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Tick Bite Causes Severe Red Meat Allergy

Posted on 08/11/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThose damn ticks. First it was the deer tick giving us a bacterial infection known as Lyme disease; now there’s a tick that can make us severely allergic to red meat. Are you ticked off yet? This time we can blame the lone star tick, which used to hang out in its namesake state, Texas, and the southeastern U.S. Today, though, it’s spreading to the East Coast and other parts of the country. The tick carries a sugar that human …

To Kill Ticks: Dry Clothes, Then Wash Them

Posted on 04/3/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthYes, you read that right: One of the best ways to make sure that Lyme disease-carrying ticks aren’t clinging to your clothing after you do yard work or go for a walk in the countryside is to first tumble your clothes on high heat in the dryer and then wash them. And that’s because the stubborn little suckers don’t drown, but they do bake. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends drying your clothes for an hour as a …