Which Goes on First? Sunscreen or Bug Repellent

Which Goes on First? Sunscreen or Bug Repellent

As beautiful as summertime is, there are always two key concerns lovers of the outdoors must contend with: the sweltering sun and swarms of bugs searching for a bloodmeal. So, how can you simultaneously protect yourself from the sun and potentially harmful  bites...
Repel Ticks with Plants

Repel Ticks with Plants

With tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease on the rise, repellents and pesticides are more highly sought after than ever before. But while these products are effective in eliminating ticks, there is also the option to protect your property from ticks naturally...
Lyme disease – “the great imitator”

Lyme disease – “the great imitator”

With April Fool’s on the horizon, people across the world are taking extra precautions to avoid being duped. Yet in the medical world, there is a disease so tricky to diagnose that it has been dubbed “The Great Imitator”. Lyme disease has earned its nickname because...
Ticks are Frequent Flyers

Ticks are Frequent Flyers

The range of Lyme disease is gradually spreading in North America, and according to researchers, birds are playing a significant role. Robert Brinkeroff, a post-doctoral student at the School of Public Health, insists that “birds are often overlooked in Lyme...