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How bats carry viruses without getting sick
(Cell Press) Bats are known to harbor highly pathogenic viruses like Ebola or Marburg and yet they do not show clinical signs of disease. In a paper published in the journal Cell Host& Microbe on February 22, scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China find that in bats, an antiviral immune pathway called the STING-interferon pathway is dampened, and bats can maintain just enough defense against illness without triggering a heightened immune reaction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

BAK/BAX macropores facilitate mitochondrial herniation and mtDNA efflux during apoptosis
Mitochondrial apoptosis is mediated by BAK and BAX, two proteins that induce mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization, leading to cytochrome c release and activation of apoptotic caspases. In the absence of active caspases, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) triggers the innate immune cGAS/STING pathway, causing dying cells to secrete type I interferon. How cGAS gains access to mtDNA remains unclear. We used live-cell lattice light-sheet microscopy to examine the mitochondrial network in mouse embryonic fibroblasts. We found that after BAK/BAX activation and cytochrome c loss, the mitochondrial network broke down and large BAK...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: McArthur, K., Whitehead, L. W., Heddleston, J. M., Li, L., Padman, B. S., Oorschot, V., Geoghegan, N. D., Chappaz, S., Davidson, S., San Chin, H., Lane, R. M., Dramicanin, M., Saunders, T. L., Sugiana, C., Lessene, R., Osellame, L. D., Chew, T.-L., Dewson Tags: Cell Biology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do mosquito bites itch and swell up?
In this article we look at why mosquito bites itch, evidence-backed ways to reduce itching and swelling, and discuss when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bites and Stings Source Type: news

Expanding Leg Ulcer in a Young Woman
Self-treatment has done nothing to slow the progress of this lesion which the patient thought might be an insect bite at first. Your Dx? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 16, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Alisen Huang, MS3 and Eve J. Lowenstein, MD, PhD Tags: Skin Diseases Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Strange Rash Surfaces
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 20-year-old man went to the doctor complaining of a fever. He had been hiking recently with friends and had gotten a significant number of insect bites, which he had been scratching non-stop - particularly one on his hand, which had become quite red. An erythematous rash in a linear configuration had spread up his arm. Upon exam, the doctor noted regional lymphadenopathy. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - February 14, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Harrow woman reveals insect bite left her wheelchair-bound
Juliet Rose, from Harrow, can no longer eat solid food because of her Lyme disease. She believes she has harboured the infection, spread by infected ticks, since childhood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ocular manifestations of isolated corneal bee sting injury, management strategies, and clinical outcomes - Gudiseva H, Uddaraju M, Pradhan S, Das M, Mascarenhas J, Srinivasan M, Prajna NV.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe the presenting features, management strategies, and clinical outcome following bee sting injury to the cornea. METHODS: Retrospective case series involving 11 eyes of 11 patients with corneal bee st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Outcomes of bee sting injury: comparison of hornet and paper wasp - Ono T, Iida M, Mori Y, Nejima R, Iwasaki T, Amano S, Miyata K.
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of ocular injuries of hornets and paper wasps' stings. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with ocular injuries sustained by bee stings at Miyata Eye Hospital (Miyazaki, Japan) betwe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Boston Scientific confirms Lotus valve off the market until 2019
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) CEO Mike Mahoney yesterday confirmed that the company’s entry into the transcatheter aortic valve market, Lotus, will remain off the market for the rest of the year. Last November news of another Lotus delay pared  $3 billion from Boston’s market capitalization. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company, which recalled the Lotus transcatheter aortic heart valve in February 2017 over issues with its locking mechanism, said it no longer expected the ensuing manufacturing and design specification changes to get the valve back on the market in Europe or allow th...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Replacement Heart Valves Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Boston Scientific slides to Q4 red on $861m tax charge
An estimated $861 million tax charge pushed Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) into the red during the fourth quarter and slashed full-year profits by 70%, but the medical device maker still managed to meet or beat Wall Street’s expectations. Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific posted losses of -$615 million, or -45¢ per share, on sales of $2.41 billion for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2017, compared with Q4 profits of $124 million, or 9¢ per share on sales growth of 9.9%. Adjusted to exclude one-time items including the tax sting, earnings per share were 34¢, dead in line with The Street, whe...
Source: Mass Device - February 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Source Type: news

