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DEET in Bug Spray Tied to Neural Damage in Mice

More research needed to see if compound has same effect in humans, experts say WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- New French research suggests the main ingredient used in many insect repellants may affect the central nervous system, at least in mice. And combining this ingredien...

New Product Detects Early Bed Bug Infestations

NightWatch Bedbug Monitor for pest control operators helps control bed bug outbreak worldwide PUTNAM, Conn., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- BioSensory, Inc., manufacturer of environmentally-sensitive pest management products to monitor bed bugs and control mosquitoes and biting insects, announces the...

Travel Bed Bug Kit Available for 2009 Summer Travel Season

PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Environmental Services (BES) , a full-service pest management company in the New York Metropolitan area, is offering a travel bed bug kit to help abate the bed bug problem for families traveling this summer, business travelers and anyone traveling awa...

Bed Bug Infestation an Epidemic; Bugs Found in Cell Phone, TVs and Keyboards

Arrow Exterminating Expects Public to Get Hit Hard Post-Spring Break LYNBROOK, N.Y., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Deutsch can't believe the places he and the other technicians at Arrow Exterminating are finding bed bugs these days: inside lamp bases, clock radios, TVs, computer keyboards, ...

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

The North American Bed Bug Epidemic has Organic Scientist Dave Glassel smiling. Mr. Glassel is the President and the founder of CedarCide Industries, Inc. located in The Woodlands, Texas. CedarCide Industries is a world leader in the formulation of biological insect control products. The BEST Y...

Stomach bug appears to protect kids from asthma, says NYU study

NEW YORK, July 15, 2008 A long-time microbial inhabitant of the human stomach may protect children from developing asthma, according to a new study among more than 7,000 subjects led by NYU Langone Medical Center researchers. Helicobacter pylori , a bacterium that has co-existed with humans fo...

Stay Safe This Summer With Chemical-Free Sunscreen and DEET-Free Bug Repellent, Says Natural Solutions Magazine

BOULDER, Colo., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- People are more likely to be active in the summertime -- hiking, biking, swimming, or just relaxing in the backyard -- than at any other time of the year. And the sun's rays and myriad pesky flying insects are at their peak. Natural Solutions: Vibrant Hea...

MRSA Infections Can Bug Fitness Buffs

Before heading to the gym, take simple steps to avoid the potentially deadly bacteria WEDNESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Before heading to the gym, you should brush up on how to protect yourself from a potentially deadly superbug, say doctors from Loyola University. While infecti...

Multicountry review shows that Bug Buster Kits reduce head lice and social stigma

Working with parents and schools to provide a bug busting approach to head lice is helping to reduce infestation levels, tackle health inequalities and reduce healthcare costs, according to a review in the October issue of Journal of Clinical Nursing. A team from the UK charity Community Hygien...

New Insights Could Help Shield Babies From Diarrhea Bug

Birth rate patterns, vaccination can greatly influence rotavirus' spread, CDC says THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of rotavirus infection, a major cause of infant illness in the United States, could be drastically reduced by a better understanding of when and where ...

Poultry and diabetics at risk from gas gangrene bug

Gas gangrene, the notorious infectious disease of two world wars can still be a problem today. Professor Richard Titball of the University of Exeter, told the Society of General Microbiology Meeting at the International Centre, Harrogate today (Monday, 30 March) that Clostridium perfringens, the ...

MRSA, the Super Bug Spreading to Urban Poor in US

The incidence of drug-resistant staph infections has risen almost seven-fold in some Chicago neighborhoods , according to a new study. Researchers said the superbugs, first seen mainly in hospitals and nursing homes, is now spreading to urban poor settlements. The strain has turned up recently ...

Super Bug - A Tough Bug to Plug

Hospitals are simply mystified by the super bug hounding them relentlessly. While patients battling diseases look to hospitals’ for healing, //the hospitals themselves are quite ‘sick’ with the alien invasion. Of particular virulence among the family of super bugs is the Clostridium difficile, whic...

Super Bug Turns Super Killer

For a while, road accidents were the biggest killers. Now it appears that the ravage caused by the super bug Clostridium difficile, is equivalent// to the fatalities caused by road accidents. Dr John Starr, reader in geriatric medicine at the University of Edinburgh, has provided statisti...

Deadly Bug to Be Tracked Down

A Coroner’s inquest has begun into the death of 16 persons who were infected by the bacteria Clostridium// difficile. The deaths occurred at a hospital near Montreal .An investigation last year revealed that sanitation and hygiene were sorely missing at the hospital, where even three infected ...

The Longest Living Ulcer Bug With Humans

Stomach ulcer is caused by Helicobacter pylori which is found to reside in the human digestive system for a long time. It has remained //in the same place despite the migration of early humans from Africa to other parts of the world 60,000 years ago. This was disclosed by a study which was pu...

Lethal Hospital Bug Tough to Knock Down, Statistics Reveal

There is both good and bad news in the report released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) of Britain.// The report looks at figures representing cases of infection by bugs including the potentially lethal hospital bug, Clostridium difficile and the ‘super bug’ MRSA. According to the rele...

‘Nasty’ Bug Mapped Don

Almost pretty but hardly so, is how researcher Dr. Jane Carlton of the New York University School of Medicine, would describe the bacterium Trichomonas.// The one-celled bacterium is the causal organism of trichomoniasis, a severe itchy genital infection, which is sexually transmitted and ...

CA-MRSA, a Tough Bug to Trap

Super bug or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or CA-MRSA was thought to emerge predominantly// from the hospitals, but if current statistics are anything to go by, the bug appears to have patronized day care centers, and play grounds, which has resulted in an upsurge of infection in the...

