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Itchy vagina - is this condition ‘normal’? Doctor explains THIS intimate health issue
VAGINAL dryness is a common but treatable problem that many women experience at some point in their live. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atrius Health says care via video is 'the future' of medicine
Have a rash? Good luck seeing a dermatologist. The typical wait time in Massachusetts can be up to two months. But Atrius Health has found a new way to scratch that particular itch by using telehealth to get people quick access to a dermatologist. The use of teledermatology is one of several ways the state’s largest independent physician group is incorporating online remote visits into its arsenal, and is the start of a broader network of telehealth visits the physician group wants to launch… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 2, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Atrius Health says care via video is 'the future' of medicine
Have a rash? Good luck seeing a dermatologist. The typical wait time in Massachusetts can be up to two months. But Atrius Health has found a new way to scratch that particular itch by using telehealth to get people quick access to a dermatologist. The use of teledermatology is one of several ways the state’s largest independent physician group is incorporating online remote visits into its arsenal, and is the start of a broader network of telehealth visits the physician group wants to launch… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Boy's controversial TSA pat-down sheds light on disorder
Sensory processing disorder, or SPD, involves hypersensitivity to sound, sight, and touch – even a light touch can feel like “a profoundly itchy sweater times 100” (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Socially contagious itching hardwired into brain
A study revealed the underlying brain mechanisms of contagious itching in mice. The findings shed light on the mechanisms of itch, and of socially contagious behaviors. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy winter rains are nothing to sneeze at
California experienced record rainfall this year  and may have even made headway against the state’s historic drought. Now that lush landscapes abound and spring is upon us, what does this mean forallergy sufferers?  The wet weather can be a harbinger of intense allergy-relatedsymptoms such as nasal drainage, sinus congestion, headaches and shortness of breath, according toDr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, an allergist withUCLA Health. It ’s not the rain that causes the symptoms, according to Garcia-Lloret, but the rain’s effect on trees, grass and weed pollen.For one thing, the increased plant growth fo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Having chronic hives
Hives, also known as urticaria (ur-tih-KAR-e-uh), are reddened, itchy welts that may be triggered by exposure to certain foods, medications or other substances.??The welts vary in size and appear and fade repeatedly as the reaction runs its course. Chronic hives are a condition in which the welts last more than six weeks or recur over [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Itchy eyes: Causes and treatment options
How can you relieve itchy or dry eyes? When should you see a doctor? Learn about common causes of this irritating condition and how to manage symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Welcome Spring and Still Survive Your Allergies
SUNDAY, March 19, 2017 -- If you have seasonal allergies, the arrival of spring on Monday is probably less about warmth and flowers and more about itchy eyes and congestion. But there are ways to ease allergy misery and keep asthma symptoms in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 19, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Lotion Treated With Bacteria Could Help Prevent Skin Infections
Human skin is home to a multitude of microbes, including some that are helpful and some that could potentially be harmful. Now, a small pilot study shows that it might be possible to harness the good bacteria, put them into a lotion and then spread that lotion onto the skin to fight off the bad bacteria. In the study, researchers took bacterial samples from patients’ skin, picked out certain species and cultured them in a lab, and then put these bacteria into a lotion. They found that, for five patients with a skin condition, the bacteria-rich lotion protected them against infections by destroying harmful germs on th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 7 Most Common Causes Of Itchy Red Bumps
For SELF, by Amy Marturana. Regardless of your skin type, chances are you’ve had an itchy, red, bumpy rash at one time or another. It’s like the international sign of skin irritation. If it’s not affecting your daily life or covering whole body, and you’re not feeling sick otherwise, chances are it’s nothing to worry about and will clear up on its own, Rebecca Kazin, M.D., dermatologist and associate director at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, tells SELF. Treating it with over-the-counter hydrocortisone itch relief cream until it goes away may be sufficient. “But...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No, You Don't Need 'Vagina Lipstick'
It seems plucked right off the pages of Gwyneth Paltrow’s diary, but VMagic Feminine Lips Stick is a real and unnecessary product that promises to keep your vulva “balanced, moisturized and purified.”  Yes, people. We’re talking about “lipstick for your vagina,” as it’s been dubiously termed.  The product is really more like a chapstick ― “Because your other lips get chapped, too!” is an actual tagline ― and it’s made with organic avocado oil and honey. It claims to treat things like itch and discomfort, skin dryness, “odor causing b...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Leg Itch That Persists
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 48-year-old woman asked her dermatologist about several red lesions that were extremely pruritic. They were scattered haphazardly on the back of her leg. A few of the lesions were still smooth nodules, but others were now excoriations; she just couldn't stop scratching them no matter how hard she tried. She estimated they had been there for nearly a month. She had a history of atopic dermatitis, but this didn't feel like the same thing. Can you diagnose the patient? Use the Differential Builder in VisualDx to help you. (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 13, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do we feel itchy when seeing others scratch?
It can be hard to resist scratching when seeing another person do it. New research finds that this is because our brain is hardwired to do so. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Clinical Trial Brings Hope for Prurigo Nodularis Patients Clinical Trial Brings Hope for Prurigo Nodularis Patients
Serlopitant is the first treatment shown to be effective for patients with this uncommon disorder, which is characterized by crusty lesions and intense itch.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 10, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

