Pediatrics

Pediatricians endorse new acne treatment guidelines

(HealthDay)—Pimples have long been the bane of teenage existence, but pediatricians say there is now enough evidence on effective treatments to put out the first guidelines on battling acne in children.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New drug now available for actinic keratosis

A new topical gel now available by prescription significantly decreases the amount of time needed to treat actinic keratosis, a skin condition that is a common precursor to skin cancer, according to a multi-center trial led ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

IBD patients face increased skin cancer risk

Certain patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may have an increased risk of skin cancer, which is intensified by the use of immunosuppressant medications , according to two new studies in Gastroenterology, the official ...

Genetics

Scientists identify gene responsible for severe skin condition

The drug, called carbamazepine, is commonly used to treat patients with epilepsy and other diseases such as depression and trigeminal neuralgia. Although successful in treating the majority of patients, carbamazepine can ...

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