Australian scorpion stings not fatal Contrary to popular belief, Australian scorpion stings do not appear to have life-threatening effects, even in children, researchers from the University of Newcastle have found.
Bedbug epidemic grips US and Canada Bedbug encounters were reported by almost all US and Canadian pest control companies, a survey found, and caused Nikeís New York store to close.
Bee stings First-aid advice on the best treatment for bee stings. Find out about severe reactions and how to avoid being stung by a bee.
Bites and stings - first aid First aid for bites and stings from Australia's venomous creatures. Find out what to do if you`re bitten or stung.
Bites and stings: self-care Bites and stings can cause mild irritation or serious reactions, such as anaphylaxis. Most insect bites and stings are not serious. Find out what products are available for bites and stings.
Lyme disease Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness. Find out about the symptoms of Lyme disease, diagnosis, tests and treatment.
Many sting deaths can be prevented A significant proportion of people who died from wasp and bee stings in Australia over the past 20 years had a prior history of allergic reaction yet did not carry adrenaline, a study has found.
Rabies risk ignored by travellers Australian tourists visiting countries with rabies are ignoring the risks of interacting with animals and are often not fully vaccinated on departure.
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