Catfish Sting
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'It's not worth the gamble': Wuhan coronavirus shifts Bay Area companies' plans in China
From lost wages to missed face-to-face time, Bay Area companies and their employees are feeling the sting of the outbreak of a deadly virus in China. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Novel DNA-Sensing Pathway Found in Human Cells, Absent in Mice
This previously unknown mechanism for spotting foreign genetic material in the cytoplasm launches antiviral defenses even when the well-known immune mediator STING is absent. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 24, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about typhus
Typhus is a rare bacterial infection that people can acquire from insect bites. Discover its symptoms, risk factors, and the treatment options available. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Gambia: Fish in the Market With Strange Taste
[Foroyaa] Report has been received of families finding it difficult to eat a particular brand of fried fish due to a strange taste which stings the tongue once a person starts chewing. They have been advised to stop eating the fish and bring samples to Foroyaa for onward transmission to the NEA and those responsible for food safety. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Jungle-loving tour guide is left with a ring-shaped scar on his bum from a spider bite
Jérémy Schalkwijk, from Barberton, South Africa, felt a sharp sting on his buttock when he was in bed with his fiancée and initially thought he had been stung by a wasp but it was really a spider bite. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delayed admission and management of pediatric acute kidney injury and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome in children with multiple wasp stings: a case series - Ambarsari CG, Sindih RM, Saraswati M, Trihono PP.
Multiple wasp stings may cause fatal complications, such as anaphylactic reactions, intravascular hemolysis, rhabdomyolysis, acute kidney injury (AKI), increased levels of liver enzymes, clotting abnormalities, or even death. AKI-related mortality due to m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Kissing bug bites: Symptoms, risks, and treatments
Sustaining a kissing bug bite may lead to Chagas disease or allergic reactions. In this article, learn about the symptoms, risks, and treatments associated with kissing bug bites. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bites and Stings Source Type: news

How Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treated?
Discussion Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a recurrent, chronic inflammatory disease of the hair follicles particularly in the apocrine gland-bearing areas of the axilla, inguinal, perianal, mammary and inframammary areas. Onset is usually after puberty, in the early 20s. It is more common in females than males. Prevalence is estimated to be 0.05- 4.1%. It can be associated with premature adrenarche, metabolic syndrome and obesity. The lesions are often pruritic, painful, and with malodorous purulent drainage. It often begins with comedomes and tender nodules, and can easily progress to painful abscesses with purulent f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

As new rivals snag more patients, hospitals feel the sting
Few patients want to go to the hospital, and these days there are more alternatives: A variety of outpatient centers that can handle their twisted ankles and colonoscopies. But the trend is pressuring the finances of health providers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Biochemical characterization of the venom from the Mexican scorpion Centruroides ornatus, a dangerous species to humans - Garc ía-Guerrero IA, Cárcamo-Noriega E, Gómez-Lagunas F, González-Santillán E, Zamudio FZ, Gurrola GB, Possani LD.
Every year in Mexico, around 300,000 people suffer from accidents related to scorpion stings. Among the scorpion species dangerous to human is Centruroides ornatus, whose venom characterization is described here. From this venom, a total of 114 components ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify fleabites and bed bug bites
People who experience unexplained bug bites may wonder if they have fleas or bed bugs in the home. In this article, learn how to identify flea and bed bug bites, and what to do after discovering them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bites and Stings Source Type: news

Risk factors for severe systemic sting reactions in wasp (
This study aims to investigate potential risk factors for severe sting reactions in wasp (Vespula spp.) and honeybee (Apis mellifer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

If the shoo fits: cows painted with zebra stripes keep flies in line
Insect bites can be significantly cut using a cunning disguise, researchers findPainting a cow to look something like a zebra has been found to reduce fly bites by 50%.Researchers believe painting stripes on to cattle is a world-first and could become an environmentally friendly alternative to pesticides.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Naaman Zhou Tags: Animals Agriculture Science Australia news Japan CSIRO Insects Farming Animal welfare Environment World news Pesticides Source Type: news

