Scabies on the Rise in Spain Scabies on the Rise in Spain
An increase in cases began as early as 2014 and intensified during the pandemic. Sales of drugs to treat scabies have increased, but the efficacy of treatments such as permethrin may have declined.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - June 24, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID-19
Is ivermectin effective for COVID ‐19? Updated Cochrane review'Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID ‐19 'Key messagesWe found no evidence to support the use of ivermectin for treating COVID ‐19 or preventing SARS‐CoV‐2 infection. The evidence base improved slightly in this update, but is still limited.Evaluation of ivermectin is continuing in 31 ongoing trials, and we will update this review again when their results become available.  What is ivermectin?Ivermectin is a medicine used to treat parasites, such as intestinal parasites in animals, and scabies in humans. It is inexpensive and is widely used in...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Why the monkeypox outbreak is mostly affecting men who have sex with men
Ever since monkeypox started sickening thousands of people worldwide this spring, two big questions have loomed: Why is a virus that has never managed to spread beyond a few cases outside Africa suddenly causing such a big, global outbreak? And why are the overwhelming majority of those affected men who have sex with men (MSM)? A long history of work on sexually transmitted infections and early studies of the current outbreak suggest the answers may be linked: The virus may have made its way into highly interconnected sexual networks within the MSM community, where it can spread in ways that it cannot in the ge...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 20, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Picture of Scabies 3
Title: Picture of Scabies 3Category: ImagesCreated: 12/15/2010 6:31:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 5/4/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - May 4, 2022 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Picture of Scabies 2
Title: Picture of Scabies 2Category: ImagesCreated: 12/15/2010 6:07:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 5/2/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - May 2, 2022 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Migrants and Health Workers Play Complex ‘Game’ on Europe’s Fringes
Viraj from India, in a squat where he has been living for three months near Velika Kladusa, Bosnia. He hopes to join family in Italy. February 2022. Credit: Chiara LuxardoBy Sara PerriaBihać, Bosnia, Apr 19 2022 (IPS) Responding to several shouts Viraj emerges from the ruins of his shelter in northwest Bosnia. He is originally from India but is now squatting near Bihać in what remains of a house abandoned since the 1990s Balkans war. “I was in the bathroom,” says Viraj – although there is no such facility. The building doesn’t even have windows, just gaps exposed to a freezing wind. Collapsing walls are patc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sara Perria Tags: COVID-19 Crime & Justice Europe Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

Namibia: Scabies Patients Resort to Traditional Remedies
[New Era] Some patients infected by the disruptive outbreak of scabies skin disease that has mostly affected the northern regions have resorted to traditional home remedies. Scabies is a parasitic infestation in which tiny Sarcoptes scabies mites burrow under the skin and cause intense itching. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 3454 Cases of Scabies Countrywide From January to March
[Namibia Economist] Around 3454 cases of scabies countrywide from January to March, an official said this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Tigray Sees Eight Fold Increase in Pervasiveness of Scabies - UN
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The latest Humanitarian update from the UNOCHA revealed "the pervasiveness of scabies continues to be a major concern in Tigray, with cases increasing eight-fold [from] 384 cases identified at the start of the year to more than 3,100 identified cases during the reporting week." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Does high adherence to contact precautions lead to low in-hospital transmission of multidrug-resistant microorganisms in the endemic setting? "
Conclusion: High adherence coupled with continuous monitoring of CP correlated to a very low in-hospital transmission rate. These results indicate that CP is highly effective if routine monitoring of adherence is implemented. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Scabies Outbreak in Blantyre, Authorities Tell Schools, Churches, Mosques to Be On High Alert
[Nyasa Times] Blantyre District Health Office has disclosed that it has registered an increase of cases of scabies in some of the health facilities in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Does high adherence to contact precautions lead to low in-hospital transmission of multi-drug-resistant micro-organisms in the endemic setting?
Conclusion: High adherence coupled with continuous monitoring of CPs correlated with a very low in-hospital transmission rate. These results indicate that CPs are highly effective if routine monitoring of adherence is implemented. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ivermectin: Cochrane ’s most talked about review so far, ever. Why?
In this author interview with Stephanie Weibel and Maria Popp, we find out more about their Cochrane review, Ivermectin for treating and preventing COVID-19. The review currently has an Altmetric Attention Score of more than 7000, which makes it the most talked-about review in the history of the Cochrane Library.Briefly, what is Ivermectin?Ivermectin is a medicine used to kill parasites, such as intestinal worms (helminths) in animals or scabies in humans. It is inexpensive and it is widely used in regions of the world where parasitic infestations are common, such as in parts of Asia and South America. Ivermectin has few u...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID-19
This study reported results for development of COVID-19 symptoms (but not confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection) and unwanted events, but in a way that we could not include in our analyses. This study did not look at hospital admissions.Main results explainedMain authors of the review, Maria Popp and Stephanie Weibel said: “The lack of good quality evidence on efficacy and safety of ivermectin arises from a study pool that consists mainly of small, insufficiently powered RCTs with overall limited quality regarding study design, conduct, and reporting. Current evidence does not support using ivermectin for treating o r preventin...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Medical Schools Usually Don ’t Teach How Conditions Look on Different Skin Tones. Malone Mukwende Is Trying to Change That
When Malone Mukwende, 21, started medical school in London, he identified a fundamental problem: almost all the images and data used in its teaching were based on studies of white patients. But medical symptoms can present very differently on Black and brown skin, leading to misdiagnosis, suffering and even death. Still a student, he has recently launched both a handbook, Mind the Gap, and Hutano, a new online platform intended to empower people with knowledge about their health. I asked him what he hoped to achieve and the wider lessons for all of us. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] AJ: For people who don&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angelina Jolie Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news