Monthly Pet Pill Could Kill Fleas, Ticks
... THURSDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) --
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."
can carry Lyme disease, which is caused by one of ... palpitations, dizziness and joint swelling.
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."
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
diseases and preventative medicines for internal parasites like roundworms,
heartworms and tapeworms and external parasites like fleas or ticks
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
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
"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 ...