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insects

The kissing bug—cause for concern?

The insect carries parasites that cause Chagas disease, a flu-like illness that can be fatal. But it's most often contracted in Central and South America.

Allergic to red meat? Blame a tick

Scientists continue to uncover the biomechanics of tick bites—and their findings suggest these little monsters pose even more trouble than once thought.

Growing menace: Asian longhorned tick

The invasive species has already made itself known in more than nine states.

Can eating crickets boost your health?

A bug's life—edible insects are nutritious and often surprisingly delicious.

Beware ‘bug bomb’ foggers

These whole-house insecticides are frequently tied to severe respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Many Americans unaware of this year’s heavy tick season

But most understand the dangers of being bitten by the disease-carrying parasites.

Illness from ‘kissing bug’ now widespread in U.S.

Without early treatment, Chagas disease can cause heart failure.

Write your child’s anaphylaxis plan

Caregivers of severely allergic children should know what to do in an emergency—and always have an epinephrine auto-injector on hand.

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