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    1. Stress Makes Teen Acne Worse

      March 7, 2007 – The largest study ever conducted on acne and stress levels confirms what many have suspected for years: Stress can make acne worse among teenagers. Researchers found teenagers who were under high levels of stress were 23% more likely to have increased acne severity. Stress has long b

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    2. Acne Treatments That Work

      You listen to every infomercial and read every magazine article you find. Still, you can't find an acne treatment that works. Or maybe you found your acne solution - only to discover that 3 months into treatment it suddenly stopped working. "Everyone's skin is a little bit different and sometimes it

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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