunburn, but it won't protect against...

Many dermatology doctors-in-training don't report errors

Many doctors who are training to be dermatologists have committed errors or seen other doctors commit errors, according to...

Childhood eczema may last into adulthood: study

Despite a widespread belief that childhood eczema clears up by adolescence, a new study suggests the condition often lasts...

Stress in pregnancy linked to children's asthma risk

Stress during pregnancy brought on by events like divorce, job loss or death of a loved one appears to be linked to an increased...

Fitbit sued over recalled fitnes wristband that caused rashes

Fitbit Inc, which recalled a wristband fitness tracker a month ago following complaints that it caused rashes and blisters,...

Indoor tanning tied to risky behaviors among teens

U.S. teenagers who use indoor tanning devices are more likely to take part in other risky behaviors, according to a new government...

Beard transplants latest fad for Brooklyn's hip young men

Young men wearing pork-pie hats, knitted snoods and stylishly drab clothing are crowding doctors' waiting rooms in a burgeoning...

Hundreds of foods in U.S. contain "ADA" plastics chemical -report

Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States, including many foods labeled as "healthy," contain...

Receipts may be source of endocrine disruptor: study

Handling receipts may increase the body's level of a chemical that has been linked to reproductive and neurological problems,...

Are recommendations from remote dermatologists reliable?

Offsite doctors may be able to reliably evaluate hospitalized patients with possible skin conditions based on photographs...

Video on skin aging inspires teen sunscreen use

Teenagers felt more compelled to apply sunscreen if they saw in a video that it could protect their skin from premature aging...

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