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2012-05-21 23:01:01

Skin expert Dr. Elma Baron offers tips on prevention of bites that may spoil your summer fun. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 It´s summertime, and that means mosquitoes, ticks and other bugs are on the loose. Here´s how to avoid the itches and illnesses they carry. In the U.S., mosquitoes are mainly nuisances leaving bites that itch, turn red and swell. But in recent years they have become carriers of West Nile Virus, a disease that usually has mild or even no symptoms but can...

2012-05-17 23:12:02

This year's tick season is predicted to be intense, and a single tick bite can transmit more than one illness. Now is the time to avoid contact with ticks and be aware of the symptoms of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. Lou Paradise, president and chief of research of Topicabl BioMedics, Inc., offers important information for coping with ticks and tick-borne diseases. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 This year´s unusually mild winter and the early onset of warm...

2012-04-26 22:15:36

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Huntington disease (HD) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder caused by a defect on chromosome four where, within the Huntingtin gene, a CAG repeat occurs too many times. Most individuals begin experiencing symptoms in their 40s or 50s, but studies have shown that significant brain atrophy occurs several years prior to an official HD diagnosis. As a result, the field has sought a preventive treatment that could be administered prior to the...

2012-04-23 22:03:53

A bacterium historically associated with cat scratch fever and transmitted predominately by fleas may also play a role in human rheumatoid illnesses such as arthritis, according to new research from North Carolina State University. Bartonella is a bacterium that is maintained in nature by fleas, ticks and other biting insects. It can be transmitted to humans both by these parasites as well as by bites or scratches from infected cats and dogs. The most commonly known Bartonella-related...

2012-04-07 23:00:16

Turn the Corner Foundation and The Tick-Borne Disease Initiative join forces to form national organization to fight tick-borne diseases including Lyme New York, New York (PRWEB) April 07, 2012 Two organizations dedicated to awareness about Lyme and tick-borne diseases, Turn the Corner Foundation and The Tick-Borne Disease Initiative, announced today that they have joined forces in a nonprofit called the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), http://www.TBDAlliance.org. As part of its mission...


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2012-04-02 20:35:58

The White-footed Mouse, (Peromyscus leucopus), is a species of rodent native to North America. Its range extends from Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and the Maritime Provinces (excluding Newfoundland) south to the southwestern United States and Mexico. In Texas this creature is known as the Woodmouse. The adult of this species measures 3.5 to 3.9 inches in length, not counting the tail, which can measure an additional 2.5 to 3.8 inches. It weighs typically about an ounce. It has a maximum life...

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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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