Possible new treatment identified for neglected tropical disease
The last time a new drug for Chagas disease was introduced, Richard Nixon was in his first term as U.S. president. Now, in a study published yesterday, researchers unveil a drug that appears to safely eliminate from mice and monkeys the parasites that cause the sometimes-fatal tropical disease. The scientists hope clinical trials of the compound can begin soon and that it will have fewer side effects than the current Chagas treatments. The study is “very impressive” and provides enough evidence to support human testing, says medical epidemiologist Caryn Bern of the University of California, San Francisco, who was...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 6, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Peninsula company finds monkeypox case in its broad pathogen test
The company's test taps a simple blood draw to look for some 1,500 viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites — and it paid off in identifying a recent monkeypox infection. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 2, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Medieval Friars Were Riddled With Parasites, Say Archaeologists Medieval Friars Were Riddled With Parasites, Say Archaeologists
Why were medieval friars infected with parasites far more than townspeople, despite their higher status?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pious Parasites: Medieval Monks Battled Nasty Gut Germs
FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2022 -- Medieval monks were much more wormy than average folks, a new archaeological analysis has revealed. Those living in medieval Cambridge were nearly twice as likely to be infected by intestinal parasites as city dwellers,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 19, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Africa: Millions More Children to Benefit From Malaria Vaccine
[Foroyaa] With malaria as one of the biggest killers of children under 5, the world's first vaccine against the malaria parasite is a major breakthrough for child health, and UNICEF has awarded a contract for the first ever supply of a malaria vaccine to GSK, valued at more nearly USD 170 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

DIY fertiliser may be behind monks ’ parasite torment, say archaeologists
Study of graves in Cambridge finds nearly twice as many monks died with worms compared with poorer folkMedieval clergy were more likely to suffer from intestinal parasites than the poorer public despite having better sanitation, research has found.Experts say those who dwelt in monasteries could have been at greater risk of such infections because they grew their own produce and may have used fresh human faeces as manure.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Archaeology Science UK news University of Cambridge Source Type: news

Africa: Millions More Children to Benefit From Malaria Vaccine As UNICEF Secures Supply
[Unicef] New York/Copenhagen -- With malaria one of the biggest killers of children under 5, the world's first vaccine against a parasite is a major breakthrough for child health (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seoul vows to move families from'Parasite'-style basement homes after flooding deaths
Seoul has vowed to move some of the city's poorest families out of underground and semi-subterranean homes after 13 people were killed in flooding caused by record-breaking rainfall this week,... #rainfall #basementhomes #flooding #seoul (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seoul Will Ban'Parasite' Basement Apartments After Drowning Deaths in Biblical Flooding
South Korea’s capital has seen 11 people left dead or missing in historic rains this week. #rains (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 4, 2022 ​
Monoclonal antibody might help prevent malaria. An easily injected lab-engineered antibody protected most participants from infection with the malaria parasite, new research finds. Read more CDC may ease COVID guidance soon. In a new advisory that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 4, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Neon Exploring Sale As It Taps Merchant Bank Raine
Neon, the independent film distributor founded by Tom Quinn and Tim League and which broke through at the 2020 Oscars with Parasite, the first foreign-language title to win Best Picture, is looking… #neonexploringsale #merchantbank #timleague #filmdistributor #oscars #tomquinn (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What the Tick! Here ’s How You Can Avoid & Treat Tick Bites
If you ever walk your dog in the park, garden in your backyard, or go hiking in a wooded area, you more than likely have been around or come across a tick. They are little parasites that like to feed on warm-blooded animals like dogs and birds as well as people. If you come across a tick bite on yourself, a loved one, or your pet, here’s what you should do: Use a fine-tipped, pointed tweezer to grasp the tick at the head as close to the skin as possible. Pull upward slowly without twisting until the tick releases its hold. Wash the area with soap and warm water. Apply an antibiotic wound ointment, cream or gel as long a...
Source: Red Cross Chat - August 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Health & Safety american red cross first aid pet safety safety tips Tick bites Treating tick bites wilderness safety Source Type: news

The Virus Hunters Trying to Prevent the Next Pandemic
Nobody saw SARS-CoV-2 coming. In the early days of the pandemic, researchers were scrambling to collect samples from people who had mysteriously developed fevers, coughs, and breathing problems. Pretty soon, they realized that the disease-causing culprit was a new virus humans hadn’t seen before. And the world, lacking a coordinated global response, was unprepared. Some countries acted quickly to develop tests for the novel coronavirus, while others with fewer resources were left behind. With a virus oblivious to national borders, and with travel between countries and continents more common than it had been in previo...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park and Video by Andrew D. Johnson Tags: Uncategorized Disease Frontiers of Medicine 2022 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Google ’s AI Lab, DeepMind, Offers ‘Gift to Humanity’ with Protein Structure Solution
Matt Higgins and his team of researchers at the University of Oxford had a problem. For years, they had been studying the parasite that spreads malaria, a disease that still kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. They had identified an important protein on the surface of the parasite as a focal point for a potential future vaccine. They knew its underlying chemical code. But the protein’s all-important 3D structure was eluding them. That shape was the key to developing the right vaccine to slide in and block the parasite from infecting human cells. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The team&rsqu...
Source: TIME: Science - July 28, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence biztech2030 Source Type: news

3 Reasons to Avoid Farmed Salmon
Not so long ago, Atlantic salmon was an abundant wild species. Born in the rivers of northeastern United States and Canada, after a couple years in freshwater they embarked on an epic migration, navigating 2,000 miles across the Atlantic to feed and mature off western Greenland. Millions of salmon travelled up to 60 miles a day, fending off predators and feeding on zooplankton and small fish. When the time came, instinct and the earth’s magnetic fields led these magnificent fish back to spawn in the precise rivers of their birth. Today, wild salmon are an endangered species, gone from most rivers in the U.S. There ar...
Source: TIME: Health - July 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins Tags: Uncategorized freelance Sustainability Source Type: news