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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....

2008-07-17 15:00:19

By Rosie Schnieder For the Telegraph OK, I surrender. I am defeated and humbled by an entity so heinous ... so horribly inhuman that it plagues me now, even as I write these trembling words. I have fought the good fight, yet mine enemy persists and now I must speak the name of the greatest foe that ever aff licted humanity. More annoying than an overbearing in-law, more persistent than my desire to consume mass quantities of pure milk chocolate, more invasive than 1,000 cell phones in my...

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2008-06-29 19:27:59

Scientists are one step closer to understanding the recent demise of billions of honey bees after making an important discovery about the transmission of a common bee virus. Deformed wing virus (DWV) is passed between adult bees and to their developing brood by a parasitic mite called Varroa destructor when it feeds. However, research published in the July issue of the Journal of General Virology suggests that the virus does not replicate in Varroa, highlighting the need for further...

2008-06-20 00:00:28

A U.S. specialist in healthy indoor environments says parents need to put health first when preparing a nursery for their infant. Steven Hong, of Sylvane Inc., in Roswell, Ga., says fresh paint may look great but lingering fumes can cause nausea, eye irritation or other problems. Paint well ahead of baby's arrival or have the baby sleep in a different room until the paint is fully off-gassed, Hong says. Hong recommends clearing the air frequently to rid the nursery of pollutants from...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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