For countless teens, it's the scourge of adolescence. But researchers say the discovery of new genetic variants associated with acne could help doctors identify people at high risk and perhaps point the way to new treatments.
"Despite major treatment advances in other skin conditions, progress in acne has been limited," said Catherine Smith, co-author of a
Growing numbers of folks are turning to CBD or cannabis products to treat skin conditions like acne or rosacea, but researchers warn that the science on their safety and power hasn't kept up with demand.
When more than 500 adults were asked about their use of CBD (cannabidiol) or marijuana, fully 17.6% said they used an over-the-counter
This is the overarching message of a new study that looked at the mental and psychological toll that acne can take on adult women.
"Some felt that their acne made them appear less professional or qualified at work, and many described that having fewer peers with acne in adulthood magnified the impact of acne on their mental health, leading to feelings of...
Add stress-related hair loss to the many problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
"I've had patients coming in recently with stress-related hair loss, who tell me they were so worried about dying earlier this year or even that they had COVID-19. But they don't see the effects until three months later," said dermatologist Dr. Ohara Aivaz of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Are you plagued by acne even though you're way past puberty? A new report might have you avoiding certain foods.
The study of more than 24,000 French adults found that sweet and greasy fare -- especially milk chocolate, sweetened drinks, dairy products, and sugary or fatty foods -- all appeared to raise the odds for zits.
The new findings "appear to support the hypothesis th...
Certain eating habits, high levels of stress and exposure to pollution are among the greatest factors associated with acne, researchers say.
They studied links to acne in more than 6,700 people from six countries in Europe and the Americas. The analysis showed that many more people with acne consume dairy products each day than those without acne -- 48.2% versus 38.8%.
Hundreds of pregnancies still occur every year among U.S. women taking an acne medication that carries a high risk of birth defects, a new study finds.
"While the number of pregnancies among patients taking isotretinoin is low, even 200 pregnancies is too high," said corresponding author Dr. Arash Mostaghimi. He is director of dermatology inpatient service and co-director of the Compl...
For years, doctors have debated the safety of the acne drug most commonly known as Accutane, but new research suggests the medication does not boost depression risk among its users.
"The existing literature to date is quite mixed with regards to the issue of whether there is or is not an association between isotretinoin [Accutane] use and increased risk of depression," explained study...