Your Employer ’ s Health Plan Will Cost More In 2019
(CBS News) — As American workers approach this year’s open-enrollment season for employer-sponsored health care plans, they can expect the same bad news they’ve been hearing for years: Workers are once again getting hit with more of the costs of their coverage in the form of higher premiums and higher deductibles. Annual family premiums rose 5 percent to an average of $19,616, the eighth year of increases, according to the 2018 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Benefits Survey released earlier this month. On average, workers contribute $5,547 of the cost of family coverage. Premiums for singles increased 3 ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Health Care Local TV Source Type: news

Fatal pulmonary edema in a child after jellyfish stings in Korea - Kim JH, Han SB, Durey A.
Jellyfish have been increasing at a global scale in recent years. These blooms not only have deleterious effects on marine ecosystems, they also increase the risk of jellyfish stings and accompanying envenomation. Here, we report a fatal case of pulmonary ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

What the COO of an Albany area physician group thinks of the CVS, Aetna deal
CVS Health's acquisition of Aetna is not likely to impact an Albany area physician group in the short term, an executive says. Joan Hayner is the chief operating officer of Community Care Physicians PC, the largest independent physician group in the region. "The jury is out in terms of what this will really mean, but I don't see it having much of an immediate impact in this region," Hayner said. "It's going to be intere sting to watch across the country to see what occurs." CVS Health received… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

Calif. imaging center CEO arrested in $284M fraud scheme
The CEO of a group of Southern California imaging center companies has been...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Beverly Hills radiologist gets 10 years in fraud case Beverly Hills radiologist convicted in kickback scheme Radiologist nabbed in Calif. workers' comp fraud sting Imaging firm pays $647K to settle fraud charges (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bed bug bites: How to spot if your bites are from bed bugs
BED BUG bites are itchy and irritating, and look and feel similar to other insect bites. So how do you know if bites are from bed bugs or other critters? Here ’s how you can spot a bed bug infestation and determine the cause of your bites. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cerebrovascular injury following scorpion sting and snake envenomation: a case series - Mishra A, Binu A, Abraham G, Vanjare H, George T, Iyadurai R.
BACKGROUND: Neurological complications following snake and scorpion bite are diverse. Literature regarding patterns of cerebrovascular injury (CVI) and outcomes among these patients is scarce. This is a descriptive study of the clinical profile, brain imag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Myocarditis and early markers of cardiac response associated with scorpion stings in children - G ökay SS, Kendir ÖT, Güllü UU, Nalbant T, Ekinci F, Matyar S, Ünal İ, Erdem S, Yildizdaş RD, Yilmaz HL.
INTRODUCTION: A clinical course ranging from mild local findings to life-threatening systemic findings may occur after scorpion stings. The purpose of this study was to identify priority markers indicating scorpion sting-related cardiac involvement. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

7 Essential oils to use for bee stings
(Natural News) Bee stings have a notorious reputation the world over, thanks to boxing legend Muhammad Ali: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Of course, getting stung by a bee and being at the receiving end of Ali’s punch are two different kinds of painful, but only a bee sting can hit you outside... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche steps up efficiency drive to take sting out of biosimilars
Roche , the world's biggest producer of cancer drugs, is stepping up cost cuts in an efficiency drive made unavoidable by competition from cut-price copies of three mega-brands from its famed U.S. Genentech biotech stable. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global Warming Threatens Europe ’ s Public Health
Parched olive groves in northern Croatia, where West Nile Virus has already claimed one victim this year. West Nile Virus infections have sharply increased in Europe this year, the World Health Organisation says, largely due to a longer transmission season in the region which this year saw high temperatures and extended rainy spells followed by dry weather, helping mosquito breeding and propagation. Credit: Ed Holt/IPSBy Ed HoltVIENNA, Sep 13 2018 (IPS)Climate change and health experts are warning of the growing threat to public health in Europe from global warming as rising temperatures help potentially lethal diseases sp...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Europe Featured Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Health and Environment Source Type: news

Africa:Stopping Cervical Cancer and Other Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa
[WHO] As she felt the cold sting of the needle enter her arm, Alice winced in fear more than pain- understandable as she is only 10. However, a moment of pain could save her from the leading cause of cancer death among women in Africa: cervical cancer. She is receiving a vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV), the main gateway agent in cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to prevent bug bites in the wild
(Natural News) Outdoor activities can be fun and exciting, but it also means that you may have to deal with pesky bugs. On the other hand, during a survival scenario the last thing you want to do is look for ways to get rid of various insects that bite and sting. (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com) To... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eight home remedies for bee stings
A bee sting causes a painful, raised welt to form on the skin. This welt usually disappears after a few days without treatment, but some natural remedies can help to speed healing and reduce pain and swelling. Here, learn about the research behind home remedies for bee stings and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bites and Stings Source Type: news

