Lose the Fat and Curb Parasitic Infection
Trypanosoma brucei infection induces fat breakdown, but this strategy benefits the host.  (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 1, 2024 Category: Science Tags: Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Survival of the Fittest Parasite
Ever the resourceful parasite, Leishmania co-opts a natural antibody from blood to breed. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 1, 2024 Category: Science Tags: Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Stomach Flu in Kids & Todlers: What To Expect
Stomach flu isn’t really a ‘flu.’ It’s gastroenteritis and can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or a parasite. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Kingdom’ & ‘Moving’ Stars Attached To Projects On Disney+ Korea Slate
Disney+ has unveiled a slate of Korean originals, as the streaming platform opts for a more targeted strategy in Asia. Bolstered by successful Korean tentpoles last year like Moving and Big Bet, the streamer has ordered seven new titles to premiere in 2024, in addition to previously-announced…#korean #bolstered #bigbet #lightshop #moving #unclesamsik #parasite #songkangho #bloodfree #jujihoon (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘It is shameful’: why the return of Victorian-era diseases to the UK alarms health experts
There has been a surge in cases of scabies and measles – both highly contagious – as well as rickets and scurvy, conditions we thought had been eradicated. Are public health cuts to blame?Before Covid-19, Dr Farzana Hussain says, it was rare for her to see a case ofscabies at her GP surgery in Newham, east London, but since the pandemic, the number of patients with the parasitic skin infection has increased dramatically.“By the time a patient comes to me for advice, everyone in the family has it, including all the children,” she says. “The itch is maddening. People demand immediate treatment.”Continue reading.....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Health Children's health Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Science Medical research Immunology Poverty Society Social exclusion MMR Andrew Wakefield Source Type: news

Doctor recommends one of the first things you should always do when you return home
You could be putting yourself at risk of viruses, bacteria or parasites without following this basic rule of hygiene. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 10, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proven Vector Control Interventions Needed to Stem Malaria Infections in Africa
Rwanda is using drone technology as an effective and innovative way of eradicating malaria in breeding sites. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPSBy Aimable TwahirwaKIGALI, Feb 8 2024 (IPS) Experts recommend that the current prevention of malaria in highly endemic countries in Africa should integrate “locally appropriate” control measures to cope with the highest burden of mosquito-borne disease on the continent. The latest 2023 World Malaria Report shows that the life-threatening disease remains a significant public health challenge, with both malaria incidence and mortality higher now than they were before the start...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 8, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aimable Twahirwa Tags: Africa Climate Action Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Malaria Source Type: news

Punctual Proteins Aid Parasites
A protein’s timely appearance is crucial for Toxoplasma gondii’s unique replication cycle. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 1, 2024 Category: Science Tags: News News & Opinion Source Type: news

How a Parasite Excites the Brain
Tapeworm larvae may cause seizures by releasing excitatory amino acids into the brain. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 1, 2024 Category: Science Tags: Magazine Issue Source Type: news

British Army is defeated... by diarrhoea! Parasite sickens 172 soldiers stationed in Kenya
Some 172 soldiers became ill at the Nanyuki barracks between February and April 2022 - almost a fifth of the 1,200 troops active there at the time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the Differential Diagnosis of Normal Eye Crusts or Rheum?
Discussion Sleep crusts go by lots of names including “sleepies,” “sleepers,” “eye goop,” “eye sand,” and many other names. Rheum is the medical term. Sleep crusts are common. The sandman from folklore, is said to sprinkle magical sand into people’s eyes to encourage sleep and wonderful dreams. Crusts are composed of mucous, oil, skin cells, and dust/debris that is all a normal part of normal tear production and protection of the eye. While awake, blinking helps to clear this from the eye and move it to the nasolacrimal duct. This does not occur during sleep and there...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 29, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Planning a summer holiday in Croatia? Warning over must-visit hotspot after health chiefs spot a spike in travellers being sickened by a diarrhoea-causing parasite that lurks in swimming pools
Nearly two-dozen Germans who travelled to Croatia in 2023 were struck down with cryptosporidium. German health chiefs were spooked by the unusually high rates of the illness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroon Starts World ’ s First Malaria Vaccine Program for Children
Cameroon will be the first country to routinely give children a new malaria vaccine as the shots are rolled out in Africa. The campaign due to start Monday was described by officials as a milestone in the decades-long effort to curb the mosquito-spread disease on the continent, which accounts for 95% of the world’s malaria deaths. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] “The vaccination will save lives. It will provide major relief to families and the country’s health system,” said Aurelia Nguyen, chief program officer at the Gavi vaccines alliance, which is helping Cameroon secure the s...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized wire Source Type: news