[Report] Molecular and neural basis of contagious itch behavior in mice
Socially contagious itch is ubiquitous in human society, but whether it exists in rodents is unclear. Using a behavioral paradigm that does not entail prior training or reward, we found that mice scratched after observing a conspecific scratching. Molecular mapping showed increased neuronal activity in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus of mice that displayed contagious scratching. Ablation of gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) or GRPR neurons in the SCN abolished contagious scratching behavior, which was recapitulated by chemogenetic inhibition of SCN GRP neurons. Activation of SCN GRP/GRPR neuro...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Yao-Qing Yu Source Type: news

Brain hardwired to respond to others' itching
Itching is a highly contagious behavior. When we see someone scratch, we're likely to feel itchy, too. New research shows contagious itching is hardwired in the brain. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scratching that itch: tests on mice show urge is hard-wired into brain
Research seeking to unpick the reasons for contagious itching suggest it is not linked to empathy but is programmed into the brain ’s neurocircuitryHumans and monkeys are not alone in finding they can catch an itch. Researchers have discovered that mice also start scratching when they see others at it – and worked out why.Contagious itching has long intrigued scientists, with various suggestions cropping up to explain the phenomenon, among them the possibility that it might help social animals curb the spread of parasites. Previous research has also suggested that it ismore prevalent among highly neurotic peopl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Neuroscience Animals Animal behaviour Biology Source Type: news

