Alpha-Gal, also known as Red Meat Allergy, is a food allergy caused by a protein called Alpha-Gal. This causes an allergic reaction in those exposed to or who consumes meat from mammals. This allergic reaction was prevalent in certain parts of the United States. Learn more about Red Meat allergy, its causes, symptoms and how to treat them.
Ticks are hard to spot due to their minimal size (3-5mm in length). They transmit up to 65 diseases ranging from Lyme disease to Tularemia. If you are planning an outdoor adventure on a hot and humid day, it is crucial to have a tick checklist to prevent yourself from tick bites and their consequences. Learn more about the tick checklist that covers tick identification, removal devices, barriers, and prevention methods.
Ticks, in simple words, are parasites that feed off the blood from their prey (which largely includes warm-blooded animals). Their hosts range from deers to humans. Once they spot their host to feed on, they tend to look for softer areas of their host’s skin to suck blood. It might wander around the host’s body a while to find the said soft spot usually around the host’s hairline, around skin folds, and behind their ears. Learn more about ticks, anatomy, tick diseases, and how to prevent tick diseases.