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Medical News Today: Can cannabis help treat psoriasis?
Can the active cannabinoids in cannabis be an effective treatment for itchy and painful psoriasis? We look at the evidence in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eczema / Psoriasis Source Type: news

New hope for people suffering from chronic itch
At the world's first center to study chronic itch, researchers are getting closer to finding answers for desperate patients (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you anemic? It may be bedbugs
(Natural News) Let’s get this out of the way: Bedbugs are disgusting. But while they don’t transmit diseases, these parasitic insects can cause severe anemia. Aside from causing annoying and itchy bites on your skin, people who have a bedbug infestation might suffer from emotional distress and sleep deprivation. Within the last couple of years,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antipruritic Effect of Pretreatment With Topical Capsaicin Antipruritic Effect of Pretreatment With Topical Capsaicin
Is high-concentration topical capsaicin an effective treatment for histaminergic and nonhistaminergic itch?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Yeast infection: These EIGHT factors raise your risk of itchy vaginal condition
YEAST INFECTIONS affect the majority women, and certain factors - like taking antibiotics or not controlling diabetes - could increase your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Should you wash your hair everyday?
For some people, frequent washing can damage hair and cause a dry, itchy scalp. How often should you wash your hair with shampoo? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Newer Eczema Treatments Offer Relief
Children and adults with eczema shouldn't suffer in silence because new, improved treatments can do more to help ease the uncomfortable, itchy rash associated with the skin condition. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema treatment breakthrough: There are TWO new CURES for itchy skin condition
ECZEMA symptoms include red, itchy, swollen skin. However, scientists have just developed two new treatments for the common skin condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Food Allergies May Develop in Adulthood
FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 -- Is the roof of your mouth itchy after a peanut butter sandwich? Does your skin break out in hives after you've cracked your way through a lobster dinner? It's possible you're one of the many adults who developed a food... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Newer Eczema Treatments Offer Relief
FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 -- Children and adults with eczema shouldn't suffer in silence because new, improved treatments can do more to help ease the uncomfortable, itchy rash associated with the skin condition. Many adults diagnosed with eczema... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Shingles Vaccine That Is More Than 90% Effective
BOSTON (CBS) – There’s a new shingles vaccine in town. Shingrix was approved by the FDA last week, and a CDC advisory panel just voted to recommend it for patients 50 and older. It is given as two injections two to six months apart, and in studies the vaccine was found to be more than 90% effective. Shingrix is not the only shingles vaccine available. Zostavax has been around for more than a decade, but it may not be as effective as this new vaccine, especially in older patients. Vaccine experts are not only recommending the new vaccine for people who have never been vaccinated but say that people who got the ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Shingles Source Type: news

