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Wells Middle Schoolers Take a Closer Look with Microscopes

Wells Middle Schoolers Take a Closer Look with Microscopes

Squeals of delight and disgust could be heard outside of Katie Allen’s Living Environment class at Henry H. Wells Middle School this week. Seventh graders were exploring slides and specimens for the first time using microscopes and stereoscopes — and they really enjoyed the experience. “Did you see the skin cell? It was disgusting!” a student shouted with glee. “Wait, he has a bed bug?!” another called across the classroom. “I need to take a picture of that!” Before using the microscopes, Allen gave students a step-by-step […]

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Recovery home closing leaves many wondering where to turn

Recovery home closing leaves many wondering where to turn

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The road to recovery is a tough one for people looking to stop using drugs and alcohol, and is often one with several steps along the way. One of the final steps for folks looking to make changes in their lives is often a halfway house or a recovery residence offering structure and accountability for those living there. Residents at the Tree of Life were given several weeks’ notice to find a new place to live but, for people in recovery, that is […]

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The best mattress protectors in 2022: waterproof and cooling covers

The best mattress protectors in 2022: waterproof and cooling covers

The best mattress protectors safeguard against spills, stains, germs and allergens. Some full mattress covers (also known as mattress encasements) offer protection from bed bugs, while most are designed to ward off dust mites. These thin sheets of hard-working fabric cover your mattress on the top and four sides, providing a protective barrier. Full mattress encasements cover the bottom too and are usually bed bug-proof. So if you have invested in the best mattress for your sleep, protecting it from the start helps it last longer. This […]

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Aussie travellers face ‘traumatising’ new pandemic, and we have La Niña to thank

Aussie travellers face 'traumatising' new pandemic, and we have La Niña to thank

How the holiday from hell could happen to you, too. It was the holiday they needed. After Melbourne’s gruelling lockdown measures had them housebound for the better part of two years, friends Justine and Anna were pumped for sun, surf and everything a summer trip to Gold Coast entails. Well, not everything. After checking into their hotel, besties Justine and Anna were “left traumatised” after they began to“feel things crawling on them” once they got into bed. The women alerted hotel staff who moved them into another […]

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Bought a new mattress? Then you need a mattress protector, pronto – here’s why

Bought a new mattress? Then you need a mattress protector, pronto – here’s why

You’ve just spent hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a new mattress, so how do you keep it safe from stains, spills and nasties? Enter the humble mattress protector, a fabric covering designed to safeguard your comfy bed from allergens, urine and more.  Investing in one of these fabric covers is necessary if you want to prolong the lifespan of your new or older mattress and keep your sleeping space hygienic.  They are especially vital if you have recently bought the best mattress for your budget […]

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Christmas Fund: Disabled man had to sleep on floor after bedbug infestation

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Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News “I lost everything,” Joseph said. “I had to throw out my mattress, my clothes, the curtains, everything. My whole life is pretty much sealed in boxes.” Author of the article: Erik Leijon  •  Special to Montreal Gazette Donations to the Montreal Gazette Christmas Fund this year can be made exclusively online at www.christmasfund.com. Article content Joseph likes to say the Gazette Christmas Fund lifted him up — literally. Article content Joseph has lived in the same apartment for eight years, and while […]

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Deb Miller: There are ways to help people found incompetent | News

Deb Miller: There are ways to help people found incompetent | News

It all happened quickly. Jenny (not her real name) was hospitalized after suffering from large bites from bedbugs, dehydration and disorientation. The hospital’s social worker, a mandated reporter of abuse and neglect, had to follow up on why she was in that condition. Adult Protective Services in the Department of Health and Human Resources completed an investigation of her mental state and living conditions at home. They determined that Jenny lacked the capacity to take care of her daily hygiene, medications, food intake and related health matters. […]

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BPS asking students and staff to take home district-issued technology over holiday break

BPS asking students and staff to take home district-issued technology over holiday break

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Public School district sent out a notice Monday night. The letter sent out stated that due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 surge, all students and staff are being asked to take home their district-issued technology such as tablets and laptops. Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash said, “that while no decision has been made to go fully remote, they want everyone to be as prepared as they can be.”  The district’s center for innovation and technology will be open on December 27 for […]

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The New Malden care home riddled with bed bugs

The New Malden care home riddled with bed bugs

The daughter of a resident living in a care home in New Malden has expressed her fears for her mother’s life – as her residential care home has become infested with bed bugs. The 89-year-old resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, has been living at Gilpin House for 15 years. Gilpin House is a retirement accommodation maintained by Kingston Council – which, according to the daughter of this resident, became riddled with the bugs back in February. Since the issue began, the resident’s daughter says her mum […]

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Working in the pest control sector | Daily Express Online

Working in the pest control sector | Daily Express Online

“Pest control is necessary because rats and insects carry diseases, infest your kitchens and bedrooms, and bite you or your pets. The purpose of removing any kind of pest from your home, garage, or yard is to keep you safe and healthy. For example, rats can leave faeces on or near food they find in your kitchen. If you accidentally eat contaminated food, you can become very ill. Pests of all stripes carry tough viruses and bacteria that require long-term treatment. Others can make existing medical conditions […]

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