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Genetics study offers hope for new acne treatment
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A discovery by researchers from the School of Basic & Medical Biosciences and NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’ Biomedical Research Centre could lead to new treatments for severe acne. Scientists found 15 genome regions linked to developing the condition.

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Researchers discover how acne-causing bacteria resist treatment
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Researchers in Sweden have discovered how acne-causing bacteria feed off their human hosts. The study, which was performed at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, could make it possible to find effective ways to treat severe acne.

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Acne stigma associated with impaired psychological and physical well-being
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Many people with acne are negatively impacted by perceived social stigma around the skin condition, a new study from University of Limerick, Ireland, has found.

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Good skin care practices can help teens to battle stubborn acne
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Being a teenager can be tough. Teens must manage high school and the pressures of adolescence while at the same time battling stubborn acne.

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New study reports key steps towards development of acne vaccine
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A new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reports important steps that have been taken towards the development of an acne vaccine.

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Fourth-generation retinoid may have improved efficacy and safety profile to treat acne
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Topical retinoids, which target retinoic acid receptors, are commonly used to treat acne. New research published in theBritish Journal of Dermatologyreveals that trifarotene, a fourth-generation retinoid with potent and selective activity against only one particular retinoic acid receptor, may have an improved efficacy and safety profile compared with less selective retinoids.

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Diuretic drug may be just as effective as oral antibiotics to treat acne in female patients
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In a finding that suggests the potential for practice change that would reduce the use of antibiotics in dermatology, researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found the diuretic drug spironolactone may be just as effective as antibiotics for the treatment of women’s acne.

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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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