I Hate Summer —and You Should Too
Wake me when it’s over—summer, that is. I know, I know, you just love it: the long days, the warm evenings, the trips to the beach, the afternoons at the ballpark when your favorite team is playing and the pennant race is tightening—and the temperature is skyrocketing, and your skin is blistering, and the beer is $6, and the drive home will be in 88° heat, which is fine if you don’t mind running the air conditioner, except that you’re burning through $4–a-gallon gas, because it’s summer-driving season and the giant oil companies didn’t get to be the giant oil companies wi...
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Scorpion sting envenomation: should it be considered a neglected tropical disease? - Hern ández-Muñoz EA, Zavala-Sánchez EV.
At least 2772 species of scorpion (Arachnida: Scorpiones Koch, 1837) have been described.1 Of these, only 104 species (3.8%) are medically relevant.2 Mexico has the highest biodiversity, with 12% of all scorpion species worldwide.3,4 Other countries with a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Airbnb boss insists being the butt of SNL skit didn't'sting '
They say there’s no such thing as bad press, and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is proving the point by insisting a ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit taking aim at his company just proves the brand has become a true household name. Earlier this year, actress Sydney Sweeney and comedian Chloe Troast appeared in…#airbnb #brianchesky #sydneysweeney #chloetroast #snl #airbnbs #joegebbia #nbcnewsnightly (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hertz charging Tesla renters for not refilling gas tank
Customers of one of the nation’s largest rental car companies are feeling the sting after renting Teslas only to pay hundreds in gratuitous fuel fees — and then being denied refunds. Hertz, which recently announced plans to offload 30,000 used Teslas, was accused of charging one customer a nearly…#hertz #skippump #teslamodel3 #evanfroehlich #toanle #le #tesla (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A look at the sea slug utility belt, from solar power to stealing stings
Emily gets super nerdy with former host Maddie Sofia get as they dive into the incredible world of nudibranchs in this encore episode. Not only are these sea slugs eye-catching for their colors, some of them have evolved to "steal" abilities from other organisms — from the power of photosynthesis to the stinging cells of their venomous predators. These sea slugs are going to blow your mind!You can email Short Wave at shortwave@npr.org. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 8, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Kwong Source Type: news

Could YOU tell the difference? Pharmacist warns over eight tell-tale skin marks from a harmless midge bite to a dangerous spider wound
Leading pharmacist, George Sandhu, has warned Brits not to overlook insect bites as the summer season approaches as a bad reaction could prove life-threatening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 5, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As if you weren't already scared of bees! Man, 50, escapes death after suffering multi-organ failure when stung by a giant bee
Sharing the Somalian man's case in an academic journal as a warning, medics said such stings can also trigger strokes or even heart attacks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's next in €645 million JuicyFields cannabis scam? – DW
In an international sting operation, police have arrested several suspects in the JuicyFields medical cannabis investment scam. The company started in Berlin — and was the subject of DW's Cannabis Cowboys podcast series. In July 2022, thousands of people who had invested money in juicyfields.io,…#juicyfields #berlin #dw #juicyfieldsio #europol #europeanunionagency #spain #dominicanrepublic #karenhäußer #arrests (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Longform links: the greatest possession
Books An excerpt from “Rebellion: How Antiliberalism is Tearing America Apart — Again” by Robert Kagan. (wapo.st) A Q&A withJoseph Cox who is the author of "Dark Wire: The Incredible True Story of the Largest Sting Operation Ever." (semafor.com) An excerpt from "The Unexpected: Navigating…#tearingamericaapart #robertkagan #wapost #emilyoster #nathanfox #ukraine #blacksea #lithuania #albertbrooks #jerryseinfeld (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intricate leaf veins may be an ancient protection against hungry insects
The “loopy” patterns of a fossilized seed fern’s ( Linopteris subbrongniartii ) leaf veins (shown above) may represent an early plant defense against being eaten by insects. About 340 million years ago, leaves sported veins that branched like a tree, with a main “trunk” subdividing into multiple branches. Some 23 million years later, more complex networks had evolved with multiple intersecting paths connecting veins to the stalk of the leaf. During that intervening time, insects had begun chomping down on leaves. Did leaves’ veins shift in response? To find out, paleontologists traced and digiti...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 30, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Joe Biden Stings Trump At White House Correspondents ’ Dinner: “Donald Has Had A Few Tough Days Lately. You Might Call It Stormy Weather”
Joe Biden got in a few zingers at his rival Donald Trump, but he devoted a large part of his remarks to the serious threat to democracy. “Donald has had a few tough days lately. You might call it stormy weather,” Biden quipped, referencing Trump’s current hush money trial. The president also…#donaldtrump #trump #robertelee (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multi-organ dysfunction due to envenoming syndrome following a massive bee attack: a fatal case study and comprehensive literature review - Osman UMA, Turfan S, Mohamud MFY.
Honeybee bites are a common public health hazard, the incidence of which is gradually increasing. A bee sting incident involving more than fifty stings is categorized as massive envenomation. The clinical manifestations of honey bee stings can range from l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 24, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Case report: Rapid-onset Parkinsonism after a hornet sting - Tomic S, Zjalic M, Popovi ć Z, Krivdic Dupan Z, Heffer M, Snajder Mujkic D, Mandic D, Guljas S, Petrovic IN.
We present a patient with acute parkinsonism non-responsive to levodopa, who developed striatal lesions after a hornet s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Can You Eat Cicadas? Yes, and Here ’s How to Catch, Clean, and Cook Them
Get ready to see cicadas everywhere. More than a trillion of the critters are expected to surface in parts of the United States this year in a rare co-emergence event the likes of which hasn’t been seen in over two centuries. Known for their deafening mating calls, which can be as loud as lawnmowers, cicadas emerge after more than a decade underground, offering a tasty meal to birds—and even the occasional human. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] That’s right, cicadas, like many insects, have been hailed as an eco-friendly and high-protein alternative to poultry and cattle. They&rsquo...
Source: TIME: Science - April 19, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Koh Ewe Tags: Uncategorized News Desk overnight Source Type: news

Beauty really IS pain! Bizarre new wrinkle-defying trend that involves paying £400 to get salmon sperm injected into your face is bruising women (and it takes up to six months for effects to kick in)
Emma Wedgwood, an aesthetic nurse compares the initial side effect of bumpy skin to 'bee stings'. TikTok videos showing the procedure say it gives you bumps and bruising before rejuvenating effects show. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news