Bites and Stings News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/16/2008
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

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