Jimmy Carter's final foe: A parasitic worm that preyed on millions in Africa and Asia
One of former President Carter's biggest hopes is wiping out an infectious parasitic disease that's plagued humans for millennia. How close is he? (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 27, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Jenny Jarvie Source Type: news

In his final days, Jimmy Carter on cusp of a humanitarian goal: Eradicating a parasitic worm
One of former President Carter's biggest hopes is wiping out an infectious parasitic disease that's plagued humans for millennia. How close is he? (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 27, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Jenny Jarvie Source Type: news

Doctors who touted ivermectin as covid fix now pushing it for flu, RSV
This group of doctors championed ivermectin as a covid "miracle" drug without scientific evidence. Now they're pushing the anti-parasitic for flu and RSV. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauren Weber Source Type: news

The Best Picture Race? Ten Nominees In Search Of A Love Story
Something is missing from the year’s Best Picture nominees. Well, yes, The Woman King, Till and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. We know the black-themed films didn’t register. But something even more elemental than race was shut out of the nominations for Hollywood’s top award, the Best Picture…#blackpanther #wakandaforever #hollywood #wayofwater #academy #oscars #parasite #admittedly #soundofmetal #blackmessiah (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Everything Everywhere All at Once' Wins PGA Award for Best Picture
Momentum is back on Everything Everywhere All at Once’s side. The highest-grossing film in distributor A24’s history was honored with the Producers’ Guild of America’s award for best theatrical motion picture, a major indication of strength. The movie will head into the final week of Oscar…#dankwan #danielscheinert #jonathanwang #everythingeverywhere #westernfront #bafta #parasite #lalaland #moonlight #coda (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Near-eradication of a debilitating parasitic disease is a pillar of Carter's legacy
In 2015, millions of people around the world tuned in to hear President Jimmy Carter announce that his cancer -- metastatic melanoma -- had spread to his brain, but he didn't focus solely on his own disease. Rather, he used the international attention to talk about an illness he did not have. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scabies: What It Is, Symptoms, Treatment & More
THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2023 -- Talk about the stuff of nightmares. You have extremely itchy skin at bedtime, not to mention a pimple-like rash. What is it? Those are fairly clear signs of scabies, a microscopic parasitic infestation where mites burrow... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 16, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Water Crisis No One In America Is Fixing
On Feb. 3, 2022, a train loaded with toxic chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, igniting a fire and forcing the controlled release and burn of vinyl chloride, a known cancer-causing compound, to avert a disastrous explosion. The environmental catastrophe killed thousands of fish in nearby streams and has triggered growing concerns over the impact on residents’ health and on the village’s surface, ground, and well water. East Palestine joins a long list of other places in the United States facing major threats to clean water. In October 2022, a campaign called “Imagine a Day Without Water” ask...
Source: TIME: Health - February 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bryn Nelson Tags: Uncategorized climate change freelance Health Care Source Type: news

10 days left to apply for the course on helminth genome analysis
Only 10 days left to apply to our practical hands-on training course in helminth genome analysis (#HelminthBio23) organised by @stephenrdoyle@akoiwang! FREE to attend & travel bursaries are available to Asia-based applicants! –The WormBase ParaSite team (Source: WormBase)
Source: WormBase - February 16, 2023 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: community meetings news tutorials helminth genome analysis Wormbase Parasite Source Type: news

Fatty foods can help you get rid of deadly intestinal parasites, ‘surprising’ study finds
Whipworm, which is a type of parasitic worm found in the large intestine, is a major cause of death and illness in certain countries. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Industry Exposes Five Billion People to Toxic Chemicals that Kill
Industrially produced trans fat is responsible for up to 500,000 premature deaths from coronary heart disease each year, according to WHO. Credit: Shutterstock.By Baher KamalMADRID, Feb 10 2023 (IPS) The food industry continues to intensively use toxic chemicals in their products, some of them provoking heart diseases and death. Trans fat is just one of them, adding to contaminating fertilisers, pesticides, microplastics and a long etcetera. “Trans fat is a toxic chemical that kills, and should have no place in food,” warns Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), informi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 10, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Food and Agriculture Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Publishes Two Landmark Documents On Leishmaniasis
[WHO] Leishmania parasites are transmitted through the bites of infected female phlebotomine sand flies, which feed on human blood to produce eggs. An estimated 31 species of Phlebotomus and 47 species of Lutzomyia sand fly species are considered the proven vectors of human leishmaniases (visceral and cutaneous). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Boy's brain started to rot after rare parasitic infection
A 17-year-old boy in China contracted a rare parasitic infection and the disease destroyed parts of his brain, a case report shows. The patient visited an emergency department at Qinghai University Affiliated Hospital in the central China city of Xining after he experienced dizziness, headaches…#xining #northernhemisphere #centraleurope #centralasia #montana #ohio #alaska #huju #metezeynal #turkey (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Guinea Worm - a Nasty Parasite Is Nearly Eradicated, but the Push for Zero Cases Will Require Patience
[The Conversation Africa] A painful, parasitic disease that once infected 3.5 million people per year is tantalizingly close to being eradicated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

“ I Was Blind, But Now I See ” – Celebrating Malawi’s Progress on World NTD Day
Vainesi, a former trachoma trichiasis patient, cheers in celebration knowing that trachoma has been eliminated in Malawi. Vainesi had suffered with the pain caused by trachoma for 10 years before a local disability mobiliser encouraged her to go to the hospital for treatment. By Lazarus McCarthy ChakweraLILONGWE, Jan 30 2023 (IPS) “I was blind, but now I see.” This is what Vainesi, from Salima District in Central Malawi, said after surgery to treat trachoma. A mother of three, Vainesi had been unable to work or provide for her family once the disease began to affect her eyesight. Vainesi is one of millions of Malawians...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 30, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera Tags: Africa Development & Aid Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news