Tag: health

Fruit Fly Model Helps Unravel Genetics of Human Diabetes

As rates of obesity, diabetes, and related disorders have reached epidemic proportions in the US in recent years, scientists are working from many angles to pinpoint the causes and contributing factors involved in this public health crisis. While sedentary lifestyles and diets high in sugar and fat... more
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Healthy Snacks for Kids Who Love Bugs

Getting your kids to eat healthy can be hard! But making healthy snacks into shapes to make them fun can do the trick! We love anything bug related. And we always see cute, little snacks in the shapes of bugs on Pinterest. We decided to put together the best of the best. Here are some of our... more
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Insects Wings Found to Have Natural Antibiotics

Scientists have discovered that cicadas, a locust-like insect, have wings that naturally kill some bacteria on contact. This could potentially be used to keep public surfaces, like handrails, clean. The clanger cicada keeps bacteria away because of the small spikes that kill bacteria by ripping... more
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Boston struggles with growing bed bug infestations

Boston struggles with growing bed bug infestations: Updated: Thursday, 17 Nov 2011, 6:18 AM EST Published : Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011, 6:57 PM EST Mike Beaudet www.twitter.com/channel_mike BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - A growing epidemic of bed bug infestations has left the city of Boston... more
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Cockroach Facts

They say a Cockroach could survive a Nuclear Explosion, that we will discuss another day, today let’s just look at some Cockroach Facts. The Cockroach Facts are: Cockroaches have been around since the time of the dinosaurs. As a matter of fact, these insects are incredibly hardy. They generally... more
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Don't Let Bedbugs Keep You From Traveling This Summer

Does all this talk about bedbugs make you hesitant to travel? The constant news coverage of the spreading infestations of bedbugs in major cities could keep you at home this summer. But you could plan your vacation wisely and steer clear of the bugs! First, decide where you would like to take a... more
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4 Nastiest Summer Bugs: How to Avoid the Creepy-Crawly Inevitable

By Amy Paturel We're not the only ones heading outside this summer. A slew of critters are buzzing about just waiting for an opportunity to sink their teeth into us. And while most bites and stings are just minor annoyances that itch like crazy and produce ugly, little welts that go away in a few... more
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