A tick bite that makes you allergic to red meat

From BBC Future, 1 February 2016: Walking through Sydney’s northern beaches in the height of summer, the dense, humid bush is alive with the buzz of cicadas, the screech of rosellas, and the mouth-watering smell of barbecue. But hiding in the undergrowth is a tiny creature that is forcing some unrepentant carnivores to turn their Continue reading A tick bite that makes you allergic to red meat

Insect allergies: more than a nasty sting

From ABC Health and Wellbeing, 24 January 2013: Think ‘dangerous Australian animals’ and images of snakes, spiders, box jellyfish or even crocodiles come to mind. But for a small number of people, the bite or sting of relatively benign insects, such as ants, ticks, wasps or bees can be as deadly as any encounter with Continue reading Insect allergies: more than a nasty sting