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The mother who could be KILLED by cold weather: Allergic reaction means 37-year -old erupts with hives if the temperature changes 
Jen Ferguson, 37, from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, suffers from chronic urticaria - which causes itchy blotches to erupt all over her body and her throat to balloon if she gets too cold or overheats. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Your Ear Piercings Suddenly Smell Putrid -- And How To Prevent The Stank
A gorgeous pair of earrings is a great accessory—but what’s the deal with the holes in your ears smelling like rotten cheese? Turns out it’s a mix of skin cells and natural oils getting clogged all up in there. Um, gross. Luckily, there’s a super easy way to prevent—or get rid of—that funky smell if you notice it. You should clean your old piercings in the shower and let warm water run over it, says Maria Tash, owner of Venus by Maria Tash, a fine jewelry and piercing spa in New York City. “Cleaning the piercing tunnel occasionally with antibacterial soap also cleans off any skin c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Deyo Famuboni reveals the 9 signs something's wrong with your health 
The body has ways of communicating health issues, says Dr Deyo Famuboni, a GP in London. From yellow spots on the elbows to itchy feet, here, she reveals the symptoms that signify health issues.. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists identify promising drug candidate to treat chronic itch & avoid side effects
(Scripps Research Institute) In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute describe a class of compounds with the potential to stop chronic itch without the adverse side effects normally associated with medicating the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

8 Nutrients You May Be Lacking
Fighting back feelings of fatigue, irritability, or depression? Before you diagnose yourself with a chronic condition, take a look at your diet. Sometimes, common medical symptoms can signal a nutritional deficiency.  In the United States, 1 in 10 people have at least one nutritional deficiency, says Christine Pfeiffer, PhD, a research chemist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Environmental Health. That figure, based on nutrition indicators in blood and urine tests, comes from theCDC’s latest nutrition report, published in 2012. While the survey doesn't capture...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris) Contagious?
Title: Is Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris) Contagious?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/23/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/23/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 23, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Don’t pull your hair out over head lice
So-called “super-lice” are big news now, just in time for children to go back to school. While that news may be somewhat overblown, as any parent who has been through one will tell you, a lice infestation can be a time-consuming and worrisome health issue. One of the bigger concerns for parents is that if their child is diagnosed with lice, they will have to stay home from school or daycare, something that recent guidelines have stated is NOT the case. Here are six important facts about lice to keep in mind: Anyone can get lice. Lice are not related to cleanliness. Anyone can get lice if they are in prolonged...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 7, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: All posts Health & wellness Dr. Susan Laster lice Source Type: news

An ER Doctor's 5 Fast Home Remedies
photo credit: monkeybusinessimages/thinkstock "What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for," goes an old proverb. Sore throat? Whiskey and honey. Arthritis acting up? Whiskey and raisins. To some, it's the original multi-tasking remedy. In my own home, I don't raid the bar (well, at least I don't raid the bar for medical treatments) -- but that doesn't mean I don't occasionally turn to my pantry for home remedies. Of course, being a physician, I'm more than a little skeptical of some home remedies -- so here are five that I can truly say are supported by medical evidence... or Grandma. 1. Honey -- Parents ev...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dust Allergies: Symptoms, Triggers & Treatments
Dust can make people feel itchy, but dust allergies make it hard for a person to breathe and might trigger asthma symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or tightness in the chest. People with dust allergies often suffer the most when they are in their own or other people's homes. A person with dust allergies may find their symptoms worsening during or immediately after sweeping, dusting, or vacuuming. The process of cleaning can stir up dust particles and make them easier to inhale. The symptoms of dust allergy can include: (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 3, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Allergies Source Type: news

Doctor's Diary: Imagined pain that is real
Having long been told that chronic pelvic pain was psychosomatic, finally a cause of the symptoms that many women suffer with has been found and even better a treatment (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: chronic pelvic pain senile pruritus haemochromatosis itchy skin aspirin public health Doctor's Diary Metformin diabetes endometriosis James Le Fanu Source Type: news

