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 Clinicians urged to reconsider controversial acne treatmentClinicians urged to reconsider controversial acne treatment
 
Acne treatment including the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin should be made more readily available despite reports of its association with depression and teen suicide.
 
   Common protein in skin can directly activate itch-associated neuronsCommon protein in skin can directly activate itch-associated neurons
 
A commonly expressed protein in skin - periostin - can directly activate itch-associated neurons in the skin, according to new research from North Carolina State University.
 
   Study: One-third of younger people in São José do Rio Preto lack antibodies against measlesStudy: One-third of younger people in São José do Rio Preto lack antibodies against measles
 
In São José do Rio Preto, state of São Paulo (Brazil), almost a third of the population aged 10-40 are estimated to have no antibodies against measles, according to a new study that tested 981 people in various age groups.
 
   Study: Direct and repetitive irradiation with 222nm UVC does not cause skin cancerStudy: Direct and repetitive irradiation with 222nm UVC does not cause skin cancer
 
Joint research between Kobe University and Ushio Inc. has provided proof for the first time in the world that direct and repetitive illumination from 222nm ultraviolet radiation C (UVC), which is a powerful sterilizer, does not cause skin cancer.
 
   Promise in reversing kidney damage caused by lupus shown by cancer drugPromise in reversing kidney damage caused by lupus shown by cancer drug
 
A drug used for cancer therapy has shown promise in reversing kidney damage caused by systemic lupus erythematosus.