Bites and Stings News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/2/2006
5/22/2006
Health Tip: Soothing a Bee Sting

Calm your child first

4/12/2006
Health Tip: Be a Safe Gardener

Protect yourself from insect bites and too much sun

7/30/2005
Staying Away From West Nile Virus

Simple steps can reduce your risk of being bitten and infected

6/15/2005
Taking a Bite Out of Disease-Bearing Mosquitoes

Tulane researcher seeks to build a better bug trap

5/4/2005
4/28/2005
U.S. Adds New Mosquito Repellents

Guidelines to now include two additional ingredients

11/4/2004
Bee Venom May Soothe Rheumatoid Arthritis

Blocks genes that cause tissue swelling, study says

9/27/2004
West Nile Hits Western U.S. Hard, While Northeast Unscathed

More birds may be immune to virus, reducing threat to humans

8/11/2004
Sting of Bug Bites Can Linger Into Adulthood

But allergy shots can protect for up to 20 years

8/11/2004
Health Tip: Bad Bee Stings

Reactions could be serious

8/6/2004
Experts Aim to Quell 'Miss Muffet' Effect

Fearing, blaming spiders has long been irrational, they say

7/15/2004
West Nile Continues Westward Trek

Arizona is this year's hot spot so far

7/2/2004
Caution Urged on Mosquito Repellent for Kids

Researcher says it could cause short- and long-term effects

5/28/2004
U.S. Braces for Another West Nile Season

Simple precautions can offer protection from mosquito-borne virus

3/25/2004
Scientists Uncover Malaria's Genetic Workings

Finding could lead to better ways to combat deadly disease

12/17/2003
Did West Nile Conquer Alexander the Great?

'Retrodiagnosis' fingers mosquito-borne virus

12/12/2003
Pesticide Exposure High in Migrant Workers

Housing, proximity to fields, lack of safety guidelines seen as cause

11/13/2003
Raccoon Rabies Claims First Life in U.S.

Experts don't know how Virginia man got infected

9/25/2003
U.S. West Nile Cases Near 5,000

New record set while CDC reports small malaria outbreak

9/18/2003
Blood Screening Cuts Risk of W. Nile Transmission

New tests make transfusions much safer, study says

9/15/2003
Mosquito Coils May Contain Carcinogen

Some contain a banned substance, finds study

9/4/2003
West Nile Toll in U.S. Tops 2,000; 43 Dead

Colorado remains hardest-hit as virus surges across western states

8/14/2003
Screening Catches West Nile in Donated Blood

But CDC reports cases continue to climb sharply

8/12/2003
West Nile Kin a Potential West Nile Vaccine

Kunjin virus protects mice in study

8/5/2003
There's Nothing Jolly About Jellyfish

How to soothe the sting

7/13/2003
Spiders Are Usually Hiders, Not Biters

Don't spin a web of worry about them

7/12/2003
First Aid Rescues Summer Fun

From burns to bites, know the treatment that's right

7/4/2003
The Bugs of Summer

How to protect yourself from the season's bites and stings

5/23/2003
Dodging Dog Bites

Experts offer tips to avoid getting nipped by man's best friend

3/28/2003
Wet Soil, Warm Weather Foster Lyme Disease

Study suggests there'll be a lot of cases this year

2/12/2003
Treating Animal Bites

A what-to-do list

1/9/2003
Paging Dr. Dracula

Vampire bat saliva treats stroke in mice, study says

11/20/2002
Can Ticks Spread Hepatitis C Virus?

Doctors can't find any other reason why woman got the liver disease

11/7/2002
Genetic Shield Found for Malaria

Scientists hope to reproduce it for people without mutation

10/3/2002
Baby Catches West Nile Virus by Breast-Feeding

Mother sickened by transfusion, but officials say newborn is OK

10/2/2002
Genetic Breakthrough in Malaria

Scientists map genome of parasite and mosquito that carries it

9/27/2002
Gene for West Nile Found in Breast Milk

No live virus found, and baby hasn't tested positive yet

9/19/2002
Blood Screening For West Nile Near

CDC finds polio-like syndrome in some victims

9/14/2002
Taking the Sting out of Bug Bites

Experts offer advice on how to avoid bees and wasps this fall

8/19/2002
Does Genetics Affect West Nile Bite?

Mouse study shows particular genetic mutation can make difference in how ill you get

8/5/2002
West Nile's Early Outbreak a Troubling Sign

Its impact so early this season has health officials concerned

8/4/2002
As West Nile Virus Spreads, Louisiana Struggles With Deadly Outbreak

13 cases reported in Texas and Mississippi in wake of 4 Louisiana fatalities

7/3/2002
DEET Deemed Best at Repelling Pests

Study: Other products don't come close in keeping mosquitoes away

6/13/2002
Manifest Destiny for West Nile Virus

CDC says it's spreading, establishing strong foothold in U.S.

5/17/2002
Reality Bites

Antivenin supplies running low as snakebite season hits

3/18/2002
Bulls-Eye Rash May Be Tardy Lyme Sign

Study says rash is red throughout in early infection

11/26/2001
Genes Found for Mosquitoes' Sense of Scents

Discovery could lead to better, safer repellents

9/24/2001
Dengue Fever Reported in Hawaii

Mosquito-borne illness a problem on Pacific islands

9/18/2001
Suckers Sicced on Sore Knees

Study: Leeches relieve pain of osteoarthritis