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Don't Let Your Kids Get Sidelined With Sports-Related Infections

Posted 26 Sep 2017 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 – Organized sports provide a wide range of benefits for children and teens. But there's a risk of infections if certain safety measures aren't followed, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warns. "Joining an athletic team is a fun, physically challenging and healthy way for kids to practice teamwork and sportsmanship, but they do need to understand ...

Researchers Take Aim at Insecticide-Resistant Bedbugs

Posted 31 Mar 2017 by

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 – There's a potential new weapon in the fight against the scourge of travelers everywhere – bedbugs. Researchers from North Carolina State University and Penn State say they have created a fungal "biopesticide" to battle even the strongest bedbugs. "Bedbugs were all but eradicated from the United States and other industrialized nations after World War II, likely due to ...

Bedbugs Widespread in Low-Income Housing, Study Finds

Posted 5 Apr 2016 by

TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 – Bedbug infestations are common in low-income apartments, and residents are often unaware of the problem, researchers report. In the study of nearly 2,400 individual low-income apartments in New Jersey, more than one in 10 were found to have bedbugs. And buildings with high tenant turnover had more infestations, researchers said. This type of research is vital for ...

Average U.S. Home Harbors About 100 Types of Insects, Other Critters

Posted 19 Jan 2016 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 – Even if you think you live alone, you may not: A new study finds that the average American shares his or her home with over 100 different species of insects and other "arthropods." Arthropods are invertebrates with exoskeletons – segmented bodies and jointed limbs, and include insects, spiders, centipedes and mites. A team led by Matt Bertone, an entomologist at North ...

Insecticide-Laced Underwear No Match for Lice

Posted 4 Dec 2013 by

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 – Insecticide-treated underwear won't wipe out lice infestations in homeless shelters, according to a new study. The strategy initially showed some success, but the lice soon developed resistance to the chemical, the researchers said. Body lice can spread through direct contact and shared clothing and bedding, and the problem is worsened by overcrowded conditions. The ...

Bedbug Remedy Based on Kidney Bean Leaves?

Posted 10 Apr 2013 by

WEDNESDAY, April 10 – A centuries-old bedbug remedy has scientists full of beans – kidney beans to be precise. The bean leaves used to trap bedbugs hundreds of years ago in southeastern Europe may offer a model for a non-toxic, modern-day treatment, say U.S. researchers. The biting nocturnal insects have invaded U.S. homes, hotels, schools, hospitals and more in recent years, causing widespread ...

'Bombs' Ineffective Against Bedbugs, Experts Say

Posted 4 Jun 2012 by

MONDAY, June 4 – Bad news for folks suffering from bedbug infestation: New research shows that bug bombs are ineffective against these blood-sucking pests. The insect control products, also called foggers, have been sold for decades for use against a wide variety of household insects. This study provides the first scientific evidence that bug bombs should not be recommended for use against ...

Head, Body Lice Are Genetically Very Similar

Posted 12 Apr 2012 by

THURSDAY, April 12 – Genetic evidence suggests that head and body lice are the same species, a new study says. The finding is significant because body lice transmit deadly bacterial diseases while head lice do not, the researchers explained. The researchers compared the number and sequences of all the protein-coding genes expressed at each life-cycle stage of head and body lice and found that ...

Bed Bug Insecticides Causing Sickness, CDC Warns

Posted 22 Sep 2011 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 22 – Bed bug infestations are bad enough, but a new report finds that more than 100 Americans have become sickened from exposure to the insecticides used to eliminate the pests. The cases happened across seven states, researchers said, and bed bug insecticide exposure may have even contributed to one death. "The majority of cases involved misuse," said report co-author Dr. ...

Genome for Human Body Lice Unlocked

Posted 21 Jun 2010 by

MONDAY, June 21 – Scientists who sequenced the genome of human body lice say their research will help improve understanding about the blood-sucking parasite's biology and evolution, and potentially lead to better control methods. Body lice, which live in clothing and can spread bacterial diseases, thrive during economic downturns, wars and other crises that force people to live in unsanitary ...

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