Raccoon completely ignoring furious indoor cat delights internet
Raccoons are part of the canine family, so it makes sense that cats may see them as the enemy. One cat showing how they feel about a raccoon visitor has gone viral on TikTok in a video with over 1.1 million views on the social media platform. In the video posted to @wcarter05, a long-haired tabby…#tiktok #ontario #petkeen #raccoon #baylisascaris #felines #wagwalking #moxidectin #pyrantel (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Claims about food allergies
I find it is very difficult to trust written material on this topic, nonetheless here is a hypothesis I had not heard before: So why have our immune systems suddenly gone haywire? One theory notes that we (mostly) eradicated hookworms by the 1980s in the United States. And roundworms. And…#andrewvandam #rss (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 17, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nobel laureate William Campbell to get Irish diaspora award
Born and raised in Co Donegal, Cambell helped discover a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworms. Irish biologist Dr William Campbell is set to be recognised for his contributions to science with a Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award this week. Donegal County Council announced today (11…#codonegal #irish #drwilliamcampbell #diasporaaward #donegalcountycouncil #nobel #tiponeill #ramelton #satoshiōmura #ivermectin (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bats and brain worms: how humanity ’s environmental impact is giving rise to new infections
As humans encroach further on the natural world, researchers warn that 75% of novel diseases are transmitted from wildlifeGet ourmorning and afternoon news emails,free app ordaily news podcastAs the world ’s first case ofa parasitic roundworm infecting a human ’s brain made headlines this week, infectious diseases experts warned the threat of novel infections is rising.In a case report written about the Australian patient in the journal Emerging Infectious Disease, doctors who pulled the Ophidascaris robertsi larvae from her brain warned the case highlights the danger of diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 2, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Australia news Science Health Infectious diseases Epidemics Medical research Source Type: news

Live Worm Removed From Woman's Brain
(MedPage Today) -- A live, wriggling parasitic roundworm, 80 mm long, was extracted from the brain of a 64-year-old woman in Australia. The worm was a third-stage larval form of Ophidascaris robertsi and was surgically removed from the patient... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 29, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

From botflies to eye worms, a brief history of rare parasites in humans
After a live roundworm was found in the brain of an Australian woman, we take a look at other unusual casesAftera live roundworm was found in the brain of an Australian woman, we take a look at other unusual cases of parasites turning up unexpectedly and explore how worried we should be.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Health Infectious diseases Microbiology Science Society World news Source Type: news

Doctors Pulled Live Worm From Australian Woman's Brain
TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2023 -- Doctors plucked a wriggling roundworm from the brain of an Australian woman in the world ' s first-known case of human infection with a parasite common in some pythons. The woman, who had been experiencing worsening symptoms... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 29, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A 64-year-old woman in Australia was suffering from abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever and night sweats for months. Finally, brain surgeons discovered the reason for her medical ordeal -- a live roundworm living inside her brain. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian study warns over parasitic infections after roundworm found in woman's brain
Surgeons in Australia pulled a live 3 inch-long parasitic worm from the front of a woman ' s brain in what is believed to be first time this type of infection has been found in humans. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Oh my God’: live worm found in Australian woman’s brain in world-first discovery
Woman complained of forgetfulness and depression before doctors pulled out an 8cm roundworm normally found in pythonsIt was a fairly regular day on the ward for Canberra hospital infectious diseases physician Dr Sanjaya Senanayake, until a neurosurgeon colleague called him and said: “Oh my God, you wouldn’t believe what I just found in this lady’s brain – and it’s alive and wriggling.”The neurosurgeon, Dr Hari Priya Bandi, had pulled an 8cm-long parasitic roundworm from her patient, prompting her to call on Senanayake and other hospital colleagues for advice about what to do next.Continue reading... (Source: Gu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 28, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Medical editor Tags: Health Infectious diseases Australia news Science Microbiology Source Type: news

B procyonis Roundworm Infection in Child With Autism B procyonis Roundworm Infection in Child With Autism
In this case, B procyonis roundworm infection was identified as the cause of eosinophilic meningitis in a young child after exposure to raccoon feces.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Worms Revived After 46,000 Years in Siberian Permafrost
The half-dozen creatures, a type of nematode or roundworm, were last awake when Neanderthals and woolly mammoths roamed the Earth. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plantwatch: the mushroom that is both delicacy and predator
Oyster mushroom feeds on roundworms using a deadly nerve agent that causes paralysisA mushroom that eats animals sounds like a horror story. But the oyster mushroom is a full-bloodied carnivore that feeds on roundworms, killing its prey using a nerve gas.Even though oyster mushrooms are a prized food delicacy, don ’t be fooled; they kill nematodes, tiny roundworms. The oyster mushroomPleurotus ostreatus usually grows on dead or dying trees, but the wood has so little protein that the fungus turns to consuming nematodes for nourishment. It uses a lethal array of tiny balls attached to the hypae, the long hair-like filamen...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Fungi Biology Science Source Type: news

The Science Behind How Roundworms Spit
By viewing countless hours of expectorating worms, researchers discover a unique way in which neurons control the movement of muscles. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Magazine Issue Source Type: news

New beetle-dwelling roundworm species discovered in Japan
(University of Tsukuba) A new species of nematode (roundworm), named Cryptaphelenchus abietis, was isolated from bark beetles from a dead log collected in Nagano, Japan. The females of this newly described species can be identified based on the size of the post-uterine sac and the conical tail with an elongate posterior part. The males have seven genital papillae and a narrow bursal flap-like extension. The culturability of this species means it may be useful in further nematode research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 17, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news