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FDA approves Raptiva (efalizumab) for chronic moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis
...r compounds developed by XOMA for the treatment of acne
(Phase I), cancer and retinopathies. For more information about XOMA's pipeline and activities, please visit XOMA's website at http://www.xoma.com/ . Regarding XOMA : Statements made in this news release related to the safety and efficacy of RAPTIV...
First proof that polycystic ovarian syndrome is more than twice as common in lesbian women
... such as irregular periods, inability to conceive, acne
or excessive body or facial hair. The women had a pelvic ultrasound examination on the second or third day of their menstrual cycle, and blood samples were taken to measure levels of reproductive hormones. A clinician, nurse and counsellor or clinica...
Pox to pimples; study says acne-like outbreak not vaccinia
...-like rash. "Several of the volunteers said their acne
worsened, and we weren't sure it was the vaccine," said Dr. Tom Talbot, an Infectious Diseases fellow and co-investigator in Vanderbilt's smallpox vaccine clinical trials. (The national trials also were coordinated here.) He set the claims aside --...
Teen girls with common hormonal disorder more concerned about fertility than peers
...y irregular menstrual cycles, excessive body hair, acne
and obesity and is a leading cause of infertility. Each teen completed quality of life and general health questionnaires that included questions about menstrual cycles, facial and body hair, sexual activity, future pregnancy plans, concerns about fer...
Use of vitamin A cream may prevent skin cancer
...ne is currently on the market for the treatment of acne
and psoriasis. "Oral retinoids have been shown to shrink tumors in patients with skin cancer, however, they usually are not tolerable for long periods of time," according to Ervin Epstein, Jr., MD, clinical professor and research dermatologist, Depar...
Clemson researchers find bacteria fighter that does not promote bacterial resistance
...al student researcher Priya Ratnam uncovered a new acne
treatment that attacks bacteria unlike conventiona...ered if the bacteriocin would be effective against acne
bacteria which are more distant relatives to the Swiss cheese bacteria." The researchers have contra...
Treating acne with antibiotics leads to resistance
The use of antibiotics to treat severe acne
can lead to the development of antibiotic resistan...n-antibiotic-treated patients. When patients with acne
are treated with antibiotics, the risk of development of antibiotic resistance should be realized," ...
Effective acne treatments remain elusive, Hopkins researchers find
...ne to zinc, dermatologists still can't prove which acne
treatments and drugs work best, a team at Johns Ho...dermatologists has been, How should we be treating acne
in any given case?'" says pediatrician and medical informatics specialist Harold Lehmann, M.D., Ph.D...
Aslera improves lupus disease activity and symptoms
... experienced higher rates than those on placebo of acne
(33 percent vs. 14 percent) and hirsutism (16 percent vs 2 percent), but most cases of each condition were mild. In contrast, patients on placebo therapy had more muscle pain, 36 percent vs. 22 percent on Aslera, and mucosal ulcers, 23 percent...
UCSF researcher reports on protein therapy to reverse facial birth defects
...es during pregnancy, such as from the prescription acne
medicine Acutane, can lead to very high incidence of holoprosencephaly and other head and facial defects. Helms and her colleagues discovered a few years ago that these excessive doses of vitamin A suppress sonic hedgehog activity in the embryonic fa...
Dartmouth research offers clues to new anti-microbial treatments
...ommon ailments caused by infectious microbes, from acne
to ear aches. However, the microbes have been fighting back, and increasing numbers are becoming resistant to all available antibiotics at an alarming rate," says Taylor. "These recent findings may advance screening for additional compounds that ca...
Clinical Trials Show That Bone Marrow Transplant And Vitamin A Derivative Both Improve Survival From Neuroblastoma
...id, a Vitamin A derivative commonly prescribed for acne
under the trade nameAccutane. Most dramatic of all were results for a combination of the two treatments: 55%of the children who received bone marrow transplants survived free of relapsefor three years after beginning follow-up treatment with retino...