Latest Itch Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-02-01 00:45:00

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

Word of the Day
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.