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Acne Health Center

News and Features Related to Acne

  1. Drug-Resistant Acne: All in the Family

    Oct. 2, 2006 -- An antibiotic-resistant acne germ can spread among family members, Swedish researchers find. The germ is Propionibacterium acnes. Skin colonized by P. acnes tends to erupt into the blotches and pustules of acne. Since the 1960s, doctors have fought P. acnes with antibiotics. The bug

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  2. Acne Drug Accutane Ups Cholesterol

    Aug. 21, 2006 -- There are new safety concerns about the controversial prescription acne acne drug Accutane. In a study involving almost 14,000, mostly young patients taking the drug, elevations in blood cholesterol, triglycerides triglycerides (a blood fat), and a blood liver function test were mor

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  3. Acne ... Again?

    It's not fair. Just when you've successfully navigated the ravages of adolescence on your skin, you wake up and find acne. What can you do? As most dermatologists will tell you, "bad" skin isn't just for teens. The good news is that new treatments are now available to help fight adult acne. The acne

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  4. Retinoid Gels May Help Keep Acne Away

    May 15, 2006 -- New acne acne research shows that prescription retinoid skin gels might help skin stay clear without oral antibiotics. Retinoids are drugs derived from vitamin A. Prescription retinoid gels are applied to the skin. Oral antiacne drugs include other forms of retinoids, as well as anti

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  5. Foods to Help Keep Your Skin Healthy

    Your skin is the first thing people see when they look at you. Strangely enough, it's considered the largest organ in the human body -- right up there with the intestines, lungs, and liver. It serves many purposes, including acting as our first defense against germs and the environment, and converti

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  6. Acne Drug Restrictions Fuel Debate

    Feb. 28, 2006 -- A new safety program designed to prevent fetal exposure to the acne drug isotretinoin (Accutane) is due to start Wednesday, despite critics who say the program won't work. The program is the latest of several attempts over recent years to prevent women from taking the drug while pre

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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