COVID-19 Severity Does Not Differ for Patients With Skin Conditions
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15, 2021 -- For patients with psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis (AD), and chronic urticaria (CU), COVID-19 severity does not differ, but treatment of COVID-19 may affect the course of skin disease, according to a letter to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Honeybees use social distancing when mites threaten hives – study
Foraging bees keep away from centre of colony when infested with mites, find researchersIn the past 18 months humans have become all too familiar with the term “social distancing”. But it turns out we are not the only ones to give our peers a wide berth when our health may be at risk: research suggests honeybees do it too.Scientists have found that when a hive of honeybees is under threat from the miteVarroa destructor– a parasite linked to the collapse of honeybee colonies– the bees respond by changing the way they interact with one another.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Bees Environment Insects Animals Wildlife Science Source Type: news

New Analyses Suggest Favorable Results for STELARA ® (ustekinumab) When Used as a First-Line Therapy for Bio-Naïve Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 25, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced data from two new analyses of STELARA® (ustekinumab) for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).1,2 In a modelled analysisa focused on treatment sequencing using data from randomized controlled trials, network meta-analysis and literature, results showed patient time spent in clinical remission or response was highest when STELARA was used as a first-line advanced therapy for bio-naïve patients with moderately t...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Learning to Live With CSU
Living with chronic spontaneous urticaria means finding out what works for you and avoiding triggers that seem to set off a flare. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who had an IUD inserted claims it left her looking like a burn victim
Danelle Leseberg, 33, from Temecula, California, claimed she was left scared for her life and covered in painful hives after she was fitted with a hormonal IUD in August 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Hives on Skin
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How does Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus Present?
Discussion Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) is a chronic inflammatory disease with a strong autoimmune association. It can occur with other autoimmune diseases. Its specific cause is unknown. It affects females and males of all ages, but especially females 40-60 years. In the pediatric population it affects prepubertal females most often. Treatment includes steroid medications or anti-inflammatory medications. Other treatments may be offered including phototherapy, and much less commonly systemic steroids or immunosuppressive therapy. Circumcision may also be an option for some males. Childhood LSA generally improves b...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 6, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New Guideline on Adolescent Urticaria New Guideline on Adolescent Urticaria
A new guideline from the EAACI provides an evidence-based overview of the use of omalizumab in the management of antihistamine-resistant chronic spontaneous urticaria in adolescents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Using a biomathematical model to assess fatigue risk and scheduling characteristics in Canadian wildland firefighters - Jeklin AT, Davies HW, Bredin SSD, Perrotta AS, Hives BA, Meanwell L, Warburton DER, Jeklin AT, Davies HW, Bredin SSD, Perrotta AS, Hives BA, Meanwell L, Warburton DER.
This study examined the shift parameters that contribute to sleep loss and on-duty fatigue in British Columbia Wildfire Service (BCWS) firefighters using sleep-wake data, work-rest data and alertness and fatigue predictions from a biomathematical model (BM... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Is There a Cure for Aquagenic Urticaria?
Title: Is There a Cure for Aquagenic Urticaria?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - July 21, 2021 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Cutaneous reactions after mRNA COVID-19 vaccines
(JAMA Network) What The Study Did: Hospital employees were surveyed about symptoms such as a rash, itching, hives or swelling around the face after receiving a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pollen-sized technology protects bees from deadly insecticides
(Cornell University) A Cornell University-developed technology provides beekeepers, consumers and farmers with an antidote for deadly pesticides, which kill wild bees and cause beekeepers to lose around a third of their hives every year on average. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 28, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What are Common Causes of Anaphylaxis?
Discussion Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction of the body. Usually anaphylaxis is IgE mediated but complement-mediated immune complex reactions or IgG mediated reactions can cause anaphylaxis. Usually mucous membranes or skin are involved, but it is a systemic disease process with at least 2 systems involved (respiratory is second most common followed by gastrointestinal system). The epidemiology is difficult to discern but the estimated incidence is about 50-112 episodes per 100,000 person-years and estimated prevalence is 0.3-5.1%. There is data supporting an increased incidence. Over...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 17, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Skin necrosis, diffuse urticaria, and cellulitis due to presumed Loxosceles spider bite - Kose A, Abac ı E, Bozkurt Babus S, Yazıcı A.
The clinical manifestations of a recluse spider bite range from local erythema to necrotic skin reactions; bites rarely lead to a systemic disease known as viscerocutaneous loxoscelism. A 29-y-old female patient was admitted to the emergency department wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

