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Insect bites and stings may cause minor pain and irritation but some may be extremely painful and may also trigger a serious allergic reaction.
Insect venom shots work for severe "local" sting reactions, too

Insect venom shots work for severe "local" sting reactions, too

Researchers find an increased rate of unintentional injection of epinephrine from auto-injectors for anaphylaxis

Researchers find an increased rate of unintentional injection of epinephrine from auto-injectors for anaphylaxis

New European food allergy research

New European food allergy research

UNICEF grants $1.7 milion to Ghana for malaria efforts

UNICEF grants $1.7 milion to Ghana for malaria efforts

Deadly variations of superbug now spreading beyond the hospital

Deadly variations of superbug now spreading beyond the hospital

Post hurricane skin disorders in clean up workers

Post hurricane skin disorders in clean up workers

Inflammatory breast cancer

Inflammatory breast cancer

A little dirt never hurt!

A little dirt never hurt!

1758 cases of malaria reported in UK travellers in 2006

1758 cases of malaria reported in UK travellers in 2006

Scientists identify genetic element that the dengue virus uses to replicate

Scientists identify genetic element that the dengue virus uses to replicate

Essential information - how to deal with a serious allergic reaction

Essential information - how to deal with a serious allergic reaction

Possible links between biting aquatic insects, water quality and Buruli ulcer transmission

Possible links between biting aquatic insects, water quality and Buruli ulcer transmission

Lack of clear definition for anaphylaxis puts millions at risk

Lack of clear definition for anaphylaxis puts millions at risk

Children who have severe allergic reactions when stung by bees should receive venom immunotherapy

Children who have severe allergic reactions when stung by bees should receive venom immunotherapy

One in five children who had allergic reactions when stung by a bee as a child are likely to have reactions later in life

One in five children who had allergic reactions when stung by a bee as a child are likely to have reactions later in life

The Health Protection Agency starts surveillance programme for human cases of West Nile virus infection

The Health Protection Agency starts surveillance programme for human cases of West Nile virus infection

International research team have decoded the genetic blueprint of the tularemia (rabbit fever) bacterium

International research team have decoded the genetic blueprint of the tularemia (rabbit fever) bacterium

Hand surgeons warn of gardening dangers

Hand surgeons warn of gardening dangers

Third Annual Encephalitis Conference

Third Annual Encephalitis Conference