4 Insects Used to Treat Wounds and Diseases

Tick in Spiderweb

(DGIwire) – Think bugs are annoying and have no redeeming qualities? Well, think again. A slew of research has exposed an amazing fact: insects can help address a wide variety of human ailments. More are being studied for use to treat wounds and diseases. Here are four examples of how insects have been shown to alleviate […]

Kidney Failure: Why the Immune System Could Be to Blame

Hand holding model of human kidney organ at body

(DGIwire) – The immune system ordinarily protects the body from harm. But when things go wrong, the effects can be very serious. Take, for example, a disease called atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome (aHUS). Although rare—affecting about one in 500,000 people per year in the U.S., reports the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—aHUS causes abnormal blood clots […]

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