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Pet Bite Injuries: K-State Veterinarian Shares Tips to Minimize Risk of Bites and Bite-Related Infections

... aerobic and anaerobic bacteria in their mouths. bites are an ideal way for bacteria to be transmitted, ... than bacteria from the pet's mouth. bites are a public health concern, she said. According ... 5-9, especially boys, are at greatest risk of dog bites and tend to have the most severe injuries, ...

A Dog's Eye View For Dog Bite Prevention

... Reports of dog bites by public health agencies have fallen to historic ... Postal Service has seen a nationwide decline in bites to its letter carriers, from over seven thousand ... dog bite incidents draw a distinction between bites that are provoked and those that are unprovoked. ...

Beware of Dog Bites

... Disease Control and Prevention. One in five bites requires medical attention. In 2006, more than ... than adults to receive medical attention for dog bites than adults. "Most dogs are friendly, with no ... for a variety of reasons." How can dog bites be prevented? Avoid unfamiliar dogs or any ...

Famed Hollywood Dog Trainer and Lassie Descendant Unleash National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 14

... Academy of Pediatrics, Unite to Prevent Dog bites WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... of this crisis is that most, if not all, dog bites are entirely preventable through training, proper ... Americans who receive medical attention for dog bites each year are children," says Dr. James O. Cook, ...

National Dog Bite Prevention Week - Prevention is the Best Cure for Dog Bites

... bitten by dogs every year. Fortunately, most dog bites are preventable through appropriate pet ... Americans who receive medical attention for dog bites each year are children. And when a dog bites a child, the victim's small size makes the bite ...

As the Weather Warms Up Rattlesnakes Come Out to Enjoy the Sun Just as Californians Do

... California Poison Control System Warns that Snake bites are Becoming More Powerful and Patient Reactions ... years we have seen an increase in powerful snake bites and that patient reactions to the bites have become more severe," said Richard F. Clark, ...

Dog Bite Risk for Kids Greatest in Summer

... Young children are at the greatest risk for dog bites in the summer and are especially vulnerable to severe bites in the head and neck areas, say researchers who analyzed 84 cases of dog bites in children. It's not clear why children are ...

Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods Launches Four New Frozen Food Products

... Tex Mex Veggie Pockets, Falafel Flats and Burrito bites at Natural Products Expo West Conference ... Mex Veggie Pockets, Falafel Flats and Burrito bites . The new products will supplement Dr. ... Falafel Flats have reduced sodium and the Burrito bites are low fat. Descriptions of each product ...

Dog bites a particular threat to young children, especially as temperatures rise

... children are especially vulnerable to severe dog bites in the head and neck areas, and there is a correlation between cases of dog bites and rising temperatures, according to new ... Surgery . In an evaluation of 84 cases of dog bites in children over an eight-year period, the ...

thinkproducts Celebrates the Launch of thinkThin bites

... the number of calories they consume. thinkThin bites will help Americans who struggle with calorie intake and portion control. thinkThin bites provide two 75 calorie snack portions allowing ... thinkproducts' smart food philosophy, thinkThin bites are high in protein and calcium, contain 0g sugar ...

Could It Be? A 100 Calorie Twinkie(R)?

... each Hostess 100 Calorie Pack of Twinkie bites contains three moist and delicious mini Twinkie ... -- a fact many consumers don't know -- Twinkie bites are sure to appeal to families looking for ... topping The Hostess 100 Calorie Pack Twinkie bites and Strawberry Cup Cakes launch will be supported ...

Giant Food Alerts Customers to Recall of PEDIGREE(R) Dry Pet Food Products

... it is removing PEDIGREE(R) Small Crunchy bites and PEDIGREE(R) Large Breed Complete Nutrition ... by this recall: -- PEDIGREE(R) Small Crunchy bites Adult Nutrition 4 pounds UPC # 0-23100-05104 -- PEDIGREE(R) Small Crunchy bites Adult Nutrition 8.8 pounds UPC # 0-23100-14719 ...

Respiratory illnesses and dog bites a concern for travelers to China for 2008 Olympics

... Prevention (CDC) and around the globe. Dog bites in humans can lead to human rabies. The report finds that respiratory illnesses and dog bites are more common than contracting exotic diseases. ... cuts were also common problems during travel. Dog bites and diarrhea were the most frequent complaints ...

