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Teenage health

Effectively treating acne

Acne may occur due to an increase in sebum production, keratinocyte hyperproliferation, colonisation with Propionibacterium acnes and subsequent skin inflammation.

Inhaled corticosteroids slow growth

Regularly using low or medium doses of inhaled corticosteroids (ICs) suppresses children's growth during the year after starting treatment for mild to moderate persistent asthma, a Cochrane review has concluded.

HPV jab doesn't cause chronic fatigue

Cervarix - a vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) - does not seem to cause chronic fatigue syndrome, according to new research from the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Treating STIs in male patients

Primary care nurses must extend their current knowledge of sexually transmitted infections in male patients and improve their skills in assessing risk, writes Professor Ian Peate

Management of acne vulgaris

Health professionals must enquire about issues such as low self-esteem when reviewing patients with acne, write Conor Bowman, Faisal Ali, and Jennifer Yell

Anaphylaxis in school settings

Allergic reactions in children must be swiftly identified and managed, write Roisin Fitzsimons, Patricia Kane and Adam Fox

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