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2011-02-23 00:00:43

Findings published in the journal Nature suggest that an imbalance of compounds that regulate the immune system might be an underlying cause of food allergies, and that vitamin A and retinoic acid"”a by-product of vitamin A used in acne treatments including Accutane"”can exacerbate the problem, according to a Reuters story. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) February 21, 2011 Those who have high levels of an immune system compound called Interleukin-15 might be "primed to develop celiac...

2011-01-22 00:00:43

NY Dermatologist Joshua Fox, MD on acne-related depression and acne treatment. Roslyn, NY (PRWEB) January 21, 2011 In today's fast culture of beauty and fashion, embarrassment and frustration over appearance is common among acne sufferers. Recent studies, however, show that the emotions don't end there. Two Scandinavian studies published this fall link acne and depression "“ even suicide "“ in profound ways. A study of Norwegian teens suffering from severe acne showed that...

2010-11-22 11:18:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) recently updated its position statement on the use of isotretinoin. The position continues to state that patient safety is dermatologists' primary concern and that the AADA is committed to the safe and responsible use of isotretinoin, which is the most effective treatment for severe acne. "Isotretinoin continues to be considered a critically important drug for treating patients...

2010-11-16 07:43:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ People who have severe acne are at a higher risk for suicide, according to this study. The study also found that additional risk may be present up to one year after treatment with isotretinoin, a commonly prescribed drug for severe acne. However, the authors stress that the additional risk is most likely due to the acne itself, rather than the drug treatment. Isotretinoin has been used since the 1980s as an effective treatment, but there have been reports linking...

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2010-11-12 11:15:00

Association of suicide attempts with acne and treatment with isotretinoin: Retrospective Swedish cohort study Individuals who suffer from severe acne are at an increased risk of attempting suicide, according to a paper published on bmj.com today. The study also finds that an additional risk may be present during and up to one year after treatment with isotretinoin, a commonly prescribed drug for severe acne. However, the authors stress that this additional risk is most likely due to the acne...

2010-10-29 07:30:00

Toronto Stock Exchange Symbol: DND MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX: DND) today announced that it has completed patient enrolment in its Phase III safety study of CIP-ISOTRETINOIN, the Company's novel, patented formulation of isotretinoin, which is used in the treatment of severe, nodular acne. The Phase III safety study is being conducted under a Special Protocol Assessment that was granted by the U.S. Food and Drug...

2010-09-30 19:21:09

Administering a new form of immunotherapy to children with neuroblastoma, a nervous system cancer, increased the percentage of those who were alive and free of disease progression after two years, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and fellow institutions. The percentage rose from 46 percent for children receiving a standard therapy to 66 percent for children receiving immunotherapy plus standard therapy, according to the study published in...

2010-09-30 17:09:23

New standard of care in high-risk neuroblastoma seen in immunotherapy results Using immunotherapy"”biologic agents that stimulate the body's immune system"”pediatric oncologists have achieved the first substantial increase in over a decade in cure rates for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. A newly released study shows that the new treatment improved two-year survival rates by 20 percent, compared to standard treatment for an aggressive form of neuroblastoma, a cancer of the...

2010-09-29 16:07:00

-- New Standard of Care in High-Risk Neuroblastoma Seen in Immunotherapy Results-- PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using immunotherapy--biologic agents that stimulate the body's immune system--pediatric oncologists have achieved the first substantial increase in over a decade in cure rates for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. A newly released study shows that the new treatment improved survival rates by 20 percent, compared to standard treatment for an aggressive form...

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2010-08-20 16:35:00

New research suggests that acne antibiotics prescribed to help control breakouts may lead to inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. David Margolis, a dermatologist and lead author of a study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, said in an interview with Reuters Health that bowel disorders linked to acne treatment are "a rare outcome."However, previous studies suggest that the acne drug isotretinoin might be the cause of inflammatory bowel disease in a small number of patients being treated...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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