Daffodils, Margaritas Among Surprise Skin Dangers
There are many hidden hazards that can cause itch or rash, dermatologists warn (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Itching for a Solution to That Rash?
FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 -- Maybe it's a new soap or the dry, cold weather that has turned your hands red and itchy. " There are many reasons for hand rashes, " said Dr. Melissa Piliang, a board-certified dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 3, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Daffodils, Margaritas and Other Surprise Skin Dangers
There are many hidden hazards that can cause itch or rash, dermatologists warn Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy, Rashes, Skin Conditions (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home Remedies: The painful irritation of eczema
Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It's common in children but can occur at any age. Atopic dermatitis is long lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically and then subside. It may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever. No cure has been found for atopic dermatitis. But [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 2, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New Eczema Drug Promising in Early Trial
Nemolizumab significantly reduced the itch and improved appearance of skin (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Eczema Drug Promising in Early Trial
Nemolizumab significantly reduced the itch and improved appearance of skin Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Eczema (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Itchy eyes and runny nose? You could have developed THIS life-changing allergy
HAYFEVER is a common condition but can seriously affect sufferers who battle wit the allergy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Please Do Not Take Medical Advice From Goop
This article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. Basically? If you feel something is wrong, head to your doctor before you head to conclusions. Insert a Bluetooth pod in your vagina. Goop says to blame the French because this idea originated there, but we blame Goop for completely misinterpreting it.  Meet Elvie. It’s a $199 tampon-like device you insert, connect to Bluetooth and then feel the pulse while you play accompanying games on your phone. The gadget claims to increase ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Way Americans Retire Is Broken. Here Are 5 Ideas For Fixing It.
Retirement, for me, is like stepping off the diving board into the deep pool of the rest of my life ― a little scary with no turning back once I’ve done it.  I’m 67, squarely in the crosshairs of the “when should I retire?” conversation. The discussion is generally framed around how much money you need, but trust me, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. While the average baby born in 1900 didn’t live past age 50, life expectancy at birth today is 78.8 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If retirement starts at 65, that means a lot of people...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Insanely’ itchy genitals could be THIS skin condition: Symptoms explained on This Morning
A WOMAN too embarrassed to go to her doctor has asked This Morning GPs for advice after developing a itchy skin condition around her genitals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists mix friendly bacteria into lotions to ward off bad germs
In one early test, customized creams helped protect five patients with a kind of itchy eczema ​ against risky bacteria, researchers reported (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Itch neurons play a role in managing pain
There are neurons in your skin that are wired to sense itchy things. These neurons are separate from the ones that detect pain, and yet, chemical-induced itch is often accompanied by mild pain such as burning and stinging sensations. But when it comes to sending signals toward your brain through your spinal cord, itch and mild pain can go through the same set of spinal cord neurons. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How One Woman Finally Overcame Her Lifelong Anxiety
For decades, Monique Barry was tortured by incessant anxiety (her daughter’s rough day at school? proof the child’s life was ruined) and baseless guilt (choosing a bad restaurant? a hanging offense!). Then she learned that her garden-variety neuroses might be something else: the trauma of her ancestors, passed down through the generations.   Nobody likes me, said my daughter, Elyse, inhaling dry cereal as she bopped to Taylor Swift on the car radio. It was the end of her first week at a new school. “I’m sure that’s not true,” I said, gripping the steering wheel. My heart rattled. My...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Itch Neurons in Mouse Spinal Cords Can Sense Pain
Neurons in the spinal cord thought to be itch-specific also act as a braking mechanism for intense pain, scientists show. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 22, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

New Year, New Phone, Same Me
In January, my iPhone was confirmed dead by the Apple Store in Saint Laurent du Var. It had gone dark the day prior, unresponsive when I woke up to a New Year in France at my girlfriend’s cousin’s house. I could’ve accepted this as some Sign Apparent, taken a healthy break from connectedness and doubled down on using the rest of my vacation as I’d halfway intended - to decompress from a year of navigating my late twenties as a sober SWM on the periphery of some insular comedy/art scene in Brooklyn. Instead, I used my credit card to get a new iPhone that I’d return for a full refund before flyi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Best eye drops for people with itchy eyes
In this article, learn about what eye drops are available for itchy eyes, when eye drops should be used, and when people should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Primary care doctors prescribe cheap cream for itchy skin
If you're looking for creams for inflamed skin, you might be better off seeing your primary care doctor. A new study found that dermatologists are three times more likely to prescribe brand names. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Itchy skin? Do NOT go to your dermatologist  
If you're looking for creams for inflamed skin, you might be better off seeing your primary care doctor. A new study found that dermatologists are three times more likely to prescribe brand names. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Not a Quick Fix for Hay Fever
TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 -- Immunotherapy -- often in the form of allergy shots -- can combat the runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure of persistent hay fever. But it can't be done in less than three years, British... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Jock Itch: Causes, Treatments, and Remedies
What is jock itch? How is it diagnosed, are there any risk factors, when should a doctor be consulted, and what lifestyle tips may help to prevent it? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Understanding the contact of contacts to beat dry eye syndrome
Symptoms of dry eye syndrome -- dry, red, itchy, gritty, sore eyes -- are more common among contact lens wearers. But relief may be on the horizon, thanks to a group of researchers and their work exploring the mechanical interactions between the eye surface, the cornea and contact lenses. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

