North Carolina’s weather is finally warming. That means health officials will watch for increased mosquito activity and monitor whether..
If you have roaches, you can put down a small plastic trap to control their spread. But there are no such traps for bedbugs … yet. By..
North Carolina has a surprising number of feral pigs roaming the countryside. They might be fun to hunt, but they’re not fun for..
At a gathering of venom experts in Greenville last week, one of the debates was over the costs and benefits of anti-venom treatment. By..
Years of budget cuts to public health agencies could leave workers stretched thin and the population vulnerable. By Michael Ollove..
It’s the time of year when public health officials prepare for human flu. But this year’s preparations are complicated by the..
Some folks bemoan the disappearance of an opportunity for kids to interact with farm animals. But there may be just too much risk. By Rose..
Evidence is mounting that ticks carrying Lyme disease are spreading into North Carolina from Virginia. By Rose Hoban There are few diseases..
Health care in North Carolina was often the big story in 2013, from Medicaid to the Affordable Care Act to controversy surrounding North..
Bartonella is a bacteria transmitted by fleas, ticks, animals, even spiders, but few people know about it. New methods for diagnosing it..