Big Relief for Tiny Itch Mites Found in All Natural Spray Remedy

... and very welcome relief from itch mite bites with a surprising natural remedy. Created by Earth's Balance, Golfers Rx provided quick healing to bites that otherwise would have plagued the golfers ... These tiny mites leave small red, pimple-like bites that can take weeks to heal. Scratching the bites ...

U.S. Congress Introduces H.R. 2248 'DON'T LET THE BED BUGS BITE ACT OF 2009'

... in the pesky Bed Bugs, they are more than just a nuisance as they leave bites that can get infected," according to Risa Barash, Executive Director of ... they aren't known to spread disease in humans, they can cause large itchy bites up to 8 inches across, blister-like skin inflammations, skin rashes ...

As Fire Ants Continue to Proliferate, Hospital-Proven Burn Anesthetic Brings Instant Relief for Bites, Stings

... has been proven to completely end both the pain and itching of fire ant bites and stings within minutes of application. Applied in time, it can also ... formation of the white pustules, or blisters, that often follow fire ant bites and can leave permanent scars. Coastal Solutions president J.C. ...

In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy

... nuisance, although some people can have a severe allergic reaction to bites and require emergency treatment. Mosquitoes can also carry West Nile ... College of Emergency Physicians Foundation has more on stings and bites . -- Jennifer Thomas ...

A Pet's Bite Can Pass on MRSA

... in the July issue of The Lancet Infectious Diseases . Dog and cat bites account for about 1 percent of emergency department visits each year in ... cause of injury in the USA and Europe each year, particularly in children. bites to the hands, forearms, neck and head have the potential for the highest ...

K-State Veterinarian Says Although Exotic Pets Can Be Great Companions, There Are Health Factors That Can Affect Both the Animal and Humans

... noise or strangers, and agitating the animal puts the owner at risk for bites and scratches. Bite wounds can become infected with bacteria from the ... West said. "We see many cases where the family cat or dog injures or bites the exotic pet, which are often can be life-threatening wounds," he said. ...

Summertime Means Hidden Health Hazards For Kids

... summer and the family dog is often the perpetrator. An average of 914 dog bites are treated in U.S. emergency departments each day. Boys ages 5-9 are the ... victims, racking up 60.7 emergency department visits per year for dog bites per 10,000 persons. MedPie.com is an online media company dedicated ...

Too Few Understand Diabetes' Dangers

... Americans more fearful of shark bites than this common, potentially lethal disease, survey shows ... note their concerns with animal or insect contact, 13 percent noted snake bites and 8 percent spider bites. Four percent mentioned shark attacks. About ...

How to Stay Out of the ER This Summer

... water can cause neck and spinal cord injuries. Don't scratch insect bites because doing so can break the skin and make you more vulnerable to antibiotic-resistant staph infections. If insect bites are itchy, apply a topical anti-itch cream. If you take blood pressure ...

Homeopathic First Aid Kit: Solutions for Summer's Little Bummers

... -- Apis mellifica -- for pink/stinging burning skin/allergies/insect bites -- Belladonna -- local infections with inflammation, acute sudden fever The good weather also brings the bugs out. For insect bites carry Ledum palustre which helps to get rid of pain and lessen swelling. ...

Medical, Behavioral Woes Can Drive Dogs to Bite

... dog's territorial behavior. Food guarding was the most common cause of bites involving children familiar to the dog, while territorial guarding was the ... for Disease Control and Prevention offers advice on how to prevent dog bites . -- Robert Preidt ...

An Innovation in Health Care Opens at CVS/pharmacy Stores in Pittsburgh

... $49 Skin Conditions - Athlete's Foot $59 - Cold Sores $59 - Deer Tick bites (ages 12+) $59 - Impetigo $59 - Minor Burns $59 - Minor Sunburn $59 - Poison Ivy (ages 3+) $59 - Wart Removal (ages 5+) $69 - Deer Tick bites (ages 12+) $59 - Minor Skin Infections & Rashes $59 - Ringworm $59 ...

Dermatologists identify North Texas leishmaniasis outbreak

... suspect that the process leading to human infection begins when a sand fly bites a rodent called the burrowing wood rat, which carries the parasite. When the sand fly later bites a person, the sores may develop, said Dr. Aftergut, who began tracking ...

Canonsburg Woman Undergoes Robot-Assisted Weight Loss Procedure at AGH

... small intestine. “We essentially construct a mini-stomach by permanently dividing the stomach, creating a pouch that can hold only a few bites of food. The intestines are then cut approximately one and a half feet beyond the stomach and attached to the pouch. This reconfiguring of the ...

