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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.

2007-09-07 15:00:28

BEDFORD PARK, Ill., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of golfers received quick and very welcome relief from itch mite bites with a surprising natural remedy.

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2007-04-26 05:25:00

A tiny mite that has devastated mainland honeybee populations showed up in Honolulu hives for the first time this month and has now been confirmed in bee colonies across Oahu.

2006-07-25 16:58:33

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Efforts to avoid exposure to house dust mites along with dietary changes in the first few years of life do not prevent asthma in children with a family history of the condition, new research shows.

2006-02-02 13:20:00

Vacuum cleaners with "high-efficiency particulate-air" filters or HEPA filters are no better than basic vacuum cleaners at reducing an individual's exposure to dust mites in the home, a study hints.

2005-10-05 18:46:16

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There appears to be an association between birth month and sensitization to house dust mites in asthmatic children, Korean researchers report. Early exposure to high levels of allergy-triggering substances is key to the development of hypersensitivities, Dr.

2005-08-06 15:40:13

More than fifty percent of the US population tested positive to one or more allergens, according to a large national study. The new findings, based on data from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), shows that 54.3% of individuals aged 6-59 years old had a positive skin test response to at least one of the 10 allergens tested.

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2004-12-26 10:30:10

Ah, winter: low levels of ragweed, pollen and other outdoor allergens means kids with allergies can finally breathe easier, right? Wrong. For too many children, wintertime means more time spent inside, with higher exposures to indoor allergy triggers such as dust mites, pets and mold, experts say.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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