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Lyme disease now a threat in city parks

(HealthDay)—As deer populations have exploded across America, moving from forests to suburbs to urban parks, they have brought the threat of Lyme disease to millions of city dwellers, a new study finds.

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Q&A: Malaria continues to be a significant travel-related disease

Dear Mayo Clinic: I'm planning a three-week trip to Tanzania. My doctor recommends that I take medication to prevent malaria. Is this really necessary? I thought malaria wasn't common anymore. Are there other things that ...

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FDA aims to strengthen sunscreen rules

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps Thursday to tighten regulation of over-the-counter sunscreen products.

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What can I eat to stop mosquitoes biting me?

The warm weather is beckoning us into the backyard but pesky bloodsuckers are waiting. Insect repellents are safe and effective but many people are reluctant to rub what they perceive to be smelly or sticky on their skin. ...

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How to dodge summertime threats

(HealthDay)—During the summer, poison centers get an increase in the number of calls about bites, stings, plants and pesticides.

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For mosquito repellents, stick with the spray

In a crowded marketplace of products advertised to repel mosquitoes, consumers are wise to trust spray-on repellents containing DEET or PMD, say researchers at New Mexico State University. In a comparison study of several ...

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Philippines reports first Zika pregnancy case

The Philippines on Monday reported its first known case of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus that threatens unborn babies, as authorities warned people to avoid mosquitos.

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Florida reports four more cases of local zika infection in miami

(HealthDay)—Four more cases of Zika infection that were likely spread through mosquito bites have been reported in the Miami area, bringing the total count of cases to 21, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday.

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