Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Combo Tx using glycolic acid, iontophoresis effective in acne

(HealthDay)—Adjuvant combination therapy with chemical peeling using glycolic acid and subsequent iontophoresis with vitamins A, C, and E seems to be effective for severe acne vulgaris, according to a letter to the editor ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ivermectin tops metronidazole for papulopustular rosacea

(HealthDay)—For patients with papulopustular rosacea (PPR), once-daily ivermectin 1 percent cream (IVM 1 percent) is superior to twice-daily metronidazole (MTZ 0.75 percent) cream, according to a study published in the ...

Pediatrics

Earlier acne outbreaks may be caused by earlier puberty

(HealthDay)—Though acne has long been viewed as a teen phenomenon, dermatologists have been tending to an ever-younger patient pool, a new preadolescent reality that many experts link to a trend toward an earlier onset ...

Neuroscience

Enhanced white blood cells heal mice with MS-like disease

Genetically engineered immune cells seem to promote healing in mice infected with a neurological disease similar to multiple sclerosis (MS), cleaning up lesions and allowing the mice to regain use of their legs and tails.

Oncology & Cancer

Atherosclerosis: Specific microRNAs promote inflammation

(Medical Xpress)—Atherosclerosis, an inflammatory reaction, is at the root of the most common forms of cardiovascular disease. Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich have now identified a microRNA that ...

Immunology

New insights into how immune system fights atherosclerosis

A study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers has found that an important branch of the immune system, in reaction to the development of atherosclerotic lesions, mounts a surprisingly robust anti-inflammatory ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dual mode laser therapy effectively treats acne vulgaris

(HealthDay) -- A series of Nd:YAG laser treatments effectively and rapidly reduces both inflammatory and noninflammatory acne vulgaris lesions, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American ...

Inflammatory disorders

Drug halts organ damage in inflammatory genetic disorder

A new study shows that Kineret (anakinra), a medication approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, is effective in stopping the progression of organ damage in people with neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease ...

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