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2009-05-11 07:00:00

PACKAGING MORE EASILY IDENTIFIABLE YET STILL A SERIOUS MOISTURIZER MINNEAPOLIS, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith has revamped its AmLactin(R) family of moisturizers packaging to feature more appealing labels. Just in time for summer, dry skin sufferers can now find relief in style. With vibrant colors and easy to use packaging, any of the AmLactin(R) products are perfect to grab and go. The sleek and smooth design of the new bottles and tubes is dually colored in white and light shades of...

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2009-04-27 14:46:23

Researchers suggest that adding bleach to the bath may be an effective treatment for chronic eczema. A new study found significant improvement in 31 children with eczema who had diluted bleach baths compared with normal baths. The improvements were also noted to show only on parts of the body submerged in the bath. However, the treatment could be extremely dangerous and should only be done under the care of a specialist, according to experts in the UK. Children with bad eczema suffer from...

2009-04-21 18:27:13

U.S. researchers say they discovered powerful relief in the form of a diluted bleach bath for children who suffer flare-ups of the skin disorder eczema. Researchers from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have said the diluted beach baths are a cheap, simple and safe treatment that drastically improves the rash as well as reduces flare-ups of eczema, which affects 17 percent of school-age children. Dr. Amy S. Paller of the Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's...

2009-03-19 13:20:00

Launched at the 67th Annual American Academy of Dermatology Meeting CRANFORD, N.J., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Triax Pharmaceuticals, the marketers of Locoid Lipocream(R) (hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%) the leading mid-potency corticosteroid brand, introduces a new 4 oz. size of its recently launched Locoid(R) Lotion. Launched at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) meeting in San Francisco, Locoid(R) Lotion (hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%) contains a moisturizing vehicle to cover larger...

2009-03-12 15:55:00

Test builds on company's suite of tests to evaluate immune function LENEXA, Kan., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- IBT Laboratories, a leading clinical-diagnostics and biomedical-research laboratory specializing in immunology and allergy assays, will launch a new diagnostic assay designed to help physicians better understand and manage their patients who have recurrent infections. The company will introduce the Pneumococcal Antibody Avidity Test at the annual meeting of the American Academy of...

2009-03-12 09:00:00

TURKU, Finland, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- BioCis Pharma Ltd., a privately-held drug development company with its headquarters in Turku, Finland, announced that it has begun a new Phase IIa clinical testing of ProtoCure(TM) emulsion cream, the company's novel topical drug for dermatology. The double-blind, vehicle-controlled study is designed to evaluate the tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of the topical product in a total of 18 subjects with mild to moderate plaque psoriasis....

2009-03-05 16:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Atopic dermatitis, the common, chronic, inflammatory skin disease marked by red, itchy rashes, has been increasing in prevalence over the past two decades and affects a disproportionate number of children. According to current estimates, approximately 15 percent to 20 percent of children in the United States and other industrialized countries around the world develop atopic dermatitis in the first few years of life. By comparison, only an...

2009-03-05 08:08:00

New Study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology Finds Over-the-Counter (OTC) Albolene(R) Moisturizing Cleanser as Effective as a Prescription Moisturizer for Helping to Clear Up Mild to Moderate Eczema EDISON, N.J., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Mild to moderate eczema sufferers who are looking for a cost-effective way to control and heal this skin condition without a prescription now have a new option to consider. A new study in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology(1)...

2009-02-09 08:04:00

A Once-Daily Topical Agent With a Novel Mechanism of Action and Efficacy Advantages Over Elidel Would Earn Higher Patient Share in the U.S. Than in Europe, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that high and super-high potency topical corticosteroids (TCSs) will remain Decision Resources' proprietary clinical gold...

2009-01-13 04:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Eczema Association (NEA) awarded its Seal of Acceptance to Theraplex Emollient and Theraplex Clear Lotion. The NEA Seal of Acceptance is part of the association's Eczema & Sensitive-Skin Education (EASE) program, which is intended to improve the quality of life for children and adults who suffer from eczema and sensitive skin. "These products met our criteria for having no irritating ingredients and being suitable for...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.