Workshop: Getting women due credit -- on the paper
(Michigan State University) Publish or perish is an adage with particular sting for women and other underrepresented scholars prone to not getting deserved credit on scientific papers. F&W scientists will provide perspective and pointers at the upcoming AAAS Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pineapple Cancer Tx;'Catch a Predator' Sting; Deadly Bilateral Nephrectomy?
(MedPage Today) -- Clinicians accused, convicted, or under investigation (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Venomous bites, stings, and poisoning: an update - Warrell DA.
This article discusses the epidemiology, prevention, clinical features, and treatment of venomous bites by snakes, lizards, and spiders; stings by fish, jellyfish, echinoderms, insects, and scorpions; and poisoning by ingestion of fish, turtles, and shellf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Insights in public health: trapped in a sea of uncertainty: limitations in unintentional injury research in the Philippines and interdisciplinary solutions to reduce fatal box jellyfish stings - Pirkle CM, Yanagihara AA.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Serum metabolomics analysis in wasp sting patients - Yang X, Chai L, Liu C, Liu M, Han L, Li C, Guo H, Sun Y, Rao X, Xiao M, Fang Z.
To analyze the dynamic changes of serum metabolomics in wasp sting victims, we collected serum from 10 healthy volunteers and 10 patients who had been stung 3 hours, 24 hours, and 72 hours before sample collection. We analyzed the metabolomics by high-perf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

British traveller's swollen forehead turns out to be MAGGOTS
Doctors at a hospital in York found the shooting pains and swelling near a female patient's hairline were caused not by an insect bite but by maggots living under her skin after a trip to Uganda. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Image of the Day: White Stripes
Black-and-white painted skin can help protect from insect bites. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 23, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

How Is the Government Shutdown Impacting Medtech?
If you think medical device companies are not impacted by the U.S. federal shutdown, think again. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, took to Twitter this week to highlight agency employees who are working unpaid to perform mission-critical activities. FDA cannot legally accept any new medical device or drug submissions until the government shutdown ends because the user fees that are collected with these submissions cannot be processed during the lapse period. The agency is able to support activities funded by carryover user fee balances from FY 2018, but medical device user fee programs only have...
Source: MDDI - January 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Make like a zebra to avoid insect bites, scientists say
The zebra's stripes are known to protect it from blood-sucking insects, as well as acting as camouflage, and new research suggests that being stripy may also work for people in remote tribal communities who paint their bodies in monochrome shades. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Body-painting protects against bloodsucking insects
(Lund University) A study by researchers from Sweden and Hungary shows that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites. It is the first time researchers have successfully shown that body-painting has this effect. Among indigenous peoples who wear body-paint, the markings thus provide a certain protection against insect-borne diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Risk assessment and recommendations for forester exposure to hymenoptera - Dillane D, Richards SL, Balanay JAG, Langley R.
This study assessed the impacts of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Government Shutdown Hits Funding, Resources, and Morale in Science
From missing paychecks to delayed grants to canceled travel, federal research is feeling the sting. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 11, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Wilderness: Scorpion Sting
Scorpion Sting (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does a wolf spider bite look like? Is it dangerous?
A wolf spider bite is rarely dangerous and does not usually require treatment. If a wolf spider bites a human, they can often treat it as they would any other insect bite. Learn more about wolf spiders, their bites, ways to treat them, and how to avoid them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bites and Stings Source Type: news

