Ivermectin Did Not Reduce COVID Hospitalizations, Study Shows
A large study conducted by McMaster University of Canada shows that the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin does not reduce hospitalizations of people infected with COVID-19. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: Let's Show Care to Our Mentally-Ill Patients!
[The Point] Mental health problems are a growing issue in many cities across Africa. Studies have shown that in 2015, 17 ·9 million years were lost to disability as a consequence of mental health problems. Such disorders were almost as important a cause of years lost to disability as were infectious and parasitic diseases, which accounted for 18·5 million years lost to disability. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Novel Malaria Treatment for Children Receives First Approval
The single-dose medication, for treatment of a particular form of malaria, is a new weapon in the war against the deadly illness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Malaria Children and Childhood Parasites GlaxoSmithKline PLC Chloroquine (Drug) South America Horn of Africa East Asia Source Type: news

What We Know About Leaky Gut Syndrome
Most of your internal organs are comfortably well protected from the outside world. But the gastrointestinal tract—or more precisely, the inside of the gastrointestinal tract—comes in contact with items from the outside world every day. The foods you eat enter the body via the mouth, travel to the stomach, where they’re partially digested, and move on to the intestines, where the real work of extracting the nutrients and energy we need to live and thrive takes place. The system usually works quite well, but for some folks, it can spring leaks—just as any well-used plumbing system might. These tiny l...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elaine K. Howley Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Kenya: Ministry of Health Urges Concerted Efforts to Address Jigger Infestation
[Capital FM] Busia -- The Ministry of Health has warned that over 10 million Kenyans are at risk of jigger-infestation if no efforts are made to eradicate the parasite. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news