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  1. Is Acne Fed by the Western Diet?

    Dec. 19, 2002 -- The scourge of teenaged life -- acne -- may result from the very diet that feeds it, suggests a new study that flies in the face of three decades worth of conventional thinking on the cause of facial blemishes. And this time, it's not just isolated items such as chocolate or pizza b

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  2. FDA Policy Could Clear Up Acne Questions

    Nov. 8, 2002 -- Treating acne is hard to do. There are a number of drugs out there, but studies have shown that doctors are unsure which work best for various patients. That's in part because the FDA's current testing guidelines often don't reveal the specific patients that would most benefit from a

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  3. Acne Cream May Prevent Skin Cancer.

    Oct. 18, 2002 -- Skin cancer is the most common malignancy. New research shows that a prescription cream -- derived from vitamin A -- commonly used to treat acne and psoriasis may help prevent skin cancer in some people predisposed to the disease. Pills consisting of vitamin A derivatives -- such as

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  4. Using Light to Banish Acne

    Aug. 22, 2002 -- A new FDA-approved device might help millions of acne sufferers see the light with a clearer complexion. The ClearLight Acne PhotoClearing System is the first non-drug treatment device approved by the FDA to treat moderate acne. And researchers say it produces results without the si

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  5. Drug Combo Fights Acne-Causing Bacteria

    July 3, 2002 -- Fighting the bacteria that cause acne might take the one-two punch of a gel that combines a quick-acting acne medication with the staying power of an antibiotic. A new study shows the combination gel reduced levels of the bacteria by 91% within 24 hours of use and virtually eliminate

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  6. Use of Prescription Acne Drug Soaring

    -->May 13, 2002 -- Use of the powerful prescription acne drug Accutane has skyrocketed in recent years, despite controversy surrounding its side effects. In fact, a new study shows the drug is increasingly being used to treat milder forms of acne -- even though it has only been approved to treat sev

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  7. Premenstrual Acne: You're Not Alone

    Dec. 11, 2001 -- Do you feel like your face reverts back to your pimple-faced teen years right before your period? Well, you're definitely not alone. A new study shows that a surprising number of women have a premenstrual acne flare. You may have known for years that acne peaks its ugly head right b

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  8. Acne Treatment Goes High-Tech

    Oct. 24, 2001 -- Got zits that just won't quit? Chemical peels and lasers may be just what you need. Not only can these revolutionary treatments get rid of those stubborn pimples, they can even help smooth out scars old breakouts have left behind. "Acne can have a devastating effect on self-esteem b

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  9. Cool! Laser Zaps Away Acne Scars

    Aug. 6, 2001 -- Acne scars. Sure, you can cover them up with makeup or facial hair, but it's not a permanent fix. Although several treatment options exist, a new laser is showing promise in getting rid of even the deepest scars that remain decades after acne has run its course. "That's the beauty of

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  10. What Acne Patients Don't Know Can Scar Them

    April 2, 2001 -- Patients with acne harbor a surprising amount of misinformation about the disease -- most of it from television, magazines, or friends. And those wrong ideas can hurt them. In a recent issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Jerry K.L. Tan, MD, reports on the be

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