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A Bad Look: Adverse Reactions to Tattoos

A Bad Look: Adverse Reactions to Tattoos

Tattoos have become increasingly common among adults of both genders; a poll conducted in late 2015 found that nearly a third (29%) of US adults had at least one tattoo on their body. The main drawback of this form of ...

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More than Skin Deep: Why Eczema Might Harm Bones

More than Skin Deep: Why Eczema Might Harm Bones

Eczema is not a very pleasant topic to think about, considering it’s generally associated with patches of itchy, red skin. Making eczema even more frustrating, it can be a chronic problem, developing before the age of five and occasionally lingering ...

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Ringworm: Basic Facts and Preventative Tips

Ringworm: Basic Facts and Preventative Tips

Though its name suggests otherwise, ringworm has nothing to do with actual physical worms. In fact, the condition known as ringworm is caused by a type of fungi. While worms (thankfully) have nothing to do with this ailment, having a ...

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Staph Infections, MRSA and Human Health

Staph Infections, MRSA and Human Health

While most people view bacterial infections as a nuisance, it is generally assumed that antibiotics can take care of most harmful bacteria. To be sure, antibiotics have saved numerous lives in the since their creation in the mid-20th century, and ...

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The Effects of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

The Effects of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Virtually everyone has to deal with at least some viruses during their lifetime. These microscopic organisms can cause a variety of illnesses, ranging from colds to food poisoning to influenza. Some viruses, however, are less well known and common than ...

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Is There a Superbug In Your Home?

Is There a Superbug In Your Home?

People like to believe that the homes they live in are relatively clean. But imagine that a microscopic enemy, immune to most antibiotics, managed to get inside your house? A recent study has found that MRSA, a potentially deadly type ...

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