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AAAAI Offers Advice on Stinging Insect Allergies

MILWAUKEE , As summer approaches, you may notice an increase in the number of insects buzzing around outside. People with an allergy to stinging insects will want to take extra precautions this time of year. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), up to 5% of Ame...

DEET in Bug Spray Tied to Neural Damage in Mice

...hDay News) -- New French research suggests the main ingredient used in many insect repellants may affect the central nervous system, at least in mice. And ... and Brain Repair in Tampa. DEET is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents and is used worldwide by about 200 million people annually. Howe...

Robotics insights through flies' eyes

...gist Prof. Alexander Borst. Here, on a wraparound display, the researchers present diverse patterns, movements, and sensory stimuli to blow flies. The insect is held in place by a halter, so that electrodes can register the reactions of its brain cells. Thus the researchers observe and analyze what happens ...

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

..., pesticides, and even certain types of house plants can be harmful, even fatal (!), to pets. 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 conditi...

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

... Auerbach, M.D., a professor of surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. "It makes perfect sense ... that (it) should be effective for ... insect stings. I intend to carry a spray vial and use it the next time I am bitten or stung." Fire Ant Coolant manufacturer Coastal Solutions also origi...

In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy

...ss and paralysis, according to the CDC. Mosquitoes can also transmit encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. To protect against bites, wear insect repellent, especially at night. Repellents containing DEET are highly effective, but repellant used on children should contain no more than 10 percent...

Carnegie Mellon algorithm charts evolution of genetic networks during fruit fly life cycle

...called Tesla, incorporates machine learning techniques that now enable researchers to figure out how the rewiring of those networks takes place as the insect develops. "Many problems in biological, social and engineering systems require us to understand the interconnections between genes, people or other...

Monsoon Season will Bring Japanese Encephalitis

...e tips for travelers: Remain in well-screened areas whenever possible Wear clothes that cover most of the body Use an insect repellent containing 20%-30% DEET on skin. Spray Permethrin on clothes, bedding and mosquito nets For more information visit...

SCAN Health Plan Arizona Encourages Sun Smarts and Plenty of Water for Seniors This Summer

...and use personal or ceiling fans to cool the room. Protect against insect bites. Bugs are attracted to bright colors, scented soaps, perfumes, uncovered food and stagnant bodies of water. insect repellents containing DEET are the most effective in keeping insects away. ...

New Product Detects Early Bed Bug Infestations

... most expert professionals in the field. At first, the person thinks the bite is a pimple, then a rash. By the time a skin reaction is recognized as insect bites, the infestation has grown to hundreds of bed bugs and eggs and is expensive to eliminate. Early detection is key. "Unfortunately, due to ...

Scientists use bed bugs' own chemistry against them

...have determined that combining bed bugs' own chemical signals with a common insect control agent makes that treatment more effective at killing the bugs. T...hat are sprinkled in infested areas, however, are among the oldest forms of insect control and are still considered effective killers as long as the bugs walk...

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

...r prevention strategies at www.cdc.gov/westnile and www.cdc.gov/lyme . Available domestically since 1957, DEET is the world's most widely used insect repellents. The CDC and other authorities, as well as public-health and health-care professionals, have long recommended DEET. The American Academy of...

Target Corporation Makes Getting and Staying Healthy Easier

...s can help 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 preve...

Discovery in amber reveals ancient biology of termites

... the most successful, although frequently despised insect groups in the world. The findings were made by ...ing an opportunity for the biology of this ancient insect to be revealed in a way that would otherwise have ...e one of the world's most pervasive and successful insect groups, with about 2,300 known species, mostly in ...

PA's First West Nile Positive Sample of 2009 Discovered in York County

...me to start taking steps to reduce your risk of infection," said Health Secretary Everette James. "It's never too early to start thinking about using insect repellants containing DEET and cover exposed skin to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes." While most people do not get sick when infected with W...