Africa: Why Uganda Burns Medicine When Hospitals Have No Drugs
[Monitor] A dry, frigid wind stings and numbs the body inside the vast National Medical Stores (NMS) facility in Entebbe, some 40 kilometres from Kampala. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) An inkjet-printed device helps monitor a patient's blood sugar levels without painful needles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Radiologists least likely to violate drug prescribing laws
Radiologists were the least likely of the major medical specialties to be excluded...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Pittsburgh rad gets 2-year conviction in opioid case Administrator convicted in Calif. fraud scheme Beverly Hills radiologist gets 10 years in fraud case Beverly Hills radiologist convicted in kickback scheme Radiologist nabbed in Calif. workers' comp fraud sting (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Editorial: Treatment for Buruli ulcer
Buruli ulcer is a neglected tropical disease caused byMycobacterium ulcerans. It predominantly affects children below age 15 in sub ‐Saharan Africa and people of any age in Australia. The infection manifests as a skin nodule, oedematous lesion, plaque, or ulcer. Transmission of Buruli ulcer is not entirely understood, with aquatic insects and mosquitoes being linked to disease transmission in some settings. It is clear, howeve r, that disease is caused by the puncturing injury and introduction of the environmental pathogen into the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Whether the bacteria are thriving within a vector before th...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify and treat snake bites
Most snakes in the United States are nonvenomous, but pit vipers and coral snakes can inject venom. In this article, we look at the symptoms of snake bites, how to identify venomous snakes, and the best treatment and first aid for snake bites. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bites and Stings Source Type: news

Worth the sting: Cuba's scorpion pain remedy
Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with, vowing that the venom wards off his rheumatism pains. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Apitherapy: Natural practitioner uses bee venom to heal patients without drugs or surgery
(Natural News) A doctor from Cairo, Egypt, has adopted a unique and unusual approach to healing that involves using bee stings rather than man-made chemicals and surgical equipment to help his patients overcome disease. While most people probably think of them as painful and something to avoid, bee stings are the primary weapon in Omar... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased wind risk from sting-jet windstorms with climate change - Mart ínez-Alvarado O, Gray SL, Hart NCG, Clark PA, Hodges K, Roberts MJ.
Extra-tropical cyclones dominate autumn and winter weather over western Europe. The strongest cyclones, often termed windstorms, have a large socio-economic impact on landfall due to strong surface winds and coastal storm surges. Climate model integrations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Animal, Bug Bites a Billion-Dollar Burden
Attacks by mountain lions, bears and alligators get the most press, but the tiniest critters create the most work for emergency room doctors. Bug bites and stings account for more than half of all animal-related trips to the ER, the authors of a new study discovered. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Generic Drugmaker to Sell Alternative to EpiPen Injectors
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Generic drugmaker Sandoz announced plans Thursday to start selling an alternative to the EpiPen in the U.S. early next year. The EpiPen injector is used to halt life-threatening allergic reactions to insect bites, nuts and other foods. Brand-name EpiPen, which dominates the market, has been in short supply since spring because of production problems. Sandoz will sell prefilled syringes with the same medicine, the hormone epinephrine, under the name Symjepi. The price will be $250 for two, without insurance. Two generic versions of EpiPen are sold in the U.S. for $300 a pair, including one from Ep...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, AP Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Generic Drugmaker to Sell Alternative to EpiPen Injectors
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Generic drugmaker Sandoz announced plans Thursday to start selling an alternative to the EpiPen in the U.S. early next year. The EpiPen injector is used to halt life-threatening allergic reactions to insect bites, nuts and other foods. Brand-name EpiPen, which dominates the market, has been in short supply since spring because of production problems. Sandoz will sell prefilled syringes with the same medicine, the hormone epinephrine, under the name Symjepi. The price will be $250 for two, without insurance. Two generic versions of EpiPen are sold in the U.S. for $300 a pair, including one from Ep...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, AP Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Generic Drugmaker To Sell Cheaper Alternative To EpiPen Injectors
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Generic drugmaker Sandoz announced plans Thursday to start selling an alternative to the EpiPen in the U.S. early next year. The EpiPen injector is used to halt life-threatening allergic reactions to insect bites, nuts and other foods. Brand-name EpiPen, which dominates the market, has been in short supply since spring because of production problems. Sandoz will sell prefilled syringes with the same medicine, the hormone epinephrine, under the name Symjepi. The price will be $250 for two, without insurance. Two generic versions of EpiPen are sold in the U.S. for $300 a pair, including one from Ep...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News EpiPen Local TV Source Type: news