Eczema treatment: These three cures can SOOTHE itchy skin condition
ECZEMA is a common skin condition which can cause red, itchy and dry skin. Here are three ways to relieve symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best essential oils for itchy bug bites?
A look at the seven best essential oils for bug bites. Included is information on what oils to avoid, and solutions for when further treatment is needed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Menlo Therapeutics Expands its Management Team
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 17, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Menlo Therapeutics Inc., a late stage biopharmaceutical company, is developing a neurokinin 1 (NK-1) receptor antagonist (serlopitant) for the treatment of pruritus (itch) as... Biopharmaceuticals, Dermatology, Personnel Menlo Therapeutics, serlopitant, pruritus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ask The Doctor: What's making me want to scratch?
A reader writes: 'For the past four months, I have been suffering with itchy skin all over my body. I have red spots, which are mostly small, but occasionally, I get large hives.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: College Girl ’s Scaly Skin Scare
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: An 18-year-old international college student went to the campus health clinic a few weeks after arriving from India. Before she left home, she had noticed some small brown macules that were widespread, primarily on her trunk. They were very itchy, but leaving the heat of India had helped and otherwise they weren't a problem. She hadn't had time to get to a doctor for a diagnosis while she was preparing to leave for college. Now, the lesions had developed an annular configuration and a fine scaly plaque, and the itching was bothering her once again. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: M...
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - October 16, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about dysesthesia
Dysesthesia is a painful, itchy sensation, often associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Learn more about the symptoms and types here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Black Children Missing Out on Eczema Treatment
FRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2017 -- Black children may have more severe eczema than white children, but they are less likely to visit a doctor for this common inflammatory skin condition, new research shows. Eczema causes the skin to become red and itchy.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Important warning for allergy sufferers
I love springtime. But many of my patients dread this time of year… They come to my clinic sneezing and sniffling. They have runny noses, and watery, itchy eyes. They can’t sleep or work. You may have the same problems. You need relief fast to get back to your life. So you might be tempted to pop some OTC remedies or ask your doctor for a prescription. But you may be getting more than you bargained for with those allergy drugs. They may make you lose your mind. Let me explain… Many doctors treat allergies with a class of drugs called (ACs). You know them by names like Benadryl and Dimetapp. In a new ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Neuroscientists find 'gatekeeper' in itching sensations plays no role in pain transmission
(North Carolina State University) A neurotransmitter study in mice found that BNP is involved in relaying itching sensations but not pain. A better understanding of pain and itch pathways could help researchers develop targeted therapies for diseases with chronic itching, including multiple sclerosis and kidney failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why that maddening itch may be more than a skin problem
Unbearable itching all over his body that flared up every evening made Gordon Brown dread going to bed. 'It was maddening,' says Gordon, 69, a retired airport worker who lives in Birmingham. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does psoriasis itch and how can I stop it?
Psoriasis is a skin condition, that may cause itchiness. Find out here about the reasons why psoriasis itches and also the most effective ways to stop it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eczema / Psoriasis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Itchy gums: Causes, relief, and prevention
Itchy gums can be caused by a range of conditions, from allergies to viral infections. Learn about the symptoms, treatments, and outlook for itchy gums. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

A 37-Year-Old Woman With Bloating and Itchy Vesicles A 37-Year-Old Woman With Bloating and Itchy Vesicles
A 37-year-old woman presents with diarrhea and bloating over the past few years. She also reports itchy vesicles around the extensor surfaces of her arms and legs. What condition is responsible?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The 10 best blogs for skin disorders
Do you have dry, itchy, acne-prone skin or eczema? We have rounded up the best blogs for skin disorders written by dermatologists, experts, and patients. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Itchy nipples: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
In this article, learn about the main causes of itchy nipple. Can itchy nipple be a sign of something serious and when should a doctor be consulted? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

How Nick Kroll Turned His Most Embarrassing Puberty Stories into a New Animated Series
For most people, puberty is an embarrassing experience that they would never willingly revisit. But that’s precisely why comedian Nick Kroll wanted to address it in his new animated comedy series, Big Mouth, which hits Netflix Sept. 29. “As open as society is, there are still certain things that we feel like are too awkward to talk about,” he tells TIME. “And those are the things that we wanted to zero in on specifically.” Big Mouth follows pals Nick (voiced by Kroll) and Andrew (voiced by John Mulaney) as they navigate the awkwardness and uncertainty of puberty. It does so in a way that&rsquo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Eadicicco Tags: Uncategorized Cartoons Comedy Jenny Slate Netflix nick kroll Television Source Type: news

Health Tip: Do You Have Athlete's Foot?
-- Athlete's foot is a fungal skin disease that leads to pain and itch, notably between the toes. The warm, moist and dark environment created by our footwear is an ideal breeding ground for fungus. The germ often lingers on pool decks and in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For Irritating Itch, a Promising Option Under Scrutiny For Irritating Itch, a Promising Option Under Scrutiny
Investigational serlopitant afforded clinical trial patients quick relief for a variety of pruritis-characterized diseases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Women more likely than men to lose interest in sex
Conclusion This study appears to suggest that many factors increase the likelihood of both men and women reporting a lack of interest in sex. Overall, women seem to be more likely to lose interest than men. While this large study provides some insight into the possible reasons behind having a lack of interest in sex, it has a few limitations: As so many factors were considered, there were bound to be some that showed statistical significance – this could just be by chance. The cross-sectional nature of the study means we can't be sure if the specific factors reported on caused the lack of interest, or vice versa. Peo...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Itchy skin at night: Causes, conditions, and relief
What is nocturnal pruritus? In this article, learn about the causes of night-time itching, home remedies, treatments, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