Ethics and entrapment: understanding counterterrorism stings - Field A.
This article examines domestic counterterrorism sting operations in the USA. It considers why critics consider these operations unethical and illegitimate. In particular, it looks at claims that counterterrorism sting operations have entrapped innocent peo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Black scorpion (Tityus obscurus) fatalities in Guyana and a literature review - Iserson KV, Jagit Ramcharran SD.
BACKGROUND: More than 1500 scorpion species exist worldwide, with a few scorpion species potentially lethal to humans. About 1 million stings annually result in>3000 deaths, but the incidence and mortality vary greatly by species and location. Physicians ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Novo Seeds Co-leads €20 Million Series A Financing in STipe Therapeutics
STipe funded through Novo Seeds' company building efforts First company out of BioInnovation Institute, a new Novo Nordisk Foundation initiative COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 30, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Novo Seeds, the company... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital Novo Holdings, Novo Seeds, STipe Therapeutics, STING Pathway (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arix Bioscience plc: Arix Co-leads EUR 20 Million Series A Investment Round in STipe Therapeutics
Arix co-leads EUR 20 million Series A investment round in new portfolio company STipe Arix further strengthens position in oncology; investment in STipe increases oncology portfolio to six companies Dr Christian Schetter, Entrepreneur in Residence at... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital Arix Bioscience, STipe Therapeutics, STING Pathway (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gardener reveals she had her legs amputated after an insect bite triggered a flesh-eating disease 
Susan Buttery, 68, from Highworth in Wiltshire, was rushed to hospital with flu-like symptoms and vomiting. Tests revealed she had a Streptococcus (Strep) A bacterial infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insect Sting Allergy Insect Sting Allergy
In what ways do the updated US and European guidelines on insect sting allergy differ?Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

A case of conjunctival bee sting injury with review of the literature on ocular bee stings - Semler-Collery A, Hayek G, Ramadier S, Perone JM.
BACKGROUND Ocular bee stings have been rarely described in the literature, and their management is controversial. A case of conjunctival bee sting with retention of the stinger for 48 hours is presented with a review of the literature on the complications ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dermatological progression of a probable box jellyfish sting - Auerbach PS, Gupta D, Van Hoesen K, Zavala A.
This case report describes the typical features of the dermatological progression of a patient stung by a (probable) box jellyfish. The purpose is to guide clinicians and patients to an understanding of what to expect after such a sting using the clinical ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A solution to microplastic pollution, thanks to jellyfish?
(Natural News) Jellyfish are ubiquitous creatures that can be found in the deep sea and in surface waters. Many beachgoers consider them pests because they sting people and can shut down beaches. Some industries also suffer economic losses whenever there is a jellyfish bloom. However, these small and seemingly innocent creatures may soon become more than just pests.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Evolution Made the Highveld Mole Rat Impervious to Ant Stings
Researchers identify changes to a pain receptor and to an ion channel that appear to enable the rodents to colonize otherwise inhospitable burrows. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Can essential oils help wounds heal?
  Bumps, scrapes and cuts happen every day – it’s a fact of life. For really deep, serious wounds you’ll want to head immediately to your doctor or emergency room first. If you need stitches, they’re best equipped to do that. But in the case of minor wounds, essential oils are a popular way to enhance healing. Essential oils are a popular way to enhance healing for minor wounds, cuts, scrapes and bruises. What are essential oils? These are simply highly concentrated oils extracted from different species of plants, often used as a home remedy because they can help support skin health. ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - August 26, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Wound care products Wound Infection wound care treatment Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about fly bites
Fly bites can cause symptoms such as itching, redness, and swelling. Fly bites differ depending on the type of fly. Learn more about fly bites here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bites and Stings Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause red spots on the feet?
There are many possible causes of red spots on the feet, including injuries, insect bites, irritations, and infections. Learn about some common causes and how to treat them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Arthropod bites and stings treated in emergency departments: recent trends and correlates - Vaughn MG, Holzer KJ, Carbone JT, Salas-Wright CP.
INTRODUCTION: Despite increasing health effects of arthropod bites and associated costs, research on their frequency is limited, especially at the population level. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence, correlates, and recent trends in visi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nuclear hnRNPA2B1 initiates and amplifies the innate immune response to DNA viruses
We report that heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein A2B1 (hnRNPA2B1) recognizes pathogenic DNA and amplifies interferon-α/β (IFN-α/β) production. Upon DNA virus infection, nuclear-localized hnRNPA2B1 senses viral DNA, homodimerizes, and is then demethylated at arginine-226 by the arginine demethylase JMJD6. This results in hnRNPA2B1 translocation to the cytoplasm where it activates the TANK-binding kinase 1–interferon regulatory factor 3 (TBK1–IRF3) pathway, leading to IFN-α/β production. Additionally, hnRNPA2B1 facilitates N6-methyladenosine (m6A) modification and nucleocyto...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Wang, L., Wen, M., Cao, X. Tags: Immunology, Molecular Biology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

