Boy's brain started to rot after rare parasitic infection
A 17-year-old boy in China contracted a rare parasitic infection and the disease destroyed parts of his brain, a case report shows. The patient visited an emergency department at Qinghai University Affiliated Hospital in the central China city of Xining after he experienced dizziness, headaches…#xining #northernhemisphere #centraleurope #centralasia #montana #ohio #alaska #huju #metezeynal #turkey (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Guinea Worm - a Nasty Parasite Is Nearly Eradicated, but the Push for Zero Cases Will Require Patience
[The Conversation Africa] A painful, parasitic disease that once infected 3.5 million people per year is tantalizingly close to being eradicated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Discovered in the deep: the anglerfish with vampire-like sex lives
A deep trawl has brought up a potentially new species of a fish whose extreme mating methods include permanent physical fusion“I sometimes describe anglerfish as looking like a satanic potato,” says James Maclaine, senior curator of fish at London’s Natural History Museum, who believes a new species of the fish may have been discovered.Many anglerfish are globular and lumpy in shape. They have a long prong sprouting from their forehead with a glowing tip that lures prey into their enormous, tooth-filled jaws. If their appearance is curious, then the method of reproduction that some species have developed – known as...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 1, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Helen Scales Tags: Oceans Marine life Fish Animals Environment Wildlife World news Natural History Museum Science Source Type: news

“ I Was Blind, But Now I See ” – Celebrating Malawi’s Progress on World NTD Day
Vainesi, a former trachoma trichiasis patient, cheers in celebration knowing that trachoma has been eliminated in Malawi. Vainesi had suffered with the pain caused by trachoma for 10 years before a local disability mobiliser encouraged her to go to the hospital for treatment. By Lazarus McCarthy ChakweraLILONGWE, Jan 30 2023 (IPS) “I was blind, but now I see.” This is what Vainesi, from Salima District in Central Malawi, said after surgery to treat trachoma. A mother of three, Vainesi had been unable to work or provide for her family once the disease began to affect her eyesight. Vainesi is one of millions of Malawians...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 30, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera Tags: Africa Development & Aid Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Changes Tack On Fall Armyworms Response
[New Times] Rwanda is considering using biological control agents (parasitoids) that are insect-predators, to effectively contain the Fall Armyworms that are ravaging maize crops across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Good is Cholecystectomy For Biliary Dyskinesia in Pediatric Patients?
Discussion Biliary disease includes gallstones, cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder), cholangiopathy and cholangitis (pathology of the bile ducts), biliary dyskinesia, gangrene, and cancer. Some are often overlapping as gallstones often contributing to cholecystitis and cholangitis. Biliary dyskinesia (BD) is well-recognized in adults. Adult criteria include: “abdominal pain located in the epigastrium and/or right upper quadrant along with; buildup of pain to a steady level and lasting 30 minutes or longer, pain occurring at different intervals and not daily, severe enough to interrupt activities or lead t...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 30, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Parasite Facts To Prepare Fans For The Upcoming HBO Series Spinoff
Learn More Parasite Facts To Prepare Fans For The Upcoming HBO Series Spinoff Back in 2019, movie theaters were dominated by tentpole franchises like never before. There were three DC comics films, three Marvel Cinematic Universe installments (including "Avengers: Endgame"), and four live-action…#disney #johnwick #fastandfurious #legomovie #frozen #toystory #starwars #ip #korean #bongjoonho (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Real-life zombie fungi that inspired 'The Last of Us'
The zombies are identifiable by the fungi bursting from their bodies: a thicket of spiky tendrils, a miniature garden of mushroom-like fruiting bodies. These fungal parasites act as puppeteers, commanding and positioning the zombies to infect entire communities. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oscars Diversity: ‘Everything Everywhere’ Propels Asian Acting Nominees to Historic High
Just three years after Parasite swept every one of its possible Oscars but received nary a nomination in any of the acting categories, fellow unlikely awards favorite Everything Everywhere All at Once is responsible for helping Asian actors achieve a historic high of four nominations in a single…#oscars #michelleyeoh #academys #blondesanadearmas #cuban #kehuyquan #hollywood #vietnam #academy #haingsngor (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WormBase ParaSite is hiring
Got a passion for parasitic worm genomics? Join our team! We’re hiring a bioinformatician at University of Glasgow. The succesfull applicant will work on a range of data analysis, data integration, curatorial and community-engagement activities for WormBase ParaSite. This will include driving annotation improvements within WB-PS by developing new workflows, and enabling updates from the research community. The post is available either for an experienced bioinformatician or a less experienced bioinformatician that wants to further develop their skills. For more information and to apply click here. –WormBase ParaS...
Source: WormBase - January 24, 2023 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: news positions available ParaSite Wormbase Parasite Source Type: news

‘The Last Of Us’ Zombie Infection Is Real—Here’s What Scientists Say About The Threat To Humans
The zombifying fungal infection that wiped out humanity in The Last of Us is based on a very real set of parasitic fungi that hijack insects and compel them to pass the infection on. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 16, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Games /games Hollywood & Entertainment /hollywood-entertainment Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

‘The silent disease’: Chagas is a killer. Now carriers want their voices heard
The parasite-borne disease is classed as ‘neglected’ yet causes 12,000 deaths a year, mostly in Latin America. Can the world really wipe it out by 2030?The first time Elvira Idalia Hern ández Cuevas heard of Chagas was when her then 18-year-old daughter tested positive.Hern ández’s daughter, Idalia, had donated blood in her home town, near the city of Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico. When her sample was screened, she was told she was a carrier of the neglected tropical disease.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Johnson Tags: Global health Global development Infectious diseases Bolivia Americas Mexico Brazil Medical research Source Type: news

‘Decision To Leave’ Director Park Chan-Wook Explains How Less Is Much More When It Comes To Creating Tension: “That’s The Purest Form Of Cinema”
Bong Joon-ho may be the national hero for bringing home the Oscar for Parasite, but it was Park Chan-wook who first blazed the trail for Korean cinema. After two false starts, his international career began in earnest in 2000 with Berlinale hit Joint Security Area (J.S.A), a military thriller set…#oldboy #decisiontoleave #handmaiden #blurrysilhouette #jointsecurityarea #mossad #koreans #jsa #cannes #parkhaeils (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Feature Focus: Why Irish Film ‘The Quiet Girl’ Is Making Noise In The Oscar Race
For the last three years, the winner of the International Oscar has pretty much been a given: First came Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, then Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round, and then Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car — all anointed by Cannes and eased to the finish line after prominent festival play in…#bongjoonhosparasite #clairekeegan #quietgirl #audienceawards #quietgirls #moroccos #ryusukehamaguchis #irish #belgium #berlinale (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who Will Save Us From Ourselves? | ZeroHedge
Who Will Save Us From Ourselves? Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, We have the capacity to learn from previous civilization's errors - rising inequality, hubris, over-reach, decay of production and trade, parasitic elites, and so on - yet we go right ahead and repeat those same…#martiancentralbank #tommy #kondratieff #earthling #tommycarrigan #creatingjobs #traumatizedworld #charleshughsmith #pdf #selfreliance (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news