No wildlife charity campaigns to save parasites. But they should
We tend to think of parasites as harmful, itchy, nasty, creepy crawlies. But these strange, beautiful creatures have many uses – and they need our helpUntil very recently, the skies of North America played host to one of the largest birds on earth: the Californian condor (Gymnogyps californianus). Weighing in at 12 kg with a wingspan of three metres, these remarkable birds were almost lost to us until efforts were made in 1987 to round up the last remaining 27 individuals of the species for captive breeding efforts at San Diego Zoo.However, these birds were not alone. Nestled amongst their feathers was another specie...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mackenzie Kwak Tags: Science Zoology Biology Conservation Environment Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Curious Cheek Lesion
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 45-year-old woman presents with a scaly grey lesion on her right cheek. She says the lesion has been present for the past 2 years, but she thinks it is getting bigger. The lesion appears scaly, but she reports that it is not itchy or painful, and there is no draining or crusting. She has a family history of skin cancer and reports using an over-the-counter " fading cream. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - February 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Got an Itch? Use These Tips for Relief -- and Don't Scratch
Dry homes, chemical cleansers, contagious infections can cause common skin discomfort Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Itching, Skin Conditions (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Got an Itch? Use These Tips for Relief -- and Don't Scratch
Title: Got an Itch? Use These Tips for Relief -- and Don't ScratchCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/31/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/1/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 1, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Got an Itch? Use These Tips for Relief -- and Don't Scratch
TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 -- Itchy skin is a common problem, but there are several ways to find relief, a dermatologist says. " There are many reasons for itchy skin, " Dr. Hassan Galadari said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release. " It... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 31, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Fighting athlete's foot
Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes. It commonly occurs in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes. Athlete's foot is closely related to other fungal infections such as ringworm and jock itch. It can be treated with over-the-counter antifungal medications, but the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Suffering with an embarrassing itch? It could be a symptom of THIS cancer
VAGINAL cancer is a rare type of cancer, only affecting an average of 250 women in the UK every year. However, many women have never heard of the condition and experts claim even fewer know the symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis of Fatigue?
Discussion Fatigue is a subjective feeling of decreased energy, tiredness or feeling of exhaustion. Lethargy is often used synonymously, but lethargy is a state of being drowsiness or sleepy, and implies mental status changes. Both can cause the person to be apathetic or less active. Fatigue is a common state that almost everyone experiences multiple times in his or her lifetime. For most people it is a relatively acute or short-term chronic problem, often with a relatively easily identifiable problem cause, such as inadequate sleep, acute illness, or overexertion. For some, it can be less readily identifiable such as dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Cast21 raises $800,000 for its waterproof, breathable cast
Cast21 raised $800,000 for its waterproof, breathable cast. The round included Memphis Biomed Venture Partners, Innova Memphis, IllinoisVENTURES, Bindley Capital Partners, and an undisclosed number of angel investors. Unlike traditional casts, the Cast21 has an open lattice design (inspired by a Chinese finger trap) that allows the wearer to wash and itch the skin below the molding. The cast is made of a medalist thermoplastic elastomer, a waterproof material that is comfortable on skin and easy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Karis Hustad Source Type: news

Cast21 raises $800,000 for its waterproof, breathable cast
Cast21 raised $800,000 for its waterproof, breathable cast. The round included Memphis Biomed Venture Partners, Innova Memphis, IllinoisVENTURES, Bindley Capital Partners, and an undisclosed number of angel investors. Unlike traditional casts, the Cast21 has an open lattice design (inspired by a Chinese finger trap) that allows the wearer to wash and itch the skin below the molding. The cast is made of a medalist thermoplastic elastomer, a waterproof material that is comfortable on skin and easy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Karis Hustad Source Type: news

So THAT'S Why Cashmere Is So Expensive?
There’s nothing quite like the soft touch of cashmere on your skin. It’s hard to imagine that the impossibly soft material is made from anything besides the threads of clouds and rainbows ― and it’s usually so expensive that you’d believe it if it were. But do you actually know what it’s made from? Shockingly, it’s not clouds or rainbows. It is made from goats. Yes, you read that correctly. Cashmere comes from cashmere goats, the only animals that can produce those dreamy, luxurious, highly coveted fibers.  Pam Haendle, a cashmere goat farmer in Central New York, started far...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news