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Government has shifted on NHS pay, but there could still be a sting in the tail
Commenting on the announcement in the Budget today (Wednesday) that there is to be extra money to see the NHS through the winter, and to fund an as yet unspecified wage rise for health employees, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “The government may have shifted its position on NHS pay, but health staff are many months away from any extra money in their pay packets. And a long way off a firm commitment to the level of pay rise they all need and have earned. “But the NHS doesn’t exist in isolation, and rather than pick out one group of workers today, the government should be championing a d...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health NHS nhs pay public services Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Bee or wasp sting - Hon KL, Leung AKC.
While jogging in a local park in Hong Kong, a 55-year-old, previously healthy man was stung on the ventral aspect of his right wrist. The tiny stinger was gently removed with nail cutters and examined under a microscope at 80x magni cation; plucking the st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

A stinging suspicion something was just not right: methamphetamine toxicity in infant mimics scorpion envenomation - Pariury HE, Steiniger AM, Lowe MC.
The sting from Centuroides sculpturatus, commonly known as the bark scorpion, is a serious medical problem and can be potentially fatal to young children. Centuroides sculpturatus envenomation can cause a wide spectrum of symptoms, often including autonomi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Indian woman, 54, dies after being stung by a scorpion
The woman, of Warangal - 89 miles (144km) from Hyderabad, was rushed to her local hospital and given a range of drugs to combat the expected side effects of the Indian Red Scorpion's sting. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'A touch can speak a thousand words': Soothing touch can ease hurt feelings
A slow, stroking touch eases the sting of social rejection, psychologists find. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Healthcare startup ’s board included man convicted in alleged Russian spy caper
A man who pled guilty two decades ago to selling stolen biotech material to an FBI agent posing as a Russian spy served until last year on the board of RxAdvance, a Southborough-based pharmacy benefit manager chaired by former Apple CEO John Sculley. Subu Kota, an Indian native who was swept up in an FBI sting operation targeting the KGB spy agency in the mid-1990s, resigned from the board of RxAdvance in December 2016, the company’s CEO Ravi Ika confirmed to the Business Journal. Kota’s service… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

BUSTED: NY Times video editor ADMITS anti-Trump bias in latest Project Veritas undercover sting
(Natural News) James O’Keefe and his investigative media organization, Project Veritas, are continuing their efforts to expose the Left-wing bias of the so-called “mainstream media,” this time snagging a video of an editor for The New York Times who admitted on camera his prejudice against President Donald J. Trump and his family. In a press-and-video... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Common Is Hereditary Angioedema?
Discussion Angioedema is edema that is non-pitting, self-limited occurring in non-dependent areas usually in an asymmetric distribution usually on the lips, face, hands, feet, genitals and also in the bowel. It usually develops over minutes to hours (often 1-2 hours) with resolution usually within 24-48 hours. Angioedema often occurs with urticaria but 20% of patients may have isolated angioedema. Acute allergic angioedema is often caused by drugs (including antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), foods, infections, insects, various organic substances (i.e. latex, preservatives, formaldehyde, etc.), and oth...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why do onions make you cry?
Cut up an onion, and you?ll likely cry a few tears. It?s the result of a chemical reaction you start with the first slice of your knife ? a reaction that researchers continue to explore. Jen Welper, executive chef with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, says the sting is part of the onion?s survival [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Country diary: huge jellyfish shipwrecked on the sands
Morfa Harlech, GwyneddThey have drifted on ocean currents for 500m years, pulsing gently towards landfallThe wave smudges out something written in the sand with a stick. I imagine it as a spell cast to charm ashore those lost at sea. And so it does, as tides ebb and flow, stranding the barrel jellyfish. These extraordinary creatures, also known as dustbin-lid jellyfish because of their size and shape, have been shipwrecked after an epic voyage.Rhizostoma pulmoor R octopus is the largest jellyfish in British waters (they can grow to nearly 90cm in diameter) and is harvested around Wales for high-valuemedical-grade collagen....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Paul Evans Tags: Marine life Environment Wildlife UK news Rural affairs Birds Animals Medical research Science Source Type: news

