Boehringer Ingelheim Receives FDA Approval for NexGard(R) PLUS (afoxolaner, moxidectin and pyrantel chewable tablets): A Beef-Flavored Soft Chew That Protects Dogs from Internal and External Parasites
The maker of HEARTGARD® Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel), the #1 vet-recommended and #1 dog-preferred real beef chew,1, 2 introduces the latest innovation in its portfolio — combination parasite protection for dogs in a single, monthly, beef-flavored soft ch... Biopharmaceuticals, Veterinary, FDA Boehringer Ingelheim, NexGard PLUS, afoxolaner, moxidectin, pyrantel (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 20, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biological clocks of people and malaria parasites tick in tune
Health officials warn that drug resistance could wipe out recent progress against malaria, particularly in Africa and southeast Asia. Now, researchers looking for other ways to fight the mosquito-borne parasites that cause the disease have zeroed in … (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - July 17, 2023 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news

Outbreak of explosive diarrhea that sickened at least 500 linked to parasite in bagged salad
Investigators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have linked the cases to a parasite, cyclosporiasis, that had got into bagged salad. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Renters protest against ‘rampant profiteering’ outside landlords’ convention
Tenants facing soaring rents staged a protest against “rampant profiteering” outside a landlord convention in London where investors were told how to “build a £25m property portfolio, using none of your own money”. Dozens of renters chanted: “Landlords! Parasites!” outside the National Landlord…#kaneandrews #rockstar #cityoflondon #ranjanbattacharya #londonrentersunion #peterwood #sadiqkhan #scotland #lisanandy #acrossengland (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's in the Water? Maybe Germs That Could Harm You
TUESDAY, July 4, 2023 -- Under the surface of your favorite swimming pool, beach and lakes, hazards too small to be seen by the naked eye may await. And these bacteria, viruses and parasites can turn a refreshing plunge into a nasty... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - July 4, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How the Tech Behind a COVID-19 Vaccine is Helping Save Bees
After more than a decade in the industry, commercial beekeeper Liana Teigen Moreno thought she knew what she was doing when it came to making honey. A hipster pixie with a platinum crew cut and bright blue eyes, Teigen tends to 800 beehives in northern Florida. Her experience at the University of Florida’s Honey Bee Research Lab in Gainesville taught her everything she needed to know about bee diseases, knowledge that came in handy late last year when she realized that an insidious parasite that she had first learned about working her way through college as a part-time beekeeper had decimated her hives—despite ...
Source: TIME: Science - July 3, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker and Video by Andrew. D Johnson Tags: Uncategorized climate climate change Climate Is Everything COVID-19 feature Food & Agriculture healthscienceclimate Londontime Source Type: news

CDC: Cyclosporiasis Has Left 210 Sick, 30 Hospitalized Across 22 States
The cause of cyclosporiasis is a parasite called Cyclospora cayetanensis. Here's how to prevent and treat this illness that can cause explosive diarrhea. (Source: Healthcare News)
Source: Healthcare News - July 2, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Food & Drink /food-drink pharma standard Source Type: news

Declaring Independence from the Parasite Caste
July 4 is approaching, and many Americans are excited to celebrate their so-called independence. Why? How will this July 4 be any different from that of 2020? Haven’t the past three years revealed that Americans not only take liberty for granted but readily reject it? Is it not the least bit…#hlmencken #josephschumpeter #jamesmbuchanan #peterhitchens #lifeliberty #happiness #constitution #benjaminfranklin #roberthiggs #sovietunion (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watch ticks fly through the air via the power of static electricity
To suck the blood of passersby, ticks must first snag a host from their perch on a leaf or flower—a tricky feat for a sesame seed–size arachnid that can’t jump. But though they can’t leap, it turns out they can fly. Their secret? Static electricity. A new study suggests the tiny arachnids ride the charged air that forms around animals as they make their way through the underbrush, researchers report today in Current Biology . Using statically charged rabbit fur and other charged materials in the lab, researchers were able to pull castor bean ticks ( Ixodes ricinus ) across gaps o...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 30, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Malaria in the US: A Mayo Clinic expert offers insight, tips on prevention
Malaria, a severe and potentially fatal disease most often caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, has been reported in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a health advisory because there have been instances of people getting infected with Plasmodium vivax malaria in Florida and Texas, even though they hadn't traveled outside the country. Malaria does not spread from person to person. "Malaria is caused by parasites in the genus Plasmodium, that are usually… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 30, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What To Know About Locally Acquired Malaria Cases in the U.S. —the First in 20 Years
For the first time in 20 years, the U.S. is experiencing locally acquired malaria. So far, officials have reported four individuals infected in Florida. They believe the first case of locally acquired malaria—as opposed to a case brought by a traveler from abroad—occurred in late May. Three more people in Florida presented with the disease in mid-June; another case was reported in Texas this week as well. The United States sees approximately 2,000 cases of malaria per year due to travelers returning from areas where the mosquito-borne parasitic disease is endemic. However, over the last 20 years, none of these ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Gordon Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything Disease Explainer Source Type: news

3 people have acquired malaria in the US. They ’re the first in 20 years
The Anopheles mosquito can infect a person with the malaria parasite. | Paul Starosta/Getty Images The cases, identified in Florida and Texas, raise a lot of questions. In late May, Sarasota County, Florida, health officials confirmed they had identified a case of locally transmitted malaria. In…#florida #sarasotacounty #cameroncounty #malaria #plasmodium #vivax #eastafrica #southasia #southamerica #ddt (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients Can Die: Screen Organ Donors for This Parasitic Disease Patients Can Die: Screen Organ Donors for This Parasitic Disease
Bob Naedele died after receiving a heart from a donor with Chagas disease. His death could have been prevented had the donor been tested.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 23, 2023 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Beekeepers Working Harder Than Ever As Nearly Half of U.S. Honeybee Colonies Died Last Year
America’s honeybee hives just staggered through the second highest death rate on record, with beekeepers losing nearly half of their managed colonies, an annual bee survey found. But using costly and Herculean measures to create new colonies, beekeepers are somehow keeping afloat. Thursday’s University of Maryland and Auburn University survey found that even though 48% of colonies were lost in the year that ended April 1, the number of United States honeybee colonies “remained relatively stable.” Honeybees are crucial to the food supply, pollinating more than 100 of the crops we eat, including nuts,...
Source: TIME: Science - June 22, 2023 Category: Science Authors: SETH BORENSTEIN / AP Tags: Uncategorized animals healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Stray Cats Shed Toxoplasmosis Parasites in Cities, Especially in Warm Weather
THURSDAY, June 22, 2023 -- Wild and feral cats appear to release more toxoplasmosis parasites in places densely populated with people, new research suggests. These cats also " shed " more when the temperature is warmer, a significant finding given... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news