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Mosquito bites cause a form of itch that can be dulled with antihistamine drugs. (Courtesy of Flickr.com)

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A chronic itch can lead to depression and an early death. (Courtesy of Flickr.com)

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For many people, chronic itchiness causes fatigue, depression and other serious health problems. And for many itch sufferers, treatments don't work. Now, a new study that helps explain why scratching feels so good may lead to treatment that will quell the urge to scratch.


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