Acne medicine could help with hairline acne
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is working on a study to test the effectiveness of an acne medication in the treatment of the condition.
The WHO, which has been working to find a solution for the widespread problem of acne, said in a statement that the trial is “initiative and preliminary” and could take up to six months to complete.
It said the results of the trial will be made available to the public.
“We will provide more information once the data has been collected,” it said.
The trial is part of the WHO’s “Acne Cure” initiative, which aims to develop new drugs and therapies that can improve the condition of the skin.
Acne affects around 3 million people worldwide, according to WHO statistics.
In India, around one in five women will suffer from acne-related hairline thinning or loss in their adult life.
According to a 2015 study, women with acne, or oily skin, are twice as likely to have a baby with a birth defect.
India is the world’s third-largest exporter of oil, but has also been struggling to reduce its own population’s consumption of the oil and its impact on global oil supplies.
India imports almost two-thirds of its oil, and has been accused of not adequately tackling its oil dependency.
Its oil production is estimated at around 1.2 billion barrels a day, while consumption is around 2.2 trillion barrels a year.