HER2 reduces the STING
The receptor tyrosine kinase HER2 inhibits STING activation and limits the immune response to DNA virus infection and cancer. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Williams, E. R. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

I thought the rashes were insect bites. I actually had shingles, and it was horrible.
Too late for the vaccine to prevent the painful nerve condition, I had to focus on long-term treatment. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Lehmann Source Type: news

Bug bites warning: Which bites are the most dangerous? The symptoms to watch out for
BUG bites and stings are common when the weather gets warmer, and although they are not usually serious, it is important to be aware of the risks before travelling. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quickstats: Number of deaths from hornet, wasp, and bee stings, among males and females - National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000-2017 -
During 2000 –2017, a total of 1,109 deaths among U.S. residents from hornet, wasp, and bee stings occurred, for an annual average of 62 deaths. Deaths ranged from a low of 43 in 2001 to a high of 89 in 2017. Approximately 80% of the deaths were among m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bugged By Insects? 'Buzz, Sting, Bite' Makes The Case For 6-Legged Friends
The decline of Earth's insect population may have serious consequences for humans, says scientist Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson. Insects are the world's janitors, as well as pollinators and a food source.(Image credit: Sefa Kaya/500px Prime/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gross Source Type: news

Insect sting allergy: new guidelines from the European and USA consensus groups: algorithms and recommendations - Golden DBK.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Guidelines on insect sting allergy and venom immunotherapy (VIT) have been updated. This review describes the evolution of these guidelines and their similarities and differences. RECENT FINDINGS: The US and European guidelines show the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

QuickStats: Number of Deaths from Hornet, Wasp, and Bee Stings, Among Males and Females --- National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000--2017
During 2000-2017, a total of 1,109 deaths from hornet, wasp, and bee stings occurred, for an annual average of 62 deaths. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 25, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Insects and Scorpions MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Death Rates Source Type: news

Taking the sting out: Australian gene editing is crossing the pain threshold
A Sydney team has developed a box jellyfish antidote so simple it can go on as a spray. But it ’s only the first stepThe idea came to Dr Greg Neely after the fruit flies. In May, the Sydney-based scientist and his team of 22announced they had potentially cured the sting of the box jellyfish, the most venomous creature in the world, whose toxins cause excruciating pain as a best-case scenario, and cardiac arrest as the worst.It was a simple but groundbreaking technique, using the latest in genetics technology – Crispr,the gene-editing tool that allows scientists to make precise changes to DNA.Continue reading......
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Naaman Zhou Tags: Gene editing Medical research Australia news Science Genetics Health Source Type: news

