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Why Is Acne More Prevalent Than Ever?

It may have something to do with your skin’s microbiome

BBack in the 1990s and early 2000s, doctors from the United States and Venezuela conducted acne exams on more than 1,300 people living in two remote sections of Paraguay and Papua New Guinea. The results of those exams appeared in a JAMA Dermatology paper and they…



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Markham Heid

I’m a long-time contributor at TIME and other media orgs. I write mostly about health. I grew up in Michigan, but these days I live in southwest Germany.