150 people arrested, over $31M seized in international drug trafficking sting: Department of Justice
U.S. and European law enforcement officials have arrested 150 people and seized more than $31 million in an international drug... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police arrest 150 people globally in dark web sting: Europol
Operation DarkHunTOR also recovered millions of euros in cash and Bitcoin, as well as drugs and guns. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another form of American exceptionalism? A comparative analysis of terrorism sting operations in the US and abroad - Norris JJ.
Sting operations can potentially thwart terrorist plots, but could also threaten civil liberties and alienate communities, making them a critical subject for counterterrorism research. Yet despite considerable research on U.S. cases, little is known about ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sting: How Gordon Sumner keeps his youthful appearance – what you can do too
GORDON SUMNER - better known as Sting - quipped to TV host Lorraine that "vanity" has kept the musician looking youthful, but then the 70-year-old revealed what really has kept him young. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FBI sting operation nets couple accused of trying to sell US nuclear secrets
Following a year-long operation by undercover FBI agents, a Maryland couple has been arrested and charged with attempting to sell US... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bee Swarm Kills Dozens Of Endangered African Penguins, Officials Say
Dozens of penguins were found dead on a beach in South Africa, many with stings around their eyes. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Snakebites in rural areas of Brazil by race: indigenous the most exposed group - Schneider MC, Vuckovic M, Montebello L, Sarpy C, Huang Q, Galan DI, Min KD, Camara V, Luiz RR.
Animal stings are environmental hazards that threaten millions annually and cause a significant socioeconomic impact. Snakebite envenoming affects 2.7 million people globally every year, mostly the poorest and rural communities, with approximately 27,000 a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

This is going to sting all of us ’: UW Huskies offense absent in embarrassing home loss to FCS Montana
On Saturday, in its first game in front of fans in 645 days, UW lost 13-7 in one of the most embarrassing performances in program... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characterization of new allergens from the venom of the European paper wasp Polistes dominula - Grosch J, Eberlein B, Waldherr S, Pascal M, San Bartolom é C, De La Roca Pinzón F, Dittmar M, Hilger C, Ollert M, Biedermann T, Darsow U, Bilò MB, Schmidt-Weber CB, Blank S.
Discriminating Polistes dominula and Vespula spp. venom allergy is of growing importance worldwide, as systemic reactions to either species' sting can lead to severe outcomes. Administering the correct allergen-specific immunotherapy is therefore a prerequ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Nurse, Three Doctors Nabbed in $7.3M Medicare Fraud Sting Nurse, Three Doctors Nabbed in $7.3M Medicare Fraud Sting
A Michigan nurse and three doctors signed off on orders for unnecessary medical braces and cancer genetic testing promoted by purported telemarketers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Bee stings in Brazil: epidemiological aspects in humans - Kono IS, Freire RL, Caldart ET, de Souza Rodrigues F, Santos JA, Dionisio Freire LG, Faccin TC.
Bees are insects of the order Hymenoptera and are involved in human accidents. In Brazil, bees that cause accidents are crosses derived from Europeans with African bees and are known for their aggressive behavior. Despite being considered an important publ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Single-cell analysis reveals divergent responses of human dendritic cells to the MVA vaccine
Modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) is a live, attenuated human smallpox vaccine and a vector for the development of new vaccines against infectious diseases and cancer. Efficient activation of the immune system by MVA partially relies on its encounter with dendritic cells (DCs). MVA infection of DCs leads to multiple outcomes, including cytokine production, activation of costimulatory molecules for T cell stimulation, and cell death. Here, we examined how these diverse responses are orchestrated in human DCs. Single-cell analyses revealed that the response to MVA infection in DCs was limited to early viral gene expression. In ...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Döring, M., De Azevedo, K., Blanco-Rodriguez, G., Nadalin, F., Satoh, T., Gentili, M., Lahaye, X., De Silva, N. S., Conrad, C., Jouve, M., Centlivre, M., Levy, Y., Manel, N. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Are you in denial? Because it ’s not just anti-vaxxers and climate sceptics | Jonathan Freedland
To accept the facts about climate science without changing the way we live is also to deny realityIt ’s easy to laugh at the anti-vaccine movement, and this week they made it easier still. Hundreds of protesters tried tostorm Television Centre in west London, apparently unaware that they were not at the headquarters of the BBC or its news operation – which they blame for brainwashing the British public – but at a building vacated by the corporation eight years ago and which now consists of luxury flats and daytime TV studios. If only they’ddone their own research.Anti-vax firebreather Piers Corbyn w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Freedland Tags: Coronavirus Science World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Society UK news Climate change Environment US politics Republicans US news Source Type: news

