Acne

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.
What is Acne?

Acne or pimples is a skin condition that usually affects adolescents or teenagers but may affect an individual at any age. It leads to spots and boils over the skin of the face, forehead, neck, back and chest.

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Human to Labskin Skin Models for Dermatology Research

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Mindful yoga may be a promising option for treating women with PCOS

Probiotics may help augment skin's natural defenses against acne

Probiotics may help augment skin's natural defenses against acne

Clinicians urged to reconsider controversial acne treatment

Clinicians urged to reconsider controversial acne treatment

Survey: Support for long-term health implications of PCOS is lacking

Survey: Support for long-term health implications of PCOS is lacking

Nutrition researcher shows how foods affect our hormones and health

Nutrition researcher shows how foods affect our hormones and health

Tips to care for your skin during menopause

Tips to care for your skin during menopause

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Three big AI projects in medicine to watch in 2020

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Adolescents with PCOS and obesity have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria

Tips to prevent acne caused by workouts

Tips to prevent acne caused by workouts

Scientists secure funding to develop better methods for evaluation of topically applied drugs

Scientists secure funding to develop better methods for evaluation of topically applied drugs

New strategy could prevent side effects of targeted cancer treatment

New strategy could prevent side effects of targeted cancer treatment

Key brain region found to be smaller in birth control pill users

Key brain region found to be smaller in birth control pill users

Study finds key region of the brain is smaller in women who use oral contraceptives

Study finds key region of the brain is smaller in women who use oral contraceptives

Systematic review: Evidence about effectiveness of blue light therapy for acne is lacking

Systematic review: Evidence about effectiveness of blue light therapy for acne is lacking

American Academy Of Dermatology launches new and improved website

American Academy Of Dermatology launches new and improved website

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Diet a significant factor in acne outbreaks, finds pioneering new study

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

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Five facts every woman should know about IUDs

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