Catalonia Just Voted for Independence From Spain. Here ’s Why That Is Unlikely to Happen
Constituents in Spain’s Catalonia region voted for independence in a disputed referendum Sunday that left more than 800 people injured after Spanish riot police used batons and rubber bullets on protesters civilians attempting to cast their ballots. Catalonia has “won the right to become an independent state,” the Associated Press quoted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont as saying after the polling. He also promised to make good on an election pledge to unilaterally declare independence for the region should its constituents vote “yes” in the referendum. Puigdemont added that he would ask th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized onetime Spain Source Type: news

No, Hugh Hefner Did Not Love Women
Hugh Hefner loved his things: his silk bathrobes, his palatial mansion, his vintage cars. And of course, he would be quick to say, his girls — those interchangeable blondes all below a certain age, with their Barbie-shaped bodies and smiles that never moved their eyes. Hefner claimed to “love women.” He certainly loved to look at women, or at least the type of women who fit a very particular model. He loved to make money by selling images of women to other men who “love women.” He certainly met a lot of women, had sex with a lot of women, talked to a lot of women. But I’m not sure Hefner...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill Filipovic Tags: Uncategorized Hugh Hefner Playboy sexism women Source Type: news

The True Story Behind the Movie American Made
American Made, the new Tom Cruise crime drama out Sept. 29, has all the makings of a romp: drug running and arms smuggling. An FBI sting. Enough cold, hard cash to make the phenomenon of raining money a plausible ecological scenario. And a sex scene in the cockpit of a plane. That’s flying through the air. With one participant being the pilot. Did we mention it’s Tom Cruise? If it sounds like an exercise in screenwriting excess, it’s not entirely — the film takes as its inspiration the true story of Adler Berriman “Barry” Seal, a TWA pilot who became a drug smuggler for the Medellí...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliza Berman Tags: Uncategorized movies tom cruise Source Type: news

Don't Let the Tick Stick
Dermatology expert offers advice on tick removal and avoiding them in the first place Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Insect Bites and Stings, Tick Bites (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NFL Owners Should Stand Up to Donald Trump on National Anthem Protests
With his threat at the United Nations this past week to “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary, and his labeling of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a “Rocket Man” on a “suicide mission,” President Donald Trump escalated his war of words with a country flirting with a nuclear strike. Few world leaders at the General Assembly cheered him. On Friday, Trump got his applause — by hurling his “tough” talk at America’s de facto national pastime, NFL football. At a rally in Huntsville, Ala., in support of Republican Senator Luther Strange, Trump cursed some of its ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump NFL onetime Roger Goodell Source Type: news

Amazon.com caught selling illegal FULL AUTO gun parts in ATF sting to convict its own customers with felony crimes
(Natural News) In addition to the fact that Amazon.com is now the world’s largest marketplace of contaminated, untested dietary supplements and food, a Natural News investigation confirms that Amazon.com has rolled out a “gun-running” sting operation to get its own customers charged with felony crimes by the ATF. Amazon.com, which has always prohibited the sale... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is the Best Way to Recover From Failure
Embracing the sting of failure may not sound enjoyable — but new research shows it’s the best way to learn from mistakes. A study in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making found that people who ruminated on their emotions about failure were likely to try harder to correct their mistakes than those who made excuses or didn’t let their failures bring them down. This notion of feeling the pain in order to progress may be counterintuitive to those who believe in shaking off failures. But it’s actually motivating to learn how bad it feels to fail, according to study co-author Selin Malkoc, a marketing...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julia Zorthian Tags: Uncategorized failure health onetime psychology Research Science Source Type: news