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 28th August 2015
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today - possible causes for the thudding head conundrum, nocturnal itch, GP targets and diabetes overdiagnosis (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - August 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: thudding in the head Golfers vasculitis Dr James online health clinic over medication hospicie at home prickly heat nocturnal itch over diganosis diabetes James Le Fanu Source Type: news

Man Goes Blind In One Eye After Sleeping With His Contacts In (Graphic Photos)
Chad Groeschen says he has a "cautionary tale." WARNING: Graphic images below.   While at work late last month, the 39-year-old noticed his left eye was especially itchy. He thought it was just allergies.   The next day, Groeschen said, he woke up to find that his eye was "kind of goopy" and his vision was impaired. The day after that, his vision was even worse.     A friend referred Groeschen to the Cincinnati Eye Institute, where doctors told him his eye was infected with Pseudomonas bacteria. The disease can "incubate" underneath contact lenses, Groesche...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why President Carter's Melanoma Announcement Was Groundbreaking
Former President Jimmy Carter announced in a press conference Thursday that cancer has spread to his brain, and that he will be receiving radiation over the next few months to treat it.  With candor that's typical for Carter, but remarkable compared to how other American presidents have announced illnesses, the former president described that he first sought treatment for a bad cold in May. Instead, doctors found a mass on his liver that turned out to be melanoma. Surgeons removed the cancer, as well as about one-tenth of his liver, in an operation August 3, but discovered that the cancer had spread to his brain. Thes...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mutant lice are coming! But first, the hype
Head lice are a lousy part of the school year or summer vacation for an estimated 6 to 12 million children in the United States every year. Infestations can lead to itchy scalp, irritability and poor sleep. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment-Resistant Lice Are Now In 25 States
Just in time for the new school year, head lice have become literal superbugs.   Lice have developed a high level of resistance to the most common over-the-counter treatments in 25 states, according to research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. "If you overuse a product, over time, the selection pressure will cause insects to develop resistance to it," Kyong Yoon, an assistant professor of biological and environmental science at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and lead author of this ongoing research, told a group of journalists.  Head lice are most commonly treated with...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Doctor's diary: the economic case for NHS hearing aids
Hearing problems will be come very expensive for those suffering without the support of the NHS (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - August 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: doctors diary itchy skin japanese prisoners nutritionally deficient hearing aids NHS james le fanu Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Itchy, swollen eyes
(MedPage Today) -- A 40 year old man with a history of diabetes presents with a rash and 4 days of itching and an intermittent sharp sensation around his right eye. One day ago, he noticed the onset of warmth, swelling, and a rash in the same area, which seemed to start after he put in his contact lenses in the morning. He has tried using warm compresses and has taken some of his friends antibiotics, but has not noticed any improvement in the appearance of the rash. He notes that he has been under increased stress at work and that he has had the flu recently. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - August 4, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Claire Sweeney: How I learned to live with my eczema
The actress tells ADRIAN LEE about the itchy skin condition that has affected her since her Brookside days. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common infections after a hysterectomy
The post Common infections after a hysterectomy appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Almost all women experience the side effect of having an infection after they have had a hysterectomy, and the most common infections after a hysterectomy are: • Urinary tract infection • Infection of any abdominal wounds. Abdominal hysterectomy wound infections According to Professor Patrick Duff, infections of the wound occur in approximately 3% of abdominal hysterectomies. Research suggests that the risk is increased by obesity, diabetes, immunodeficiency disorder, use of systemic corticosteroids, smoking, wou...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 3, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Hysterectomy Risks post op infection urinary infection Source Type: news

With 365% stock climb, this Bay Area drug maker has skin in the game
Wall Street is scratching its health-care itch, nearly quadrupling the value of Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock on the hopes of quick regulatory approval and a potential 2017 launch of the company's late-stage eczema treatment. (Scroll down to see a chart of the rapid rise of Anacor's stock) Much of the stock boom came this month, after Palo Alto-based Anacor (NASDAQ: ANAC) announced early data from two studies of crisaborole — formerly known as AN-2728 — in people with raised, red, itchy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

