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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...

2011-11-10 08:00:00

New treatment may offer a new option in the care of patients with pruritus. (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 Toray Industries, Inc. (headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President, CEO and COO: Akihiro Nikkaku; hereinafter referred to as âœTorayâ) and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (headquarters: Chuo-ku, Osaka; President and CEO: Michihiro Tsuchiya; hereinafter referred to as âœMitsubishi Tanabe Pharmaâ) announced that the...

2011-11-09 12:00:00

Steroid-free treatment for mild, moderate, and severe atopic dermatitis in adults and children South Plainfield, N.J. (PRWEB) November 09, 2011 PuraCapâ“ž¢ Pharmaceutical LLC (http://www.PuraCap.com), an emerging, fully-integrated pharmaceutical company with expertise in product development, manufacturing and bringing affordable, world-class quality products to their customers, announces the acquisition of their first prescription brand, EpiCeram® Skin...

2011-10-13 11:50:22

Itching is one of the most prevalent side effects of powerful, pain-killing drugs like morphine, oxycodone and other opioids. The opiate-associated itch is so common that even women who get epidurals for labor pain often complain of itching. For many years, scientists have scratched their own heads about why drugs that so effectively suppress pain also induce itch. Now in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown they can control opioid-induced...

2011-07-27 00:01:20

Wearing a cast in hot summer months does not have to cast a dog-daze on fun water activities. CastCoverZ!, a leader in fun and functional cast products shares ways to combat itch, smell and heat --even in dog days of summer. Hollister, CA (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 The dog days of summer don't have to get cast wearers down or make personal heat indexes high. There is still time left to enjoy summer - even with a cast. Common summer cast-wearer complaints include being itchy, smelly and overly...

2011-05-31 07:05:00

NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Itch Magic is a natural oil mix used to control skin odor naturally. It's the oil that hydrates dry skin and protects from moisture and fungi. It has been said, "Do not put anything on the skin that you can't eat." Itch Magic is made with organic extra virgin oils of coconut, walnut and vitamins to the skin. One of its components, organic coconut oil, is creating a worldwide sensation, both in its use as edible and in beauty, food and skin...

2011-05-02 19:19:39

New research shows that itch receptors work through pain receptors on sensory neurons A new study of itch adds to growing evidence that the chemical signals that make us want to scratch are the same signals that make us wince in pain. The interactions between itch and pain are only partly understood, said itch and pain researcher Diana Bautista, an assistant professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. The skin contains some nerve cells that respond only...

2011-05-01 00:09:04

Top Prizes for AfterBite® Contest Include Vacations to New Hampshire's White Mountains Region, Outdoor Gear from Eastern Mountain Sports® & Adventure® Medical Kits Littleton, NH (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 Tender Corp., maker of the #1 selling insect bite and sting remedy, AfterBite® -- The Itch Eraser®, today announced the launch of the "ËœErase the Itch' Photo Contest. Designed to get families into the outdoors and enjoying an active lifestyle this spring and...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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