New hope for people suffering from chronic itch

Source: CBS News – November 17, 2017

If you’ve ever had an itch that wouldn’t go away, you know how unbearable it can be to keep scratching and find no relief. At the world’s first center to study chronic itch, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, researchers are getting closer to finding answers for desperate patients.

Don Hodges is one such patient. Now 81 years old, he has battled enemies at war and fought a bout with cancer. But seven years ago, he started combating an itch all over his body.

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