Latest Benzyl Stories

2010-02-24 10:20:22

New FDA approved treatment is safe and effective in children as young as 6 months old A new non-neurotoxic treatment for head lice has been found to have an average of 91.2% treatment success rate after one week, and to be safe in humans from six months of age and up. This is the finding of a study published today in Pediatric Dermatology. Benzyl Alcohol Lotion 5% (known as UlesfiaTM) works by suffocating lice, a method which has been attempted by treating with household items such as...

2009-08-05 10:00:00

Sciele Pharma, Inc., a Shionogi Company, today announced the availability of Ulesfia (Benzyl Alcohol Lotion 5%), the first and only prescription medication that kills head lice by asphyxiation without potential neurotoxic side effects. Approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Ulesfia is available now by prescription nationwide in time for peak head lice season as children will shortly be headed back to school. Each year, approximately 6 to 12 million children...

2009-07-20 12:36:14

Researchers in Spain say they have detected 15 of the most common fragrance allergens in the bathwater of babies. Scientists from the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology at the University of Santiago de Compostela have developed a method to detect and quantify the 15 most common substances that can produce allergic reactions which are included in soap, gel, cologne and other personal hygiene products. The researchers used their own technique to concentrate and...

2009-03-26 21:52:22

Cleaning products used in hospitals may pose a health risk to both cleaning staff and patients, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Anila Bello of the University of Massachusetts Lowell Sustainable Hospitals Program, and Melissa Perry of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, investigated the cleaning materials and techniques used in six Massachusetts hospitals. Products used for cleaning and disinfecting are complex mixtures of many chemicals including disinfectants, surfactants,...

2008-05-16 06:00:00

By Lawrie, Kirsten J Meredith, Paul; McGeary, Ross P ABSTRACT The isolation, structure determination and chemical characterization of eumelanins has been plagued by their very low solubility in organic solvents. To gain insights into the structure and reactivity of these unusual and important biologic macromolecules and to pave the way for their use in electronics, we have prepared soluble melanins via the synthesis of monomeric precursors containing lipophilic substituents. Two such...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'