People Are Reporting Unexpected Side Effects After COVID-19 Vaccination —But That’s Actually Normal
Abigail, a 29-year-old from New York City who asked to use a pseudonym to preserve her privacy, knew to expect some side effects after she got her second Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in February. The fever, body aches and fatigue she felt were nothing surprising. But when she began experiencing heavy, “stupidly painful, debilitating” menstrual periods, she felt blindsided. “I had not heard a single person talking about it,” she says. While scientists have not confirmed that COVID-19 vaccines can cause menstrual changes like Abigail’s, she feels confident the shot was her trigger, since she...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

FDA Approves Xolair (omalizumab) Prefilled Syringe for Self-Injection Across All Indications
●  Xolair for self-injection offers healthcare providers and appropriate patients another administration option for more flexibility in managing their treatmentBasel, 13 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application for Xolair® (omalizumab) prefilled syringe for self-injection across all approved U.S. indications.1 Xolair is the only FDA-approved biologic designed to target and block immunoglobulin E (IgE) for the treatment of moderate to severe persistent allergic ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves Xolair (omalizumab) Prefilled Syringe for Self-Injection Across All Indications
●  Xolair for self-injection offers healthcare providers and appropriate patients another administration option for more flexibility in managing their treatmentBasel, 13 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application for Xolair® (omalizumab) prefilled syringe for self-injection across all approved U.S. indications.1 Xolair is the only FDA-approved biologic designed to target and block immunoglobulin E (IgE) for the treatment of moderate to severe persistent allergic ...
Source: Roche Media News - April 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Foot rash and COVID-19
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am prone to hives and skin rashes, and I have severe eczema and other issues that prompted a recent visit to my dermatologist. She suggested that a rash on my feet was related to COVID-19. She also suggested that I be tested for COVID-19. I was shocked when the test came back [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 13, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Are you using antihistamines properly?
(McMaster University) People need to rethink what they stock in their home cabinets as allergy medicines, what hospitals keep on formulary, and what policymakers recommend. There are new modern second generation antihistamines that are potent, specific, fast acting and of proven safety which everyone should be using to treat allergic rhinitis and hives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Four skin reactions linked to statin use - 'ulcerations, hives'
STATINS can be life-saving because the medications thwart the mechanisms that contribute to heart disease. The drugs can cause nasty side effects, however. Some of the most overlooked side effects are skin reactions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Urticaria Pigmentosa?
Title: What Causes Urticaria Pigmentosa?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/24/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/24/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - March 24, 2021 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Data Show First-in-Class TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Achieved Complete Skin Clearance and Favorable Joint Efficacy in Adult Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Through Two Years
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, March 16, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced long-term data from the Phase 3 DISCOVER-2a study showing that the skin clearance, joint symptom relief, and safety of TREMFYA® (guselkumab) previously demonstrated through 24 weeks and one year (Week 52) in adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) continued through two years (Week 112).1,2 These findings also confirmed that the robust efficacy TREMFYA demonstrated in patients at Week 24 on physical function, physical aspects of health-related quality of life, and resolution of enthesitis...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Covid new strain symptoms: Four 'skin changes' that may be caused by coronavirus infection
COVID new strain symptoms appear very similar to the original coronavirus strain, but a number of key signs may be easily ignored. Scientists have now explained the four "skin changes to look out for" that may be caused by Covid, including hives, lesions, and an unusual rash. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vivimed Labs gets approval from Uzbekistan govt for two products
The company has received approval for Bilastin tablets, which are used for the treatment of allergic Rhino conjunctivitis and Urticaria, the Hyderabad-based company said in a regulatory filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus new strain symptoms: Hives and three other skin changes to watch out for
THE SYMPTOMS of coronavirus continue to come under the microscope as new mutations spring up. In addition to the "classic three" symptoms, there are four skin changes that can signal you have COVID-19. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is the Best Treatment for Urticaria?
Title: What Is the Best Treatment for Urticaria?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/1/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - March 1, 2021 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

