Live bee sting acupuncture is deadly for Madrid woman
Once a month for two years, a 55-year-old woman in Madrid had gone for acupuncture therapy using live bee stings. Apitherapy -- the medicinal use of bee hive products, including honey, pollen and bee venom -- was the woman's go-to treatment for stress and contractures, a tightening of her muscles that caused stiff joints.
Publication date: 19 June 2018 Source:Cell Reports, Volume 23, Issue 12 Author(s): Marina Martin, Aoi Hiroyasu, R. Marena Guzman, Steven A. Roberts, Alan G. Goodman The vertebrate protein STING, an intracellular sensor of cyclic dinucleotides, is critical to the innate immune response and the induction of type I interferon during pathogenic infection. Here, we show that a STING ortholog (dmSTING) exists in Drosophila, which, similar to vertebrate STING, associates with cyclic dinucleotides to initiate an innate immune response. Following infection with Listeria monocytogenes, dmSTING activates an innate immune response vi...
The best way to treat a jellyfish sting is to: rinse the area with vinegar, remove visible tentacles and soak the skin in hot water.
Wen-Yu Cheng, Xiao-Bing He, Huai-Jie Jia, Guo-Hua Chen, Qi-Wang Jin, Zhao-Lin Long, Zhi-Zhong Jing
Updated Date: Jun 14, 2018 EST
Along the Central Florida coast, a spike in moon jellyfish stings have kicked off summer in a painful way.
ConclusionsSPT300 shows a high but not substantially superior sensitivity utilizing both WV and BV extract for diagnosis of HV allergy compared to SPT100 and IDT1. However, since SPT300 with BV extract demonstrated a very low specificity, our results indicate that SPT300 has limited added value in the diagnosis of HV alle rgy.
Stings by Hymenoptera insects are relatively common in the general population and may cause different symptoms ranging from mild and local reactions to life-threatening and fatal anaphylaxis.1
DEPOT EXTRACTS FOR RUSH VENOM IMMUNOTHERAPY: A NEW THERAPEUTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR HYMENOPTERA STING ALLERGY. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 Jun 13;: Authors: Pucci S, Ciccarelli F, De Pasquale T, Illuminati I, D'Alò S PMID: 29908318 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
I had a bike accident a few days ago. I got “doored.” I had just completed a 19 mile ride, my usual summer route, when I decided to finish up riding on a road near my house, parallel to the park I usually ride in. I don’t know what made me change up the route, which took me next to a whole lane of parked cars; maybe just the desire to do something a tiny bit different from the park path. The driver’s side door of the Mercedes swung out, just like that, and I yelled, “NO!” but there is no stopping the laws of physics. I felt myself moving through space, I heard the crack of my helmet, the...
BACKGROUND. Monogenic IFN–mediated autoinflammatory diseases present in infancy with systemic inflammation, an IFN response gene signature, inflammatory organ damage, and high mortality. We used the JAK inhibitor baricitinib, with IFN-blocking activity in vitro, to ameliorate disease. METHODS. Between October 2011 and February 2017, 10 patients with CANDLE (chronic atypical neutrophilic dermatosis with lipodystrophy and elevated temperatures), 4 patients with SAVI (stimulator of IFN genes–associated [STING-associated] vasculopathy with onset in infancy), and 4 patients with other interferonopathies were enrolle...