Scientific Studies Confirm Effectiveness of Zap-It! For Mosquito Bite Relief

May 19, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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A recent study carried out at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine by Dr Nigel Hill, foremost specialist on biting insects, confirms that Zap-It! really is effective on mosquito bites.

http://emailwire.com/files/pr_images/mid_thumbs/1_1274216434_40751.JPGMay 19, 2010,  London, UK – Scratching a mosquito bite or any other insect bite may bring temporary relief but it also floods the bitten area with histamine, which in turn brings swelling, repeated urges to scratch and the potential of breaking the skin surface, which can cause infection. The safest way to Mosquito Bite Relief is to use Zap-It!

The Zap-It! principle for insect bites has been around for several years after the discovery by Paul Hudz in California who found that we could use piezos to administer a small charge (no more than a pinch on the skin) to soothe the itching, stopping the urge to scratch.A recent study carried out at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine by Dr Nigel Hill, foremost specialist on biting insects, confirms that Zap-It! really is effective on mosquito bites.

A few ‘zaps’ on a mosquito bite with Zap-It! does what scratching can’t do: reduce the histamine flow, therefore the itch, and stimulates the capillaries so that some of the toxins are harmlessly washed away by the blood.

Zap-It! is a simple, small and light accessory for mosquito bite treatment that all outdoor travelers going abroad or to the countryside should carry, because mosquito repellents don’t always help in preventing mosquitoes from reaching their target.

Zap-It!, previously known as ZapperClick, has been launched this year with a new design and a long lasting piezo actuator. Zap-It! is available in ASDA and in many pharmacies including Superdrug, with a recommended retail price of £4.99. For more information, please visit: www.zapit.eu
or this page: http://ecobrands.com/zapit.html

About Zap-It!
Zap-It! is a truly innovative Mosquito Bite Relief, offered worldwide by Ecobrands – a London based manufacturer and distributor of innovative health and wellness products. Customers worldwide can order Zap-It! directly from Ecobrands website.

Contact:
Robin Baker, Managing Director
Phone: +44 (0)20 7460 8101
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7565 8779
Email: info [@] ecobrands.com
Website: http://www.ecobrands.com

International Rollout of Amazon MP3 in 2008

SEATTLE, Jan 27, 2008 –Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN – News) today announced that in 2008 the company will begin an international rollout of Amazon MP3, Amazon’s DRM-free MP3 digital music store where every song is playable on virtually any digital music-capable device, including the PC, Mac®, iPod®, Zune®, Zen®, iPhone™, RAZR™, and BlackBerry®. Amazon MP3 is the only retailer to offer customers DRM-free MP3s from all four major music labels as well as over 33,000 independent labels.

“We have received thousands of e-mails from Amazon customers around the world asking us when we will make Amazon MP3 available outside of the U.S. They can’t wait to choose from the biggest selection of high-quality, low-priced DRM-free MP3 music downloads which play on virtually any music device they own today or will own in the future,” said Bill Carr, Amazon.com Vice President of Digital Music. “We are excited to tell those customers today that Amazon MP3 is going international this year.”

Launched on Amazon.com in September 2007, Amazon MP3 offers Earth’s Biggest Selection of a la carte DRM-free MP3 music downloads, which now includes over 3.3 million songs from more than 270,000 artists. Every song and album in the Amazon MP3 music download store is available exclusively in the MP3 format without digital rights management (DRM) software and is encoded at 256 kbps to deliver high audio quality. Amazon MP3 customers are free to enjoy their music downloads using any hardware device; organize their music using any music management application, such as iTunes® or Windows Media Player™; and burn songs to CDs for personal use.

Most songs available on Amazon MP3 are priced from 89 cents to 99 cents, with more than 1 million of the over 3.3 million songs priced at 89 cents. The top 100 bestselling songs are 89 cents, unless marked otherwise. Most albums are priced from $5.99 to $9.99. The top 100 bestselling albums are $8.99 or less, unless marked otherwise. Buying and downloading MP3s from Amazon MP3 is easy. Customers can purchase downloads using Amazon 1-Click shopping, and with the Amazon MP3 Downloader, seamlessly add their MP3s to their iTunes® or Windows Media Player™ libraries.

The company is not disclosing a specific launch timeline for individual Amazon international websites.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN – News), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as books, movies, music & games, digital downloads, electronics & computers, home & garden, toys, kids & baby, grocery, apparel, shoes & jewelry, health & beauty, sports & outdoors, tools, auto & industrial.

Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), and Amazon Mechanical Turk.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and the Joyo Amazon websites at www.joyo.cn and www.amazon.cn.

As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management’s expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, significant amount of indebtedness, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com’s financial results is included in Amazon.com’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and all subsequent filings.

Contact:

Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon.com Media Hotline, 206-266-7180
http://www.amazon.com/pr

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

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