FDA Panel Greenlights First Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine, from Johnson & Johnson
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) vaccine advisory committee earlier today (Feb. 26) voted unanimously to recommend Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use authorization. While the FDA isn’t obligated to follow the committee’s advice, it generally does. At the end of a full day of review and discussion of the company’s shot, all 22 voting members of the committee agreed that the vaccine was safe and effective enough to be used by the public. It’s the third vaccine that the group of independent experts has recommended, following Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Are Hives and Rash the Same Thing?
Title: Are Hives and Rash the Same Thing?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/23/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 23, 2021 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Hives (Urticaria)
Title: Hives (Urticaria)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/9/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 9, 2021 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

How Do You Get Rid of Hives Fast?
Title: How Do You Get Rid of Hives Fast?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/4/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/4/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 4, 2021 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms update: Urticaria is a hive-type rash to look out for
CORONAVIRUS symptoms update: Skin rashes have been reported in previous cases with raised bumps on the skin possibly indicating a COVID-19 infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are the Main Causes of Urticaria (Hives)?
Title: What Are the Main Causes of Urticaria (Hives)?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/12/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/12/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - January 12, 2021 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Health and well-being harms experienced by adult victims of interpersonal violence: a scoping review protocol - Olive P, Hives L, Wilson N, Nowland R, Clegg A.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this scoping review is to identify the extent of research exploring the health and well-being harms experienced by adult victims of different types of interpersonal violence. INTRODUCTION: Interpersonal violence is define... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brain gene expression patterns predict behavior of individual honey bees
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) An unusual study that involved bar coding and tracking the behavior of thousands of individual honey bees in six queenless bee hives and analyzing gene expression in their brains offers new insights into how gene regulation contributes to social behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are Hives Urticaria Contagious
Are Hives (Urticaria) Contagious? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA approves Xolair ® (omalizumab) for adults with nasal polyps
             Basel, 01 December 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Xolair® (omalizumab) for the add-on maintenance treatment of nasal polyps in adult patients 18 years of age and older with inadequate response to nasal corticosteroids.1 Nasal polyps can lead to a loss of smell and nasal congestion, and frequently co-occur with other respiratory conditions, such as allergies and asthma. With this ap...
Source: Roche Investor Update - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves Xolair ® (omalizumab) for adults with nasal polyps
             Basel, 01 December 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Xolair® (omalizumab) for the add-on maintenance treatment of nasal polyps in adult patients 18 years of age and older with inadequate response to nasal corticosteroids.1 Nasal polyps can lead to a loss of smell and nasal congestion, and frequently co-occur with other respiratory conditions, such as allergies and asthma. With this ap...
Source: Roche Media News - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How to Get Rid of Hives: 20 Ways
Title: How to Get Rid of Hives: 20 WaysCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - November 16, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

‘Covid Toes’, Rashes, And Hives: New Research Underpins Covid-19’s Long-Term Skin Impact
Researchers have identified a set of skin complaints following Covid-19 infection. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Editors' Pick editors-pick Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

What Is Causing My Hives?
Title: What Is Causing My Hives?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - October 16, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

