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Autumn Immunity: Make Sure You Boost Yours

 October 20, 2010 Just because the leaves are falling, doesn’t mean you have to drop too – down with a cold that is. Cold weather sees a rise in sniffles and with Autumn here, the season of sick notes is ..

Autumn Immunity: Make Sure You Boost Yours

 October 19, 2010 Just because the leaves are falling, doesn’t mean you have to drop too – down with a cold that is. Cold weather sees a rise in sniffles and with Autumn here, the season of sick notes is ..

Stress and Colon Cancer

 September 08, 2008 Stress is an integral part of most people's lives. But when that stress becomes distress, it can have serious effects on the efficiency of the colon, even to the point of it becoming cancerous. ..

Niacin For Psoriasis

 July 31, 2008 Vitamin B3 (niacin or nicotinic acid) is also touted as a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. If only that were true! Unfortunately, this B vitamin is toxic in high doses and may harm rather ..

More Phony Psoriasis Cures

 July 31, 2008 Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) is another herb said to control psoriasis flare-ups. Its active components are the alkaloids hydrastine and berberine. Unfortunately, the same substances can lead ..

You Can Prevent Your Child From Developing Allergies

 July 28, 2008 Childhood allergies are on the rise, with 1 in 3 Australians expected to develop allergy. Lifestyle factors are believed to be a major contributor to this allergy explosion, which means that by ..

Huxleys Blunder

 July 23, 2008 Dr. William Horatio Bates died in 1931 but his wild theories are still with us. Among other things, he wrongly believed that eye exercises could correct vision problems and people could get along ..

The ACLU Joins the FISA Fight

 July 11, 2008 Wasting no time, the ACLU has filed a law suit over the new FISA legislation. While the primary complaints from civil libertarians are that the new law clearly violates the fourth amendment by ..

Guide to Safe to Use Insecticides

 June 30, 2008 For effective pest control, make it a habit to read the insecticide's label. This contains valuable information on the product's ingredients, applications, limitations and safe use. Follow ..

Kinds of Insecticides

 June 30, 2008 Household insecticides come in different formulations like aerosols, baits, powders, coils and mats, But they all contain poisons that cause nerve disorders in pests, leading to their deaths. These ..

Other Controversial Insecticides

 June 30, 2008 Another controversial insecticide is 2,2-dichloro-vinyl dimethyl phosphate, better known as dichlorvos or DDVP. This chemical has been used since 1948 but has never been fully tested for safety. It ..

The Trouble With Deet

 June 27, 2008 In my previous article, you learned that deet is an effective insect repellent. But that protection comes with a price since deet can cause serious side effects if high concentrations are used. ..

Natural Ways to Repel Insects

 June 27, 2008 Bothered by flies, mosquitoes and other bugs? The best protection from pests is prevention. You can easily avoid insects and the diseases they bring by following a few simple steps. Here are some ..

Choosing an Insect Repellent

 June 27, 2008 For most people, insect bites are a minor annoyance. The area may swell and itch for a while and then return to normal later. This mild reaction is caused by the venom the insect carries and it ..

How to Eliminate Bedbugs

 June 25, 2008 Bedbugs may be small but they sure are terrible since they cause a lot of trouble. They can transmit diseases like kala-azar and tularemia. The former is a parasitic disease characterized by fever, ..

Getting Healthy Eliminating a Symptom is Not a Cure!

 June 25, 2008 "He who cures the disease may be the skillfullest, but he who prevents it is the safest. " Thomas Fuller, 1608-1681 Getting Healthy implies that you are not considered healthy at this time but you ..

More Way to Stop Mosquitoes

 June 25, 2008 As you've learned in our previous article, mosquitoes spell trouble. They bring lots of diseases - many of which are fatal to man. To eliminate these harmful critters, here are some practical tips ..

Menacing Mosquitoes

 June 25, 2008 If there's one insect that's always in the news, it's the lowly mosquito. In 1933, this bug was responsible for the St. Louis epidemic of encephalitis (sleeping sickness) in the United States. ..

How to Stop Mosquitoes

 June 25, 2008 Encephalitis is a rare inflammatory disease of the brain caused by a viral infection. Some 1.500 to 2,000 cases are reported yearly in the United States. Epidemics are usually caused by insects like .

Bloodsucking Bugs

 June 25, 2008 It's not nice having bugs in your bed. More so if they're capable of sucking your blood and leaving you with a lot of diseases. But that's exactly what the bedbug does unless you know how to control ..

More Diseases From Mosquitoes

 June 25, 2008 Dengue or hemorrhagic (H) fever affects more than 85 countries and epidemics have occurred in the United States, Australia, Egypt, and Southeast Asia. More than 100,000 cases are reported in Thailand .

Protect Yourself From Filthy Flies

 June 24, 2008 Flies are filthy and transmit many diseases. Although it's impossible to eliminate every fly from the face of the earth, you can minimize the harm they do with these practical steps. Keep your home ..

Diseases From Flies

 June 23, 2008 The common housefly - Musca domestica - lives for only a few weeks. But in that short time, the adult female can lay as many as 2,000 eggs. In warm weather, those eggs hatch in eight to 10 hours, ..

Bug Eyed Monsters

 June 23, 2008 Our innate fear of insects and things that crawl in the night was exploited by the early science fiction (SF) writers in the 1940s. These creepy creatures were often portrayed as alien invaders who ..

The Bugs in Bartons Home

 June 23, 2008 When John Barton's son moved into his new home in Kent in 1555, he was not alone. Barton's End - as the house was called - had 1,092 tenants; only seven were human. Families of mosquitoes, ants, ..

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