DISNEY employees arrested in child predator sting operation, and no one is surprised
(Natural News) When you come to finally realize and understand that the Democratic left in America is out to destroy our founding institutions because they believe them to be racist/unjust/systemically biased and they hate it when they can’t control people because of personal liberties and freedoms, you can understand why once-family friendly icons like Disney could... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Disney World employees among 17 arrested in Florida child-sex sting, sheriff says
Detectives posed as children online, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said. The two Walt Disney World workers are on unpaid leave, the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DOJ watchdog warns about FBI using female support staff photos in sex-trafficking stings
The support staff "are not certified undercover employees," and the conduct could place them "in danger of becoming the victims of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unusual case of recurrent hypoglycaemia in multiple bee sting envenomation - Pillur Tamilarasu K, Shankar T, Kabi A.
A bee sting can result in allergic and toxin-mediated local manifestations like pain, swelling, redness and itching to serious systemic effects like acute kidney injury (AKI), pancreatitis, Kounis syndrome and stroke. Melittin and phospholipase A2, which m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

The venom of the scorpion Centruroides limpidus, which causes the highest number of stings in Mexico, is neutralized by two recombinant antibody fragments - Fern ández-Taboada G, Riaño-Umbarila L, Olvera-Rodríguez A, Gómez-Ramírez IV, Losoya-Uribe LF, Becerril B.
Phage display and directed evolution have made it possible to generate recombinant antibodies in the format of single chain variable fragments (scFvs) capable of neutralizing different toxins and venoms of Mexican scorpions. Despite having managed to neutr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Relationship between scorpion stings events and environmental conditions in mainland France - Vaucel JA, Larr éché S, Paradis C, Labadie M, Courtois A, Grenet G, Langrand J, Tournoud C, Nisse P, Gallart JC, Schmitt C, Torrents R, Le Roux G, Gil-Jardiné C, Kallel H.
In the world, the impact of environmental conditions on the number of scorpion events was evaluated in North Africa,Middle East, and the Amazonian region but not in Europe. In mainland France, scorpion species described are Buthus occitanus (Amoreux, 1789)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Estimation of local incidence of jellyfish envenomation in developed marine coastal areas and large populated island on the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia using case surveillance of government health facilities in Manjung, Perak and Langkawi Island - Mubarak AI, Wan Mohd Shukri WNA, Ismail AK.
BACKGROUND: Jellyfish stings are one of the commonest causes of marine animal related injuries in human. Despite mostly being harmless, box jellyfish species can cause major stings with fatalities or systemic envenoming symptoms. There are 15-20 species id... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Chip and Joanna Gaines on Walking Away From ‘Fixer Upper,’ Launching Magnolia Network and the Criticism That Stings the Most
“Wish me luck,” says Joanna Gaines. Three men, outfitted with skeletal Steadicams, flank her as she places a raw chicken breast into a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What NOT to use on insect bites - the four remedies to avoid
INSECT bites are a common occurrence in the summer months and can be extremely irritating. Here are four so-called remedies you should not be using on insect bites. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dead 'murder hornet' found near Seattle is first in U.S. this year
While not particularly aggressive toward humans, their sting is extremely painful and repeated stings, though rare, can kill. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The transmembrane serine protease hepsin suppresses type I interferon induction by cleaving STING
Many viral proteases mediate the evasion of antiviral innate immunity by cleaving adapter proteins in the interferon (IFN) induction pathway. Host proteases are also involved in innate immunity and inflammation. Here, we report that the transmembrane protease hepsin (also known as TMPRSS1), which is predominantly present in hepatocytes, inhibited the induction of type I IFN during viral infections. Knocking out hepsin in mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) increased the viral infection–induced expression of Ifnb1, an Ifnb1 promoter reporter, and an IFN-sensitive response element promoter reporter. Ectopic expression o...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - June 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hsin, F., Hsu, Y.-C., Tsai, Y.-F., Lin, S.-W., Liu, H. M. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Epidemiological analysis of jellyfish stings in coastal bathing beaches in Qinhuangdao City from 2017 to 2019 - Zhang C, Lyu Z, Wu J, Cheng C, Wang Y, Liu Z, Du B, Yang Y, Li F, Chen Q.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the distribution and composition characteristics of jellyfish stings in various coastal baths in Qinhuangdao City from 2017 to 2019, and to provide scientific basis for the prevention, control and early warning of jellyfish stings. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

