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white-footed mouse
2014-03-25 08:54:06

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Amplifying risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne ailments People living in northern and central parts of the U.S. are more likely to contract Lyme disease and other tick-borne ailments when white-footed mice are abundant. Mice are effective at transferring disease-causing pathogens to feeding ticks. And, according to an in-press paper in the journal Ecology, these "super hosts" appear indifferent to larval tick infestations. Drawing on 16 years...

2014-03-14 23:02:31

Tick-borne disease expert Dr. Thomas Mather conducts tests that determine frigid temps not likely to reduce Spring/Summer tick abundance. Greensboro, NC and Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Have you been wondering (or hoping) that these brutal polar vortex weather episodes sweeping the nation are freezing off ticks? Tick-borne disease expert, Dr. Thomas Mather, the Director of the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease and TickEncounter Resource Center was asked...

Osperalycus tenerphagus face
2014-03-02 05:24:52

[ Watch the Video: Digging Up A New Mite Species ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It may resemble a worm, but it's actually a previously undiscovered microscopic species of mite discovered on The Ohio State University campus. Discovered by Samuel Bolton, a graduate student at Ohio State, the mite was officially named Osperalycus tenerphagus (or as it is affectionately known - the "Buckeye Dragon Mite"). Osperalycus tenerphagus is Latin for “mouth purse” and...

2013-11-16 23:03:57

Sneezing and dust mites getting you down? New and improved, Allergy Armor Organic cotton bedding protects against dust mites and offers the benefits of a certified organic textile. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 16, 2013 AchooAllergy.com announces the introduction of Allergy Armor Organic, a complete line of organic cotton dust mite bedding. Like other allergy bedding encasements, Organic provides relief from common particle allergens like dust mites, pet dander and pollen. By blocking...

2013-10-30 23:00:14

Dr. William Reisacher, director of The Allergy Center in the Department of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, says, “During the winter, families spend more time indoors, exposing allergic individuals to allergens and irritants like dust mites, pet dander, smoke, household sprays and chemicals, and gas fumes — any of which can make their lives miserable." New York, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Ten Tips to Tackle...

2013-10-07 23:23:38

SureGuard announces the official launch of their waterproof mattress protectors at Amazon.com, highlighting why mattress protection is so important, especially for anyone suffering from allergies, night sweats or incontinence. Coulterville, California (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 With the release of their new line of mattress protectors, SureGuard plans to make everyone aware of the numerous health benefits mattress protection brings. On average, the typical American spends over 8 hours...

2013-09-26 23:01:37

Hunters need to take precautions to combat ticks, whose bites can lead to several diseases. Martinez, GA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 With hunting season beginning in many parts of the country, it is important that hunters check their clothes for ticks before that first time out. Hunters have been known to get bitten and infected by wearing camouflaged clothing in storage since last hunting season. Horne’s has some tips on proper tick control, and washing of hunting clothes to protect...

2013-09-24 11:00:52

A new study shows that exposure to diesel exhaust particles from traffic pollution leads to increased asthma severity in children. Moreover, the study finds that this is due to increased blood levels of IL-17A, a protein associated with several chronic inflammatory diseases, in children with high diesel exposure. The study by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The research, conducted in mice...

2013-09-12 04:22:35

OXFORD, England, September 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Circassia Ltd, a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on allergy, today announced successful results from a phase II clinical study of its house dust mite allergy treatment (House Dust Mite-Synthetic Peptide Immuno-Regulatory Epitope [HDM-SPIRE] based on Circassia's ToleroMune(R) technology). Patients who received four doses of the treatment over 12 weeks had significantly improved allergy symptoms one year after the...

2013-09-03 23:04:53

AchooAllergy.com has recently published and released their 2013 Allergy & Asthma Holiday Guide. Simplified, the Guide offers a convenient and easy resource to help find the perfect holiday gift for that special someone coping with allergies, asthma or chemical sensitivities. Chamblee, GA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 AchooAllergy.com has recently published and released their 2013 Holiday Guide. Simplified, the Guide is a convenient and easy resource to find the perfect holiday gift for...