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Tick ​​species dangerous to livestock found in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Agriculture officials say a new species of tick that threatens livestock has turned up in North Carolina. WLOS TV in Asheville reports the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said the Longhorned tick was found on an opossum in Polk County. The tick has been identified previously in Arkansas, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia. …

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Citizen Scientists Collect 16,000 Festivals for Research: Shots

Outdoor time makes you vulnerable to fast bites and the diseases they can spread. New research aims at a better picture of the geographical spread of ticks carrying dangerous pathogens. Ascent / PKS Media Inc. via Getty Images hide caption change caption Ascent / PKS Media Inc. via Getty Images Outdoor time makes you vulnerable to fasting bites and the …

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The inside of the old "Iceman" shows signs of a balanced last meal

Get breaking news and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered everyday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Talk about a paleodite. Researchers have discovered the last meal of a frozen hunter who died 5,300 years ago in the Alps. The corpse stomach content, commonly known as Oetzi Iceman, offers a snapshot of which ancient Europeans ate more than five millennia ago, …

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Lyme-Bearing Ticks more widespread in the United States than the thought

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) – Do you think you live in a place that is free of disease-bearing ticks? Do not be so sure. National researchers found ticks that could transmit Lyme disease and other disease-borne diseases in dozens of places across the United States where pests were never previously registered, reports a new study. All said, disease-bearing …

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More than 500 people infected with E. Coli at the Tennessee Zip Line

More than 500 people have been infected with E. coli bacteria at a Tennessee zip line attraction, said the Tennessee Department of Health. Tennessee Department of Health confirmed Tuesday that at least 548 people have been sick of bacteria at the CLIMB Works Smokey Mountain Zip Line Canopy Tour in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, reported Knoxville News Sentinel . People became ill …

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Thai boys caught in the cave had a powerful survival tool

(CNN) – It's a captivating picture: a dozen before teenage and teenage boys caught in a cave for 10 days, only to find the savior mysteriously calm, composite … maybe even meditate. It is unpleasant to consider that their unpleasant accident (they would not come out of the cave for several days) was accompanied by something very happy: they were …

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Ötzi Iceman's Final Meal was surprisingly hearty

Researchers test from Iceman's stomach. Image: South Tyrol Archaeology Museum Eurac M.Samadelli Since the discovery of its mummified body almost 30 years ago, Ötzi Iceman has provided researchers with information about copper age Europeans. An updated analysis of his stomach contents gives a glimpse of the ice cream last meal, which was strangely high in cats. Ötzi Icemans 5 300 …

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