With 365% stock climb, this Bay Area drug maker has skin in the game
Wall Street is scratching its health-care itch, nearly quadrupling the value of Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock on the hopes of quick regulatory approval and a potential 2017 launch of the company's late-stage eczema treatment. (Scroll down to see a chart of the rapid rise of Anacor's stock) Much of the stock boom came this month, after Palo Alto-based Anacor (NASDAQ: ANAC) announced early data from two studies of crisaborole — formerly known as AN-2728 — in people with raised, red, itchy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - July 31, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Physics Is Totally This Cat's Meow
If you name your cat after a celebrated scientist, don't be surprised if it suddenly spurns balls of yarn and decides to chase a deeper itch, one scratched only by the pursuit of knowledge. For instance, this cat -- who happens to be named Hubble, presumably an ode to the celebrated astronomer -- is awfully close to discovering the secret to perpetual motion. All it needs is just bit more catnip to really get it going. Sure, it doesn't count as a closed system when there's a cat involved, just don't tell that to Hubble. H/T Tastefully Offensive -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 31, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Physics Is Totally This Cat's Meow
If you name your cat after a celebrated scientist, don't be surprised if it suddenly spurns balls of yarn and decides to chase a deeper itch, one scratched only by the pursuit of knowledge. For instance, this cat -- who happens to be named Hubble, presumably an ode to the celebrated astronomer -- is awfully close to discovering the secret to perpetual motion. All it needs is just bit more catnip to really get it going. Sure, it doesn't count as a closed system when there's a cat involved, just don't tell that to Hubble. H/T Tastefully Offensive -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 31, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

With 365% stock climb, this Bay Area drug maker has skin in the game
Wall Street is scratching its health care itch, nearly quadrupling the value of Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock on the hopes of quick regulatory approval and a potential 2017 launch of the company's late-stage eczema treatment. (Scroll down to see a chart of the rapid rise of Anacor's stock) Much of the stock boom came this month, after Palo Alto-based Anacor (NASDAQ: ANAC) announced early data from two studies of crisaborole — formerly known as AN-2728 — in people with raised, red, itchy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 31, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

With 365% stock climb, this Bay Area drug maker has skin in the game
Wall Street is scratching its health care itch, nearly quadrupling the value of Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock on the hopes of quick regulatory approval and a potential 2017 launch of the company's late-stage eczema treatment. (Scroll down to see a chart of the rapid rise of Anacor's stock) Much of the stock boom came this month, after Palo Alto-based Anacor (NASDAQ: ANAC) announced early data from two studies of crisaborole — formerly known as AN-2728 — in people with raised, red, itchy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - July 31, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

