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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...

2010-12-14 16:17:57

'Pruritic nodules' are small lumps under the skin that cause itching and which, according to some studies, can remain for several years.  A study of whooping cough vaccinations in Gothenburg a few years ago showed that almost one per cent of the children developed pruritic nodules in the area of the vaccination. Three out of four of the children who had a reaction with nodules also developed an allergy to aluminium. "This was completely unexpected. Aluminium has been used as an adjuvant,...

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2010-12-06 13:40:00

Eavesdropping on mice for clues about how humans process sound They are quiet as church mice ... or are they? It turns out there is a racy conversation going on in this biology lab at Washington State University in Vancouver, Washington; one that might make a preacher blush! But the conversation isn't between scientists, but rather three very sighted and excited mice. "The patterning of these vocalizations could be very important in determining whether or not the female mouse wants to mate...

2010-11-04 17:58:18

There are disorders and conditions that entail increased itching and can be extremely troublesome for those suffering from it. The mechanisms behind itching are not well understood today. For one thing, what is it about scratching that relieves itching? In the current study, which was performed on mice, the research team led by Professor Klas Kullander at the Department of Neuroscience examined the nerve cells that transfer heat pain. When these nerve cells had lost its capacity to signal,...

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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...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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