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Childhood asthma may be triggered by cockroach allergens

Cockroach allergens can increase asthma attacks in children much more than// allergens from dust mites or pets. The research, funded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, US, said that incidence of allergens from cockroaches in homes may however be specific to certain areas o...

Studies Reveal Every Homeowner's Dream: You Can Dust Less and Have a Healthier, Cleaner Home

...dust has been shown to be a major source of exposure to allergens such as fungi, dust mite debris, pet dander, chemical contaminants and possibly even cockroach and rodent waste. Reduced accumulation of dust in your home may lead to reduced exposure to allergens (such as fungal spores) and toxins (such as lead...

Cockroaches are morons in the morning, geniuses in the evening

... In its ability to learn, the cockroach is a moron in the morning and a genius in the evening. Dramatic daily variations in the cockroachs learning ability were discovered by a new study pe...

City Kids With Asthma Lose Out on Preventive Treatment

...er-city children are at special risk because their living conditions include other asthma triggers, such as exposure to secondhand smoke and mouse and cockroach allergens. The survey also showed that children cared for by asthma specialists in or out of the hospital were more likely to follow a proper d...

Medication Not Available On Time To Inner-city Children

...er-city children are at special risk because their living conditions include other asthma triggers, such as exposure to secondhand smoke and mouse and cockroach allergens. The survey also showed that children cared for by asthma specialists in or out of the hospital were more likely to follow a proper dr...

Poor Hygiene in Ulster Hospital Kitchens

...ing a consumer survey which found evidence of dirty cooking// equipment and cockroach infestations in some NHS facilities. A review of hospital hygiene inspe...dy equipment in several kitchens in addition to lack of soap and hot water, cockroach infestations and inadequate refrigeration. Food fridges on wards were f...
cockroach in Biological News

Study shows single insecticide application can kill 3 cockroach generations

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - One dose of an insecticide can kill three generations of cockroaches as they feed off of each other and transfer the poison, according to Purdue University entomologists who tested the effectiveness of a specific gel bait. It is the first time that scientists have shown t...

IPM reduces cockroaches and allergens in schools

...owing asthma rates among children with exposure to cockroach allergens, especially among inner-city children. A...f Journal of Medical Entomology entitled "German cockroach Allergen Levels in North Carolina Schools: Compari...son of Integrated Pest Management and Conventional cockroach Control" shows that using integrated pest manageme...

Mites on hissing coackroach may benefit humans with allergies

...ol and pet for years. When Benoit and colleagues discovered the molds on cockroach surfaces in a previous study, they recommended that people wash their hands...als that a new host is large enough to house a colony of mites. When a host cockroach dies, the mites wander aimlessly on the carcass until they die, too. Whe...

Entomological Society of America names 2008 award winners

... Preston has also participated in a wide variety of research projects where he has conducted termite inspections and treatment applications, evaluated cockroach monitoring and baiting programs, and evaluated bait efficacy for control of odorous house ants. He is a member of ESA, Sigma Xi, and Pi Chi Omega. Pre...

Harmful algae taking advantage of global warming

...ns Paerl, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences Professor and co-author of the Science paper, calls the algae the cockroach of lakes. Its everywhere and its hard to exterminate but when the sun comes up it doesnt scurry to a corner, its still there, and its growing, as thi...

Copying nature could save us energy, study shows

...at the University of Bath is helping extend this principle to more advanced engineering challenges. Researchers are currently looking at the desert cockroach (to develop a new kind of dehumidifier technology), insect sense organs (for structural health monitoring) and the egg-laying organ of a wood-wasp (fo...
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