How to stop insect bites itching - 4 quick at-home remedies
INSECT BITES are common, and often do little more than cause a persistent itch while they heal - but can you stop the itch? Here's how to stop insect bites itching. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The FBI Secretly Ran the Anom Messaging Platform, Yielding Hundreds of Arrests in Global Sting
The FBI set up and monitored the encrypted communications platform Anom, yielding more than 800 arrests in 16 countries. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trojan Shield: FBI Secure-Phone Sting Nets More than 800 Arrests Worldwide
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian Federal Police and FBI nab criminal underworld figures in worldwide sting using encrypted app
More than 200 members of Australia's mafia and bikie underworld have been arrested in the nation's biggest-ever crime sting, police say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaria prevention guidelines for travellers from the UK: 2021, PHE (updated 2nd June 2021)
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, it was not possible to finalise a 2020 edition. Key changes in this update of the guidelines include changes to the section on insect bite avoidance, and addition of several new maps. 2 June 2021Updated with 2021 guidelines. 27 September 2019Updated Malaria guidance for travellers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kounis syndrome and multiorgan failure following multiple wasp stings - Navaradnam P, Suganthan N, Kumanan T, Sujanitha V, Mayorathan U.
Wasp and bee stings are common in Sri Lanka, and systemic envenomation causes a spectrum of clinical manifestations that includes simple local allergic reaction to life-threatening multiple organ injury or failure.  However, wasp toxin-induced acute myocar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Penn researchers discover drug that blocks multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants in mice
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A small molecule STING agonist was highly protective against the virus that causes COVID-19 and likely other coronaviruses (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Harris County constable leaders used 'bachelor party' stings to exploit female deputies, lawyer says
Three current and former deputy constables alleged a wide array of misconduct at the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Current and former Texas constable's deputies file lawsuit alleging abuse from commanding officers
The lawsuit alleges that “prostitution stings soon grew into a booze-fueled playground for sexual exploitation." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are Common Causes of Anaphylaxis?
Discussion Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction of the body. Usually anaphylaxis is IgE mediated but complement-mediated immune complex reactions or IgG mediated reactions can cause anaphylaxis. Usually mucous membranes or skin are involved, but it is a systemic disease process with at least 2 systems involved (respiratory is second most common followed by gastrointestinal system). The epidemiology is difficult to discern but the estimated incidence is about 50-112 episodes per 100,000 person-years and estimated prevalence is 0.3-5.1%. There is data supporting an increased incidence. Over...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 17, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Toxic brain edema and brain death after scorpion envenomation - G ün E, Botan E, Bektaş, Kendirli T.
Scorpion sting is common in some global regions and mostly causes local envenoming of varying severity. Some estimates suggest that perhaps only 10% of those stung by even the most medically important species develop severe systemic envenomation; however, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

