Tag: "acne" at medical news
Women seeking treatment for even minimal 'male-type' hair growth need endocrine evaluation
...order equally. But at least half of the women with acne
and minimal unwanted hair growth had elevated andr...essive hair growth, 55 to 86 percent of women with acne
have elevated androgen levels. The authors recommend, therefore, that women with acne, especially th...
OTC treatment for acne as good as antibiotics
... treatment of mild to moderate facial acne. Facial acne
is common among adolescents; antibiotic tablet tre...am and Leeds, UK, compared 5 treatment options for acne
in a randomised trial involving around 650 participants. The treatments being compared were: the ora...
Chemical cousin of anti-anxiety drugs holds promise for psoriasis treatment
...to Retin-A (retinoic acid), which is used to treat acne
and skin damage due to sun exposure. "One of the problems with retinoic acid is that, while it's very effective, it can also cause effects similar to psoriasis, so people often stop using it," Glick said. "Because the biological basis of retinoic aci...
Endocrine Society calls for clinical guidelines on androgens for women
...of clinical monitoring, skin should be checked for acne
and hirsutism, which is excess face or body hair. Development of male characteristics, or virilization, though rare, should also be watched for. A breast examination before a woman starts therapy and twice a year thereafter is recommended. Other p...
Testosterone improves women's sex lives
... fats. Side effects in the form of hair growth and acne
were rare. In sum the dissertation indicates that testosterone is important in women's sexuality. The positive effects of bones and body structure may also be of significance for women who have had their ovaries removed....
Studies from the November issue of The Archives of Dermatology, a theme issue on facial rejuvenation
...-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. Eleven patients with acne
scars were treated with the laser during five trea...non-invasive treatment for mild to moderate facial acne
scarring. The results are long lasting and continue well beyond the last treatment, indicating ongo...
Long-term use of antibiotics possibly linked with increased risk of breast cancer
...ast cancer among women using these antibiotics for acne
and/or rosacea compared with women using these drugs for respiratory tract infections. In conclusion, the authors write: "While the implications for clinical practice will not be clear until additional studies are conducted, the results of this st...
Large-scale analysis of women with androgen excess: thorough treatment can reduce symptoms
...nt was seen in 86 percent of women with hirsutism, acne
improved in 81 percent of cases, and menstrual dysfunction improved in 80 percent. Hair loss a less common symptom of androgen excess improved in only 33 percent of patients. While more than 60 percent of treated patients had such side effects as i...
Laser therapy offers hope for acne sufferers
...rapy could dramatically reduce inflammatory facial acne
for up to 3 months. Effective new treatments are r... occasionally suicide. At present mild to moderate acne
is treated with combinations of topical creams and oral antibiotics-treatment that is often unpopul...
Cosmetic surgery satisfaction declines with time, Stanford research finds
... around the eyes and mouth, minimize scarring from acne
and correct uneven skin tone resulting from sun da...kin, while the other half came in for treatment of acne
scarring. The researchers queried the patients about their experiences one day, three days and one w...
Testosterone aids older mens brains, UCSF study says
... of prostate cancer, increased cholesterol levels, acne
and male pattern baldness, Yaffe said. Although some previous studies have suggested that testosterone might benefit the brain, most of these studies were of younger men, she said. The study, which was published in the April issue of the Journal o...
Newest version of 'the pill' confers same stroke risk as old pill
...cond-generation preparations such as weight gain, acne
and adverse changes in cholesterol levels. Third-generation formulations also contained less estrogen than first generation but combined them with different progestogens: desogestrel or gestodene. Previous studies of second-generation OCs found an...
GL701 (prasterone) significantly reduces lupus flares
...ell tolerated. GL701 patients had higher rates of acne
than those on placebo (59 percent vs. 29 percent, p<0.05), while headache (43 percent GL701 vs. 63 percent placebo) and infection (10 percent GL701 vs. 25 percent placebo) were reduced (p<0.05) in the GL701 group in comparison to placebo. N...
Doctors find muscle-builder cream caused sex development in toddler
...through his skin, the doctors found. Mild acne
soon appeared on his face. Pubic hair spro...le said. Although his penis remained the same, his acne
andpubic hair diminished dramatically, and his testosterone level returned tonormal for his age. ...
Insurance Restrictions On Acne Drug Are Outmoded And Costly
...money and make thelives of doctors and their adult acne
patients easier by reducing or eliminatingthe restrictions for dispensing the acne
drug tretinoin, according todermatologists at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. ...
World's Premier Pharmaceutical Scientists Share Latest R&D Findings
...ws that using DHEA can lead to facial hair growth, acne
and osteoporosis in women or prostate cancer in men. After testing 16 mainstream DHEA products, researchers found that only half actually met manufacturers' label claims. Since the FDA does not yet monitor "dietary supplements," consumers need to b...
6,000 Pharmaceutical Scientists Convene November 15-19 In San Francisco
...n lead to facial hair growth, acne
and osteoporosis in women or prostate cancer in men. After testing 16 mainstream DHEA products, researchers found that only half actually met manufacturers' label claims. Since the FDA does not yet monitor "d...
Dermatologists Recommend Raising Age for Insurance Coverage for Acne Drugs to Age 40 -- or Beyond
...are leaving thousands ofAmericans who suffer adult acne
to pay for treatment themselves or do without,acco...tin-A and Renova, is effectivein treating not just acne
but also sun-damaged skin. Fleischer, associateprofessor of dermatology, said that because many insu...