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CHICAGO (April 2, 2007) -- The angst and embarrassment of adolescence often come roaring back in adulthood with the red-faced symptoms of rosacea, a widespread but poorly understood facial disorder now estimated to affect 14 million Americans. The National Rosacea Society has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the warning signs of this conspicuous and potentially serious condition, and to emphasize the importance of seeking medical help before it becomes increasingly intrusive on daily life.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (March 13, 2007) -- Researchers have found that one of the most common and hard-working substances in the body may have a Jekyll and Hyde quality in rosacea patients, assuming a darker role when activated by flare-up triggers, according to study results reported in Rosacea Review. Rosacea is a red-faced, acne-like disorder now estimated to affect more than 14 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (February 7, 2007) -- More than 14 million Americans are estimated to suffer from rosacea, yet most of them fail to recognize it. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the warning signs of this embarrassing and potentially life-disruptive facial disorder, and to emphasize the importance of seeking medical help.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (January 11, 2007) -- The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced that five new studies have been awarded funding as part of its research grants program to advance scientific knowledge of the potential causes and other key aspects of this chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder that affects an estimated 14 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (October 25, 2006) -- The papules (bumps) and pustules (pimples) of rosacea, a poorly understood facial disorder affecting an estimated 14 million Americans, may be the result of an allergy-like reaction to environmental and emotional triggers, according to new study results presented at the National Rosacea Society (NRS) research workshop during the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology and reported in Rosacea Review.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (June 14, 2006) -- A trail of tears may lead to the first diagnostic test for ocular rosacea, a common and potentially serious condition that may result in reduction of vision if left untreated. In a study of human tears funded by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) and published in Rosacea Review, medical scientists have discovered new clues to identify the eye effects of rosacea, a red-faced, acne-like disorder now estimated to affect 14 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (May 5, 2006) -- The National Rosacea Society (NRS) today announced that new grants are available in 2006 to support research into the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea, a chronic and often life-disruptive disorder of the facial skin and eyes, now estimated to affect 14 million Americans. The awarding of five research grants totaling $123,600 was announced earlier this year.

CHICAGO (April 3, 2006) -- What at first may seem like an innocent blush or sunburn may ultimately foreshadow rosacea, a widespread but potentially serious facial disorder now estimated to affect more than 14 million Americans. April has been designated Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the warning signs of this red-faced, acne-like condition, and to emphasize the importance of seeking medical help before it becomes increasingly intrusive on daily life.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (February 20, 2006) -- While the often-devastating impact of rosacea on facial appearance is well recognized, a new survey shows that physical discomfort is also experienced by the majority of people with this red-faced, acne-like disorder now estimated to affect more than 14 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (January 11, 2006) -- The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced that five new studies have been awarded funding as part of its research grants program to advance scientific knowledge of the potential causes and other key aspects of this chronic and potentially devastating disorder that affects an estimated 14 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (August 15, 2005) -- No matter whether a person has a mild, moderate or severe case of rosacea -- a red-faced, acne-like disorder affecting an estimated 14 million Americans -- it can be devastating to one's social life, often making it difficult to appear in public or establish new relationships because of its effect on personal appearance, according to a new survey conducted by the National Rosacea Society and published in Rosacea Review.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (May 13, 2005) -- The National Rosacea Society today announced that new grants are available in 2005 to support research into the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea, a chronic and often life-disruptive disorder of the facial skin and eyes, now estimated to affect 14 million Americans. The awarding of six research grants totaling $146,419 was announced earlier this year.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (May 13, 2005) -- The National Rosacea Society today announced that new grants are available in 2005 to support research into the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea, a chronic and often life-disruptive disorder of the facial skin and eyes, now estimated to affect 14 million Americans. The awarding of six research grants totaling $146,419 was announced earlier this year.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (April 21, 2005) -- Although rosacea has been classified into four common patterns of signs and symptoms known as subtypes, a new survey by the National Rosacea Society suggests that most of America's estimated 14 million rosacea sufferers experience a progression in their condition beyond one subtype.

CHICAGO (April 1, 2005) -- An estimated 14 million Americans suffer from an embarrassing and potentially serious facial disorder known as rosacea, but most of them don't know it. April has been designated Rosacea Awareness Month by the National Rosacea Society to alert the public to its warning signs and to encourage those who may suffer from this widespread acne-like condition to seek diagnosis and treatment before it increasingly disrupts their daily lives.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (March 1, 2005) -- While exercise may promote good health, a new survey shows that fitness without flushing is often essential for many people with rosacea, a red-faced, acne-like facial disorder that affects an estimated 14 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (January 11, 2005) -- The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced that six new studies have been awarded funding as part of its research grants program to expand scientific knowledge of this widespread but poorly understood skin disorder that affects an estimated 14 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (September 24, 2004) -- The National Rosacea Society has introduced the first standard grading system for the study and clinical assessment of rosacea, developed by a consensus committee and review panel of 17 rosacea experts worldwide and recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (August 9, 2004) - The National Rosacea Society has introduced an innovative consumer booklet called the "Rosacea Diary" to help rosacea patients find and avoid environmental and lifestyle factors that may trigger or aggravate their individual cases of this conspicuous facial disorder estimated to affect 14 million Americans.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 3, 2004) -- Researchers have successfully demonstrated a possible role for bacteria associated with microscopic mites -- known as Demodex folliculorum -- in the development of subtype 2 (papulopustular) rosacea, an increasingly common facial condition characterized by persistent redness with papules (bumps) and pustules (pimples), according to study results presented during the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology here. It is estimated that rosacea affects more than 14 million Americans.

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