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Q. What Causes Dry Eyes? I have been suffering from eye dryness lately, what causes this situation?

A. Dry eyes are often caused when the lacrimal gland does not produce sufficient tears to keep the entire conjunctiva and cornea, that are normally covered by a complete layer of tear film. This usually occurs in people who are otherwise healthy. Increased age is associated with decreased tearing. if it causes you real discomfort talk to a doctor.

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Tokyo, Japan, June 13, 2006 - (JCN) - Lion announced on June 12 that it has developed a method to alleviate skin dryness and itching caused by friction with clothing, in collaboration with Shinshu University.
The washed extract was evaporated to dryness under [N.sub.2], and the waxy white solid was stored at-20[degrees]C.
Placed in different arrangements, the fragments form either abstract figures that nonetheless consistently breach the austerity of geometric art, or else figurative personages, a bunch of absurd puppets or escaped circus clowns--in either case irreverently commenting on the dryness and lack of spontaneity in so much contemporary art.
The major objectives of genetic transformation of rubber trees at the RRII was the introduction of genes controlling specific agronomic traits--such as the genes for resisting diseases, drought and other environmental stress tolerance, enhanced rubber biosynthesis and timber yield, and tolerance to tapping panel dryness, etc.--to high yielding rubber clones.
We have eight hair pampering vanity cases, each worth pounds 200, packed with hair treats including the new Dove range to give away Designed to treat the various symptoms of dryness and damage, the range comprises Essential Care shampoo and Essential Care conditioning Spray for daily, weakened hair and Intense Care shampoo, Intense Care conditioner, Intense Care Hair Silk and Intense Care deep replenishing cream for more severe dryness and damage Each case also includes an exclusive Italia Matrix ionic hairdryer, Exclusive Italia curl creator, Denman Thermo ceramic straightening brush and an Acquis hair towel.
But what about the vaginal dryness and hot flashes?
Lip dryness is, at a minimum annoying, and, at worst, painful.
Silkcoat[R] Balm from PCA SKIN[R] Clinical Care Products acts as a "biosphere" for skin damaged by excessive dryness or recovering from resurfacing treatments, such as laser, chemical peels, or dermabrasion.
Although I never had any hot flashes, I was experiencing vaginal dryness. I tried Replens, but it didn't seem to work.
Apollo's Thera lotions help maintain healthy skin, providing superior moisturizing aid to skin affected by moderate to severe conditions such as general dryness, xerosis, ichthyosis, atopic dermatitis, cracked heels, scaliness, chapped or cracked hands, as well as the itching (pruritus) and discomfort associated with these conditions.
For years sufferers who want a natural alternative to lotions have been advised to try evening primrose oil or borage oil which contain gammaliolenic acid (GLA), thought to help sufferers combat itching and dryness.
It thus responds dynamically to changing material dryness and ambient humidity, unlike a simple on/off timer setting.