August 4, 2013

Starting Younger

1 Acne: Not Just for Prepubescents Anymore

Dermatologists are seeing more cases of pediatric acne and they think it’s linked to earlier onset puberty. Some doctors report seeing cases in children as young as seven. The problem is widespread enough to prompt the American Academy of Pediatrics and a leading group of pediatric dermatologists to establish new guidelines for treating children of all ages. “The principals of therapy for adolescent acne and pre-adolescent acne are exactly the same,” says Dr. Andrea Zaenglein, a co-author of the new treatment recommendations. “You want to treat it as aggressively as you need to, to get it under control.” Acne can be emotionally traumatic at any age, “but it’s a lot harder when you may be the only kid in your class that has it,” says Zaenglein.

More at NBCnews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Thyme May Be Better Acne Treatment

Tags: Acne, American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Acne, Dr. Andrea Zaenglein

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Blamed for Sickening Hundreds

2 Cyclospora Source Named by FDA

Taylor Farms of Mexico has been named by the FDA as the source of the cyclospora outbreak that sickened hundreds in Nebraska and Iowa. The supplier shipped parasite-tainted salad mix to national restaurants, including Olive Garden and Red Lobster. The FDA did not say whether the same bagged salad is linked to outbreaks in other affected states or those sold in grocery stores. However, as a result of the investigation, the FDA will increase its surveillance of green produce exported to the US from Mexico. Taylor Farms of Mexico is part of a California-based company that supplies produce to national restaurant chains and grocery stores. The FDA will conduct an environmental assessment of the Mexico facility to determine the cause of the outbreak.

More at NBCnews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Rare Parasite Sickens 250 People

Tags: Cyclospora, Food and Drug Administration, Red Lobster, Taylor Farms of Mexico, Cyclospora Outbreak, Olive Garden, Tainted Produce from Mexico

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