Super Bug Strikes Again, Many Deaths Reported

London: A coroner has issued a warning about the imminent health risk from the super bug C-Diff, thought to be the reason behind the death of 15 people, that took place// within a span of two months. The bacteria have multiplied significantly and are connected to all the fatalities that have ...

Super Bug MRSA, in for a Dressing Down

The spread of MRSA has baffled experts and in a new move to contain the spread, NHS trust has brought about a ruling that forbids Doctors//, and staff of hospitals, especially those discharging clinical care, to wear any ‘unnecessary’ clothing and accessories- ties, scarves, wraps, watches, jewelry...

'Norwalk' Bug Takes 260 Students and Some Teachers for a Ride!

The Norwalk bug is being considered as a plausible culprit for rendering sick nearly 260 Tewksbury students, after they returned home from school. The dynamic stomach virus// has allegedly gripped several of the students in the John F. Ryan Elementary School, and was not about to spare anyone- tea...

Babies at Hospital found to Carry Super bug MRSA

Four babies being treated at the Royal Blackburn Hospital were found to have traces of the superbug MRSA on their skin, during routine tests.// Since then the children have been put in isolation. At the time the babies were being treated in the neonatal intensive care unit. Health officials h...

New Diarrhoea Bug Warning in Australia

Australia must prepare for the possible outbreak of a highly infectious strain of a diarrhoea-causing organism, scientists have warned in the latest issue// of the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA). Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is the most commonly diagnosed cause of infectious hospi...

Golden Staph- the super bug spreads, posing a major health risk.

Australia: Bugs have gotten really bugging, and drug resistant and added to this seem to bespreading like wild fire out of hospitals, becoming a deadly health menace, according to a warning issued by scientists. // Golden staph, which has been present in large hospitals for a good many years, is no...

The HIV Bug infects and alarms Beijing

In a statement of concern issued by a senior health official of china it is supposed that China is lacking the financial and human resources // needed to combat a new wave of HIV/Aids infections. The problem is more severe in southern and western regions. "We have not been able to control i...

Prevention And Timely Medical Care Can Help With Bug Bites

It is a good sign if the bites of the insects are itchy and swollen, rather than being tender//. According to scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center, tenderness may be a sign the bug bite is becoming infected and deserves more medical attention. Other signs of possible infection ar...

Bowel diseases linked to bug in milk

Changes to the way milk and water are prepared for human consumption may be needed to fight "a public health tragedy" linked to a bug causing illness in hundreds of thousands of people, it was claimed last night. Researchers believe they have found the strongest association yet between a disease...

Ulcer causing bug found in stored food

Researchers at the University of Chicago, reported that a bacterium that can cause gastric ulcers and increase the risk of gastric cancer was present in as much as 50% of chicken purchased in a local grocery store. According to them, uncooked food leads to many stomach problems// due to contaminati...

influenza Vaccination Needed to Stop Flu Bug

Low influenza vaccination rates among Victorian hospital staff could be putting the health of patients at risk, say disease// prevention and control experts. A study published in the latest Medical Journal of Australia shows less than half of Victorian health workers in public hospitals were...

India Finds New Use for an Old Bug

Quietly and without fanfare, Indian scientists have been sequencing the genome of an organism called Mycobacterium-w (Mw). It is India's first sequencing effort of a complete// genome that holds promise in the treatment of several diseases, including tuberculosis and leprosy. Recent evidence ...

New Flat Keyboard To Tackle Hospital Super Bug

A hospital in London has developed a flat computer keyboard that it claims could help reduce incidences of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus // aureus (MRSA), one of a number of hospital-acquired infections that kill 5,000 people each year in Britain. MRSA, which is transmitted mainly by t...

"Serious Failings" Led To Spread Of Lethal Hospital Bug

The Healthcare Commission today came down heavily on senior managers at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and said they were responsible for the spread of a lethal bug// at the hospital since they appeared to put NHS targets above infection control. A couple of outbreaks of Clostridium difficile at t...

Schoolchildren Hit By Vomiting And Flu Bug

The influenza virus has wrecked havoc on schools with sixty of them being hit by an outbreak of the winter vomiting virus and flu. // About 20 schools in Birmingham, Sandwell and Dudley were closed due to this problem. Staff and children at these schools were suffering from violent vomiting, diarrh...

Higher drug doses needed to defeat tuberculosis, UT Southwestern researchers report

...ationally and scientifically come up with a dose that depends not just on the kinetics or the concentration time profile of patients, but also how the bug itself responds to that particular drug," he said. "So, instead of using the average patient or a mean patient, we can now project how a drug combinat...

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

...sh a grant in support of states efforts to root out the ever increasing Bed bug problem that is sweeping the nation. At the same time, Fairy Tales Consumer Products has released the first and only non-toxic Bed bug eliminator spray that is approximately 100% effective in eradicating bed bu...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Urges Constant Vigilance Against Growing Threat of Killer 'Superbug'

...uture held' Al Wegleitner of Prosper, Texas, was bitten badly by this "superbug." Wegleitner came home from work and noticed a leg sore -- maybe a bug bite or pimple. Feverish, he went to bed. By morning, the sore spot was a large, bright red rash. "I still had a fever. My leg was twice its normal si...

Giant Bugs Invade Wrigley Field

...reated for kids. Additionally, the first 5,000 kids will receive a special bug plush toy. The toy bugs will direct recipients to a secret web site where t...r Chicago locations to anyone who shows their ticket to the game. This bug invasion at Wrigley Field on July 8th will be the first of many. As part of...

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

...o bite: West Nile Virus. While many Canadians warily use conventional bug repellents--ones with harsh and controversial chemicals that can sting eyes... Dominion Vet's Citronella Spray, which was originally formulated as a bug spray for horses, provides soothing aromatherapy for humans and is gentle e...

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

...) is 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...
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