‘Kissing bugs’ and Chagas parasite explained

Recent reports suggest that the terrifying “kissing bugs” may be cause for concern for health officials in Dallas and statewide. “The beetle-like insects typically crawl out of walls at night, attracted by carbon dioxide people exhale while asleep,” writes Reporting Texas. “They bite the face and lips, gorge on blood, and defecate into the wound and transmit … Continue reading ‘Kissing bugs’ and Chagas parasite explained

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge renews interest in disease

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continues to draw headlines and high-profile participants, bringing an enormous level of attention to the worthy cause of fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease. With a reported $70.2 million in donations to the ALS Association since the end of July, it’s tough to argue that the challenge is not a very good thing … Continue reading ALS Ice Bucket Challenge renews interest in disease