This Girl Tr òn: The Forgotten Subject of Vietnam War Photographer Larry Burrows
Larry Burrows was a seasoned veteran of the Vietnam War when, in early 1968, he met 12-year-old Nguyễn Thị Tròn. Operating out of Saigon, the southern Republic of Vietnam’s capital, the photographer had been covering the conflict for LIFE magazine since 1962. He shadowed American troops, documenting ferocious firefights, surviving hours in the air with helicopter-gunship crews, and freeze-framing harrowing moments of bravery and despair, exhaustion, and appalling violence in combat zones. Though much of his best work had been shot in the thick of the action, he had come to be haunted by the trauma visited ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gary Jones/ Suối Đá Tags: Uncategorized Larry Burrows LIFE Magazine photography Vietnam Vietnam War Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Is This Itch an Infestation?
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 45-year-old man went to his primary care doctor complaining about pruritic skin lesions on his foot and lower leg. The lesions looked like someone had drawn red lines on his leg in a serpiginous configuration. He couldn't recall doing anything out of the ordinary recently other than a trip to Puerto Rico three weeks earlier. During the trip he and his wife had mostly stayed close to their hotel, just walking down the dirt path to the beach. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - September 12, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Scientists think they may have the answer for your itch
Tofacitinib, when taken twice daily, helped five patients with severe itches from unknown causes make 'dramatic' improvements, a Washington University, St Louis, study showed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Residents Cough, Rub Eyes in Harvey Pollution Spike
GALENA PARK, Texas (AP) — Cindy Sanchez began to feel ill while barbecuing just before Harvey's torrents started pelting this city just east of Houston, along a corridor with the nation's highest concentration of petrochemical plants. "I started getting really, really bad headaches," said Sanchez, a 32-year-old housewife. "I never get headaches." "My husband's eyes were burning," she said. "He actually had a napkin that was wet over his eyes." The sewage-like stench chased the couple indoors and Sanchez, sick to her stomach, lay down. People complained of headaches, nausea, itc...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Frank Bajak and Michelle Minkoff, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Strangers LAUGH at boy who looks like he's been SCALDED
Jack Oldacres, from Nuneaton,  has Netherton syndrome which causes blistering, itchy, flaky skin and he was bright red from birth. He wasn't allowed to leave the house until he was one. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Episode 7 of the Podcast ‘Countdown:’ The Strange Case of the Drowning Astronaut
There are a lot of things to like about walking in space—except for the fact that you can’t scratch your nose. A spacesuit, after all, is really more of a space vehicle, with its own sealed environmental system that must remain sealed if it’s going to keep you alive. You could no more open your helmet to relieve an itch or clear a fogged visor than you could open the window of your spacecraft itself. That’s generally a tolerable thing—until one day in July of 2013 when it became a terrifying thing. It was on that day that Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano stepped outside the International Space...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Countdown drowning. NASA international space station Luca parmitano onetime Podcast space 2017 Source Type: news

Lucky Mart Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of Piyanping Anti-Itch Lotion Due to Incorrect Active Ingredient
Lucky Mart Inc. is voluntarily recalling lots C14005, C16001 and C16002 of Piyanping Anti-Itch Lotion to the consumer level. The product was manufactured using the active pharmaceutical ingredient dexamethasone rather than hydrocortisone. Dexamethasone is not listed as an ingredient in the labeling. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 30, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes testicle itch? Seven possible causes
Itchy testicles can cause physical and emotional distress. In this article, learn about seven potential causes of itchy balls, and how to treat them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Men's Health Source Type: news

T2 Risks - itchy, red eyes; cuts; infections; decreased vision; blindness; c health prof if u have any of these #healthycontactschat
(Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

