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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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-06-10 09:01:15

Perrigo Company has filed an abbreviated new drug application for Fluocinonide cream 0.1%, a generic version of Vanos cream 0.1%. The company believes that it is the first to file an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) with a Paragraph IV certification against Vanos.

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2008-02-01 00:45:00

Would you have ever guessed that scratching an itch actually shuts off areas of your brain?

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2008-01-31 11:20:00

In the first study to use imaging technology to see what goes on in the brain when we scratch, researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have uncovered new clues about why scratching may be so relieving – and why it can be hard to stop.

2007-09-19 09:00:00

By DANIEL ELKAN THE SYMPTOMS sound like something from The X Files sufferers complain of a crawling sensation all over the body, egg-like lumps under the skin and, even more bizarrely, cuts which produce tiny red and blue fibres.

2007-09-07 15:00:28

BEDFORD PARK, Ill., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of golfers received quick and very welcome relief from itch mite bites with a surprising natural remedy.


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