A 'tropical disease' carried by sand flies is confirmed in a new country: the U.S.
Leishmaniasis, a disease spread by a parasite carried by sand flies, is generally considered a tropical disease. Now, thanks to climate change, new research finds it's endemic to the United States.(Image credit: Science Photo Library) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Max Barnhart Source Type: news

Statism Is the Cause of the Israel-Hamas War
The State is an organized crime racket. It appropriates wealth by coercion and regularly uses force in violation of the n0n-aggression principle. The State is a parasite that perpetuates itself at all costs and extends itself by any means possible. Regardless of its putative leaders, the State…#hanshermannhoppe #ukraine #nato #taiwan #israel #hamas #palestine #iran #qatar #palestinians (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Disfiguring Parasite From Sand Flies Is Endemic In The U.S.
The Leishmania found in Texas and OK causes the mildest form, cutaneous leishmania, affecting only the skin. Will more serious leishmania strains become established, too? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 30, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation standard Source Type: news

Britain's being battered by a... poo-nami! 'Unprecedented' outbreak of diarrhoea-causing parasite that can spread in SWIMMING POOLS alarms health chiefs
UK health agencies suspect Brits are catching the bug while on sun-seeking holidays in countries like Spain with infected swimming pool water one of the likely routes of infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tropical Parasite May Be Endemic in Texas
(MedPage Today) -- A parasitic disease that can cause skin ulcers and is usually spread by the tiny sandfly may now be endemic to the U.S., preliminary findings from CDC researchers suggested. Genetic sequencing of 2,235 U.S. cutaneous leishmaniasis... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 23, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC says skin-disfiguring parasite may be endemic in Texas, present in other states
A parasite capable of causing a disfiguring skin disease may be endemic in Texas and present in other southern states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From 2005 to 2019, the CDC identified 1,222 cases in the U.S. that were positive for Leishmania, a parasite…#cdc #leishmania #middleeast #africa #latinamerica #vitalianocama #malaria #marykamb #clinicians #florida (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC warns pet DOGS could start spreading new deadly flesh-eating parasite to humans in the US
Researchers from the University of Iowa, US Army Veterinary Services, Johns Hopkins University and the CDC warned the disease could jump from dogs to insects and start spreading among insects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flesh-eating parasite almost sent me BLIND in one eye... but what's scarier is where I caught it
EXCLUSIVE: Shereen-Fay Griffin, from Crayford in Kent, went swimming as normal at a local leisure centre in August last year. But just two days later the 38-year-old's left eye became itchy and sore. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Tropical Skin Infection Spread by Sand Flies Is Spreading in the U.S.
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2023 -- Climate change is bringing diseases once considered tropical afflictions to the United States, and new research warns that a parasite spread by sand flies may be the latest to join this growing list. The Leishmania parasite... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Parasitic worms may control minds of insects with ‘borrowed’ genes
Adult horsehair worms look about how you’d expect given their name: They’re long, noodlelike creatures that resemble wiggling horse hairs. They live and reproduce in water, but their young only develop inside the bodies of other animals—usually terrestrial insects such as praying mantises. Once they’ve finished growing inside their unwitting vessel, the worms must convince their hosts to drown themselves to complete their life cycle. How these parasites manage to lethally manipulate their hosts has long puzzled scientists. Researchers behind a new study published today in Current Biology suggest hors...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 19, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Kenya: Tapeworm Is Spreading in Kenya - Demand for Meat Brings Parasite to New Areas
[The Conversation Africa] Echinococcus granulosus, a type of tapeworm, is a harmful parasite that affects 1 million people worldwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: East Africa Health and Medicine Kenya Source Type: news

Sanitation-related violence against women in informal settlements in Kenya: a quantitative analysis - Winter SC, Johnson L, Dzombo MN.
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 3.6 billion people around the world do not have access to safe sanitation options. Those lacking access are not only at risk of diarrheal disease, other tropical diseases, and parasitic infections, they are at greater risk of ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

How to survive the invasion of LES BEDBUGS... Vacuum your plug sockets, put your clothes in the freezer but do NOT burn your mattress or use a spray
Since an unprecedented outbreak of the blood-sucking parasites in France, experts have warned it was only a matter of time before they made their way to the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Parasite Heard 'Round the World
(MedPage Today) -- A few weeks back, shock and awe gripped the media after a report in Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) described a 3-inch nematode removed from the brain of a long-suffering woman in Australia. Honestly? was the initial reaction... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 14, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

6 Stories Show the Human Toll of Poland ’ s Strict Abortion Laws
This project was supported by the Pulitzer Center [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Krzysztof Sowinski has cried every day since his wife Marta, who was five months pregnant, died of sepsis in 2022; he believes doctors put Marta’s life in danger by not giving them the option to terminate the pregnancy while the fetus’ heart was still beating. Janusz Kucharski also lost his partner Justyna to sepsis in the fifth month of a pregnancy. She left behind two boys. It is likely, reproductive-rights advocates say, that these women would be alive if not for Poland’s increasingly restrictive abort...
Source: TIME: Health - October 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Pamula Tags: Uncategorized abortion Source Type: news