7 Numbers That Show The Fight Against Hepatitis Is Far From Over
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, a sorely-needed awareness campaign for diseases that affect more than 400 million people alive today. In the U.S., more people die from hepatitis C than they do from HIV/AIDS. And despite being preventable with vaccine, hepatitis B causes an estimated 1 million deaths every year and is the leading cause of liver cancer worldwide. Despite these shocking numbers, the virus is little understood and discussed, and that’s got to change, according to Dr. H. Nina Kim, director of the Madison HIV/Hepatitis Coinfection Clinic in Washington. “In some ways, the HIV epidemic is tie...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Could you help tackle Eczema and Psoriasis
The post Could you help tackle Eczema and Psoriasis appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Post-Menopausal and Surgically Sterile Women can help tackle Eczema and Psoriasis – and earn some extra pocket money! If you have ever been affected by eczema or psoriasis, you will know how distressing these illnesses can be. Sometimes considered superficial, only ‘skin deep’, these illnesses are usually chronic, resulting in long-term itching, discomfort and mental implications like stress and anxiety. The constant urge to itch inflamed skin can lead to sleepless nights, bleeding and even infection. The good ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 28, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Research covance Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Itchy Wrists
(MedPage Today) -- A 34-year-old male presents with a scattered, intensely pruritic eruption concentrated on his wrists. The lesions have been present for the past 4-6 weeks and are slowly spreading. He is otherwise healthy, takes no medications, and denies illicit drug use. He has no fevers, gastrointestinal complaints, joint pains, or other systemic symptoms. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - July 22, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Think Your Pet Has a Food Allergy?
What follows is the story of Fidough, the pooch with extra letters in his name to remind his caretakers that he is allergic to dough... er... wheat. Fidough had been suffering from itchy skin, respiratory issues, and vomiting for as long as he could remember. "Now wait," you protest. "How long is that?" Long-term and short-term memory in dogs is an entirely different topic that I won't broach here. But I will alter the start of the story since you so keenly questioned my premise. Fidough had been suffering from itchy skin, respiratory issues, and vomiting for as long as his human parents could remember...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain training may help avoid civilian casualties
A new study finds that accidental civilian shooting casualties arise from problems with attention -- an "itchy brain," the authors say -- rather than an "itchy trigger finger." The findings imply that the tendency to squeeze the trigger in error can not only be predicted with cognitive tests but can also be overcome with response-inhibition training. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The mosquito smells, before it sees, a bloody feast
The itchy marks left by the punctured bite of a mosquito are more than pesky, unwelcomed mementos of a day at the lake. These aggravating bites can also be conduits for hitchhiking pathogens to worm their way into our bodies. Mosquitoes spread malaria, dengue, yellow fever and West Nile virus, among others. As the bloodsucking insects evolve to resist our best pesticides, mosquito control may shift more to understanding how the mosquitoes find a tasty -- and unsuspecting -- human host. A team of biologists has now cracked the cues mosquitoes use to find human hosts. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Brain training may help avoid civilian casualties
(Duke University) A Duke study finds that accidental civilian shooting casualties arise from problems with attention -- an "itchy brain," the authors say -- rather than an "itchy trigger finger." The findings, published in Psychological Science, imply that the tendency to squeeze the trigger in error can not only be predicted with cognitive tests but can also be overcome with response-inhibition training. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Two Tests to Predict How Long You Might Live
In this study of over 6,500 adults (at least 52 years of age), participants were asked that question. Over 8 years of follow-up, people who felt at least 3 years younger than their actual age were less likely to die than those who felt their actual age or older. There are lots of reasons why this might make sense. If you feel older than your age, you probably already have some underlying health conditions. Or you might be depressed which we know leads to increased mortality. If you don't feel "right," you need to listen to your body, and realize it is telling you that you need to get it checked. And the lesson he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 7/15/2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ukTa6ICoUQ In today's Mayo Clinic News Network Headline with Vivien Williams: Seasonal allergies can leave you with a cough, itchy and runny eyes, and a stuffed-up nose. For many with pollen or grass allergies, spring and summer can be uncomfortable. Mayo Clinic allergist Dr. Nancy Ott says over-the-counter remedies such as antihistamines for itchy eyes and noses, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 15, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

10 Ways to Get the Most of Your Doctor's Visit
In today's managed care environment, insurers are paying for shorter and shorter doctor visits, so to get excellent medical outcomes, it benefits you to learn the 10 important things to do before your appointment. If you see your doctor for a problem, follow these 10 steps before entering the doctor's office. 1. Think about why you are going to the doctor, and your symptoms. Being aware of the reason for your visit and what you need from the doctor is essential to being happy with your care. 2. Create a file on your computer (that you can update when you see your various doctors) containing your medical information and bri...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WCD: Pramocaine is a common contact sensitizer
VANCOUVER – Pramocaine, a topical anesthetic long used in many OTC anti-itch preparations, turns out to itself be a common cause of contact sensitization, Dr. Mariam Abbas reported at the World Congress of Dermatology. Pramocaine, also known as pramoxine, is an ingredient in Gold Bond cream, some...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - July 14, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Straight Talk about Poison Ivy
Itchy red rash caused by exposure to plant's oil, not by brushing against its leaves, dermatologist says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 7/10/2015
In today's Mayo Clinic News Network Headline with Vivien Williams: Pet lovers, are you experiencing itchy eyes and a runny nose? You might be surprised to find out it's not your dog's fur that may be bothering you. Mayo Clinic experts say pet allergies are likely caused by proteins found in your canine and feline companion's [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 10, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Feeling the summer itch? FLEA epidemic in Britain during hottest summer in 135 years
It might be more sinister than you think. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dissolvable tablets don’t work for people with severe allergies to grass pollen
It’s summertime and—if you’re in Eugene, Oregon—the livin’ is sneezy. Eugene is the nation’s top spot for allergies this week according to IMS Health, a health information company that provides allergy alerts for cities across the nation. Eugene residents can blame their runny noses and itchy eyes on the city’s abundant grasses, which are currently spewing high levels of pollen into the air. Eugene is just the tip of the allergy iceberg. If you live near a patch of green, you routinely inhale pollen. You’re in good company if your body reacts to it. More than 50 million Ameri...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Beverly Merz Tags: Asthma and Allergies dissolvable tablets grass pollen allergies Source Type: news

