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Monthly Pet Pill Could Kill Fleas, Ticks

... THURSDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Controlling ticks and fleas is drudgery for countless pet owners. ... invaders. Many pet owners control fleas and ticks by applying medicated drops to the skin of their ... acid effectively and safely killed fleas and ticks in dogs and cats. The findings were published ...

In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy

... that can become a serious medical problem." ticks can carry Lyme disease, which is caused by one of ... palpitations, dizziness and joint swelling. ticks can also carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ... As protection, check regularly for ticks and shower after potential exposure. If you've ...

Man Dies of Brain Inflammation Caused by Deer Tick Virus

... early spring to fall in areas where infected ticks have been reported, testing should be done." ... would advise people not to be overly concerned. ticks are less commonly infected with this than with Lyme disease and, even in Lyme, Conn., a minority of ticks are infected with Lyme disease. Also, the odds ...

As Earth Warms, Lyme Disease Could Flourish

... by changing the feeding habits of the deer ticks that transmit it, new research has found. ... of the Northeastern United States, larval deer ticks feed in the late summer, long after the spring ... of temperature mean a shorter time in which ticks can feed and, therefore, a shorter gap between ...

Vaccine and drug research aimed at ticks and mosquitoes to prevent disease transmission

... vaccine to target tick-protective genes, so when ticks feed on immunized cattle, the vaccine antibodies ... call a dual target vaccine approach because both ticks and tick-borne pathogens are targeted, will likely be applicable to other ticks and the bacteria that they transmit. ...

Injectable Antibiotic Protects Against Lyme Disease in Mice

... he added, "because we know that a lot of ticks infected with Lyme disease also carry this ... to the CDC. It's transmitted by blacklegged ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi . The ticks are common in the upper Midwest and Northeastern ...

University of Pennsylvania study reveals inconspicuous hosts in the Lyme disease epidemic

... of vertebrate species contributing to feeding ticks and transmitting B. burgdorferi. Deer, a popular ... of the disease because nearly 90 percent of ticks feeding on an infected mouse contract the ... to discover that mice feed only 10 percent of all ticks and 25 percent of B. ...

Migrating Tick Populations Pose Year-Round Disease Threat for People and Pets

... WESTBROOK, Maine, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ticks have long posed both a nuisance and a danger to ... a surge in tick-borne infections. Adult ticks are at their most active during the fall ... tick populations. "Recent data show that deer ticks now can be found from Minnesota to Florida, from ...

Lyme Disease Relapse Often a New Infection

... Study suggests many people are bitten again by ticks THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Many ... likely because they live in areas where deer ticks are common, the researchers said. They ... repellants, and performing self-examination for ticks on a regular basis during the tick season," ...

Summer Temperatures Linger, Extend Threat of Parasites

... dog tick, the most common tick found on pets. ticks thrive in heavily wooded areas and areas with high grass. Whenever possible, check your pet for ticks by running your hands through his or her coat ... for humans. For more information on fleas, ticks and other animal health-related news, visit ...

Recovered Lyme Disease and US Track and Field Athlete Attends Movie Premiere of LymeLife

... this will bring more awareness of the need to be vigilant when it comes to ticks and the symptoms that tick born illnesses manifest…because it can ... ticks. "My advice to everyone is to be vigilant. Check for ticks when you come inside from being outside. Most people who are bitten don't ...

Researchers identify cell group key to Lyme disease arthritis

... by a deer tick," said Kronenberg. "So what we did in the lab was to get ticks infected with Borrelia burgdorferi from collaborators at the University of Connecticut Health Science Center and then used those ticks to infect mice in a confined and controlled environment." The ...

CDC Reports Prevalence of Worms Transmitted by Dogs and Cats to Humans is Higher Than Previously Understood

... and external parasites -- such as roundworms, heartworm, fleas and ticks -- for the life of their dog or cat no matter where they live," said ... experience below-freezing temperatures, since parasites such as fleas and ticks thrive inside homes regardless of weather conditions outdoors. Novartis ...

Pesticide Residue Common on Kitchen Floors

... butoxide (52 percent), cypermethrin (46 percent) and fipronil (40 percent), a relatively new residential-use insecticide used to kill fleas and ticks on pets, termites and ants and cockroaches in bait traps, according to the study. The insecticide concentration was mostly low, the study ....

Nonprofit Goes RVing to Promote Pet and Human Health

... owners use easy-to-administer preventive medicines year-round to control internal and external parasites - such as roundworms, heartworms, fleas and ticks for the life of their dog or cat, no matter where they live. "If you prevent parasitic infections in companion animals, you greatly reduce the ...

Families, Consumers of Home Care Impacted by Budget Cuts to Hold Noon Vigil Outside Fresno Board of Supervisors Meeting as Clock Ticks Down to July 1st Deadline

... to care for elderly or disabled loved ones will hold a vigil on Tuesday at noon outside of the Fresno Board of Supervisors meeting as the clock ticks down to the July 1st deadline for dangerous home care cuts to go into effect. Clients and family members fear that the lower wages will force workers ...

Turn the Corner Foundation Rings in Lyme Disease Awareness Month Early at NYSE on April 23, 2009

... is ringing the bell a week prior to the start of LDAM to reinforce the importance of early detection of Lyme disease, carried by pinhead-sized ticks that become active in the early spring. Watch live and archived video streaming of TTC's ringing of the April 23, 2009 Closing Bell: ...

Late-Life Fatherhood May Lower Child's Intelligence

... of younger fathers. But on the other hand, children born to older mothers scored higher on the same tests, the team said. "The biological clock ticks for men, too," concluded Dr. Mary Cannon, an associate professor of psychiatry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, and the author of ...

