Latest Itch Stories

Mechanisms In Chronic Itching Unraveled
2013-10-15 12:32:39

Washington University School of Medicine Anyone who has suffered through sleepless nights due to uncontrollable itching knows that not all itching is the same. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis explains why. Working in mice, the scientists have shown that chronic itching, which can occur in many medical conditions, from eczema and psoriasis to kidney failure and liver disease, is different from the fleeting urge to scratch a mosquito bite. That's...

The Itch Molecule
2013-05-24 08:20:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using mouse models, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered a small molecule that is released in the spinal cord that triggers a process later experienced in the brain as the sensation of itch. The results of this study were published in a recent issue of Science. The molecule, natriuretic polypeptide b (Nppb), selectively plugs into a specific nerve cell in the spinal cord. This nerve cell sends...

2013-05-21 23:18:09

Innovative and effective OTC treatment for itchy skin ready to hit store shelves. Bergen County, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 The first ever over-the-counter anti-itch ointment remedy to carry the USDA Organic Certified Seal, Anti Itchbalm, is ready to come to pharmacies and drug stores across the country. It's an innovative and effective product which will help attract more customers to independently owned pharmacies looking to better serve their community. US Organic Group Corp. has...

2013-04-28 23:03:48

Greensations has launched the worlds' first hot pepper itch spray for dogs and cats under their new ThermaPet brand. While the company is well known for creating popular hot pepper anti-itch products for people, ThermaPet is a new animal for the growing natural health and beauty company. Scotia, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2013 Greensations has launched the worlds´ first hot pepper anti-itch spray for dogs and cats under their new ThermaPet brand. Hot pepper anti-itch spray is nothing new for...

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