Wasp sting induced STEMI with complete coronary artery occlusion: a case of Kounis syndrome - Cross B, Choudhury TR, Hindle M, Galasko G.
A 45-year-old previously healthy man with minimal coronary artery disease on imaging presented with an acute MI after sustaining a wasp sting following previous non-eventful exposures throughout his life. This is the first case of Kounis syndrome with opti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

The One Word You Need to Stop Overusing
This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Real Simple Tags: Uncategorized advice Apology career how to apologize how to break up with someone how to say sorry i'm sorry Life advice Mental Health/Psychology professional advice work advice Source Type: news

American Airlines Cancelled a Flight Because of a Stowaway Scorpion
American Airlines cancelled a flight after a scorpion was found on board the plane. The plane, initially scheduled to fly to Chicago from Sacramento on Sunday, will instead fly without passengers to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to be fumigated, a statement from the airline confirmed. More than 100 passengers slated to head to Chicago on flight 2672 were re-booked on different flights, according to the airline. “We apologize to them for the inconvenience,” a spokesperson for American Airlines said. “Our first priority is always the safety of our customers and crew.” American Airline offici...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Aviation California onetime Travel Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sea urchin sting: Symptoms, treatment, and removal
Sea urchin stings can be painful, and in some cases potentially fatal. Learn about the symptoms of sea urchin stings, how to identify them, and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Pediatric exposures to topical benzocaine preparations reported to a statewide poison control system - Vohra R, Huntington S, Koike J, Le K, Geller RJ.
INTRODUCTION: Topical benzocaine is a local anesthetic commonly used to relieve pain caused by teething, periodontal irritation, burns, wounds, and insect bites. Oral preparations may contain benzocaine concentrations ranging from 7.5% to 20%. Pediatric ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Never say never again: a bone graft infection due to a hornet sting, thirty-nine years after cranioplasty - Maugeri R, Giammalva RG, Graziano F, Basile L, Gul ì C, Giugno A, Iacopino DG.
BACKGROUND: Cranioplasty (CP) is a widespread surgical procedure aimed to restore skull integrity and physiological cerebral hemodynamics, to improve neurological functions and to protect the underlying brain after a life-saving decompressive craniectomy (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Imported fire ant envenomation: a clinicopathologic study of a recognizable form of arthropod assault reaction - Villada G, Hafeez F, Ollague J, Nousari CH, Elgart GW.
BACKGROUND: Skin reactions to the sting of the imported fire ant have characteristic clinicopathological features. METHODS: One case of experimental envenomation was prospectively followed during 48 hours, with biopsies. In addition, six cases from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Bristol-Myers Squibb completes previously announced acquisition of IFM Therapeutics
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced that it has completed the previously announced planned acquisition of IFM Therapeutics. The transaction includes full rights to IFM's preclinical STING (stimulator of interferon genes) and NLRP3 agonist programs focused on enhancing the innate immune response for treating cancer. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Bristol-Myers Squibb Business and Industry Source Type: news

The STING of death in T cells
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) EPFL scientists show that the STING signaling pathway, which helps coordinate the innate immune system, causes cell death in T cells of the adaptive immune system. This 'killing' effect includes cancerous T cells, and has implications for treating T cell-derived cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Saudi medicinal plants for the treatment of scorpion sting envenomation - Al-Asmari A, Manthiri RA, Abdo N, Al-Duaiji FA, Khan HA.
Scorpion sting envenoming poses major public health problems. The treatment modalities include antivenoms, chemical antidotes and phytotherapy, with varying degrees of effectiveness and side effects. In this investigation, we reviewed the use of Saudi medi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

The Divisive Diet of Honeybees: Why Some Will Never Be Royals
That stings! A new study suggests that fragments of plant genetic material in the pollen-rich diets of worker bee larvae ensures that they never grow up to be queens. (Image credit: Stephen Dalton/Minden Pictures/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Courtney Columbus Source Type: news

