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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...

2009-03-19 13:20:00

Launched at the 67th Annual American Academy of Dermatology Meeting CRANFORD, N.J., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Triax Pharmaceuticals, the marketers of Locoid Lipocream(R) (hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%) the leading mid-potency corticosteroid brand, introduces a new 4 oz. size of its recently launched Locoid(R) Lotion. Launched at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) meeting in San Francisco, Locoid(R) Lotion (hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%) contains a moisturizing vehicle to cover larger...

2009-03-11 09:30:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Stress levels are soaring in today's unstable economy and job market, and starting to take a toll on many people. To make matters worse, some people may be literally scratching their heads over it. In fact, daily stress can exacerbate scalp itch and bring out dermatological conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090311/NY81824) Research shows that at least one out of five...

2008-11-06 09:00:45

HAYWARD, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Acologix, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, and principal investigators presented key findings from the first ground breaking uremic pruritis ("Itch") registry study of patients on hemodialysis. A total of four abstracts were accepted by the American Society of Nephrology describing key study outcomes with poster presentations by Drs. Michael Germain and James Tumlin. The Itch National Registry Study, the first-ever longitudinal study...

2008-10-28 11:30:00

Chronic stress can lead to skin irritation and persistent itching that leads to bothersome scratching, a Canadian neuroimmunologist reported in a study. Dr. Petra Arck of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, said her early research involved subjecting mice to stress in the form of lengthy bouts of unpleasant noise. She said a wave of immune cells moved into the mice's skin and made them itch, the Ottawa Citizen reported. It was already known isolated incidents of stress mobilize...

2008-09-12 12:00:09

Scientists have discovered a distinct set of 'pleasure nerves' in the skin that can alleviate pain when they are gently stroked. They believe that the discovery could lead to new treatments for conditions ranging from chronic itching to depression. The nerves respond to being brushed slowly and they appear to be sensitive to the type of stroking and cuddling provided by a mother to an upset child, scientists said. Tests on human volunteers have found that a painful stimulus applied to...

2008-09-11 00:00:08

By Steve Connor Scientists have discovered a distinct set of "pleasure nerves" in the skin that can alleviate pain when gently stroked. They believe the discovery could lead to new treatments for conditions ranging from chronicitching to depression. The nerves respond to being brushed slowly and they appear to be sensitive to the type of stroking and cuddling provided by a mother to an upset child, scientists said yesterday. Tests on human volunteers have found that a painful stimulus...

2008-09-10 18:00:08

Fall has arrived, and for one in five children, that means it is eczema season. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis (AD), is a chronic skin condition that causes itching, rash, scaliness, redness, inflammation, weeping and crusting of the skin. "Atopic dermatitis can occur at any time of year, and for some patients, unfortunately, it is a year-round problem," said Dr. Mark Boguniewicz, pediatric allergist-immunologist at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver,...

2008-08-28 15:00:24

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What can I do to get rid of scabies? I had a terrible itch on my fingers and hands, and it was diagnosed as eczema. The eczema medicine didn't work. My doctor sent me to a dermatologist, who made the scabies diagnosis. The whole affair embarrasses me, and I don't want anyone to know. I applied the skin cream twice, but I still have the itch. Can't this terrible thing be cured? I am at my wits end. - C.F. ANSWER: Scabies isn't an embarrassment. Hundreds of millions of...

2008-07-22 09:01:13

SHELTON, Conn., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Cara Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 7,402,564 entitled "Synthetic Peptide Amides" under its Accelerated Examination Program. The application was filed on November 12, 2007 and covers Cara's second generation, peripherally-selective kappa opioid receptor agonist compounds. These compounds include CR845, currently completing a Phase I clinical trial and in development for...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.