A Insects tend to bite for food or to protect themselves. The most common biting insects include, mosquitoes, ticks, horseflies and spiders. Some insect bites cause a small localised reaction, while others can cause serious systemic infection. In cooler climates the risk of infection from bites is low (Lyme disease from ticks being the exception), whereas the closer you get to the equator, the risk of infection goes up. Serious infections associated with bites include, malaria, dengue fever, Zika virus, and Lyme disease. We don't fully understand why some people are more attractive to biting insects, or react more to the bites than others, but science has come up with a few suggestions why. One study suggests that those with blood type O are more prone to bites than those with types A or AB blood. The amount of carbon dioxide we emit also attracts bugs. Those who are overweight, exercising, have a higher core body temp or are pregnant emit more and this may be a target for biting … [Read more...] about Dear Dr Nina: Why do I react so badly to insect bites?
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Scotland By Eleanor Bradford BBC Scotland Health Correspondent 23 June 2015 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-33230201 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel One of the UK's leading experts in child health is calling for stronger warnings … [Read more...] about Warning over drinking in pregnancy
Despite the relentless rise of Ireland’s coffee culture, we are still the second-largest consumers of tea in the world.Alongside an increase in the popularity of wellness products, the global functional foods market was estimated at $161.5bn last year; and the demand for green teas and herbal infusions is on the rise. A recent convert to healthy beverages, Rosalind Beere was a Diet Coke “addict” for 20 years, relying on caffeine and sugar for her to keep up with her busy lifestyle of children, work, and studying for a PhD.A turning point came four years ago, when she was knocked down by a drunk-driver. Her back was injured. “I couldn’t walk or exercise, so I knew my whole lifestyle had to change.”Ms Beere was aware of the health benefits of green tea, but she hated the taste. So, she began experimenting with loose-leaf teas in her kitchen, initially adding mint to gunpowder green tea to create a drink that she hoped would give her a … [Read more...] about Fast food heiress opts for herbal teas over taco kebabs
To the outside world, Andrew Temple was a trustworthy, well-liked family man. Nobody who met him would ever have suspected he was abusing his niece up to three times a day. “Uncle Andy” first raped her when she was eight. He even groped her while she was lying seriously ill in a hospital bed after she took an overdose aged 15. Now Temple’s victim Kerrie Feehan, 31, has waived her right to anonymity to talk about her 16-year battle to put him behind bars. Kerrie wept with relief as the 53-year-old paedophile was finally jailed last week. And she hopes her story will give other sex abuse victims the courage to fight for justice. “If people say there’s not enough evidence, don’t give up,” she said. Kerrie estimates her uncle attacked her up to 3,000 times between the ages of eight and 16. Her ordeal began when he moved into her family’s Edinburgh home after his marriage broke down. One night he raped her while her sister was sleeping in the … [Read more...] about ‘I overdosed to escape my rapist uncle then he abused me in my hospital bed’
A WOMAN has told how she had to make her childhood sweetheart fall in love with her again after he lost 21 years of his memory in a car crash. Orla McKinney, 40, from County Armagh, Northern Ireland, dated Thomas, 41, known as Tam, during her teens. Tragedy struck, just weeks after their relationship cooled, and Tam, then 21, was in a near-fatal smash where he suffered extensive brain damage. Orla, keen not to bombard Tam’s family at this difficult time, kept up-to-date with his progress via her cousin. A year later, when Tam had recovered, he bumped into Orla on a night out. The pair got chatting and Orla told him about their past. Although he had no recollection of her, he fell in love with her a second time. It has now been 20 years since the near-fatal accident. The couple are now married and have five children together. Orla told Fabulous Digital: "I’ll never forget when I first found out about Tam having the accident. I froze and struggled to take it in as it was … [Read more...] about I made my childhood sweetheart fall in love with me again after a car crash wiped his memory – now we’re married