Unique diversity of sting-related toxins based on transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of the jellyfish Cyanea capillata and Nemopilema nomurai (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa) - Wang C, Wang B, Wang B, Wang Q, Liu G, Wang T, He Q, Zhang L.
The scyphozoan jellyfish Cyanea capillata and Nemopilema nomurai are common blooming species in China. They possess heterogeneous nematocysts and produce various types of venom that can elicit diverse sting symptoms in humans. However, the differences in v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Lizards adapt to invasive fire ants, reversing geographical patterns of lizard traits
(Penn State) Some lizards in the eastern U.S. have adapted to invasive fire ants--which can bite, sting, and kill lizards--reversing geographical trends in behavioral and physical traits used to avoid predators. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 29, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Teva ’s Generic EpiPen Will Cost Just As Much As Mylan’s Authorized Generic
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced Tuesday that its much-anticipated generic EpiPen is now available “in limited quantity” in the U.S. — at the same $300 list price as manufacturer Mylan’s authorized generic version. Teva was in August granted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the first generic version of the EpiPen and lower-dose EpiPen Jr. The approval was heralded as a win for patient choice, as the generic would offer allergy sufferers an alternative to Mylan’s version of the anaphylaxis-reversing auto-injector, which had over time risen in price to cost $608 for a two-...
Source: TIME: Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Make your own natural anti-itch spray using essential oils
(Natural News) In most cases, insect bites are harmless and can cause nothing more than an itchy sensation. If the itch becomes too much to bear, you don’t have to resort to ointments laden with chemicals that can harm both your skin and your health. You only need to use the right essential oils to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finally, I’ve found what caused my brain fog and aching joints...an insect bite!
Writer, journalist and columnist James Dellingpole, 53, from Worcestershire, is one of many people who struggle with Lyme Disease. This is his story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you make mosquito bites go away faster?
Mosquito bites are a common occurrence that can cause inflammation and itching. The bites are usually not harmful themselves, but mosquitoes may carry disease. Potential home remedies include using ice, honey, and aloe vera. Prevention methods include using repellent and covering the skin when possible. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bites and Stings Source Type: news

Evidence of direct toxicological effects of scorpion venom on central nervous system in Tunisian children - Bahloul M, Souissi B, Turki O, Dlela M, Ben Mahfoudh K, Bouaziz M.
BACKGROUND: Severe scorpion envenomation can lead to severe neurological manifestations, which are an indicator of the severity of the scorpion sting. The direct action of scorpion venom on the central nervous system can explain partly these neurological d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Beekeeper, 30, with no medical training uses the insects' venom to 'cure his patients'
Omar Abulhassan, 30, from Cairo, supposedly read about the benefits of bee venom in the Koran. Gwyneth Paltrow has previously called 'painful' bee-sting therapy 'pretty incredible'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Post-Inflammatory Hypopigmentation?
Discussion Hypopigmentation can be worrisome for many families because of cosmesis and the worry that “something is wrong.” The normal natural changes in skin-tone over the year due to different light exposure and wide variations within individuals is not something that many people are aware of. Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation is a common cause of hypopigmentation. Vitiligo is the most common cause of depigmentation. Vitiligo is an acquired, depigmenting disorder with typical lesions appearing as milky white macules with distinct margins that are not scaly. Hair (including eyebrows and eyelashes) can be dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Stopping the sting
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Law, Y.-H. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Oceanography Feature Source Type: news

Pregnancy Intentions, Contraceptive Knowledge And Educational Aspirations Among Community College Students
CONCLUSIONMany community college students not desiring pregnancy have limited awareness of pregnancy risk and prevention. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Karate kicks keep cockroaches from becoming zombies, wasp chow
(Vanderbilt University) Far from being a weak-willed sap easily paralyzed by the emerald jewel wasp's sting to the brain -- followed by becoming a placid egg carrier and then larvae chow -- the cockroach can deliver a stunning karate kick that saves its life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 31, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Approach to scorpion stings in pregnancy: a retrospective case series and literature review - Ates S, Karahan MA, Altay N, Akelci K, Ikiz N, Guzel B, Ozer MW, Yilmaz HD.
OBJECTIVE: Scorpion stings remain a serious health problem in many parts of the world. There is very limited information regarding the effects of therapies delivered for scorpion stings in pregnant women on the mother and fetus. They can cause acute condit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

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