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While most bug bites are nothing more than annoyances, it's important to know the signs in case it's something more.
Tick-borne diseases of all kinds are on the rise in the U.S., up by more than 10,000 cases from 2016 to 2017.
Government researchers may have experimented with ticks for use as biological weapons. Here’s why the insects can be so dangerous.
The U.S. Department of Defense was ordered to investigate the Pentagon's past practices. Ticks can carry Lyme and other potentially deadly diseases.
A mother is warning others about life-threatening tick bites after her 2-year-old was hospitalized: ‘He wailed because it hurt so badly to be to...
Rocky Mountain spotted fever can be deadly, but if it's correctly diagnosed, it can be treated with antibiotics.
A tick crawled into a boy’s inner ear while he was playing outside, and he needed surgery to remove it
A tick crawled into a boy's ear while he was playing outside, and doctors had to perform surgery to remove it.
There's a lot of information out there about Lyme disease, and it's important to distinguish fact from fiction. Here's what you should know.
From Ben Stiller to Bella Hadid, here are a few celebrities who have been open about their battle with Lyme disease, the tick-borne illness.
Between 2004 and 2016, rates of diseases spread by vectors like ticks and mosquitoes tripled, with the vast majority of that increase due to ticks. Experts expect the problem to continue to get worse, as warmer weather allows ticks to spread disease longer throughout the year.
Blood-sucking pests like ticks and mosquitoes can carry a host of bad diseases that can cause permanent harm or even death. Fortunately, with some preparation, you can reduce your risk of contracting a serious tick- or mosquito-borne illness.
Effective products against mosquitoes contain DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or PMD (though some should not be used on kids under three). Some of the same products work for ticks, but they can be less effective.