Presence of parasite that's deadly for dogs now confirmed in California: Signs to watch for
A parasite that sickened 10 dogs and killed another in Southern California was found in the Colorado River in Blythe, its first known presence in the state. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 14, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Andrew J. Campa Source Type: news

Bong Joon-Ho ’s ‘Mickey 17’ Going Earlier In Helmer’s South Korea Homeland
Bong Joon-Ho‘s next big movie post his Parasite Oscar winner, Mickey 17, will open in his native South Korea homeland on Jan. 28, 2025, three days before the pic’s global launch on Jan. 31. Warner Bros. specifically moved the Robert Pattinson sci-fi movie from this March to the end of January in…#bongjoonhos #oscar #warnerbros #robertpattinsonscifi #lunarnewyear #plf #dolby #andrewcripps #korea #edwardashtons (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Deadly Amoeba Is Linked to Neti Pots. Here ’ s What to Know
NEW YORK — For years, scientists have known people who use neti pots can become infected with a brain-eating amoeba if they use the wrong kind of water. On Wednesday, researchers linked a second kind of deadly amoeba to nasal rinsing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report that for the first time connects Acanthamoeba infections to neti pots and other nasal rinsing devices. Officials also renewed their warning that extremely rare, but potentially deadly, consequences can come from flushing nasal passages with common tap water. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] “We...
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe/AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Horrified mom finds huge parasitic WORM in two-year-old daughter's diaper - which CDC says she caught from pigs on family farm
The girl, who lived on a farm in New Albany in Union County, had suffered abdominal cramping and diarrhea for two weeks and had lost her appetite. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michael Hudson: Marxism, Economic Parasites, and Debt Cancellation
Yves here. Get a cup of coffee. This is a wide-ranging post which discusses many of the topics that Hudson has examined over time, including some of the reasons they attracted his interest. One is how even ancient economies exhibited boom and bust cycles, and how those drivers, above all debt,…#pregreek #roman #roinsonerhardt #killinghost #terrencemccarthy #mesopotamia #babylonia #midwest #terrence #chasemanhattanbank (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man, 52, who suffered constant migraines is found to have a live WORM in his brain that had laid eggs under his skull - after catching parasite from undercooked bacon
An unnamed 52-year-old man in Florida was diagnosed with the rare parasitic infection neurocysticercosis, which caused a tapeworm from contaminated bacon to lay eggs in his brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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