Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Three people test positive for Zika in New York: authorities

Three people in New York have tested positive for the Zika virus, which has been blamed for a surge in babies born with abnormally small heads in Latin America, city officials said Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Examining genetic diversity of T. cruzi from California kissing bugs

Trypanosoma cruzi is a protozoan parasite that can cause an insidious onset of Chagas disease, a fatal cardiac disease in humans and dogs. The parasite is transmitted via triatomine insects, commonly called kissing bugs. ...

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Insects are a sustainable source of omega-3

Insect oil is a possible new source of the healthy omega-3 fatty acid. Insects make fatty acids by nature and can live on organic waste. Wageningen University examines which insects can best be used for oil and what their ...

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Summer spurs calls to poison centers

(HealthDay)—The wet spring in many parts of the United States has led to mold and mildew in some homes, leading people to get out the bleach.

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GM crops to fight spina bifida

Genetically modified crops are usually designed to have herbicide tolerance and insect resistance, but there are other applications of such engineered plants, such as the incorporation of genes for specific nutrients. Research ...

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Kansas says new virus found after resident's death

A new virus thought to be carried by ticks or other insects has been discovered following the death of a southeast Kansas resident during the summer, public health officials said Monday.

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