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  1. Does Chocolate Make Acne Worse?

    Feb. 8, 2011 (New Orleans) -- What your mother always told you may be true after all: Chocolate may make acne worse, a small preliminary study suggests. Young men who ate up to 8 ounces of chocolate saw their average number of pimples skyrocket from fewer than four to as many as 70. And the more cho

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  2. Severe Acne Raises Suicide Risk, Study Finds

    Nov. 12, 2010 -- Anecdotal reports of suicides in patients taking Accutane for severe acne have long plagued the drug, but studies have failed to prove or disprove a link to suicidal behaviors. Now new research finds that severe acne itself increases the risk for suicidal thoughts and actions, raisi

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  3. Can You Treat Acne With an iPhone App?

    Feb. 12, 2010 -- iPhone users love their apps, so it's no surprise that AcneApp, a light-based therapy, is drawing interest from the blemish-prone who like the concept of zapping zits while talking to friends. It's supposed to work like this: Download the application and hold the phone to the skin s

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  4. FDA Panel: Ease Accutane Rules

    Aug. 1, 2007 - A program to prevent birth defects from the acne drug Accutane should be more flexible, an FDA advisory panel said today. Accutane is a powerful drug that works against some of the hardest-to-treat forms of acne. But the drug also causes birth defects. Women who take the drug must tak

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  5. Light Plus Suction Promising for Acne

    April 12, 2007 -- A novel approach to treating acne, which combines light therapy with skin suction, shows promise in an early trial. In the small study, 15 patients with severe acne experienced significant improvements in their acne lesions after as few as two to three weekly treatments, researcher

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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