Bites and Stings News

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4/20/2012
Bedbugs Can Infest Your Office, Too

In Tennessee, government workers noticed persistent bites

4/12/2012
Over-the-Counter Bug Bite Remedies Don't Work: Report

Mild reactions might not call for tablets or creams

3/20/2012
Insects Behind Chagas Disease Are Feeding on Humans in the U.S.

Yet so far, there have been very few cases of the potentially lethal illness, experts say

12/16/2011
Dengue Fever Cases Subside in Florida, But Threat Remains

Report finds no outbreak in Key West this year, but many residents may still be infected

10/28/2011
Health Tip: Child Bites Can Lead to Infection

Monitor for these warning signs

8/24/2011
Health Tip: Fleas May Flock to People

After pets leave, the insects look for a new host

8/4/2011
First Treatment Solely for Scorpion Stings Approved

Poisonous arthropods found mostly in Arizona

8/3/2011
New Tick-Borne Illness Infects Midwesterners

Experts expect ehrlichiosis, like Lyme disease, will spread across U.S.

8/3/2011
'Infrared Detector' May Lead Vampire Bat to Blood

Scientists identify heat-seeking molecules

7/25/2011
Health Tip: Protect Against Bug Bites

Dress yourself and your kids appropriately

7/14/2011
Skin Lesions Often Misdiagnosed as Spider Bites

Patients getting unnecessary antivenom because of misinformation, experts say

6/11/2011
Insect Stings Hold Deadly Risk for Some

New guidelines issued to help diagnose, treat those with insect allergies

5/24/2011
How to Guard Against Dog Bites

Many of the nearly 5 million bites a year in U.S. are preventable, experts say

3/18/2011
Chemistry of Mosquito Sex May Hold Key to Disease Control

Source of yellow fever, dengue targeted in search for insect 'birth control'

2/18/2011
Rise in Dog Bites Has Experts Concerned

For kids, education about safe interactions with canines 'cannot begin early enough,' advocates warn

1/19/2011
Bedbugs Reveal Their Genetic Secrets in Lab Study

Research could lead to better ways of killing these bloodthirsty pests, experts say

11/29/2010
Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite, Allergist Warns

Inspect for pests in mattresses, secondhand clothes and used furniture, even wood

7/30/2010
Too Soon to Tell Whether Dengue Fever Will Spread in U.S.

Not clear yet where 46 cases in Florida came from, CDC official says

7/23/2010
Avoid Mosquito Bites to Prevent Dengue Fever in Florida: Expert

Advice to cut risk includes using bug spray with DEET, eliminating still water sources

5/14/2010
Research Reveals Secret of Spitting Cobras' Aim

Snakes spray venom in victims' eyes by predicting movements, researchers say

2/15/2010
Health Tip: When an Animal Bites You

Signs that it's time to see a doctor

9/9/2009
Study Shows 1% of Americans Have Been Infected With West Nile

Virus typically produces mild infection, but severe reactions can result

6/23/2009
In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy

Physicians group offers advice on tick and mosquito bites

6/22/2009
A Pet's Bite Can Pass on MRSA

Resistant staph bacteria is being transmitted between animals and humans, study finds

5/27/2009
Health Tip: Taking Care of a Tick Bite

Getting it out, getting it clean

5/17/2009
Beware of Dog Bites

Experts offer advice on how to avoid being attacked

5/13/2009
Scorpion Anti-Venom Speeds Children's Recovery

Available in Mexico but not in U.S., it could make ICU stays unnecessary, study suggests

5/11/2009
Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers

Longer pollen seasons, more ozone mean more symptoms for those at risk, experts say

3/8/2009
Dog Bite Risk for Kids Greatest in Summer

Family pets caused 27% of injuries; Pit bulls most often involved in attacks, study finds

1/14/2009
Bed Bugs, Nearly Eradicated, Make a Comeback

Study finds blood-sucking critters' resistance to insecticides increasing in urban areas

12/3/2008
Health Tip: When Another Person Bites You

Suggestions to treat the wound

11/18/2008
China Documents First Case of Tick-Borne Disease Spread

Human-to-human transfer caused by contact with blood, respiratory secretion

11/4/2008
Global Attention to Snakebites Is Unmet

Poisonings, deaths pose severe public health threat, especially in underdeveloped areas

9/10/2008
8/22/2008
DEET Works Because Mosquitoes Hate the Smell

Research upends theory that repellant masks person's odor and interferes with bugs' senses

6/18/2008
Health Tip: Avoiding Lyme Disease

Steps to help prevent tick bites

6/16/2008
Health Tip: Caring for Bug Bites

Taking the sting out of the sting

6/6/2008
With Summer Comes Snake Bites

Most common in southern climes, with young men most likely victims, experts say

4/4/2008
Injectable Antibiotic Protects Against Lyme Disease in Mice

Study raises prospect of new treatment for tick-borne diseases in people

1/26/2008
Allergy Shots Are Effective Treatment for Symptoms

Immunotherapy works for allergic asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis or insect bites

11/20/2007
Hurricanes Katrina, Rita Left Skin Rashes in Their Wake

CDC researchers detail dermatologic conditions of workers rebuilding New Orleans

8/21/2007
Health Tip: Keep Bugs at Bay

Avoid attracting insects that bite

7/13/2007
Clinicians Clash Over New Lyme Disease Guidelines

The sticking point is appropriate use of antibiotics -- and for how long

6/19/2007
Human Bites Usually Inflicted in Drunken Brawls

Men are 12 times more prone to these injuries than women, study found

4/26/2007
Health Tip: Removing a Tick

How to do it safely

10/25/2006
Health Tip: Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite

How to rid your home of the pesky bugs

9/14/2006
Health Tip: After a Snake Bite

Get medical help immediately

7/23/2006
Swat Out the Ouch

New tips offer relief for insect bites

7/14/2006
West Nile Laying Low, So Far

Officials predict more infections as summer heats up

7/8/2006
Get All the Buzz on Bug Bites

New tips on how to prevent, and treat, irritating insect bites