Medications

Isotretinoin does not up suicide risk in acne patients

(HealthDay)—Acne patients prescribed isotretinoin are less likely to engage in suicidal behavior than the general U.S. population, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A skin-crawling treatment for acne?

Drawing inspiration from nature, a team of international scientists have invented a smart device for personalized skin care modeled after the male diving beetle. This tool collects and monitors body fluids while sticking ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acne negatively impacts emotional health of adult women

(HealthDay)—Women with acne have strong concerns about appearance and experience mental and emotional health consequences, according to a study published online July 28 in JAMA Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acne treatment only addresses half of the problem

A more aggressive approach to treating acne that marries the disciplines of psychology and dermatology is needed, according to two UC Riverside psychology researchers. They also assert that women and people with darker skin ...

Health

Western diet tied to adult acne

(HealthDay)—Western diets rich in animal products and fatty and sugary foods are associated with adult acne, according to a study published online June 10 in JAMA Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Probiotics may help treat acne

Acne is caused by chronic inflammation and is often treated with antibiotics. A recent analysis published in Dermatologic Therapy indicates that probiotics may be an effective alternative.

Medications

Doctors urged to reconsider controversial acne drug

Acne treatment including the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin should be made more readily available despite reports of its association with depression and teen suicide. That's the implication of a study just ...

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