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  1. Top Teen Skin Problems – and How To Solve Them

    From breakouts that come out of the blue, to those funky finger warts that makes you feel like everyone's staring, to an oily complexion that shines out of control, the teen years can be filled with skin problems. If you're like many teens, you probably feel you're the only one who's affected. But t

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  2. Mineral Oil Cleared of Pimple Rap

    May 27, 2005 -- Mineral oil may have undeservedly gotten a bad reputation for causing pimples, a new study shows. Researchers say the type of mineral oil used in skin care products does not cause pimples, as previously thought. Based on these findings, they say mineral oil should be taken off the li

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  3. Accutane May Not Increase Depression

    May 16, 2005 -- A small study fails to link the use of the controversial acne drug Accutane to severe depression or suicide. The findings are reported in the May issue of the journal Archives of Dermatology. For years, critics have said Accutane can cause serious depression and increase suicide in t

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  4. Acne Myths Persist Despite Lack of Evidence

    Feb. 22, 2005 (New Orleans) -- Here's the real truth about acne: Most of what you learned about it from your school friends, your hair stylist, and your mother is wrong. The truth, say experts, is that the myths regarding acne are almost more common than the condition. Propagated by word of mouth, p

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  5. Over-the-Counter Acne Drugs Work Just Fine

    Dec. 16, 2004 -- When it comes to treating mild to moderate acne, new research suggests that over-the-counter preparations containing benzoyl peroxide usually work just as well as oral or topical antibiotics at a fraction of the price. Researchers say they hope the new findings will focus the spotli

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  6. Next-Generation Chemical Peels for Acne

    July 30, 2004 (New York) -- A new generation of chemical peels used to treat acne, fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage are putting these exfoliating solutions back on the radar screen. Today, there are newer, gentler peels that can be used alone, together, or with other skin-rejuvenating treatments

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  7. 'Jury Out' on Using Special Laser for Acne

    June 15, 2004 -- Despite early promises, a new study shows no benefit in treating acne with a non-ablative laser that has long been used to remove wrinkles, scars, and other skin lesions. "I can't say we were surprised one way or the other, but we are certainly disappointed," says researcher Jeffrey

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  8. FDA Panel Urges Stricter Acne Drug Tracking

    Feb. 27, 2004 -- An FDA advisory panel is recommending a stricter tracking program for women who take the acne drug Accutane, as well as generic and other versions of the drug isotretinoin. The recommendation follows a report that the current industry-run program has failed to lower rates of unplann

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  9. Laser Safely Zaps Acne

    Oct. 23, 2003 -- A laser that has been used for several years to treat wrinkles, scars, and other lesions appears to be safe and effective against the most common skin problem of all -- acne. Acne affects about 85% of Americans at some point in their lives. But British researchers report in this wee

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  10. Acne Medication Discolors Teeth, Gums

    June 2, 2003 -- A commonly used acne medication can cause teeth and bone to discolor -- and give gums a blackish-blue color. The drug, an antibiotic called minocycline, is prescribed for severe acne and for rheumatoid arthritis. The acne treatment is closely related to the antibiotic tetracycline, w

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