This Year Might Be the Worst Tick Season Ever. Here ’ s Why
Marci Silbert wasn’t walking far on the evening of May 6. She, her husband, and another couple were visiting friends for dinner, and after eating, took a brief stroll down a short path to a small pond on their hosts’ property in the Berkshires in Massachusetts. They lingered for just a few moments, and then walked back. But that was all it took. The next day, her husband noticed a tick embedded in his forearm. Silbert had one on the inside of her knee, and the husband in the other couple had one on his thigh. Out of an abundance of caution, they went to the hospital, had them removed, and were given prophylacti...
Source: TIME: Health - June 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized climate change Disease Environment healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Study provides insight into miscarriages in tsetse flies
Tsetse are biting flies that transmit the parasites causing sleeping sickness in humans and Nagana in animals. Female tsetse flies, which give birth to enormous, adult-sized live young, can experience miscarriages and these are more likely as they get older. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 15, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

The three rashes that could be warning signs of different creatures living on your skin
Worryingly, your skin could house three types of parasites, according to a dermatologist. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Palme d ’Or Whisperer Neon Makes It A Remarkable Four In A Row With ‘Anatomy Of A Fall’
Neon has continued its remarkable streak of consecutive Palme d’Or wins with English and French-language drama Anatomy Of A Fall. Justine Triet’s film becomes the U.S. distributor’s fourth consecutive Palme d’Or winner after previous acquisitions Triangle Of Sadness, Titane and Parasite. Anatomy…#palmedor #justinetriets #triangleofsadness #sandrasandrahüller #alps #rubenöstlund #neon #cannes #bestpicture #östlund (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newly discovered chemical is a highly targeted killer of parasitic worms
The most abundant animals on farms—and everywhere on land, in fact—are microscopic worms called nematodes. Some kinds benefit the soil, but others parasitize crops, inflicting more than $100 billion in losses worldwide each year. Although pesticides can get rid of harmful nematodes, they inflict collateral damage on other life. Now, researchers have discovered a new chemical that selectively kills harmful nematodes with a much lower risk of toxicity to humans and other creatures. “This is really unique,” says parasitologist Tim Geary of McGill University and Queen’s University Belfast, who was not involved....
Source: ScienceNOW - May 25, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Do You Have Summer Travel Plans?
Memorial Day weekend is considered the start of many summer vacations. If you plan to travel now or in the future, consider your health. For example, a long flight might increase your risk for deep vein thrombosis. Also, water in developing countries can contain viruses, bacteria, and parasites that cause stomach upset and diarrhea. So if you are traveling for pleasure, family, or work, how can you stay healthy? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the government’s official resource for travel both domestic and international. On its website, Traveler’s Health, you will find current, need-to-know i...
Source: The Cornflower - May 24, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Trends in Reported Babesiosis Cases Trends in Reported Babesiosis Cases
This report indicates that babesiosis, a tickborne disease caused by Babesia parasites, has significantly increased in northeastern states in the last decade.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Links 5/22/2023
Neural mechanisms of parasite-induced summiting behavior in ‘zombie’ Drosophila (accepted manuscript). From the Abstract: “For at least two centuries, scientists have been enthralled by the ‘zombie’ behaviors induced by mind-controlling parasites.” Indeed! Maternal SARS-CoV-2, Placental Changes…#placentalchanges #braininjury #iirc #hongkong #scmp #ccp #icu #channelnewsasia #vietnam #philippines (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kim Jee-Woon, Song Kang-Ho ’s Anthology Studios Teams With India’s Panorama On Korean Remake Of ‘Drishyam’ Franchise
Kumar Mangat Pathak’s Panorama Studios is teaming with South Korea’s Anthology Studios, co-founded by former Warner Bros exec Jay Choi, Cobweb director Kim Jee-woon and Parasite star Song Kang-ho, on a Korean-language remake of India’s Drishyam franchise. The two studios will jointly produce the…#kumarmangatpathaks #southkoreas #anthologystudios #warnerbros #jaychoi #cobweb #kimjeewoon #parasite #songkangho #korean (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria - Abuja Community Receives Free Medical Services, Counselling
[Premium Times] Malaria, a disease caused by a parasite spread to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes, kills more than 400,000 people yearly, mostly children in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cannes: Kim Jee-woon ’s ‘Cobweb’ Sells Wide (Exclusive)
South Korean director Kim Jee-woon’s much anticipated period comedy drama Cobweb has kicked off the Cannes market with a slew of international sales. Set to premiere in Cannes in an out-of-competition slot on May 25, Cobweb stars Song Kang-ho (Parasite) as a filmmaker frantically trying to finish…#southkorean #kimjeewoon #cobweb #cannes #songkangho #seoul #barunsonea #taiwan #hongkongmacau #edkofilms (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Massive Caribbean sea urchin die-off caused by parasite
Scientists have discovered that a parasite is behind a severe die-off of long-spined sea urchins across the Caribbean Sea, which has had devastating consequences for coral reefs and surrounding marine ecosystems. The long-spined sea urchins, Diadema … (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 16, 2023 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news

‘ What Price Was My Father ’ s Life Worth? ’ Right-Wing Doctors Are Still Peddling Dubious COVID Drugs
Julie Moore keeps an orange plastic bottle on her desk in Gas City, Indiana, with 14 round white pills. The other 21, she says, killed her father. Moore remembers laughing when she first heard on the news that people were taking ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug commonly used as a livestock dewormer, to treat COVID-19. She never expected her father, a career pharmacist, to become one of them. Over the course of the pandemic, Moore’s father started watching online videos of doctors in white coats who claimed that alternative COVID treatments were being used effectively in India. He told his skeptical children that th...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vera Bergengruen Tags: Uncategorized feature Misinformation & Disinformation uspoliticspolicy Source Type: news

New Mosquito Species Could Derail Fight Against Malaria
Stagnant water in one of Nairobi’s residential areas. Credit: Wilson Odhiambo/IPSBy Wilson OdhiamboNAIROBI, May 8 2023 (IPS) ‘Urban’ Kenya has been alerted because new mosquito species, Anopheles stephensi, threatens to derail decades of effort made in the fight against malaria. According to a report by experts from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the species was first noted during routine mosquito surveillance in Saku and Laisamis villages in Marsabit County. The report states that, unlike the traditional mosquito vector, the Anopheles stephensi can adapt to man-made habitats that include plastic cont...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 8, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wilson Odhiambo Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Kenya Source Type: news

‘Lost’ microbial genes found in dental plaque of ancient humans
About 19,000 years ago, a woman died in northern Spain. Her body was deliberately buried with pieces of the natural pigment ochre and placed behind a block of limestone in a cave known as El Mirón. When her ochre-dyed bones were unearthed in 2010, archaeologists dubbed her the Red Lady. The careful treatment of her body provided scientists with insights into how people from the time buried their dead. Now, thanks to the poor oral hygiene of that period, her teeth are helping illuminate a vanished world of bacteria and their chemical creations. From dental calculus, the rock-hard plaque that accumulates on teet...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 4, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news