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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WATCH: What to do if you're stung by a jellyfish
The best way to treat a jellyfish sting is to: rinse the area with vinegar, remove visible tentacles and soak the skin in hot water. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

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

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

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

Housecall: First aid for insect bites and stings
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Insect bites and stings: First aid? Most reactions to insect bites and stings are mild, causing little more than redness, itching, stinging or minor swelling. Rarely, insect bites and stings, such as from a bee, wasp, hornet, fire ant or scorpion, can result in severe reactions. Some insects also carry disease, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ahhh....summer's almost here....and so are the insects!
From the desk of Josie Dawe, CPNP:Josie Dawe, CPNPIt's almost summer time, the time when children commonly experience insect bites. Insect bites can include mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, chiggers and flies to name a few. While most insect bites are harmless, some can be dangerous. In fact, Illinois has seen an increase in the number of mosquito-related illnesses in recent years according to The Center for Disease Control (CDC). Nationwide there has been an increase in the number of tick-related illnesses and this year is expected to be a heavy tick season as the mild winter has allowed ticks to thrive and emerge earl...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - May 11, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

Take the Ouch Out of Bee Stings
Title: Take the Ouch Out of Bee StingsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 30, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Take the Ouch Out of Bee Stings
SUNDAY, April 29, 2018 -- With summer comes the stings of bees and wasps, but one expert has advice on how to keep the pain to a minimum. " The first thing to do is to get the stinger out quickly, " said Dr. Carrie Kovarik. She's an associate... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

From long, painful erections to paralysis, a list of some weird effects of bug bites and stings
(Natural News) Insect bites and stings tend to be nothing more than minor annoyances. There may be itching or swelling, but that’s usually it. However, there are some cases where an insect bite can lead to complications that toe the line between fascinating and horrifying. Some of these include: Meat allergies: Some people who get... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Late risers more likely to die early? Wake me up from this nightmare | Andy Dawson
My dedication to watching woeful late-night TV is apparently a health hazard. Should society do more to cater to night owls?In my (admittedly self-regarding) opinion, I do my very best living between the hours of 11pm and, say, 3am. That ’s when my children have been confined to their beds and I have the relative freedom that allows me to consume television until my eyes start to sting. Essentially, I’m talking about repeated episodes of Bullseye (the originalJim Bowen incarnation, not the abhorrent Dave Spikey reboot), maybe some BBC4 music documentaries that I ’ve already seen seven or eight times, or o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Andy Dawson Tags: Sleep Health Science Television & radio wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

Scorpion bite-induced unilateral pulmonary oedema - Bompelli N, Reddy C R, Deshpande A.
A 24-year-old woman came to the emergency room of our hospital, 6 hours after a sting to the pulp of her middle finger of her left upper limb by an Indian red scorpion. On examination, she had tachycardia, tachypnoea, hypotension and low oxygen saturation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Megalopyge opercularis Caterpillar Stings Reported to Texas Poison Centers - Forrester MB.
INTRODUCTION: The Megalopyge opercularis caterpillar is covered with spines that break off and release venom on contact, resulting in severe pain, erythema, rash, and other adverse effects. In Texas, these caterpillars are abundant and of potential health ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Avoid insect bites this outdoor season without resorting to nerve gas sprays
(Natural News) The outdoor season is upon us, and the joys of getting outside are literally on our doorstep. What a wonderful time to bask in the glory that is mother nature, and revel in her relentless beauty and ability to nurture the body and mind. That is, until the insects show up, then the beauty of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korea has a sting in the tail for drinkers who mix wasps and soju
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Koreans who enjoy a rare flavor of soju, the country's most beloved alcohol, have been discouraged from mixing wasps into their drinks as a tonic after a health warning from the food ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Certain Meds May Raise Babies' Odds for Allergies
Infant antacid exposure was linked to a doubling of the risk for developing food allergies, and a 50 percent increase in the risk for developing drug allergies and a hypersensitive immune reaction to foreign toxins, such as a bee sting (anaphylaxis). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A bat's STING is less potent
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: twil Source Type: news

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Source: PubMed Central News - March 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Woman dies after having bee-sting therapy
Gwyneth Paltrow is among the people who have backed the bee-venom therapy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman dies after "live bee acupuncture" session
The alternative medicine procedure involves injecting bee sting venom into the body, and doctors warn of serious risks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Live bee sting acupuncture is deadly for Madrid woman
Once a month for two years, a 55-year-old woman in Madrid had gone for acupuncture therapy using live bee stings. Apitherapy -- the medicinal use of bee hive products, including honey, pollen and bee venom -- was the woman's go-to treatment for stress and contractures, a tightening of her muscles that caused stiff joints. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news