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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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...

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2009-04-06 11:05:00

Scientists have revealed why scratching is best method of getting rid of a bothersome itch.

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...


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.