TECHLAB(R) Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance To Market E. HISTOLYTICA QUIK CHEK(TM) To Aid Clinicians In The Diagnosis Of Amebiasis Caused By The E. Histolytica Parasite
E. HISTOLYTICA QUIK CHEK™ and GIARDIA/CRYPTOSPORIDIUM QUIK CHEK™ Provide a definitive diagnosis in parasite screening BLACKSBURG, Va., June 13, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- TECHLAB,® Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer o... Diagnostics, FDA TECHLAB, E. HISTOLYTICA QUIK CHEK, Amebiasis, E. Histolytica (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Giardiasis may be a disease of the ecology of the GI tract
Colonization by the human and animal parasite, Giardia, changed the species composition of the mouse microbiome in a way that might be harmful, report researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Giardiasis may be a disease of the ecology of the GI tract
(American Society for Microbiology) Colonization by the human and animal parasite, Giardia, changed the species composition of the mouse microbiome in a way that might be harmful. The research is published in Infection and Immunity, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Impending Water Crisis Could Affect Your Health
Most Americans take clean water for granted.We turn on the tap and safe water to drink, bathe in, and cook and clean with comes out of the faucet.But according to a new study, there’s a growing water affordability problem on the horizon that could soon make water scarcer and more costly.The fallout has the potential to be devastating to public health in the United States.The true cost of waterUtility companies actually take a loss on the cost of water.However, between individual households’ water bills and government subsidies, they have historically made enough money to keep operating their businesses while also tackl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giardia: guidance and data
This guidance was updated in January 2017 when Giardia data for England and Wales from 2006 to 2015 was added, and text and graphs from epidemiology section were removed. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clean water-treatment option targets sporadic outbreaks
(University of Cincinnati) Environmental and biomedical engineer David Wendell, an associate professor in the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science, developed a protein-based photocatalyst that uses light to generate hydrogen peroxide to eliminate E. coli, Listeria, and potentially protozoa like giardia and cryptosporidium from drinking water. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 5, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Look What I Got On Summer Vacation – Giardia!
Discussion People often don’t think that developed countries have parasitic diseases but this is not true. The major parasitic infections endemic in the United States can be thought of as: Intestinal parasitic infections Seen throughout the US but especially in the northern states during the summer Often occur through recreational water use Cryptosprodiosis, Dientamoebiasis and Giardiasis are the most common. Neglected tropical diseases Seen especially in the southern states (especially Texas) and are linked to extreme poverty Chagas disease, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Toxocariasis, and Toxoplasmosis are the most co...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 18, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Look What I Got On Summer Vacation – Giardia!
Discussion People often don’t think that developed countries have parasitic diseases but this is not true. The major parasitic infections endemic in the United States can be thought of as: Intestinal parasitic infections Seen throughout the US but especially in the northern states during the summer Often occur through recreational water use Cryptosprodiosis, Dientamoebiasis and Giardiasis are the most common. Neglected tropical diseases Seen especially in the southern states (especially Texas) and are linked to extreme poverty Chagas disease, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Toxocariasis, and Toxoplasmosis are the most co...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 18, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

[Feature] The Truest Test
Over the past few years, there has been a surge in studies that intentionally infect volunteers with a wide variety of pathogens to test novel drugs and vaccines. The so-called "human challenge model" has a long and checkered past that began with 18th century experiments by smallpox vaccine developer Edward Jenner and later fell under intense scrutiny when they were conducted by Nazi doctors, military researchers, and academic scientists working with prisoners. Today, challenge experiments follow strict ethical guidelines, minimize risks to volunteers at every turn, and face increased scrutiny from regulatory agencies. The...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 19, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Jon Cohen Source Type: news

Should Ondansetron Be Used for Acute Gastroenteritis?
Discussion Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a common illness worldwide and is “…defined as a decrease in the consistency of stools (loose or liquid) and/or an increase in the frequency of evacuations with or without fever or vomiting….” It is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical care and hospitalizations. In Europe, rotavirus and noroviruses are two of the most frequent viral agents causing AGE and Campylobacter and Salmonella are the most common bacterial AGE causes. For parasitic infections Giardia, and Crytosporidium are most common parasitic infections in Europe. Recommendations for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 24, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Intestinal parasites are common cause of diarrhea in cats: Giardia may be transmitted to humans
Diarrhea in cats can have several causes, with infections from single-cell intestinal parasites being a common explanation. Researchers studied nearly 300 cats in order to assess the presence and prevalence of parasitic species in Austria. The most common causative agents were Giardia. One species of Giardia that was found may also be transmissible to humans. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Diarrhea in cats
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Diarrhea in cats can have several causes, with infections from single-cell intestinal parasites being a common explanation. Researchers from the Vetmeduni Vienna, studied nearly 300 cats in order to assess the presence and prevalence of parasitic species in Austria. The most common causative agents were Giardia. One species of Giardia that was found may also be transmissible to humans. The results of the study were published in the journal Parasitology Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

SURVEILLANCE SUMMARIES: Giardiasis Surveillance — United States, 2011–2012
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 1, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers: your guide to hitting the headlines
Boffins, are you having trouble communicating the fruits of your labour to a wider audience? Have you spent five thankless years going through stool samples in an attempt to find new treatments for giardiasis only to have your work written up as a single paragraph on page 34 of the Rochdale Observer? Well, worry no more. Drawing on decades of journalistic experience, the Behind the Headlines team has drawn up the definitive guide to getting your work featured prominently on News at Ten. Simply follow the 10 tips below and before you know it you’ll be talking p-values with Phil and Holly on ITV's This Morning.   1. The...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports Source Type: news

Mussels on California Coast contaminated with giardia transmitted from land-based sources
(American Society for Microbiology) The pathogen Giardia duodenalis is present in mussels from freshwater run-off sites and from areas where California Sea Lions lounge along the coast of California, according to a team of researchers from the University of California, Davis. One of the G. duodenalis strains found is known to infect humans; the two others occur mostly in dogs and other canids. 'Thus, the detection of these assemblages implies a potential public health risk if consuming fecally contaminated water or uncooked shellfish,' says coauthor Woutrina Smith. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 31, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news