Insect Stings Are Just a Buzzkill for Most Folks
Title: Insect Stings Are Just a Buzzkill for Most FolksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - July 17, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Insect Stings Are Just a Buzzkill for Most Folks
TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 -- Although unwelcome, insect stings pose a serious risk threat to only a small percentage of people, a medical expert says. " While millions of people suffer insect stings, true allergic reactions occur in a mere 0.4 to 0.8%... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Australian bee sting vaccine trial holds promise against allergic reactions
(Flinders University) Most people have probably been stung by a bee and while it can be painful, it's especially dangerous for those at risk of suffering a life threatening allergic reaction. Australian researchers have successfully completed a human trial on a vaccine designed to eliminate the risk of a severe allergic reaction to European honeybee stings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AbbVie Enhances Early Stage Oncology Pipeline with Acquisition of Mavupharma
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 15, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced today that it has acquired Seattle-based Mavupharma, a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on novel approaches to target the STING (... Biopharmaceuticals, Mergers & Acquisitions AbbVie, Mavupharma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Stung by a bee
In most cases, bee stings are just annoying, and home treatment is all that's necessary to ease the pain. But if you're allergic to bee stings or you get stung numerous times, you may have a more serious reaction that requires emergency treatment. Bee stings can produce different reactions, ranging from temporary pain and discomfort [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Fatal anaphylaxis following a hornet sting in a yellow jacket venom-sensitized patient with undetected monoclonal mast cell activation syndrome and without previous history of a systemic sting reaction - Blank S, Pehlivanli S, Methe H, Schmidt-Weber CB, Biedermann T, Horny HP, Kristensen T, Amar Y, K öberle M, Brockow K, Stömmer PE.
Clinical implications Fatal anaphylaxis may occur in vespid venom-sensitized individuals suffering from mast cell disorders without previous history of a systemic sting reaction. A detailed necropsy including serologic measurements of tryptase and sI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The heme-regulated inhibitor is a cytosolic sensor of protein misfolding that controls innate immune signaling
Multiple cytosolic innate sensors form large signalosomes after activation, but this assembly needs to be tightly regulated to avoid accumulation of misfolded aggregates. We found that the eIF2α kinase heme-regulated inhibitor (HRI) controls NOD1 signalosome folding and activation through a process requiring eukaryotic initiation factor 2α (eIF2α), the transcription factor ATF4, and the heat shock protein HSPB8. The HRI/eIF2α signaling axis was also essential for signaling downstream of the innate immune mediators NOD2, MAVS, and TRIF but dispensable for pathways dependent on MyD88 or STING. Moreove...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Abdel-Nour, M., Carneiro, L. A. M., Downey, J., Tsalikis, J., Outlioua, A., Prescott, D., Da Costa, L. S., Hovingh, E. S., Farahvash, A., Gaudet, R. G., Molinaro, R., van Dalen, R., Lau, C. C. Y., Azimi, F. C., Escalante, N. K., Trotman-Grant, A., Lee, J. Tags: Immunology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Quality of life in parents of children and adolescents after systemic sting reactions - Cichocka-Jarosz E, Brzyski P, Tarczo ń I, Jedynak-Wąsowicz U, Tomasik T, Lis G.
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The study aimed at evaluating the impact of Hymenoptera venom allergy (HVA) in children and adolescents, on their parents' QoL, taking into account their socio-demographic characteristics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study sample... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

FDA Committee Befuddled by Data Discrepancies on Paclitaxel Devices
After two days of presentations regarding the death risk that may be associated with paclitaxel-coated balloons and paclitaxel-eluting stents on the market and in clinical trials, FDA learned a lot about but the agency still has a lot of work to do before any concrete decisions are made regarding the risk-benefit of the devices in question. How The Paclitaxel Debate Began To recap, paclitaxel balloons and stents received some bad press in late December 2018 after a meta-analysis showed an increased risk of death for patients treated with these devices. After conducting a preliminary&Acir...
Source: MDDI - June 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Risk factors and indicators of severe systemic insect sting reactions - Stoevesandt J, Sturm G, Bonadonna P, Oude Elberink JNG, Trautmann A.
Hymenoptera venom allergy ranks among the top three causes of anaphylaxis worldwide, and approximately one quarter of sting-induced reactions are classified as severe. Fatal sting reactions are exceedingly rare, but certain factors may entail a considerabl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Housecall: First aid for insect bites and stings
THIS WEEK'S TOP TOPICSInsect bites and stings: First aid Most reactions to insect bites and stings are mild, causing little more than redness, itching, stinging or minor swelling. Rarely, insect bites and stings, such as from a bee, wasp, hornet, fire ant or scorpion, can result in severe reactions. Some insects also carry disease, such as [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Health Tip: Insect Sting First Aid
-- For most insect stings, a person can be treated at home, says MedlinePlus. For non-severe reactions, first aid is as follows: Do not use tweezers. Scrape a straight-edged object across the stinger for removal. Wash the site with soap and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Insect Sting First Aid
Title: Health Tip: Insect Sting First AidCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - June 11, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news