Bee sting to the cornea: toxic effects and management - Olivo Payne A, Chong E.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

First Generic EpiPen Gets FDA Approval
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions in adults and children. The company Teva Pharmaceuticals gained approval to market the new generic drug, according to an announcement from the FDA on Thursday. Brendan O’Grady, executive vice president who heads North America Commercial at Teva, noted in an emailed statement Thursday that the approval “marks an important step forward in bringing our patients additional prescription medications that have met the FDA’s rigorous standards.&rdqu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News EpiPen generic epipen Local TV Source Type: news

Eileen Parkes on Why Cancer Researchers Are Excited About STING Agonists
ONCOLOGY recently interviewed Dr. Eileen Parkes, whose laboratory studies the STING pathway, to find out why researchers are excited about targeting this pathway as a potential cancer therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Eileen Parkes, MD, PhD Source Type: news

Bee and Wasp Sting
Title: Bee and Wasp StingCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/28/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - August 7, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

How to treat a jellyfish sting: The one thing you should NEVER do - Dr Zoe reveals
JELLYFISH stings can be painful and may feel like a sharp prick. But what should you do if you ’re stung when swimming in the ocean? This Morning’s Dr Zoe reveals the worst thing you could do to treat the painful sting. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tick bites: What does a tick bite look like? Terrifying signs you have lyme disease
TICK bites have been labelled the most dangerous insect bites in the UK. This is because the bite could transmit lyme disease, a serious illness. It could be possible to identify a tick bite by looking in these areas. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horsefly bite treatment: Five ways to soothe the bite recommended by an expert
HORSEFLY bites can happen more frequently around this time of year, as the vicious insect bite becomes more common. It isn ’t always possible to spot the insect before a bite, but if bitten it will definitely be felt. Do this to treat a horsefly bite. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horsefly bite: Why this insect bite is worse than others - Dr Ranj explains signs
HORSEFLY bites can be painful, itchy, and leave large marks on the skin. But a horsefly bite could be worse than other insect bites, warned This Morning ’s Dr Ranj. These are the signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A global accounting of medically significant scorpions: epidemiology, major toxins, and comparative resources in harmless counterparts - Ward MJ, Ellsworth SA, Nystrom GS.
Scorpions are an ancient and diverse venomous lineage, with over 2200 currently recognized species. Only a small fraction of scorpion species are considered harmful to humans, but the often life-threatening symptoms caused by a single sting are significant... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Insect bite: Could this be the most dangerous? Worst biting bug this summer revealed
Insect bites can become infected and swollen if not treated properly. But, what is the worst UK insect to be bitten by? This spider-relative ’s bite could cause lyme disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is your earliest childhood memory – and did it really happen?
A new study suggests that many first memories are actually fictional and based on photographs and family stories. We would like to hear about what you believe is your earliest recollectionIt is a much pondered and discussed subject: your earliest childhood memory. For some, it is their first bee sting or a formative interaction with a parent as a toddler. Others claim to be able to recall lying in a pram. But how sure are you that you have actually remembered this experience, rather than it being informed by photographs and family anecdotes?Related:Head space: why our adolescent memories are so clear | Daniel GlaserContinu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Guardian readers Tags: Memory Science Source Type: news

Head of "gender" charity that combats sexual violence was just charged with sexual exploitation of minors, child porn
(Natural News) Joel Davis, chairman of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict, was arrested in New York recently after he was caught trying to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity, as well as for possessing and distributing child pornography. Undercover officers performed a number of sting operations on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snake venom treatment investigated as antibiotic alternative for eye infections
(University of Liverpool) An innovative University of Liverpool research project that will investigate whether compounds used to treat snake venom and bee stings could provide an alternative to antibiotics in treating eye infection has been awarded £ 170,000 by the charity Fight for Sight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First aid expert reveals her ultimate guide to identifying common bites
EXCLUSIVE: British first aid expert and qualified nurse Emma Hammett reveals her guide to common insect bites and stings, explaining how to tell different insects' marks apart and relieve them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First aid expert reveals her ultimate guide to identifying common bites and stingsr or flea?
EXCLUSIVE: British first aid expert and qualified nurse Emma Hammett reveals her guide to common insect bites and stings, explaining how to tell different insects' marks apart and relieve them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horsefly bite: Were you bitten? SHOCKING signs you’ve been nipped by the gruesome insect
HORSEFLY bites can be painful, itchy and produce unusual marks on the skin. But, many other insect bites can look similar. This is what a horsefly bite looks like. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heatwave causes spike in insect bite calls to NHS
Horsefly bites are painful and can lead to a skin infection that may require antibiotics, say doctors. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horsefly bite treatment: Three ways to soothe the wound recommended by the NHS
HORSEFLY bites can be sudden and painful, often resulting in bleeding from the body. The NHS recommends these three methods for treating insect bites, including those caused by horseflies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flesh-eating disease leaves Langley, B.C., man fighting for life
In the beginning, the only sign that something was seriously wrong with Rob Erke was the pain and a small bump on his left shoulder — there was no wound, no scratch, no insect bite. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Emergency care in rural settings: can doctors be ethical and survive? - Bawaskar HS, Bawaskar PH.
We describe below the pressures of running a small private hospital in an underserved rural area, while providing emergency healthcare for victims of poisonous stings, accidents, and other acute health conditions. Both ethics and law demand that payment is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Lionfish venom elicits pain predominantly through the activation of non-peptidergic nociceptors - Mouchbahani-Constance S, Lesperance LS, Petitjean H, Davidova A, Macpherson A, Prescott SA, Sharif-Naeini R.
The lionfish (Pterois volitans) is a venomous invasive species found in the Caribbean and Northwestern Atlantic. It poses a growing health problem due to the increase in frequency of painful stings, for which no treatment or antidote exists, and the long-t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

