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Monthly Pet Pill Could Kill Fleas, Ticks

... for one month." Like some other flea and tick treatments, the drug kills insects as they feed ... dose through dinner," he said. Other flea and tick treatments -- sprays and powders, among them -- ... More information Learn more about flea and tick treatments from the Humane Society of the U.S. ...

In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy

... Physicians group offers advice on tick and mosquito bites,, TUESDAY, June 23 ... exposure. If you've been bitten, remove the tick by pulling it straight up with tweezers or ... are not available. If possible, store the tick in a sealed plastic bag in your freezer. If ...

Man Dies of Brain Inflammation Caused by Deer Tick Virus

... apparently after being bitten by a deer tick infected with deer tick virus. This appears to be the first reported ... the New England Journal of Medicine . "Deer tick virus encephalitis [inflammation of the brain] is ...

As Earth Warms, Lyme Disease Could Flourish

... found. During its two-year life span, a deer tick goes through three stages: larval, nymphal and adult. To survive, a tick must obtain a blood meal during each stage. If ... with the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, the tick also becomes infected. ...

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

... "Vectra 3D(TM) is one of the best flea and tick products we have ever used," explained Ms. ... getting fleas, even when using other flea and tick products. Since we started using Vectra 3D(TM) ... Additionally, the dogs have not had any tick issues since using Vectra 3D(TM)." Ms. ...

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

... State University, concentrates her research on tick vaccines and anaplasmosis, a tick-transmitted ... interfere directly with the biology of the tick and its feeding pattern which results in reduced tick populations." The vaccine model being developed ...

A new agent for the treatment of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome; and more

... knowledge: potential pharmacological agents in tick saliva Joppe Hovius (University of Amsterdam) ... and immunosuppressive proteins present in tick saliva, and discuss how immunologically targeting ... knowledge: Potential pharmacological agents in tick saliva. PLoS Med 5(2): e43. PLEASE ADD THE ...

Sergeant's(R) Pet Care Products Announces Cause Marketing Partnership With the National Wildlife Federation

... -- Sergeant's Nature's Guardian natural flea and tick control products: For the consumer who wants ... an effective natural alternative to flea and tick control. -- Sergeant's Nature's Guardian health ... supplier of pet supplies including flea and tick remedies, health and well-being products, natural ...

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

... changes, increasing deer populations spark tick movement; http://www.dogsandticks.com ... of veterinary parasitology. Researchers attribute tick migrations to warmer temperatures, increasing ... -- a key factor in the expansion of several tick species' habitats. There are almost 100 times ...

Lyme Disease Relapse Often a New Infection

... disease may actually have been bitten by another tick and have a second, completely new infection, a ... had suffered separate Lyme disease-causing tick bites. The findings "underscore the importance ... to ticks, by covering exposed skin, using tick repellants, and performing self-examination for ...

UNH, state health agency, private industry and NASA to tackle Lyme disease

... lacks much of the capacity for doing the tick surveillance, data integration, and ... sensed data with data from a new systematic tick surveillance and testing program. In turn, these ... deer and small rodents - important hosts for the tick species responsible for transmitting Lyme ....

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

... posters that encourage children and adults to protect against mosquito and tick bites and the diseases they can cause. Downloadable files of the winning ... Consumers can find information about diseases from mosquito and tick bites, repellent use and other prevention strategies at ...

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

... 8, 2009 -- She missed the 2008 Olympics due to a chronic, late diagnosed tick bite, which gave her Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease, but ... of the need to be vigilant when it comes to ticks and the symptoms that tick born illnesses manifest…because it can be treated successfully if ...

When Are Antibiotics for Lyme Disease Medically Necessary?

... weather brings people outdoors and into the woods, it also exposes them to tick bites that can result in Lyme disease, one of the fastest growing ... bacterial organism, Borrelia burgdorferi, carried by the Ixodes tick causes the Lyme infection. Although the incidence of Lyme disease remains ...

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

... bacteria to feeding ticks, although they are a major cause of the elevated tick densities that are important for the spread of the disease to humans. ... natural reservoir. Yet other factors, such as population densities and tick burdens of other disease-carrying species, led investigators to rethink ...