Bee and Wasp Stings
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 31, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Solution To Combat Rafts Of Floating Fire Ants After Hurricane Harvey
The mounds of floating fire ant colonies seen after the devastating floods from Hurricane Harvey have caught the eye of many people on social media. Avoiding their painful stings is important for those who may encounter these flotillas. Disposing of them may be as simple as using liquid detergent. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

How To Combat Floating Fire Ant Rafts In Hurricane Harvey Flooding
The floating mounds of fire ant colonies seen after the devastating floods have caught the eye of many people on social media. Avoiding the ants'painful stings is important for those who may encounter these flotillas. Disposing of them may be as simple as using liquid detergent. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

IntraHealth Improves Health Care in 37 Countries, Reaches 221,000 Health Workers in 2016
August 30, 2017 Chapel Hill, NCIn a step toward making high-quality health care available to more people around the world, 221,226 health workers in 37 countries gained training or other support throughIntraHealth International’s programs in 2016. These health workers are now improving the quality of health care in their communities and making services available to more people, including in the hardest-to-reach areas. See the full results atwww.intrahealth.org/AnnualReport2016.The World Health Organization projects a shortage of 18 million health workers by 2030, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. Without ...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Jellyfish sting treatment
In this article, learn what to do if someone gets stung by a jellyfish, what to not to do, and how to prevent jellyfish stings in the first place. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

How to take the sting out of rashes
Cold sores, athlete's foot, fungal nails, thrush - they may not be life-threatening but they can really get you down. In the fourth part of our unique series, we ask the experts what you can do to shift those infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insect bite warning: Three bugs living in the UK you should AVOID
INSECT bites are usually harmless but can sometimes require hospital treatment. These include ticks, which left former rugby player Matt Dawson with Lyme disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Start Making Plans When You ’re Recovering from Depression
“You can never plan the future by the past.” – Edmund Burke I know a little bit about being depressed, having worked hard together with my psychotherapist to overcome the debilitating and frightening mental health condition of depression when I was a young woman. Not only did I have a history of persistent sadness, having failed to effectively deal with the loss of my father when I was 13, I also accumulated losses and failures for the following 15 years to the point where I continually felt bad about myself. I found it hard to plan anything, other than surrendering to spontaneous pursuits, often accompan...
Source: Psych Central - August 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Bipolar Depression General Grief and Loss Self-Help Coping Skills Depression Recovery Depressive Episode Hobbies Positive Attitude Socializing Source Type: news

Epidemiological study of scorpion stings in the Rio Grande do Norte State, Northeastern Brazil - Ara újo KAM, Tavares AV, Marques MRV, Vieira AA, Leite RS.
This communication is a retrospective epidemiological study of the scorpion sting cases recorded from 2007 to 2014 in the Rio Grande do Norte State, Northeastern Brazil. The data was collected from the Injury Notification Information System database of the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Freshwater catfish envenoming in a tropical country - Thalgaspitiya SPB, Wijerathne BTB, Siriwardhana NP.
OBJECTIVE: Freshwater catfish are known to cause painful stings in humans. Stings usually cause mild envenomation and, in some instances, can lead to severe secondary bacterial infections. Sri Lanka is a tropical country where catfish stings are not rare. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Moderna taps Novartis exec to lead manufacturing blitz
Cambridge-based Moderna Therapeutics has hired a former Novartis executive to help it ramp up manufacturing of its experimental drugs and vaccines at a new facility in Norwood. Moderna, one of the state’s largest and most valuable private biotechs, said Thursday that it has appointed Juan Andres to lead late-stage technical development and manufacturing. In that role, he will oversee the 500-employee company’s efforts to scale up manufacturing of its medicines for te sting in preclinical studies… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