A systems approach for discovering linoleic acid derivatives that potentially mediate pain and itch
Chronic pain and itch are common hypersensitivity syndromes that are affected by endogenous mediators. We applied a systems-based, translational approach to predict, discover, and characterize mediators of pain and itch that are regulated by diet and inflammation. Profiling of tissue-specific precursor abundance and biosynthetic gene expression predicted that inflamed skin would be abundant in four previously unknown 11-hydroxy-epoxy- or 11-keto-epoxy-octadecenoate linoleic acid derivatives and four previously identified 9- or 13-hydroxy-epoxy- or 9- or 13-keto-epoxy-octadecenoate linoleic acid derivatives. All of these me...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ramsden, C. E., Domenichiello, A. F., Yuan, Z.-X., Sapio, M. R., Keyes, G. S., Mishra, S. K., Gross, J. R., Majchrzak-Hong, S., Zamora, D., Horowitz, M. S., Davis, J. M., Sorokin, A. V., Dey, A., LaPaglia, D. M., Wheeler, J. J., Vasko, M. R., Mehta, N. N. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

A central neural circuit for itch sensation
Although itch sensation is an important protective mechanism for animals, chronic itch remains a challenging clinical problem. Itch processing has been studied extensively at the spinal level. However, how itch information is transmitted to the brain and what central circuits underlie the itch-induced scratching behavior remain largely unknown. We found that the spinoparabrachial pathway was activated during itch processing and that optogenetic suppression of this pathway impaired itch-induced scratching behaviors. Itch-mediating spinal neurons, which express the gastrin-releasing peptide receptor, are disynaptically conne...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mu, D., Deng, J., Liu, K.-F., Wu, Z.-Y., Shi, Y.-F., Guo, W.-M., Mao, Q.-Q., Liu, X.-J., Li, H., Sun, Y.-G. Tags: Neuroscience reports Source Type: news

Pain and itch outcome trajectories differ among European American and African American survivors of major thermal burn injury
Over half of individuals experiencing major thermal burn injury (MThBI) receive an autologous skin graft (autograft), in which skin is removed from a healthy " donor " site and transplanted to the burn site. Persistent pain/itch at the graft site are major causes of suffering and disability in MThBI survivors. African Americans have a higher risk of MThBI, and in other clinical settings African Americans experience a greater burden of pain and itch relative to European Americans. However, to our knowledge, ethnic differences in skin graft site pain/itch outcomes after MThBI have not been assessed. We evaluated sk...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Apply Bug Spray Properly
-- Keeping you and your kids itch-free by applying bug repellant can also keep away nasty mosquito-borne diseases, such as Zika and West Nile. Here's how to apply bug spray properly, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says: Follow... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Woman's swollen lips traced to severe Polysporin ointment allergy
A woman developed a severe allergic reaction to the antibiotic ointment Polysporin that left her with itchy, red and scaly swelling of her lips, and swollen cheeks, say doctors in Ottawa who want consumers to substitute another product in routine wound care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Eczema and psoriasis treatment: THIS therapy could reduce the need for creams and tablets
ECZEMA - a condition which causes the skin to become itchy, dry, and sore and psoriasis red, flaky skin, are often treated with steroid creams and tablets. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kent mother-of-two develops vulval cancer
Clare Baumhauer, 44, from Erith, Kent, had itchy genitals since she was a teenager - but was told it was just thrush, herpes or cystitis. She was shocked to find out she had vulval cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Cooling a Heat Rash
-- Heat rash describes the bumpy, itchy skin that develops during hot and humid weather. To tame the problem, the American Academy of Family Physicians advises: Stay indoors when the weather is hot and humid. Run air conditioning or fans to help... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scabies outbreak at Winchester Hospital affects more than 20 employees
Winchester Hospital is dealing with a scabies outbreak that has already infected two patients and more than 20 hospital employees. The hospital, part of the Lahey Health System, said it discovered on Wednesday that a patient who had been admitted to the hospital might have had an active scabies infection, a highly contagious and itchy skin disease caused by mites burrowing into the skin. An additional patient on the same unit also became infected, and more than 20 hospital employee have shown symptoms. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Scabies outbreak at Winchester Hospital affects more than 20 employees
Winchester Hospital is dealing with a scabies outbreak that has already infected two patients and more than 20 hospital employees. The hospital, part of the Lahey Health System, said it discovered on Wednesday that a patient who had been admitted to the hospital might have had an active scabies infection, a highly contagious and itchy skin disease caused by mites burrowing into the skin. An additional patient on the same unit also became infected, and more than 20 hospital employee have shown symptoms. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news