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October 16, 2005

Accutane Use and Pregnancy

Julia Robertson is coordinator of the Birth Defects and Genetics Program at the Utah Department of Health in Salt Lake City, and lead author of the study that followed 34 women who became pregnant while using isotretinoin, sold commonly as Accutane. Her review found that manufacturer-recommended guidelines were often not followed, putting pregnant women at risk for babies with severe birth defects as well as doubling their risk for premature delivery. (

August 13, 2005

FDA Tightens Access to Accutane

It's about to get tougher to buy the acne drug Accutane, as the government imposes a last-ditch effort to prevent birth defects caused by the skin-clearing pills. (The

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June 16, 2005

Teen Acne and Heart Health in Men

The activity of male hormones, androgens, can give rise to acne during adolescence, but may also protect against coronary heart disease in adulthood, UK researchers report. (Reuters)

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April 07, 2005

Adult Acne a Common Problem

"Skin aestheticians and dermatologists are seeing growing numbers of adults desperate for clear skin. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says women have it worse, with hormones being the primary culprit."

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March 16, 2005

Acne and Exercise

According to a recent study, regular exercise can be encouraged for acne patients because working up a sweat does not make acne worse in young men.

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February 28, 2005

Milk and Acne

Women who drank more than three daily servings of any type of milk were 22% more likely to have acne and those who drank two or more servings of skimmed milk ever day were 44% more likely to have developed severe acne.

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December 19, 2004

Benzoyl Peroxide Lotion as Good as Antibiotics for Acne

Researchers have found that over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide lotions for acne are just as effective as prescription antibiotics.

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December 07, 2004

Accutane Maker Ignored Warning

"The maker of the acne medication Accutane ignored a company doctor's recommendation that people who take the controversial drug be monitored for signs of depression and that a warning to that effect be added to the drug's U.S. label, USA Today reported Tuesday."

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November 25, 2004

FDA Warns Pregnant Women Against Accutane

FDA on Tuesday announced a new plan to strengthen efforts to prevent pregnant women from taking Roche's acne drug Accutane and generic versions of the drug, known as isotretinoin, USA Today reports (Rubin, USA Today, 11/24).

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November 24, 2004

FDA Tightens Control Over Accutane, Skin Cancer

"Roche's acne drug Accutane and its generic versions will face tighter prescription controls to prevent harm to unborn children."

"Melanoma acts differently in people with darker skin."

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November 11, 2004

Protein Behind Skin Cancer Identified, Lupus Biomarkers Found

"Scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have identified a protein that serves as a master regulator of skin cancer. The findings could lead to new ways to check the disease in its preliminary stages."

"Protein biomarkers that could lead to earlier and more accurate diagnosis of the autoimmune disease lupus have been identified by University of Pittsburgh researchers."

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September 04, 2004

Skin Cancer Cure in a Jar, Lupus and Fish Oil

A cream that eliminates skin cancer by stimulating the body's immune system will spare thousands of Australians from surgery.

"Dietary supplements of fish oil may be helpful to people with lupus."

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