How a Parasite Excites the Brain
Tapeworm larvae may cause seizures by releasing excitatory amino acids into the brain. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 1, 2024 Category: Science Tags: Magazine Issue Source Type: news

British Army is defeated... by diarrhoea! Parasite sickens 172 soldiers stationed in Kenya
Some 172 soldiers became ill at the Nanyuki barracks between February and April 2022 - almost a fifth of the 1,200 troops active there at the time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the Differential Diagnosis of Normal Eye Crusts or Rheum?
Discussion Sleep crusts go by lots of names including “sleepies,” “sleepers,” “eye goop,” “eye sand,” and many other names. Rheum is the medical term. Sleep crusts are common. The sandman from folklore, is said to sprinkle magical sand into people’s eyes to encourage sleep and wonderful dreams. Crusts are composed of mucous, oil, skin cells, and dust/debris that is all a normal part of normal tear production and protection of the eye. While awake, blinking helps to clear this from the eye and move it to the nasolacrimal duct. This does not occur during sleep and there...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 29, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Planning a summer holiday in Croatia? Warning over must-visit hotspot after health chiefs spot a spike in travellers being sickened by a diarrhoea-causing parasite that lurks in swimming pools
Nearly two-dozen Germans who travelled to Croatia in 2023 were struck down with cryptosporidium. German health chiefs were spooked by the unusually high rates of the illness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroon Starts World ’ s First Malaria Vaccine Program for Children
Cameroon will be the first country to routinely give children a new malaria vaccine as the shots are rolled out in Africa. The campaign due to start Monday was described by officials as a milestone in the decades-long effort to curb the mosquito-spread disease on the continent, which accounts for 95% of the world’s malaria deaths. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] “The vaccination will save lives. It will provide major relief to families and the country’s health system,” said Aurelia Nguyen, chief program officer at the Gavi vaccines alliance, which is helping Cameroon secure the s...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized wire Source Type: news

Predators and Prey: Subverting Liberal and Populist Institutions
Yves here. Since this post contains some graphic details about parasites, you might not want to read it before a meal. Nevertheless, it describes an effective and therefore widely-used method for bending institutions to the will of outside parties. But there is a chicken and egg problem: did this…#juancoles #informedcomment #tedswedenburg #palestine #israel #gaza #participate #gazaconflict #joelgordon #gazastrip (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new therapy effective against drug-sensitive and resistant parasites
A novel combination therapy developed by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine can help fight the drug-resistant cases of the tickborne illness babesiosis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 5, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Major Medical Journal Reverses Itself On ‘Research Parasites’ As NIH Beefs Up Data Sharing Rules
Research parasites take note: the New England Journal of Medicine is now on your side, as is the US government. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 1, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation standard Source Type: news

NEJM Reverses Itself On “Research Parasites” As NIH Beefs Up Data Sharing Rules
Research parasites take note: the New England Journal of Medicine is now on your side, as is the US government. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 1, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation standard Source Type: news

AirBnb and Olipop Ditching Paid Ads, Logan Paul's New Influencer Strategy, Parasite SEO, and the Decline of Digital Marketing (Trends Dec 2023 Week 3)
In episode #2648, we delve into the most recent marketing trends. We spotlight the achievements of companies like Airbnb and Ollipop, which have pivoted from paid ads to fostering creator partnerships and generating organic content on platforms like TikTok. Furthermore, we explore the declining…#airbnb #ollipop #tiktok #patrickmahomes #neilpatelyt #loganpaul #andrewchen #neilpatel #ericsiu #ksi (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revolting video shows FIVE wiggly parasitic worms trapped inside a 70 year-old man's abdomen
A 70-year-old man who underwent a procedure to diagnose blockages in his bile duct was found to have worms in his abdomen, according to Chinese doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Korea's VFX Company, Dexter Studios, Continues Its Journey Towards the Global Market Beyond Asia
SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Established in 2012, Dexter Studios stands as a leading VFX company in South Korea. Renowned for its exceptional competitiveness, the company's "unseen VFX" in the movie "Parasite" (2019) stunned the Academy Awards. It was differentiated by its…#seoul #dexterstudios #vfx #academyawards #zenn #zelosnodenetwork #notably #pirate #digipro #korean (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korea police defend probe of'Parasite' actor who was found dead
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Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lee Sun-Kyun Dies: ‘Parasite’ Actor Was 48
Lee Sun-kyun, who starred in the Best Picture-winning film Parasite, has died according to multiple wire reports after going missing in Seoul, South Korea. He was 48. South Korea’s emergency office confirmed the news to the Associated Press on Wednesday. Authorities had been searching for the…#leesunkyun #seoul #southkoreas #southkorean #amotionpicture (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news