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Wave of new diseases being brought to America by insects

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) Pandemics like the Ebola virus have made headlines around the world lately, but one medical expert said recently that the bigger threat to health comes from tropical diseases being spread by hordes of insects.

In an interview with Fox News, Dr. Mark Siegel, professor of medicine at NYU's Langone Medical Center, said that a few tropical diseases are being spread to the United States at an increasing pace. He also noted that, because they are being spread via insects, it is much more difficult to prevent or control the spread.

Summer pests wrecking havoc on outdoor fun? Defend against the little scoundrels with these natural tips


With summer in full swing and open-air activities beckoning, don't sacrifice health and well-being for toxic insect repellents. Instead, whip up a painless recipe or two that keep disease-carrying pests at bay. Pleasant, natural and effective, staying safe and comfortable throughout the season has never been easier.

Five Insects Evolve Resistance to Engineered Seeds: Study


Five of 13 major crop pests have evolved resistance to corn and cotton genetically engineered to make their own insecticide, providing lessons for extending the usefulness of such technologies, University of Arizona researchers said in a study.