Chagas disease: "New AIDS of the Americas" can cause victims" hearts to explode

The 'new AIDS of the Americas': Experts warn of deadly insect-borne disease that can cause victims' hearts to explode | UPDATED: 08:49 GMT, 30 May 2012 A little-known life-threatening illness caused by blood sucking insects has been labelled the ‘new AIDS of the Americas’ by experts.

Anyone for a tongue scraper – or a light to stick up your nose? We look at popular products to see if they"re worth buying

Anyone for a tongue scraper – or a light to stick up your nose We look at popular products to see if they're worth buying By Lucy Elkins PUBLISHED: 23:06 GMT, 7 May 2012 | UPDATED: 23:07 GMT, 7 May 2012 Most of us are keen to preserve our health and when a new product comes on to the market that claims to do just that, the temptation can be great.

Over-the-counter insect bite remedies are just not worth buying , say experts

Over-the-counter insect bite remedies are just not worth buying , say experts | UPDATED: 00:22 GMT, 12 April 2012 Futile: New research suggests there is little evidence that over-the-counter insect bite remedies work When the itching becomes too much, it’s not surprising many of us reach for a remedy after an insect bite.

Watch your tackle! England football fans warned about groin-biting insects at site of Euro 2012

Tick-Borne Encephalitis is a viral infectious disease that causes swelling of the brain and spinal cord. England and Ireland football supporters have been warned to ‘watch their tackle’ in this summer’s Euros because of a deadly biting insect that attacks the groin.

Mother discovers her family"s illness comes from insect bite 20 years ago

Mother discovers mysterious medical condition that has left her feeling 'like a 90-year-old' was caused by a childhood tick biteAdelle Huckins blighted by migraines, nausea and fatigue Finally diagnosed with Lyme Disease caused by a tick bite on a school trip A mother-of-three plagued by illness has told how her problems have been linked to an insect bite suffered 20 years ago. Adelle Huckins, 31, has been blighted by a range of medical conditions including migraines, severe fatigue, sickness, hearing difficulties and a drooping left eye.