New small molecules pave the way for treating autoinflammatory disease
The innate immune system is the first line of defense, with cells that quickly identify "foreign" motifs from viruses and bacteria and mount up a counterattack to eliminate them. As a key strategy to sense the presence of pathogens, the cells of the innate immune system use receptors that can identify microbial DNA and in turn activate a protein called STING (STimulator of Interferon Genes). Once activated, STING turns on genes that help cells fight off the infecting pathogen. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Mental health effects caused by red imported fire ant attacks (Solenopsis invicta) - Wang L, Lu Y, Li R, Zeng L, Du J, Huang X, Xu Y.
Susceptible individuals who have suffered painful stings caused by red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, usually experience physical health effects such as fever, dizziness, generalized urticaria, or other systemic reactions such as anaphylactic shoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Youth worker wants her leg amputated after an INSECT BITE
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Lisa Davis, 27, from Bromsgrove in Worcestershire developed complex regional pain syndrome and persistent leg ulcers after being bitten by an insect in 2011. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Louisville doctors indicted on federal drug charges
U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman joined law enforcement officials from across the state Thursday to announce opioid-related drug fraud charges against 10 defendants from Kentucky's western district. These charges are included in the U.S. Department of Justice's national health care fraud sting of 590 individuals responsible for more than $2 billion in fraud losses. “Health care fraud is nothing more than theft and drug dealing, though using complex techniques on a large scale” Coleman sa id in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Shannon Greer Source Type: news

Beverly Hills radiologist gets 10 years in fraud case
A radiologist from Beverly Hills, CA, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Beverly Hills radiologist convicted in kickback scheme Radiologist nabbed in Calif. workers' comp fraud sting Imaging firm pays $647K to settle fraud charges (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

WATCH: What to do if you're stung by a jellyfish
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. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What you need to know about jellyfish stings
Jellyfish have a mighty sting as hundreds of beachgoers in Florida have discovered. More than 800 people were reported to have been stung recently at Central Florida beaches.?Dr. Michael Boniface, an emergency department physician with Mayo Clinic, says?most jellyfish that beachgoers encounter in the U.S. contiguous lower 48 states can cause symptomatic and problematic skin [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

More than 800 people were stung by jellyfish along Florida beaches in three days
Along the Central Florida coast, a spike in moon jellyfish stings have kicked off summer in a painful way. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mortality due to snakebite and other venomous animals in the Indian state of Bihar: findings from a representative mortality study - Dandona R, Kumar GA, Kharyal A, George S, Akbar M, Dandona L.
We report on mortality due to bite or sting of a venomous animal fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Housecall: First aid for insect bites and stings
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Insect 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, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about bee sting allergies
For people with a bee sting allergy, the summer months can be a scary time. People who have never been stung may have an allergy without knowing it. Allergic reactions to bee stings can range from mild to life-threatening. In this article, learn how to identify a bee sting allergy, along with symptoms and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

9 Kinds of Bug Bites You Might Get This Summer — and What to Do About Them
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Gardner / Health Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

A first aid expert advises on how to cope with sunburn, insect bites and even hot climates
Summer holidays are just around the corner and preparation is key when it comes to first aid on holiday. First aid expert Emma Hammet explains how to tackle bites and what to do in hot climes (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical consequences of toxic envenomations by Hymenoptera - Schmidt JO.
Many familiar Hymenoptera are brightly colored and can sting painfully-thus, their threat and clinical importance may be exaggerated. Most stinging insects only sting to defend themselves or their colonies from predators. The clinical nature of Hymenoptera... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can we learn to avoid being bitten by dogs?
Why does man's best friend sometimes turn from friend to foe? Does our behavior drive dogs' aggression? A new study finds clues in an unlikely source. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bites and Stings Source Type: news

When wasps attack: how to dodge the summer sting
It's the perfect time of year to host a backyard barbecue — and unsuspectingly invite a horde of yellow jackets to the feast. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news