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2012-07-10 23:02:26

Enzymes in ripe bananas found to have drawing action aiding in removal of Lyme Disease inducing tick parts, splinters, thorns and slivers of glass. South Salem, NY (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 Banana for a splinter — a parent´s dream solution! Most adults have painful childhood memories about having splinters removed and, as parents, dread the day they have to remove one from their own child. Sterilized needles and holding the screaming child down is a thing of the...

2012-06-28 23:01:34

Risks of the Alpha-Gal meat allergy as a result of Lone Star Tick bites can be reduced near the home with nearly invisible DeerBusters.com's Deer Fencing. Frederick, MD (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 Summer has finally arrived and that means picnics, hikes, trips to the lake and ticks. Ticks are not only a nuisance they are a dangerous insect that can lead to Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, and now according to University of Virginia a meat allergy. University of Virginia...

Tick Bites Related To Meat Allergies
2012-06-21 07:33:01

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Beware of tick bites, meat lovers! Researchers recently reported a link between bites by Lone Star ticks and meat allergies. Over 1,500 Americans are affected by food allergy galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose (otherwise known as alpha-gal), according to two allergists from the University of Virginia. Specifically, if saliva enters the wound, it may initiate an allergic reaction to meat. As a result, even the most die-hard carnivores will want to convert to...

Increase In Lyme Disease Causes Drop In Red Fox Numbers
2012-06-18 15:29:31

A continued increase of Lyme disease in the United States, once linked to a recovering deer population, may instead be explained by a decline of the red fox, UC Santa Cruz researchers suggest in a new study. The team's findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveal that although deer populations have stabilized, Lyme disease has increased across the northeastern and midwestern United States over the past three decades. The increase coincides with...

2012-06-14 23:00:39

Higher Infection Rates of Tick-Borne Diseases Occur in Children Ages 2-14 Making Them a Prime Target for Ticks during Their Summer Camp Vacations. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 School´s out and it´s almost time to send the kids off to camp. Parents across the country are packing travel bags filled with swim goggles, sunscreen and other summertime necessities for their children, but one of the most important things parents need to keep in mind as their young ones head off to...

2012-06-08 23:00:55

Doctors offer important tips on treating bites and stings from mosquitoes, jellyfish, snakes, ticks and yellowjackets. Learn expert advice on how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Stanford, CA (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 Stanford Hospital & Clinics emergency medicine physician and wilderness medicine guru, Paul Auerbach, MD, with a team of experts, has authored the 2,300-page Wilderness Medicine book (now in its sixth edition), which covers virtually everything that could give you...

2012-06-08 23:00:50

The VA Maryland Health Care System offers the following tips to protect yourself, your family and your pets from Lyme disease when you step outside this summer. BALTIMORE, Md. (PRWEB) June 09, 2012 The recent mild winter, which left deer ticks alive, hungry and looking for food, can create optimal conditions for the transmission of Lyme disease. In the United States, 82 tick species collectively can cause nine major diseases, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians, with...

2012-05-24 23:00:22

Global Competition to Develop Fail-Safe Diagnostic Tool for Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases New York, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), a leading New York City-based nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness, promoting advocacy and supporting initiatives to find a cure for tick-borne diseases, including Lyme, has joined the X PRIZE Foundation, the leader in solving the world's grand challenges through large-scale, global incentivized competitions, to create the...


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