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Tips to help control oily skin
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Although oily skin can clog pores and lead to increased acne breakouts, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say oily skin also has many benefits. Oil helps preserve the skin, and people with oily skin tend to have thicker skin and fewer wrinkles.

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Patients with acne have increased risk of developing major depression
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In an analysis of one of the largest electronic medical records databases in the world, researchers found that patients with acne had a significantly increased risk of developing major depression, but only in the first 5 years after being diagnosed with acne.

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Common acne medication can slow progress of relapsing-remitting MS, trial shows
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A Canadian clinical trial led by researchers at the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute, at the Cumming School of Medicine, shows that minocycline, a common acne medication, can slow the progress of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in people who have recently experienced their first symptoms.

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Cosmetic makers harness microbiome to help treat skin conditions
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Cosmetic companies have started developing and selling products designed to harness the skin microbiome to help treat a range of skin conditions from acne to eczema.

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How does acne affect self-confidence?
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Three in five teenagers surveyed by the British Skin Foundation reported ‘a fall in self-confidence’ as the biggest impact that acne has on their lives. From my experience as a dermatologist I find that those with acne can often feel unsupported, socially isolated and become withdrawn.

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Overall balance of bacteria on skin may be key factor for acne development
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Researchers, led by Dr Huiying Li, an associate professor of molecular and medical pharmacology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, used over-the-counter pore cleansing strips to obtain skin follicle samples from 72 individuals: 38 with acne and 34 who didn’t have the disease.

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Acne affects self-confidence of many teenagers, survey finds
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Growing up can be hard for any teenager without the added stress of acne. Sadly acne affects around 80% of adolescents aged 13-18 years at some point.

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Acne: when to seek help?
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Acne develops due to an interplay between genetic factors (so people often have a family history) and hormonal factors that can increase the size and activity of the sebaceous or oil gland.

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Mesoporous material can inhibit growth of bacteria linked to acne and hospital acquired infections
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The mesoporous material Upsalite is shown to inhibit growth of bacteria associated with acne and hospital acquired infections.

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