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Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones and other substances on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands) and hair follicles. These factors lead to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples or zits. Acne lesions usually occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Although acne is usually not a serious health threat, it can be a source of significant emotional distress. Severe acne can lead to permanent scarring.
Study pinpoints a gene that allows chlamydia to pick up DNA from host environment

Study pinpoints a gene that allows chlamydia to pick up DNA from host environment

Five facts every woman should know about IUDs

Five facts every woman should know about IUDs

AGS patients more likely to suffer from sexual dysfunction, shows study

AGS patients more likely to suffer from sexual dysfunction, shows study

Acne may be a natural, transient inflammatory state when facial skin is exposed to microbes

Acne may be a natural, transient inflammatory state when facial skin is exposed to microbes

FDA approves new drug for specific type of highly treatment-resistant tuberculosis

FDA approves new drug for specific type of highly treatment-resistant tuberculosis

Microneedling helps decrease the appearance of acne scars

Microneedling helps decrease the appearance of acne scars

Stem cell study provides insight into development, maintenance of the skin

Stem cell study provides insight into development, maintenance of the skin

Study explores pregnancy-related adverse events associated with acne medication

Study explores pregnancy-related adverse events associated with acne medication

Loose double-stranded RNA molecules spur skin rejuvenation

Loose double-stranded RNA molecules spur skin rejuvenation

Cannabis ingredient shows promise as potential antibiotic for superbugs

Cannabis ingredient shows promise as potential antibiotic for superbugs

Topical cream found to be effective in reversing the effects of vitiligo

Topical cream found to be effective in reversing the effects of vitiligo

Light-based technology could boost memory retention among astronauts

Light-based technology could boost memory retention among astronauts

Microorganisms on explanted pedicle screws could be potential cause for spinal implant failure

Microorganisms on explanted pedicle screws could be potential cause for spinal implant failure

Newly discovered bacteria-killing protein on the epidermis requires vitamin A to work

Newly discovered bacteria-killing protein on the epidermis requires vitamin A to work

Researchers identify genetic component involved in development of familial sarcoidosis

Researchers identify genetic component involved in development of familial sarcoidosis

The endocannabinoid system and skin conditions

The endocannabinoid system and skin conditions

Half of all women with PCOS share a rare gene variant

Half of all women with PCOS share a rare gene variant

Neora introduces innovative product to treat acne

Neora introduces innovative product to treat acne

Antibiotics may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in women

Antibiotics may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in women

Physicians turning to antibiotic alternatives for long-term acne treatment

Physicians turning to antibiotic alternatives for long-term acne treatment