Fall 2015

Early Analysis Finds Potential Risk Increase for Certain Types of Cancer

A recent analysis of a long-term health study of female nurses in the U.S. showed that there may be a potential for increased risk of thyroid cancer and the skin cancer basal cell carcinoma in rosacea patients, according to a recent report by Dr. Wen-Qing Li and colleagues in the British Journal of Cancer.

Physicians Discuss ‘Perfect Storm’ for Rosacea in the Body

Physicians recently discussed new advances in the understanding of how rosacea develops in the body, opening the way for potential improvements in its effective care, during the summer meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in New York.

Dr. David E. Cohen, professor of dermatology at New York University, outlined current knowledge of the disease process of rosacea, providing a map of the development of rosacea at the cellular level.

Tips for Avoiding Flare-ups in a Car

Sun exposure stands at the top of the list for rosacea triggers, and if you suffer from rosacea, you may unknowingly be overlooking one of the biggest culprits for exposure in your day-to-day activities: driving! Here are some tips to keep in mind.

  • Stay calm. Stress is another top rosacea trigger, and during “road rage” your heart rate goes up, breathing accelerates, sweat production increases and your blood vessels dilate. Avoid a flare-up due to the stress of driving by practicing calming techniques.

Rosacea Can Affect Workplace Interactions, Survey Reveals

Funny looks and comments can be difficult to deal with at any time, but handling them at work can be even worse. Yet according to a new survey by the NRS on the impact of rosacea's signs and symptoms in the workplace, that's the reality for most of the estimated 16 million Americans living with this facial skin disorder.

New Study Links Rosacea with Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Although rosacea's connection to the cardiovascular system has been widely suggested ­– flushing and the potential development of visible blood vessels are two of the skin disorder's primary symptoms – recent studies point toward a potential broader connection between rosacea and cardiovascular disease.

NRS Awards New Research Grants

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced it has awarded funding for three new studies, in addition to continuing support for two ongoing studies, as part of its research grants program to increase knowledge and understanding of the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to improvements in its treatment, prevention or potential cure.

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