Winnipeg Veterinary Company Pharm-Vet Produces Essential Oil-Infused Mosquito Spray That's a Welcome and Safe Alternative to Controversial Deet-Based Repellants

... send Canadians swatting and running for cover. And for good reason. More than just creatures with an annoying buzz, mosquitoes inflict bites that hurt, itch and cause human flesh to swell and redden. An even more serious consequence of the mosquito bite: West Nile Virus. While many ...

Popular Jellyfish Sting Treatment Also Proven Effective on Stings From Portuguese Man-of-War

... produced by Coastal Solutions, Inc. in Savannah, Ga. In addition to Jellyfish Squish(TM), Coastal Solutions manufactures additional products for bug bites and other irritants including Bite Fixer, Bite Blaster, Fire Ant Coolant and Chigger Chaser. For more information about Jellyfish Squish(TM) or ...

Interest in the Bariatric Advantage Chewy Bites and Other New Products is at an All-Time High at the ASMBS Conference

... throughout the entire day. "We have historically experienced great interest in our new product launches at ASMBS. This year our line of Chewy bites was an even greater success that expected," said Jacqueline Jacques, ND Chief of Scientific Affairs for the Company. Bariatric Advantage is ...

Kashi Company Debuts Heart to Heart(TM) Whole Grain Crackers

... (R) Vive (R) Digestive Wellness cereal; Kashi(R) Good Friends(R) and Kashi(R) Good Friends(R) Cinna-Raisin Crunch(R) cereals; Kashi Mighty bites (R) cereal; Kashi (R) Organic Promise (R) cereals; Kashi (R) TLC (R) chewy and crunchy granola bars, fruit & grain bars, soft-baked cereal ...

Summertime or 'Trauma Season?' - Increase in Outdoor Activities Spurs Higher Risk for Child Injury

... due to unintentional injuries. Among the most common injuries are motor vehicle crashes, water-related accidents, pedestrian accidents, falls, dog bites and bicycle, skateboard and rollerblade incidents. To help parents deal with kids' injuries in the summer and year-round, a team of experts at ...

'Fight the Bite' Poster Contest Honors 28 Students in 17 States

... 2007, the contest invites fifth- and sixth-grade students to create posters that encourage children and adults to protect against mosquito and tick bites and the diseases they can cause. Downloadable files of the winning posters are at www.fightthebitecontest.org . Richard Schleicher, 12, of ...

Target Corporation Makes Getting and Staying Healthy Easier

... test and treat: Minor illnesses including allergies, bladder infections, colds and earaches Minor injuries such as insect bites or minor burns Skin treatment including acne, athlete's foot and other skin infections The clinics also offer prevention ...

Scorpion Anti-Venom Speeds Children's Recovery

... Medical Center in Tucson, said in the news release. More information The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about scorpion bites . -- Kevin McKeever SOURCE: University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy, news release, May ...

USAID Recognizes World Malaria Day

... Washington D.C. area. The children are no different; they do chores, eat, play sports, and go to school. That is, if they can survive the mosquito bites that transmit the deadly malaria parasites. Those parasites kill an estimated 3,000 children each day in Africa. While malaria has been all but ...

Diverse, Bipartisan Health Care Reform Voices Announce Agreement on Key Principles

... for reform," said Rep. Cooper. "As Ron Wyden and Bob Bennett know better than anyone, we can find plenty of common ground if we give up the sound bites and political point-scoring and agree to work together. Now our challenge is to translate these principles into policy right away. Waiting a few more ...

Bed Bugs Bring No Disease Danger

... experts say TUESDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- Although bed bugs might prevent you from sleeping soundly, the good news is that their bites don't appear to transmit illness, a new report finds. Previously, some research had suggested that because bed bugs feed on blood, they might ...

Kashi Company Expands With New Island Vanilla(TM) Biscuit Cereal

... (R) Vive (R) Digestive Wellness cereal; Kashi(R) Good Friends(R) and Kashi(R) Good Friends(R) Cinna-Raisin Crunch(R) cereals; Kashi Mighty bites (R) cereal; Kashi (R) Organic Promise (R) cereals; Kashi (R) TLC (R) chewy and crunchy granola bars, fruit & grain bars, soft-baked cereal ...

A Child's Sweet Tooth May Be All in the Bones

... youth have greater fondness for treats,, WEDNESDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Ever wonder why your children will eat only a few bites of dinner but have no problem scarfing down a big bowl of ice cream? Blame it on their growing bones. New research suggests that children who ...
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