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2009-04-29 02:39:00

ANTONY, France, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stallergenes S.A. announces the release of the first year outcome of its phase IIb/III clinical trial (VO 57.07) on a sublingual house dust mite desensitization tablet. "We are very pleased with the outcome of this study, which is the first large study to ever demonstrate the efficacy of house dust mites allergen in treating perennial allergic rhinitis. Furthermore, the unexpected quick onset of action and the good safety profile are...

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2009-04-20 15:47:58

Mites not only inhabit the dust bunnies under the bed, they also occupy the nests of tropical sweat bees where they keep fungi in check. Bees and their young are healthier when mites live-in, report researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and the University of Texas at Austin. Mutually beneficial cleaning relationships have been documented for shrimps and fish that eat parasites on larger fish, but this is the first confirmation of a cleaning relationship...

2009-02-17 04:10:00

Pesky bed bugs bugging you? OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Microscopic insects called dust mites are the leading cause of indoor allergies. The other primary offenders cited in the arena of indoor allergens are pet dander and dust mold. Dust mites are microscopic arachnids that feed on dead skin. They infest beds and carpets by the tens of millions. There can be as many as 1000 mites in one gram of dust. In an article written by Jay DeFoore titled "Is your dorm room making you...

2008-12-03 09:00:00

RICHMOND, Texas, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CYNACON/OCuSOFT(R) a broad based supplier of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals and supplies is pleased to announce the latest findings from a recent study(1). OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) PLUS, in its unique "Leave-On" formulation, was shown to effectively eradicate Demodex mites. Significantly, NO other eyelid cleanser used according to manufacturer's instructions kills Demodex. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081203/LAW014) Recent...

2008-09-25 09:00:18

By Jane E. Brody Most people expect to return from vacation with fond memories of a relaxing or exciting time and perhaps photos to document it. That wasn't exactly the case for one 25-year-old man who took a trip to a Brazilian beach. Five weeks after returning to his home in Spain, he began to itch. He itched everywhere, intensely, and especially at night, which made sleep almost impossible. After two months of this torment, with pimples and the sores from scratching them on his...

2008-09-08 21:00:27

What you should know Many "bugs" in and around your house are harmless. In some countries, people even eat bugs. However, insects can take over your pantry, kitchen, your bathroom, or beds. Many bugs are so tiny you cannot see them. Some are seasonal while others are problems throughout the entire year. Many bugs can be harmful. Common bugs in and around your house can include dust mites, roaches, fleas, ticks, lice, ants, weevils, moths, beetles, spiders and stinging insects. Many pests...

2008-09-03 18:00:41

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Obama versus McCain. Ohio State versus Michigan. The World Series. Allergy sufferer versus allergens. As anyone with allergies can attest, the fall season is home to more than one showdown. Fall carries different allergens than spring and sufferers need to suit up for battle. Along with seasonal allergies, over 20 million Americans suffer from what are called "indoor allergies." The major trigger of indoor allergies is the common dust mite, a...

2008-08-28 15:00:24

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What can I do to get rid of scabies? I had a terrible itch on my fingers and hands, and it was diagnosed as eczema. The eczema medicine didn't work. My doctor sent me to a dermatologist, who made the scabies diagnosis. The whole affair embarrasses me, and I don't want anyone to know. I applied the skin cream twice, but I still have the itch. Can't this terrible thing be cured? I am at my wits end. - C.F. ANSWER: Scabies isn't an embarrassment. Hundreds of millions of...

2008-08-08 09:01:33

By Susan Jurgelski HomeFront Energy Saving Reduce electric consumption. Cover up with a fan. The Bedfan Personal Cooling System can be placed anywhere along the foot of the bed. Capable of moving up to 100 cubic feet of air each minute, the air-flow system comes with a compact speed controller that can be placed under the pillow or on a bedside table. The Bedfan sells for $89.95 and is available at www.bedfan.com or by calling (800) 738-0477. Cleaning It's a green polish. Cajun...

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2008-07-28 13:16:31

One of the biggest world wide threats to honey bees, the varroa mite, could soon be about to meet its nemesis. Researchers at the University of Warwick are examining naturally occurring fungi that kill the varroa mite. They are also exploring a range of ways to deliver the killer fungus throughout the hives from bee fungal foot baths to powder sprays. It well known that bees world wide are suffering serious declines and one of the causes of that decline is the varroa mite, Varroa destructor....