B.1.617 can duck antibodies, but vax blunts sting: Study
Covid-19 ’s so-called ‘Indian variant’ has a “modest” ability to “escape” the antibodies developed by vaccines, but it can, at best, cause moderate illness among those who have got the shots, scientists from India and the UK have found, establishing that “vaccination is still protective for t he majority of people”. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical effects and factors associated with adverse clinical outcomes of hymenopteran stings treated in a Thai Poison Centre: a retrospective cross-sectional study - Srisuwarn P, Srisuma S, Sriapha C, Tongpoo A, Rittilert P, Pradoo A, Tanpudsa Y, Wananukul W.
OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical effects and outcomes of hymenopteran stings and to explore the non-laboratory factors associated with adverse clinical outcomes, a composite outcome including death, respiratory failure requiring intubation, acute kidney inj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Moffitt researchers discover regulatory pathway that blocks immune response against cancer
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute) In a new article published in the journal Immunity, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers show that TIM-3 inhibits the STING signaling pathway in dendritic cells, thereby blocking their ability to elicit an immune response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cloaked by mutant p53
Mutant p53 takes the STING out of antitumor immunity. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - May 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Free COVID-19 Vaccines Are Luring Visitors to Dracula ’s Castle in Transylvania
Residents of Romania who find themselves in central Transylvania this May now have the option of getting vaccinated at a legendary location from horror history: Bran Castle. Every weekend this month, the fortress that’s believed to be the inspiration behind Count Dracula’s lair in Bram Stoker’s 19th-century gothic novel Dracula will be home to a free COVID-19 vaccination center where Romanians can get a Pfizer-BioNTech shot without making an appointment—or, as a Facebook post announcing the event put it, “another kind of sting.” Daniel Mihailescu—AFP/Getty ImagesA banner reading &l...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan McCluskey Tags: Uncategorized Brief Vaccines Source Type: news

Former Oregon House speaker arrested in sex trafficking sting
David Hunt, 53, has denied allegations that he responded to online ads to arrange payment for sexual acts. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mets hand Phillies crushing loss and move into first-place tie in NL East
The Phillies will be feeling the sting of their Sunday defeat for a while (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pinpointing cysteine oxidation sites by high-resolution proteomics reveals a mechanism of redox-dependent inhibition of human STING
Protein function is regulated by posttranslational modifications (PTMs), among which reversible oxidation of cysteine residues has emerged as a key regulatory mechanism of cellular responses. Given the redox regulation of virus-host interactions, the identification of oxidized cysteine sites in cells is essential to understand the underlying mechanisms involved. Here, we present a proteome-wide identification of reversibly oxidized cysteine sites in oxidant-treated cells using a maleimide-based bioswitch method coupled to mass spectrometry analysis. We identified 2720 unique oxidized cysteine sites within 1473 proteins wit...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - April 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Zamorano Cuervo, N., Fortin, A., Caron, E., Chartier, S., Grandvaux, N. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

NIH Awards BellBrook Labs Phase II Grant to Develop Drugs Targeting the cGAS-STING Pathway for Lupus and Related Autoimmune Diseases
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recently awarded BellBrook Labs a $1.8 million Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant to develop small molecule... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 22, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

Trillions of ‘Brood X’ Cicadas Are About to Emerge Across the U.S. to Sing, Mate and Die. Here’s What to Expect
This coming May, millions of people around the United States will have front-row seats to an extraordinary entomological event: Trillions of Brood X cicadas across 15 states will emerge almost synchronously after having spent the last 17 years underground. The males will take up elevated positions, each buzzing as loud as a lawnmower to attract females. After mating, the adult cicadas will die off en masse just about as quickly as they arrived—likely sometime in late June or July—while their offspring tunnel underground, not to emerge until 2038, when the dance will begin anew. Annual, or “dog day,”...
Source: TIME: Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Katzman Tags: Uncategorized animals Environment News Source Type: news

Gaetz's glare stings House GOP
The restraint from party leadership suggests it’s unlikely the Florida congressman will suffer any intra-party consequences until the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts' medicine cabinet essentials: The shopping list to keep your family healthy
Whatever health problem you face -from cuts and stings to a thumping headache or even mild symptoms of Covid, such as fever - it is vital to have the correct, up-to-date products to hand. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: How Wedding Entourage Ended Up at Stadium in Sting Operation
[New Times] The arrests sparked public outrage, especially on social media platforms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Moffitt investigators identify STING gene methylation allows melanoma to evade the immune system
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute) In a new article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers demonstrate how an important defect in STING gene expression in melanoma cells contributes to their evasion from immune cell detection and destruction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news