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2009-03-12 09:00:00

Chemicals Not Listed on Product Labels Due to Weak Regulatory Standards WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite marketing claims like "gentle" and "pure," dozens of top-selling children's bath products are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, according to product test results released today by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The chemicals were not disclosed on product labels because contaminants are exempt from labeling laws. This...

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...

2009-02-03 12:58:09

Hypersensitivity to perfumes is the most common contact allergy in adults. Research at the University of Gothenburg has demonstrated that even natural aromatic oils, which many deem harmless compared to synthetic perfumes, may cause allergic reactions.Roughly one in five adults in northern Europe is believed to suffer from contact allergy to one or more chemicals. The most common is nickel allergy, but many people also suffer from contact allergy to perfumes "“ even perfume substances...

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2008-10-16 13:30:00

Doctors have attributed a strange rash on people's ears or faces to spending too many hours on their mobile phone, the British Association of Dermatologists reported on Thursday. The condition is now known as "mobile phone dermatitis," and is caused by an allergic reaction to nickel, which is often found in the handset casing or buttons. Nickel allergy is the most common contact allergy in the UK and is thought to affect 30 percent of the population. Women are particularly prone to "mobile...

2008-09-10 18:00:08

Fall has arrived, and for one in five children, that means it is eczema season. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis (AD), is a chronic skin condition that causes itching, rash, scaliness, redness, inflammation, weeping and crusting of the skin. "Atopic dermatitis can occur at any time of year, and for some patients, unfortunately, it is a year-round problem," said Dr. Mark Boguniewicz, pediatric allergist-immunologist at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver,...

2008-07-24 06:00:21

By Jane E. Brody In 45 years of writing about medicine and health, I've heard more than my share of myths and misinformation, from the merely nonsensical to the downright dangerous. And until I explored the evidence, I too occasionally fell for a "fact" that turned out to be less than met the eye. Lately a number of medical writers have taken on these commonplaces and old wives' tales. Last year, Anahad O'Connor, who does so every week in his "Really?" column for Science Times,...

2008-07-03 09:00:00

By Kathy Van Mullekom, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 3--Balance in life is important to Donna Corvette. At work, she's the dermatologist who figures out difficult rashes and diagnoses life-threatening skin cancers for concerned patients. At home, she's wife to an orthopedic surgeon with a demanding schedule and mother to an active 8-year-old son. "Despite many women telling me that 'we can do anything,' the reality is I found I could not," says Corvette, who created the...

2008-07-01 09:01:11

VioQuest Pharmaceuticals (OTCBB: VOQP) today announced the submission of a 510(k) application to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The application seeks marketing clearance for Xyfid(TM) (1% uracil topical), a topical skin preparation intended to relieve and to manage the burning and itching associated with various dermatoses including atopic dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, radiation dermatitis and other dry skin conditions, by maintaining a moist wound and skin...

2006-07-28 19:30:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Protopic, also known as tacrolimus 0.1 percent ointment, suppresses the signs and symptoms of skin allergy resulting in contact dermatitis among individuals who are sensitive to nickel and who continue to be exposed to this metal, a new study shows. The investigators used nickel to create an experimental model of chronic allergic contact dermatitis. "Theoretically, since the mechanism of action is the same," tacrolimus ointment would be effective in...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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