Summer Temperatures Linger, Extend Threat of Parasites

... Pet owners need to be aware of the American dog tick, the most common tick found on pets. Ticks thrive in heavily wooded areas and areas with ... or her coat and take notice of any irregular bumps. The American dog tick is also the primary carrier of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a ...

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 ...

The San Francisco SPCA Launches Online Guide for Summer Pet Health & Safety

... Be sure to keep citronella candles, oil products and insect coils out of pets' reach. 6. Consult with your veterinarian regarding flea & tick prevention options. Warmer temperatures and dry conditions are perfect for the lifespan of parasites. Heartworm, a very serious and possibly fatal ...

URI awarded $13 million grant to develop vaccines for emerging infectious diseases

... C, Helicobacter pylori and engineered biowarfare/bioterror agents. Mather will direct a project on the development of a vaccine against a range of tick borne diseases. "This grant will fund translational research for the development of human vaccines, thus all of the work to be performed under ...

CVMF Advises on How to Save Money on Veterinary Bills

... be present. (This is common at dog parks, many doggy day cares and wherever dogs congregate). Skin Disease:   Practice strict tick and flea control. When the dog has a history of skin disease, see your veterinarian early for preventative measures     such ...

Hospira Launches Biologics 'Clock' and Web Resource to Raise Awareness of Potential Biogenerics' Impact

... at www.hospira.com , gives a year-to-date approximation of biologic drug sales. It is continually updated so visitors can watch the numbers tick away, at a rate of $1,331 per second, or an estimated $42 billion a year.(1) The site also provides links to a study showing the potential billions ...

Fleas and Ticks and Mosquitoes! Oh My!

... lice that can transmit vector-borne diseases. Vectra 3D(R) for Dogs is an advanced monthly topical vectoricide that goes beyond traditional flea and tick products. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090429/NY07684 ) Many might think these are just pesky bugs, but these common ...

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

... However, a reliable diagnostic test for Lyme remains elusive. The Western Blot and ELISA are not always completely sensitive to detect Lyme and other tick borne illnesses. As a result, diagnosis is often based on clinical observation, including a patient's symptoms, health history, and exposure. ...

Support cells, not neurons, lull the brain to sleep

... everyone seems to need it, and some research suggests that it strengthens memories by adjusting the connections between neurons. As the waking hours tick by, all animals experience an increasing urge to sleep, known as sleep pressure. If sleep is delayed, a deep, long sleep usually follows as the ...

Workplace Creativity Activated by Reflexology, Chair Massage

... offering chair massage receive immediate benefits. Employers often report a palpable improvement in company morale as well as a measurable up tick in efficiency and anecdotes indicating above average levels of creative problem solving. Brandon Thomas, founder of JoyLife Therapeutics, ...

China Documents First Case of Tick-Borne Disease Spread

... health-care workers and family members following exposure to a patient with disease symptoms consistent with HGA. The female patient was bitten by a tick 12 days before the onset of fever and hemorrhage. She was admitted to a regional hospital in Anhui province, and later died. Of 28 people who had ...

Expanded save the date: ASTMH Annual Meeting

... meeting will address new findings, research results and theories related to tuberculosis, West Nile Virus, Ebola virus, Dengue fever and mosquito, tick and animal-transmitted diseases. ...

Turn the Corner Honors Andy Abrahams Wilson, Director of Under Our Skin, for His Dedication in the Fight Against Lyme Disease

... Patrick & Christine Beach, Marquis Jet, Fransis R. May, Miller Tabak, Starker Family Foundation, Yoga Kids, New York Private Bank & Trust, New York tick Control, Quadrum Capital. *List in formation Turn the Corner Turn the Corner Foundation (TTC) is a national, nonprofit organization founded by ...

Lyme Lies: Allen Steere's horrifying comments regarding Lyme disease in last week's commencement address

... a war) regarding who should be treated for Lyme disease and how long that treatment should be. (Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by tick bites that can lead to debilitating symptoms, including severe neurological problems.) Allen Steere, as a member of the IDSA (Infectious Diseases ...

