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2012-07-02 23:01:37

SkinEnergizer.com announces today, Psoria®, its new line of natural-based psoriasis treatments in a convenient, no-mess spray and a soothing Aloe, Tea Tree and Borage oil cream. Psoria® helps provide clearer skin while treating the itching, scaling and inflammation of psoriasis symptoms! Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 SkinEnergizer®, a leading skin care manufacturer and distributor, announced today its new line of psoriasis treatment products, Psoria®. Psoria®...

2012-05-17 23:02:50

Dr. Eli Silver offers some tips for dealing with these common summer outdoor problems. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 Ouch! At some point this summer, you or your child may come into contact with poison ivy or get stung by a bee. Eli Silver, MD, a pediatric allergy/immunology specialist at UH Rainbow Babies & Children´s Hospital at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and assistant professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, offers...

2012-04-23 22:21:35

BRONXVILLE, N.Y., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Your skin is the largest organ of your body. It protects you from harmful bacteria and viruses that can cause infections. It also helps your body sense the outside world and regulate your body temperature. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120424/NY92780) Therefore, it should come as no surprise that billions of dollars are spent each year on skin care products, and billions more are spent on medical costs to treat damaged skin....

2012-04-12 09:58:06

Management of simple insect bites: Where's the evidence? There is little evidence that over the counter remedies for simple insect bites actually work, and in most cases, no treatment at all will suffice, concludes an evidence review in the April Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB). In the UK, midges, mosquitoes, flies, fleas and bedbugs account for most of the insects that bite their victims in search of a blood meal. The saliva they inject can cause a reaction. This may prompt an...

2012-04-01 23:02:11

A new product has been launched in Canada by Bescot Healthcare Canada Inc. called Cast Comfort which has been designed specifically to relieve the itch and odour that patients with casts and splits dread. Put away the knitting needle and just spray a little Cast Comfort under your Cast or Splint to feel fast and lasting relief. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 If you're wearing a cast, you are probably already aware of the discomfort that can occur under the cast - the itch, the...

2012-03-30 23:00:38

A recent survey of natural and conventional pain relievers in Australia has revealed some interesting facts about the true cost to consumers in their use of pain medication. Bendigo, Victoria (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 With a myriad of pack sizes, dose rates and application rates it becomes very confusing for consumers to determine the true value for their dollar. Often they choose a product based on the cost of the bottle or the tube they are buying, but Garry Andrews, marketing manager for...

2012-03-28 02:25:17

VANCOUVER, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Allon Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: NPC) announced today that it has been granted a U.S. patent that covers the use of the Company's neuroprotective technology platform in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. This includes the Company's lead drug candidate, davunetide, and pipeline product AL-309 as treatments for peripheral neuropathy caused by anti-cancer drugs. Dr. Alistair Stewart, Allon's Vice President of Commercial Research, said the...

2012-01-27 10:54:59

Wake Forest Baptist research shows all itches are not equal An itch is just an itch. Or is it? New research from Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., Ph.D., professor of dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and a world-renowned itch expert, shows that how good scratching an itch feels is related to the itch's location. While previous studies by Yosipovitch have shown the pleasurability of itching, analysis of itch relief at different body sites and related pleasurability had not been...

Ankle Best Place To Scratch, Study Claims
2012-01-23 05:34:14

If you're feeling the need to scratch an itch, the ankle is the best place to do so, claims a new study published in the latest issue of the British Journal of Dermatology (BJD). According to a Sunday report by IndianExpress.com, the study, which was the work of researchers from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), states that the sensation of itchiness is felt most intensely at the ankle. That area of the body is also the most satisfying place to scratch -- edging out those...

2011-11-29 07:47:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Each week, the Fish Itch website (http://fishitch.com) offers a crazy deal on fishing tackle and accessories - at least 50% off the regular retail price - and donates a portion of the proceeds to conservation efforts. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Fish Itch will switch to daily deals for the 12 Days of Itchmas beginning Dec. 5. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111129/CG13454) In the giving spirit of the...