Microplastics in Seawater May Harbor Parasites
Laboratory experiments find that Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, and Giardia can congregate on microplastic beads and fibers, suggesting they might make their way into and around the world ’s oceans by... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 26, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Can Giardia Go Away Without Treatment
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Does Giardia Go Away on Its Own?
Title: Does Giardia Go Away on Its Own?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/28/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/28/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 28, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Lupin launches generic diarrhea drug in US market
Nitazoxanide tablets, 500 mg, are indicated in the treatment of diarrhea caused by Giardia lamblia or Cryptosporidium parvum in patients 12 years of age and older. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Three Modes of Transmission Explain Most Giardiasis Outbreaks
FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Three main modes of transmission have been identified for giardiasis outbreaks in the United States in 2012 to 2017, although a single transmission mode could not be identified for 43 percent of outbreaks, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Giardiasis Outbreaks - United States, 2012-2017
This report describes giardiasis outbreaks in 26 states (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 4, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Giardiasis MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Source Type: news

Freshwater Canada ’s Dirty Water Secret
Water jugs in the community water center in Grassy Narrows, Canada. April 13, 2016. © 2016 Human Rights WatchBy Marcos OrellanaWASHINGTON DC, Apr 4 2019 (IPS) While residents across Prince Rupert, British Columbia are once again able to get safe drinking water from their taps, the boil-water advisory lifted there in late January should not be forgotten. Canada is a freshwater-rich country, but the time for complacency on essential water issues has long passed. Most people living in Canada have access to safe water. But drinking water advisories in the country about unsafe water have been concentrated in First Nation commu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Marcos Orellana Tags: Environment Featured Headlines Health Indigenous Rights North America TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Scientists discover how giardia parasite makes you ill
Giardia parasites mimic human cells to help bacteria feed off nutrients in the gut, a study says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parasite mimics human proteins to provide 'ready meals' from the gut
(University of East Anglia) Giardia parasites -- responsible for one of the world's most common gastric diseases -- mimic human cell functions to break apart cells in the gut and feed off them.The secret behind giardia's success has eluded scientists for more than 300 years.Researchers found that the parasite produces two types of protein that enable it to cut through layers of protective mucus in the gut, breaking the links that knit cells together to access the nutrients within them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rare tropical disease masked a woman's bowel cancer
Anna Gilmour, 39, from Esher, Surrey, started losing weight and suffering from diarrhoea in 2015, prompting her to be diagnosed with giardiasis. When symptoms ease, they returned as cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trendy ‘ Raw Water ’ Can Reportedly Give You Hepatitis, Other Diseases
CBS Local — A new health craze that has many people paying high prices for unfiltered water is also reportedly putting those people at risk for diseases like hepatitis and norovirus. According to a report from The New York Times, the demand for “raw water” in and around California’s Silicon Valley has sent prices soaring. The small companies bottling their untreated product have hiked the price from around $37 to over $60 for a 2.5-gallon jug. “It has a vaguely mild sweetness, a nice smooth mouth feel, nothing that overwhelms the flavor profile,” San Francisco grocery store manager Kevin...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Bacteria Chris Melore Fluoride Hepatitis Local TV Norovirus raw water talkers Source Type: news

CU Anschutz and UC San Diego researchers find creosote bush could treat deadly infections
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and UC San Diego have found that compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert shrub common to American Southwest, exhibit potent anti-parasitic activity against two deadly parasites responsible for Giardia infections (Giardia lamblia) and the amoeba that causes an often-lethal form of encephalitis (Naegleria fowleri). Standard treatment for both infections involve antibiotics and anti-parasitic drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Compounds in desert creosote bush could treat giardia and 'brain-eating' amoeba infections
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert plant common to the Southwestern United States, exhibit potent anti-parasitic activity against the protozoa responsible for giardia infections and an amoeba that causes an often-lethal form of encephalitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Discussion Erythema nodosum (EN) is a common dermatological eruption characterized by inflammatory nodules of the subcutaneous fat (panniculitis) on the extensor surfaces of the extremities especially the shins, thighs, and forearms. They are usually painful, nodular, bilateral and multiple. They can be found on other areas and be unilateral. They can be red, purple or blackish. They usually resolve without problems in 3-6 weeks. Diagnosis is usually clinical but biopsy may be needed if there is atypical presentation or history, physical examination or laboratory testing reveals potential underlying diseases. Treatment is...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How many protozoa are in the water we drink?
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Researchers from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) have analyzed drinking water and detected oocysts of Cryptosporidium and cysts of Giardia, two protozoa that cause outbreaks of diarrhea in humans. The levels detected are very low and do not represent a health risk; however, according to the study, the ubiquity of these parasites and the inefficiency of conventional water treatment in reducing them may present a public health issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news