Sergeant's(R) Pet Care Products Acquires the Consumer Brand Division of Virbac Corporation

... Pet Care Products Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc., is based in Omaha, Neb. USA, and is a leading supplier of pet supplies including flea and tick remedies, health and well-being products, natural and formulated treats, rawhide chews, toys and accessories. Sergeant's has been caring for pets ...

New Company Enters Companion Animal Veterinary Medicine Channel

... from Meridian Animal Health include: -- Liquid sutures -- Liquid bandages -- Fly and mosquito repellant spray for horses -- Natural flea, tick and mosquito control for dogs and cats -- Natural calming agents for dogs -- Natural joint therapy for dogs and cats These products are available ...

Anyone can save a life: Penn researchers lead national efforts to improve CPR quality

... of sudden cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR before emergency personnel arrive, Abella says. But chances for survival plummet as minutes tick by without any blood circulating through the body. Early bystander CPR, however, doubles to triples survival rates. You have to get on that chest ...

Sumitomo Corporation Appoints New Chairman to U.S. Animal Healthcare Company Summit VetPharm, LLC

... development of flea eggs, larvae and pupae. It also repels and kills four species of ticks (Black- legged Deer tick, Brown Dog tick, American Dog tick and Gulf Coast tick) and three species of mosquitoes (Culex spp., Ochlerotatus spp. and Aedes spp.) "With the increased threat of vector borne ...

Antibody responses in patients with Lyme arthritis

... Lyme disease in the U.S. is caused by a form of bacteria, the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, infecting humans by tick bites. It typically begins with a bulls-eye skin rash, accompanied by fever, muscle aches, or other flu-like symptoms. If diagnosed early, Lyme can ...

Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

... create health problems and shorten your pet's life -- Make sure your pet receives adequate exercise that reflects its ability -- Use flea and tick control Although senior pets are often overlooked, Hinton said they can be ideal for households with young children and pet owners who do not have ...

Wyeth Reports Earnings Results for the 2007 Third Quarter and First Nine Months

... due to higher sales of livestock, poultry and companion animal products, which included sales of our recently launched ProMeris(R) flea and tick products. Net revenue for the 2007 first nine months increased 8% due to higher sales of livestock, poultry, companion animal and equine products. ...

Surge in U.S. Cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

... say. The potentially fatal disease is caused by Rickettsia rickettsii bacteria, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of the dog tick or Rocky Mountain wood tick. Within 14 days after being bitten by an infected tick, a person typically develops a fever, headache, body aches upset ...

An Innovation in Health Care Opens at CVS/pharmacy Stores in Los Angeles Metro Area

... areas only) $25 - Mononucleosis $69 - Pregnancy Testing $49 - Suture removal $59 Skin Conditions - Athlete's Foot $59 - Cold Sores $59 - Deer tick Bites (ages 12+) $59 - Impetigo $59 - Minor Burns $59 - Minor Skin Infections & Rashes $59 - Minor Sunburn $59 - Poison Ivy (ages 3+) $59 - ...

An Innovation in Health Care Opens at CVS/pharmacy Stores in Philadelphia Metro Area

... areas only) $25 - Mononucleosis $69 - Pregnancy Testing $49 - Suture removal $59 Skin Conditions - Athlete's Foot $59 - Cold Sores $59 - Deer tick Bites (ages 12+) $59 - Impetigo $59 - Minor Burns $59 - Minor Skin Infections & Rashes $59 - Minor Sunburn $59 - Poison Ivy (ages 3+) $59 - ...

An Innovation in Health Care Opens at a CVS/pharmacy Store in the Oklahoma City Region

... $93 -- Mononucleosis $69 -- Pregnancy Testing $49 -- Suture removal $59 Skin Conditions -- Athlete's Foot $59 -- Cold Sores $59 -- Deer tick Bites (ages 12+) $59 -- Impetigo $59 -- Minor Burns $59 -- Minor Skin Infections & Rashes $59 -- Minor Sunburn $59 -- Poison Ivy (ages 3+) $59 ...
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