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2010-05-26 11:01:30

Scientists are reporting development of a fast, simple, inexpensive method for determining whether chemicals in consumer products and workplaces may cause skin allergies in people -- a method that does not involve use of animals. Their study appears in ACS' Chemical Research in Toxicology, a monthly journal. Itai Chipinda and his colleagues note the existence of public sentiment against the use of animals to determine whether ingredients in consumer soaps, shampoos and other consumer...

2010-05-12 11:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about potentially serious side effects from mistakenly swallowing Benadryl Extra Strength Itch Stopping Gel, an over-the-counter (OTC) product that should only be used on the skin. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) The FDA has received reports of serious side effects in people who have mistakenly swallowed the product. Some OTC Benadryl products are...

2010-03-09 09:03:00

RALEIGH, N.C., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Arbor Pharmaceuticals ("Arbor"), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused exclusively on pediatric medicine, announced today that the company has launched Pediaderm(TM) HC Complete Kit - an innovative new product for the comprehensive management of atopic dermatitis. Pediaderm HC Complete Kit contains Pediaderm HC (Hydrocortisone Lotion USP 2%) and patented Pediaderm Protective Emollient with Triple Synergy Technology(TM). Pediaderm HC Complete Kit...

2009-12-31 11:27:08

Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn't mean you should drop your skin care routine. Dermatologists at Baylor College of Medicine say continuing to wear sun block and moisturizers during the colder months is important for healthy skin year round. "It's very common to have dry skin during winter due to the colder, drier weather and the use of heaters," said Dr. John Wolf, professor and chair of dermatology at BCM. "Going untreated, dry skin could lead to discomfort or even an itchy,...

2009-12-22 14:00:28

Johns Hopkins Scientists Find a Source of Nonallergic Itch Scratching below the surface of a troublesome sensation that's equal parts tingle-tickle-prickle, sensory scientists from Johns Hopkins have discovered in mice a molecular basis for nonallergic itch. Using the itch-inducing compound chloroquine, an antimalarial drug, the team identified that a family of proteins called Mrgprs, found only in a rare subset of nerve cells, functions as itch receptors. A report on the research appears...

2009-11-12 11:23:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Dermatology Skin Infections or Dermatosis or Skin Itching http://www.reportlinker.com/p0161890/Dermatology-Skin-Infections-or-Dermatosis-or-Skin-Itching.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire Life Science Analytics', Dermatology Skin Infections or Dermatosis or Skin Itching contains detailed information on the current drug...

2009-10-29 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- As American Diabetes Month approaches, leading experts like Dr. Jacqueline Sutera, DPM, stress the importance of foot care, especially for those with diabetes. People with diabetes are at a greater risk of developing dry skin due to nerve damage.(1,2) In the United States 23.6 million people have diabetes.(3) While the disease may present many challenges, most skin conditions associated with diabetes can be prevented, or if detected early,...

2009-08-11 06:47:00

KENILWORTH, N.J., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) today announced the launch of CLARITIN Eye, an antihistamine eye drop strong enough to control itchy eyes all day or all night. Found in the eye care aisle wherever over-the-counter products are sold, CLARITIN Eye works in minutes to relieve the itch of allergy eyes for up to 12 hours with just one drop. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/claritin/39444/...

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2009-08-07 11:30:00

Scientists say they have discovered the type of nerve cells that create an itchy sensation.Writing in the journal Science, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Peking University Third Hospital in Beijing used mice to determine the existence of a specific type of cell that relays a sensation that begs to be scratched."This finding has very important therapeutic implications," said Zhou-Feng Chen, of the Washington University team."We've shown that...

2009-08-06 14:50:12

Historically, many scientists have regarded itching as just a less intense version of pain. They have spent decades searching for itch-specific nerve cells to explain how the brain perceives itch differently from pain, but none have been found.Now researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered that those itch-specific neurons do exist in mice, and their studies suggest that itch and pain signals are transmitted along different pathways in the spinal cord....