The nitty-gritty behind how onions make you cry
(American Chemical Society) Adding onions to a recipe can make a meal taste rich and savory, but cutting up the onion can be brutal.   Onions release a compound called lachrymatory factor (LF), which makes the eyes sting and water. Scientists know that a certain enzyme causes this irritating compound to form but precisely how it helps LF form in the onion remained an open question. Now, one group reports in ACS Chemical Biology that they have the answer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Epidemiological and clinical aspects of scorpion sting among children in south part of Iran - Shahi M, Moosavy SH, Rafinejad J, Zare S, Navidpour S, Madani A.
This study aimed to describe the epidemiological aspects, clinical symptom and stinging agents among scorpion sting victims referred to Children Hospital in Hor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Papers of note in Science Immunology 2 (13)
This month’s articles show how agonists of the STING-cGAS pathway in dendritic cells might serve as vaccine adjuvants and how tumor-derived exosomes increase the abundance of an immunosuppressive molecule on monocytes. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Foley, J. F. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Medal of Honor Awarded to Vietnam Army Medic
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army medic from Michigan who risked his life multiple times to rescue Vietnam War comrades is becoming the first person to receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump. Trump is set to present America's highest military honor to James McCloughan on Monday at a White House ceremony. McCloughan was a 23-year-old private first class who had been drafted into the Army when, in 1969, he found himself in the middle of the raging, days long Battle of Hui Yon Hill. McCloughan voluntarily entered the "kill zone" to rescue injured comrades, even as he was pelted with shrapnel from a roc...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - July 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Darlene Superville, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Medal of Honor Awarded to Vietnam Army Medic
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army medic from Michigan who risked his life multiple times to rescue Vietnam War comrades is becoming the first person to receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump. Trump is set to present America's highest military honor to James McCloughan on Monday at a White House ceremony. McCloughan was a 23-year-old private first class who had been drafted into the Army when, in 1969, he found himself in the middle of the raging, days long Battle of Hui Yon Hill. McCloughan voluntarily entered the "kill zone" to rescue injured comrades, even as he was pelted with shrapnel from a roc...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Darlene Superville, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

New research findings to standardise first aid treatment of jellyfish stings
(National University of Ireland Galway) New research from NUI Galway and the University of Hawaii at Manoa has identified the best way to treat a sting from the lions mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 27, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Two cases of acute kidney injury due to multiple wasp stings - Vikrant S, Parashar A.
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an unusual complication of wasp stings. Treatment of established AKI is largely supportive but the preventive strategies are not well documented. This is a report of 2 human cases that developed AKI after multiple wasp stings (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Insect bite warning: THIS is how cuts on the skin can trigger DEADLY flesh-eating disease
FLESH-EATING disease - properly known as necrotising fasciitis - is a rare but potentially fatal bacterial infection that affects the skin, and surrounding muscles and organs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STING is an essential mediator of the Ku70-mediated production of IFN-{lambda}1 in response to exogenous DNA
We previously identified Ku70, a subunit of a DNA repair protein complex, as a cytosolic DNA sensor that induces the production of interferon-1 (IFN-1) by human primary cells and cell lines. IFN-1 is a type III IFN and has similar antiviral activity to that of the type I IFNs (IFN-α and IFN-β). We observed that human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293T cells, which are deficient in the innate immune adaptor protein STING (stimulator of IFN genes), did not produce IFN-1 in response to DNA unless they were reconstituted with STING. Conversely, parental HEK 293 cells produced IFN-1 after they were exposed to exogenous DNA;...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sui, H., Zhou, M., Imamichi, H., Jiao, X., Sherman, B. T., Lane, H. C., Imamichi, T. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Partial finger amputation after weever sting and second-degree burn - Josiassen M, Partoft S, Leicht P, Astrup J.
The greater weever (Trachinus draco) is the only venomous fish in Denmark, and if stung by the weever the venom may cause symptoms such as pain, headache, nausea, dizziness and in severe cases systemic allergic reaction or tissue necrosis. The venom is hea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Scorpion stings in Jordan: an update - Amr ZS, Al Zou'bi R, Abdo N, Bani Hani R.
This study updates epidemiological data on scorpion sting encounters in Jordan. METHODS: Data on scorpion sting encoun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news