SIMPONI ARIA ® (golimumab) Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Active Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Extension of Its Active Psoriatic Arthritis Indication in Patients 2 Years of Age and Older
HORSHAM, PA, September 30, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SIMPONI ARIA® (golimumab) for patients 2 years of age and older for the treatment of active pJIA and has extended the PsA indication for this same patient population. “This latest FDA approval of SIMPONI ARIA for pediatric use in active pJIA and active PsA not only brings a new option to young patients living with these diseases but also adds to the growing body of evidence for this treatment,” said Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D., Glo...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid-19 skin rash website criticised for lack of BAME examples
Only two out of 400 Covid images on British Association of Dermatologists ’ website feature black or brown skinCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA website dedicated to sharing images of Covid-19-related skin rashes to help doctors and patients identify whether an unusual rash might be a sign of coronavirus infection has been criticised for containing just two images of black or brown skin.The British Association of Dermatologists ’ (BAD)Covid-19 Skin Patternswebsite features 400 images of Covid-associated rashes, from prickly heat and chickenpox-type rashes to raised itchy hives ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Race Science UK news Source Type: news

What Is Causing My Hives
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What is the Allergen Cross-Reactivity Rate of Legumes?
Discussion There are 8 common foods which compromise 90% of food allergens with those being peanuts, soybeans, cow’s milk, eggs, fish, crustacean/shellfish, wheat and tree nuts. Some people believe that lupin (a legume) is 9th. Legumes belong to the Fabaceae family. They provide protein, fat, vitamins other essential nutrients and therefore are used in the human diet throughout the world. “[A]llergenicity due to consumption of legumes in decreasing order may be peanut, soybean, lentil, chickpea, pea, mung bean and red gram.” Other common legumes include alfalfa, clovers, beans, lupins, mesquite, carob...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA accepts application for Xolair (omalizumab) prefilled syringe for self-administration across all indications
Basel, 13 August 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for a new self-administration option for Xolair® (omalizumab) across all approved US indications. If approved, Xolair prefilled syringe would become available for either self-administration by select patients or administration by their caregivers. A decision on approval is anticipated by Q1 2021. In the US, Xolair is currently approved for administration by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, and is the only a...
Source: Roche Investor Update - August 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lead released in Notre Dame Cathedral fire detected in Parisian honey
(University of British Columbia) Elevated levels of lead have been found in samples of honey from hives downwind of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, collected three months after the April 2019 blaze. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the First Selective Interleukin (IL)-23 Inhibitor for Active Psoriatic Arthritis
HORSHAM, PA, July 14, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved TREMFYA® (guselkumab) for adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a chronic progressive disease characterized by painful joints and skin inflammation.[1],[2] TREMFYA is the first treatment approved for active PsA that selectively inhibits interleukin (IL)-23, a naturally occurring cytokine that is involved in normal inflammatory and immune responses associated with the symptoms of PsA. The safety and efficacy of TREMFYA in PsA have b...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Fatigue and sleep patterns among Canadian wildland firefighters during a 17-day fire line deployment - Jeklin AT, Davies HW, Bredin SSD, Hives BA, Meanwell LE, Perrotta AS, Warburton DER.
The purpose of this investigation was to enhance our understanding of the effects the current British Columbia Wildfire Service (BCWS) firefighting schedule have on the development of fatigue and sleep deprivation. This was a cohort study that objectively ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

What Is the Main Cause of Urticaria
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Insect Experts Say People Should Calm Down About the Threat of ‘Murder Hornets’
Insect experts say people should calm down about the big bug with the nickname “murder hornet” — unless you are a beekeeper or a honeybee. The Asian giant hornets found in Washington state that grabbed headlines this week aren’t big killers of humans, although it does happen on rare occasions. But the world’s largest hornets do decapitate entire hives of honeybees, and that crucial food pollinator is already in big trouble. Numerous bug experts told The Associated Press that what they call hornet “hype” reminds them of the 1970s public scare when Africanized honeybees, nicknamed &l...
Source: TIME: Science - May 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Seth Borenstein / AP Tags: Uncategorized Environment News Desk wire Source Type: news