New Vectra 3D(TM) Promotion Benefits New Horizons Service Dogs

... "Since our organization is in Florida, it is important that the dogs and puppies are protected with Vectra 3D(TM) all year round since fleas and ticks are an issue in this area throughout the year," said Ms. Severt. "That is why we are very excited that our dogs are the recipients of free product ...

China Documents First Case of Tick-Borne Disease Spread

... future, it must also now become prepared to deal with the increasing threat that tick-borne rickettsial pathogens (parasitic bacteria that live in ticks and mites and can cause disease in humans) have already been brought to the United States and Europe." The study was published in the Nov. 19 ...

Tips to Achieve a Healthier, More Restful Nursery

... and cribs. Pet dander can lead to allergic reactions, causing discomfort -- and poor sleep. Moreover, pets may also bring in pests, such as ticks and flees, into the nursery from the outdoors. -- It's the Humidity - Control moisture levels to keep baby's room comfortable year round. ...

California Veterinarians Recognize National Pet Week With Tips to Keep Your Animal in a Safe Environment

... common diseases and preventative medicines for internal parasites like roundworms, heartworms and tapeworms and external parasites like fleas or ticks and ear mites. For media interviews with a California veterinarian regarding this issue, please contact Phil Boerner at the CVMA: 916-649-0599. To ...

Researchers find cause of severe allergic reaction to cancer drug

... that react with cetuximab? Research is in progress to explore if the specific IgE antibodies are triggered by differences in regional exposures to ticks or other parasites or to infectious organisms. ...

Lyme Disease Cases Rising In The U.S

... peak between May and October. That is when deer ticks invade yards, underbrush and woods. ... such as field mice and squirrels. Young ticks that feed on those infected rodents can pick up ... of high concentrations of deer, which carry ticks onto properties. Says Lou Giroud, President ...

Ticks may cause more diseases

... cause more diseases than what we presently know. ticks carry bacteria that cause disease, including Lyme ... Journal of Clinical Microbiology implicates ticks in other maladies, including cat scratch fever. ... study's authors and colleagues, collected hard ticks at three sites in Santa Clara County and ...

Lukewarm Winter, a Warm-up Time for Many Diseases

... blood of infected birds, mosquitoes can spread West Nile virus to humans. ticks are also causing worry, as they are carriers of Lyme disease. And with warm winters, ticks could spread the disease all over Canada. ...

Antioxidants Could Halt Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

... afflicts otherwise healthy adults and children who are bitten by wood ticks or dog ticks. The illness can become life threatening if left untreated, ... earliest signs mimic less-serious viral illnesses. Limiting exposure to ticks is the best way to prevent the disease. If it does develop, in most cases ...

Spread Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Is A Probability, Say Experts

... in Arizona, US, as the first confirmed cases that could be traced back to ticks carried into to the state on feral dogs, an animal group whose population ... 11 had the disease, while the remaining five were still probable cases. ticks were found in the cracks of stucco walls on patients’ homes, in crawl ...

Efficacy of Lyme Disease Vaccination Examined

... Vaccinated individuals might reduce other efforts to avoid Lyme; for example, they might stop wearing light-coloured clothing that makes ticks visible. If they reduced this behaviour only to the level of unvaccinated individuals, their risk would stay the same. Brewer calls this regression. ...

Himachal Pradesh Under the Grip of Suspected Typhus Fever Outbreak

... are suspecting the symptoms to be that of scrub typhus, also known as 'chigger-borne typhus', caused by rickettsia, which is spread through bites of ticks and mites. "In view of this typhus blood sample report from Kasauli village we received, because it is a non- specific test and to jump to a ...

Magic of Motherhood Through Egg Donation

... a back seat, with more and more members of the fairer sex showing a keen interest in climbing the career ladder. The biological clock, nevertheless, ticks away and a good number of them are compelled to depend on donated eggs to experience the magic of motherhood. 'Egg Donation' is a term ...

Encouraging a Lifetime of Healthy Skin Right from the Beginning

... against bugs. In contrast, an insect repellent containing the chemical DEET should be applied directly onto the skin to ward off mosquitoes, ticks and other insects. "While I recommend using an insect repellent with a 10 percent or lower DEET concentration for children, I do not recommend ...

Q-fever Outbreak Among Meat Factory Workers

... at the Scotbeef meat processing company. The organism which lives in farm animals such as sheep, cattle, and goats as well as wild animals and ticks is spread to humans by contact with animals or from drinking unpasteurised milk. The illness usually occurs two or three weeks after exposure to the ...

Ticks like Sunny Weather

... This disease is most common in the South, with the highest incidence in North Carolina and Tennessee. CDC entomologist Marc Dolan said that young ticks are very small and difficult to spot, which is another reason why Lyme disease is such a problem. Simple precautions can help protect against tick ...

Pets As Disease Watchdogs

... Public could be alerted to disinfect affected areas for ticks. Other potential diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever l transmitted by ticks and fleas could also be kept in check. · A marginal increase of about 3.3 percent increase in the number fo positive canine leptospirosis cases. ...

Health Problems Due To Ecosystem's Degradation

... the degradation of the ecosystem. Intensive livestock production, in spite of its benefits has also resulted in new diseases emerging. Mosquitoes, ticks and midges are also reported to have changed their disease transmission patterns due to climate-induced habitat changes and forest clearance. ...

For West Nile Virus: Prevention Is The Watchword

... two died. Three steps experts frequently recommend for preventing both mosquito and tick bites are avoiding spots where mosquitoes and ticks are plentiful, wearing protective clothing and applying insect repellents, particularly those containing DEET. Based on that study and other ...

Heart attack kills one in every 10 Indians

... It is a slow killer that ticks away in one out of every 10 Indians. It strikes fatally every 30 seconds. These were among the facts and figures trotted out on Sunday at an event to ...
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