Man Dies of Brain Inflammation Caused by Deer Tick Virus

...e should always be cautious to do our best to not be bitten by ticks. Check for ticks when you come out of the woods or anywhere there are ticks. Wear insect repellant which contains DEET." Wearing light-colored clothing, removing any ticks as soon as they are found and keeping pets free of ticks can als...

Gov. Rendell Proposes Help for Counties Battling West Nile; Warns Future Amounts Could be Less

...y sensitive materials to kill mosquito larvae. The naturally occurring bacteria Bti and Bsph attack the digestive system of mosquitoes. Methoprene, an insect juvenile hormone, is also used to prevent mosquito larvae from developing into adults. These materials, while proven effective in controlling mosquito...

Women Seek Outdoor Solace This Summer

...USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, personal care and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as EDGE(R), GLADE(R), OFF!(R), PLEDGE(R), RAID(R), SCRUBBING BUBBLES(R), SHOUT(R), WINDEX(R) and ZIPLOC(R) ...

Oust(R) Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer Effective Against H1N1

...A , the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, personal care and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as EDGE(R), GLADE(R), OFF!(R), PLEDGE(R), RAID(R), SCRUBBING BUBBLES(R), SHOUT(R), WINDEX(R) and ZIPLOC(R) ...

Protein Sciences Corporation Appoints New Board of Directors

...ll of the firm's products are recombinant proteins that are manufactured, using its patented protein expression technology, based upon baculovirus and insect cell technology. In response to the current health emergency declared by the Department of Health and Human Services, PSC is developing a vaccine...

Fleas and Ticks and Mosquitoes! Oh My!

...pupae," according to Professor Byron Blagburn, PhD, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University . "The combination of a flea adulticide with an insect growth regulator (IGR) that controls immature flea stages is a real advantage, because it works more effectively, with less resistance. Year-round pro...

Summit VetPharm Offers New Flea Topical Vectra for Dogs & Puppies(TM) For Long-Lasting Protection

...; Puppies(TM) dual-action formula includes dinotefuran, a fast-acting, third generation neonicotinoid with a novel mode of action and pyriproxyfen, an insect growth regulator (IGR) that controls and prevents the development at all immature flea stages including eggs, larvae, and pupae. Tested with up to fiv...

Levels of Trace Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water Too Low to Impact Human Health According to Water Research Foundation Study

...epine, gemfibrozil, and sulfamethoxazole. The scientists also found trace amounts of atrazine (a widely used herbicide), DEET (an active ingredient of insect repellants), metolachlor (a pesticide), and two flame retardants used in consumer products, Tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TECP) and Tris (chloroisop...

China Sky One Medical Inc. Gets SFDA Approval for Calcium Folinate Injection

...anti-allergic, anti-pyretic and anti-itch medicine that can be used for the treatment of eczema, dermatitis and other kinds of skin diseases caused by insect bites. It can also be used to cure allergic rhinitis as well as for the prevention of colds. Mei Lu gel is used to treat Acne vulgaris and to relieve ...

Travel Safety Can Be a Passport to Good Health

...ssued by the school. "You still need to watch what you eat, protect against insect bites and don't go out at night alone." The clinic offers these tips t...r hands. Bring or buy clothing and items to help protect yourself from insect and animal bites. When going to new time zones or high altitude destin...

Vascular Experts Call for Increased Awareness of Growing Problem of Lymphedema

...ment that may have damaged your lymphatic system. These include maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly and avoiding infections from cuts and insect bites. If you do get an infection, however slight, consult your doctor immediately for a possible course of antibiotics to reduce the risk of lym...

Third-Party Audits: EHA Consulting Group Releases Comments on Food Safety Consultant Auditors' Qualifications and Competencies

...t is required to focus significant attention to regulatory standards and compliance in terms of food protection, employee health, temperature control, insect and rodent control, plumbing, lighting, ventilation, structure, and documentation of their HACCP plan, SSOP's and GMP's. The question that follo...

Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) Launches On Line Cosmetics Products

... all-purpose skin and lip balm. It has a wide variety of skin and lip problems including eczema, psoriasis, chapped skin and lips, calluses, sunburns, insect bites and much more. The domain name of the Melem on line store is http://www.melemsecret.com Andrea Rubio Zecevic, who currently acts as a head s...

