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5% of Zika Pregnancies Results in Birth Defects

5% of Zika Pregnancies Results in Birth Defects Report from U.S. territories finds 120 newborns suffered range of devastating developmental problems By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — One in …

Zika: What to Expect this Year

The Zika virus, spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes and other means, is here to stay, and with it the potential for serious birth defects, public health experts warned today. From January 2015 to …

Natura Bona 100% All-Natural Flying Insect Repellent

Natura Bona 100% All-Natural Flying Insect Repellent ReviewOverall RatingPro'sDEET freeSafe for use on children under 3 years of ageCombines several trusted active ingredientsCon'sCannot be used on children under 6 months of ageLower levels of actives …

Health officials urge caution and…

  HARLINGEN, Texas — As summer approaches, so does mosquito season and with the Zika virus still spreading, health officials are urging everyone to not only take preventive measures, but to get tested as well. …

Potentially-deadly tick-borne virus…

CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST ATLANTA — Doctors are raising the alarm about a new and potentially deadly tick-borne illness spreading across the country. It's called the Powassan virus. It's carried by the same tick …

Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too

Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too 3-in-1 bite might also spread chikungunya and dengue fever, study says By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The mosquito species that's the …

Houston doctor fights Zika and…

CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST HOUSTON – Fortune Magazine just named a Houston scientist as one of 34 leaders changing health care in America. "So, what we're doing here, this is often the first step …

U.S. Moves to Avert Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage

U.S. Moves to Avert Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — As …

Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter

Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter Study found sticky coating shielded mice against H1 strain, could lead to new antiviral treatments By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It …

West Nile back in North Texas

Students from the University of North Texas Health Science Center examine mosquitoes caught in traps set up at Fort Worth fire stations to monitor the spread of West Nile virus. (Photo: WFAA) CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN …

Risk of Zika on the rise as warmer…

A pregnant woman, who recently lived in El Salvador, has tested positive for the Zika virus, according to the Legacy Community Health on Thursday. (Photo: KHOU) CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST TEMPLE, Texas — There …
Babyganics All Natural Insect Repellent Review

Babyganics Natural Insect Repellent Review

Babyganics Natural Insect Repellent ReviewOverall RatingPro'sDEET freeSafe for use on children under 3 years of ageCombines several trusted active ingredientsCon'sExtremely oily - Can ruin clothing and furnitureMuch lower levels of actives compared to other brandsLow …
Tick bites are painful and can accompany infection or diseases such as Lyme

Bit by a tick? Next steps and species to know

August 3, 2016 Bit by a tick? Next steps and species to know This Purdue infographic can help you identify Indiana's medically important tick species and the diseases they can transmit. (Purdue University graphic/Angela Roberts) …

Zika: Then, now, and tomorrow

Zika: Then, now, and tomorrow Where do we stand one year after WHO announced Zika as a public health emergency? International spread has continued, while surveillance has improved. In line with WHO advice, innovative approaches …
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Drought May Beckon Bigger West Nile Outbreaks

Drought May Beckon Bigger West Nile Outbreaks Dry environment might alter how easily mosquito-borne virus is transmitted, researchers say By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A parched climate might …