Giardia Linked to Long-term Risk for IBS, Chronic Fatigue Giardia Linked to Long-term Risk for IBS, Chronic Fatigue
A new, prospective cohort study has found that previous Giardia infection may increase the risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue, even years after infection. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 20, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News 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 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports Source Type: news

You can catch giardia by drinking British water, through 'foreign' parasite giardia lamblia
More than 50,000 people are thought to be infected by Giardiasis — the disease caused by the tiny parasite giardia lamblia — in Britain every year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children Released
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announce the release of the updated Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children. The guidelines were simultaneously published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (PIDJ).   Selected key updates to the guidelines include the following: Greater emphasis on the impor...
Source: AIDSinfo At-a-Glance: Offering Information on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention, and Research, A Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - November 6, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers find parasitic worms limit the effects of giardia, and vice versa
If the idea of hookworms makes you shudder, consider this: Those pesky intestinal parasites may actually help your body ward off other infections, and perhaps even prevent autoimmune and other diseases. Studying members of the Tsimane, an indigenous population in the lowlands of Central Bolivia, UC Santa Barbara anthropologists Aaron Blackwell and Michael Gurven found that individuals infected by helminths - parasitic worms - were less likely than their counterparts to suffer from giardia, an intestinal malady caused by a flagellated protozoa... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

News From The Journal Of Clinical Investigation: May 24, 2013
Malnutrition exacerbates Giardia infection in mice Giardia is a common parasite that frequently infects young children in the developing world. It is commonly encountered through contaminated food, soil, or water. The parasite lives inside the intestines and can cause severe diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems and Giardia infection has been associated with developmental growth delays. Because the majority of infected individuals do not experience symptoms and frequently are infected with other pathogens, it is unclear if endemic Giardia directly stunts growth... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

JCI early table of contents for May 24, 2013
(Journal of Clinical Investigation) The following release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for the following newsworthy papers to be published online, May 24, 2013, in the JCI: Modulating the immune system to combat metastatic cancer; new fluorescent tools for cancer diagnosis; malnutrition exacerbates Giardia infection in mice; and many more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news