Naloxone lotion improves disabling itch in CTCL
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Naloxone lotion appears to be a safe and effective treatment for the severe chronic itching that occurs in most patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, Dr. Madeleine Duvic reported at the World Congress of Dermatology. A major unmet need exists for better treatments for...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - July 2, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Poison ivy affects some people more than others
Three-quarters of the population will get an itchy red rash if exposed to the urushiol oil inside poison ivy's leaves, stem and roots. One-quarter of people will not have any reaction to exposure. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

WCD: Ixekizumab beats etanercept for psoriatic itch
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Ixekizumab-treated patients with plaque psoriasis reported markedly faster and larger improvements in itch severity than those on high-dose etanercept or placebo in a large head-to-head phase III randomized trial. Ixekizumab is an investigational humanized IgG4 monoclonal...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - June 27, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: SAN Conference News RHEUM Conference News SAN Clinical News SAN News SAN Psoriasis RHEUM News RHEUM Spondyloarthropathies RHEUM Psoriatic arthritis Source Type: news

There's Relief In Sight For People With Perpetually Dry Eyes
By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - Tiny plugs inserted into the tear duct may safely curb the annoying and damaging effects of dry eyes, according to a new analysis of previous research. "Plugs are generally well tolerated," said Dr. Marcus Marcet, an ophthalmologist at the University of Hong Kong and the study's first author. "Overall the extent of relief depends on both the type of dry eye and the type of plug." Patients with dry eyes who might benefit from plugs are those who have already tried eye drops and gels but still have itchy, red, painful eyes, blurred vision and the sensation of a foreign...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Many psoriasis patients have undiagnosed arthritis
(Reuters Health) – Up to 15 percent of people with psoriasis have undiagnosed arthritis that’s related to the chronic itchy skin condition, according to a new review. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WCD: Dermatologists underappreciate psoriatic itch, patients say
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The largest-ever survey of North American and European physician and patient perspectives on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis reveals a major disconnect between dermatologists and their psoriasis patients regarding the importance of pruritus. Dermatologists characterized...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - June 16, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: IMN Conferences SAN Conference News FPN Conferences FPN News FPN Dermatology IMN News IMN Dermatology SAN Clinical News Source Type: news

Temple researchers look into the brains of chronic itch patients
(Temple University Health System) Researchers at Temple University School of Medicine may be closer to understanding why scratching evokes a rewarding and pleasurable sensation in patients with chronic itch.Using advanced fMRI, they looked at brain activity while chronic itch patients and healthy subjects scratched. They found areas of the brain involved in motor control and reward processing were more activated in chronic itch patients while they scratched. This may help explain the addictive scratching experienced by these patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Scientists Investigate What Makes Us Itch
Scientists found a molecule crucial to perceiving the sensation of itching. It affects how the brain responds to serotonin, and may explain why anti-depressants that boost serotonin make some itch.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Mouse Study Hints at Treatment for Itch-Related Ills Like Eczema
Title: Mouse Study Hints at Treatment for Itch-Related Ills Like EczemaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/11/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/12/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - June 12, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Mouse Study Hints At Treatment for Itch-Related Ills Like Eczema
Rodents with a certain gene had runaway itch, but those without it did not, scientists say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Eczema, Genes and Gene Therapy, Itching (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news