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BARRINGTON, Illinois (December 6, 2018) — The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced today that new grants are available in 2019 to support research into potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to improvements in its management, prevention or potential cure.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (July 11, 2018) — How many people in the world have rosacea? Researchers have attempted for the first time to determine the global prevalence of this widespread facial skin disorder, and the answer is estimated to be 415 million.

CHICAGO (April 2, 2018) – Facial redness that doesn’t go away? Inexplicable bumps and pimples? Irritated eyes? All are signs of rosacea, a potentially serious disorder that can now be diagnosed with more precision than ever before. April has been designated as Rosacea Awareness Month to educate the public on this often life-disruptive condition now affecting more than 16 million Americans – and most of them don’t know it.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (February 1, 2018) – When the National Rosacea Society (NRS) published the first standard classification of rosacea 15 years ago, it ushered in an unprecedented era of research into the disease process of this widespread chronic disorder of the facial skin – and now the first update has been published based on these dramatic advances in scientific knowledge.1 The NRS has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to educate the public on the current understanding of this often life-disruptive condition estimated to affect more than 16 millio

BARRINGTON, Illinois (November 8, 2017) – The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced today that a new standard classification and pathophysiology of rosacea has been published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.1 Developed by a consensus committee and review panel of 28 rosacea experts worldwide, the updated system is based on the substantial advances in the understanding of rosacea gained through scientific investigations over the last 15 years.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (October 16, 2017) — The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced it has awarded funding for three new studies, in addition to continuing support for three ongoing studies, as part of its research grants program to increase knowledge and understanding of the causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to improvements in its management, prevention or potential cure.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (August 10, 2017) — In a new study funded by the National Rosacea Society (NRS), medical scientists have connected the dots in the disease process of inflammation in rosacea, identifying a potential pathway for significant advances in the treatment of this widespread disorder affecting more than 16 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (July 11, 2017) -- What might often be mistaken for a persistent sunburn may actually be rosacea, a widespread facial skin disorder now estimated by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) to affect more than 16 million Americans. Unfortunately, without medical treatment it often grows increasingly more severe and intrusive on daily life.

CHICAGO (April 3, 2017) -- Is your face trying to tell you something? Although new medical research has discovered the red-faced appearance of rosacea may serve as a potential signal for serious but less visible illnesses, only a small fraction of those suffering from this widespread, often embarrassing disorder are currently being treated. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the early warning signs of this chronic and conspicuous facial condition now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (February 2, 2017) – The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the early warning signs of this conspicuous and often life-disruptive condition and encourage those who suspect they may have it to see a dermatologist for diagnosis and appropriate therapy.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (Sept. 20, 2016) -- 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 causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to improvements in its management, prevention or potential cure.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (April 1, 2016) -- The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the early warning signs of this chronic and conspicuous facial disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (February 4, 2016) – While it is well established that individuals with rosacea often face significant physical, emotional and social challenges, new studies are now showing this widespread disorder may also be associated with increased risks of cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disease, certain types of cancer and many other systemic illnesses.

ATLANTA (December 17, 2015) -- Medical scientists reviewed research on the microbiome, genetics and pathophysiology of rosacea and presented results of new studies funded by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) during its research workshop at the Society for Investigative Dermatology annual meeting here.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (September 29, 2015) – 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 causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to improvements in its treatment, prevention or potential cure.

SAN FRANCISCO (July 30, 2015) – As research continues to reveal the many ways the human microbiome may affect human health, the potential role of Demodex mites in rosacea has come into sharper focus with new technology and may point to new approaches in patient care, according to experts at a roundtable on the clinical implications of Demodex in rosacea during the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.

FT. WORTH, TX, May 28, 2015 – Galderma Laboratories, L.P., and the National Rosacea Society (NRS) today announced the launch of Break Up with Your Makeup, an educational campaign and contest to empower those with rosacea to feel more confident in their own skin. According to results of a new national survey, the impacts of rosacea go more than skin deep, with half of sufferers saying they feel unattractive due to the condition. Nearly one quarter of patients (23 percent) also admit that they turn to cosmetics instead of treatment when symptoms strike, and nearly half (49 percent) say they mistook their rosacea for acne before they were correctly diagnosed. Since lack of treatment as well as certain makeups can actually worsen rosacea symptoms, there is a clear need for greater education about this complex disease.

CHICAGO (April 1, 2015)  Like a mosaic slowly gaining definition and becoming clear, so too is the scientific understanding of the potential causes of rosacea. April has been designated as Rosacea Awareness Month by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) to educate the public on the warning signs of this chronic but treatable facial disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. 

There's nothing like a red face to get people to notice you – for all the wrong reasons. On first encounter, they may wonder whether it's shyness, alcohol or poor hygiene that is responsible for a nose or cheeks as red as Vermont in autumn, or pimples that look like they should have disappeared after your high school prom.

"Why me?" is a question many ask when they find themselves with the embarrassing effects of rosacea -- which may include facial redness, visible blood vessels, bumps, pimples, eye irritation and other symptoms if left untreated. While rosacea can strike all segments of the population, surveys by the National Rosacea Society have revealed a profile of those most at risk for this conspicuous and increasingly common condition:

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