Latest Itch Stories

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/...

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....

2009-07-14 05:33:44

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have identified a novel link between a gene known to regulate inflammation in the body and another gene which causes the majority of Crohn's Disease diagnoses. When the ITCH gene, which regulates inflammation in the body, malfunctions, it causes widespread inflammatory diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, gastritis, uncontrolled skin inflammation, and pulmonary pneumonitis. Derek Abbott, M.D., Ph.D., assistant...

2009-05-04 09:00:00

Creme in easy-to-use pump provides hours of itch relief for active women WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As a brand leader in the feminine hygiene product market, Vagisil(R) has announced the introduction of Vagisil Satin(TM) -- a fast-absorbing creme that provides quick and long-lasting relief from itch and irritation, as it soothes and helps heal the skin. Perfect for women on the go, Vagisil Satin comes in a unique easy-to-use and discrete pump. It contains one percent...

2009-05-01 10:55:00

Fish don't make noises or contort their faces to show that it hurts when hooks are pulled from their mouths, but a Purdue University researcher believes they feel that pain all the same. Joseph Garner, an assistant professor of animal sciences, helped develop a test that found goldfish do feel pain, and their reactions to it are much like that of humans. A paper detailing the finding was published in the early online version of the journal Applied Animal Behavior Science. "There has been an...

2009-04-20 05:00:00

Discovery Channel's Josh Bernstein Offers Fun and Wallet-Friendly Tips for Enjoying the Great Outdoors FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of BENADRYL(R) and the National Park Foundation (NPF) today announced a partnership designed to encourage everyone, including people with allergies, to pledge to spend more time enjoying outdoor moments with friends and family. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/NY01084 ) To kick off the campaign, Discovery...

2009-04-06 11:05:00

Scientists have revealed why scratching is best method of getting rid of a bothersome itch. Glenn J. Giesler, Jr., a neuroscientist at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, led a team of researchers who studied sedated long-tailed macaques in their experiment. Researchers used an injection of a chemical that causes the sensation of itching. Once injected, they noted a large amount of electrical signals. They used a metal device that was designed to resemble monkey fingers to scratch...

2009-04-01 11:02:37

Spanish scientists say the new practice of using light to activate medications in the body is efficient, especially when used in treating some cancers. Researchers at the University of Santiago de Compostela said the emerging process uses biocompatible materials that are sensitive to certain physiological variables or external physicochemical stimuli. Current research, the scientists said, involves the development of systems capable of delivering an adequate dose of drug at a target site and...

2009-03-30 07:50:00

IRVING, Texas, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patients undergoing cancer treatment reported that using Regenecare hydrogel significantly reduced the pain and itching associated with the sometimes-severe skin rashes caused by anti-cancer drugs. Conducted by the Western University of Health Sciences, the study substantiated the findings of nine previous clinical trials recognizing Regenecare for its pain-relieving and wound-healing benefits. Manufactured by MPM Medical, Inc., Regenecare is...

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