No fly zone: A look at bug repellant clothing
(Natural News) Insect bites and stings affect thousand of people across the United States each year, according to an article posted on the Medscape website. The article cited a report released by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), which revealed that up to 28,087 people have had single exposure to insects in 2015 alone.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Geographical distribution of scorpion Odontobuthus doriae in Isfahan Province, Central Iran - Dehghani R, Kassiri H.
BACKGROUND: Scorpions are among the world's venomous arthropods, they sting humans every year, suffering painful symptoms or losing their lives because of the venom. Odontobuthus doriae Thorell 1876 (Arachnida: Scorpionida: Buthidae) is a scorpion of medic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

BUSTED: Undercover media sting reveals Twitter targeting conservatives and independent media for censorship via “shadow bans”
(Natural News) For some time now conservatives, along with supporters of President Donald J. Trump, have suspected they were being targeted for censorship by the social media giants such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Thanks to James O’Keefe and his undercover media sting operation Project Veritas, we learned this week that for certain Twitter engineers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secret sting operation by the GAO blows away the liberal myth that claims people can "buy guns online"
(Natural News) As part of their radical, anti-gun agenda, the liberals are always looking for new ways to strike fear into uneducated Americans about the “horrible dangers” of firearms, and how “easy” it is for people to get their hands on these “uncontrollable killing machines.” But each and every time, these scare tactics just don’t... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New year. New lungs.
I’ve had asthma and chronic lung disease since I was very young. I had to use everything — from my head to my toes — to help me breathe. I remember being able to hear myself wheezing, to feel my lungs rattling. I had marks all over my face from my oxygen mask. I thought I would never be clear of mucus and never be able to walk without being out of breath. All I ever wanted was to breathe. I spent so much energy trying to breathe that I didn’t have much left for eating, so I was really skinny. I spent a lot of time in a wheelchair. When I was able to walk, it would be for short distances and my shoul...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ndeye "Fatou" Seck Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories chronic lung disease double lung transplant Francis Fynn-Thompson Gary Visner Lung Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Envenomation seizures - Kharal GA, Darby RR, Cohen AB.
We present a patient with confusion and seizures that began 24 hours after a yellow jacket (wasp) sting. Given the rapid onset and resolution of symptoms, as well as accompanying dermatological an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Beverly Hills radiologist convicted in kickback scheme
A radiologist from Beverly Hills, CA, was convicted last week on charges that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist nabbed in Calif. workers' comp fraud sting Imaging firm pays $647K to settle fraud charges (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify papular urticaria
Learn about papular urticaria, a skin reaction to insect bites. We examine the symptoms and causes of the condition, along with treatment and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Mechanisms involving myocardial injury in tropical stings and bites - Kumanan T, Guruparan M, Vithiya R, Gawarammana I.
It is known that a number of toxic substances produce myocardial injury by several mechanisms involving interruption of coronary blood flow due to stimulation of clotting mechanism and coronary vasospasm. Number of toxic substances may cause direct myocard... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Sudan:Two Children Die of Scorpion Sting in Sudan's River Nile
[Radio Dabanga] El Manaseer -Two children died of scorpion stings in El Manaseer in River Nile state. Local community leaders pointed out that there have been more scorpions to the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How the New Senate Tax Bill Could Affect You
by Gary Strauss, AARP, November 28, 2017|Comments: 0. Senate tax bill will sting seniors. Getty Images. Here's how the Senate tax bill proposal would affect older Americans. It's a big week in Washington, with Senate Republicans aiming to push through their massive tax overhaul plan. The Senate plan diverges in a  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 30, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Frazier-backed Mavupharma secures $20M in Series A financing to fund STING program
KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 29, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mavupharma (Mavu) announced today that it has secured $20 million in a Series A financing led by Frazier Healthcare Partners and joined by Alpine BioVentures. Mavu is developing o... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital Mavupharma, stimulator of interferon genes, STING pathway (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Radiotherapy-resistant tumors could be defeated with experimental drugs
Drugs that block an immune system mechanism involving the STING pathway may offer a way to overcome radiotherapy resistance in tumors, says new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

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

The NHS is not out of the woods yet
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