Chemical come-on successfully lures lovesick lampreys to traps

...invasive species, according to Michigan State University scientists. Pheromones, chemical scents used to attract a mate, are well-documented in the insect world. Weiming Li, MSU professor of fisheries and wildlife, has focused much of his career on the well-developed sense of smell of the sea lamprey. In...

Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) Set To Acquire Cosmetics Company

... all-purpose skin and lip balm. It has a wide variety of skin and lip problems including eczema, psoriasis, chapped skin and lips, calluses, sunburns, insect bites and much more. Andrea Rubio Zecevic, who currently acts as a head scientific advisor to HTDS said "Just to be clear, the Melem cosmetics compa...

Honey Bees on Cocaine 'Dance' When Food Is Found

... or lack of need. The cocaine causes the bees to dance more -- an altruistic behavior, which supports the researchers belief of a reward system in the insect brain. The bees on cocaine do not dance every time they go foraging, and when they do dance, their movements are not distorted. "This study prov...

Incidence of Anaphylaxis Higher Than Previously Reported

...axis, presence of other allergic diseases, and symptoms. Children ages 0 to 19 are at the highest risk for anaphylaxis. insect stings accounted for 19 percent and medications for 14 percent of cases. The rest were due to some other cause (e.g., cats, latex, unknown). N...

Car Crashes, Falls Top List of Accidental Injuries for Kids

...or all age groups younger than 15. For children aged 0 to 9, the next two leading causes were being struck by or against an object and animal bites or insect stings. For children aged 10 to 14, the next leading causes were being struck by or against an object and overexertion. For children aged 15 to 19, th...

Lights Out For Bed Bugs as "BEST YET" Cedar Oil Solution Solves International Bed Bug Dilemma

...is a world leader in the formulation of biological insect control products. The BEST YET formulation was or...is a world leader in the formulation of biological insect control products. The BEST YET formulation was or...r Oil is nature's own pesticide. It is the oldest insect control method known to man. Its use dates as far ...

Panamanian termite goes ballistic: Fastest mandible strike in the world

...robiology laboratory in Panama, established by a donation from the Frank Levinson Family Foundation. The laboratory was built to use Panama's abundant insect biodiversity to understand the evolution of brain miniaturization. "Ultimately, we're interested in the evolution of termite soldiers' brains and h...

Nurse Practitioner Creates Healing Herbal First-aid Spray

...lly proven to aid in the treatment of minor cuts, burns, scratches, rashes, insect bites, stings and sutures. New York, NY (PRWEB) ...lly proven to aid in the treatment of minor cuts, burns, scratches, rashes, insect bites, stings and sutures. Omyst™ is an all-natural medicinal spr...

Protect Your Cats From Fleas All Year Round With New Vectra for Cats(R)

...ervices, Summit VetPharm. Vectra kills adult fleas in six hours, and kills emerging fleas before they lay eggs. The combination of dinotefuran with an insect growth regulator (IGR), pyriproxyfen, effectively controls the development of all immature flea stages: eggs, larvae and pupae for one month." "Vect...

Ten Extraordinary Americans Recognized for Local Innovation in Improving Health and Health Care

...rvice, Inc., New York, New York Ray Lopez works with East Harlem residents to help combat environmental conditions affecting their health, including insect infestation, mold and poor air quality. He helps families control asthma triggers in their homes, reducing costly emergency room visits and school abs...

Too Few Understand Diabetes' Dangers

...s followed by lighting strikes, feared by 5 percent, vehicle accidents, 3 percent, and fire, 2 percent. Asked to note their concerns with animal or insect contact, 13 percent noted snake bites and 8 percent spider bites. Four percent mentioned shark attacks. About 70 confirmed shark attacks occur glob...

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

...acting exotic diseases. Other common ailments seen while traveling in China were diarrhea, sprains and strains, and skin conditions such as eczema and insect stings. The report, published in the July issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, gives vital information to help travel...
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