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Award winning book co-edited by Rutgers College of Nursing Dean updated with new information

...tion for each of the bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic diseases. This book provides readers the knowledge to better understand the factors contributing to the emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases and microbial resistance in a broad context, said Lashley, who is also the interim director of ...

HIV and malaria combine to adversely affect pregnant women and their infants

... women in malaria-ravished regions. Malaria is a parasitic disease spread by mosquitoes that kills more than one million people every year. While the disease affects mostly children, malaria also severely affects pregnant women, especially during their first pregnancy, accounting for an estimated 400,000 cas...

Mistletoe is not an anti-cancer drug, say doctors

...ased on the fact that, like cancer, mistletoe is a parasitic growth that eventually kills its host, says Ernst. Despite the implausibility of this idea, studies have shown that mistletoe or its main constituents do have anticancer activity. However, many plants have some sort of anticancer activity, but in mos...

Could the ability to expel worms lead to a future asthma treatment?

...nfectious Diseases. More than 15,000 species of parasitic roundworms infect everything from grapes to wasps to cattle. In humans, infection is usually caused by eating undercooked pork or wild game, or by poor hygiene, and brings repeated episodes of diarrhea, anemia and malnutrition. Stranded soldiers were...

Political commitment and strong health systems needed to control tropical worm disease

... of the Lancet. Schistosomiasis is a wide-spread parasitic disease caused by infection with flatworms. The disease mainly affects people living in tropical countries that come into contact with infested waters but it can also affect travelers. Up to 200 million people are estimated to be infected worldwide. ...

ASU's Biodesign Institute Director George Poste awarded 2006 Albert Einstein Award

...r his role in the control of global infectious and parasitic diseases and for his leadership in the development of new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics. Co-honorees for the Einstein award were Professor James Rothman of Columbia University in New York and Carl Feldbaum, President Emeritus of the Biotechnolog...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 16, 2006

...cle, p. 724; Editorial. p. 772). Chagas disease, a parasitic infection, is on the World Health Organization's list of neglected infectious diseases that disproportionately affect poor and marginalized people....

Scientists step closer to new treatments for River Blindness

...River Blindness, or Onchocerciasis, is caused by a parasitic worm and leads to severe itching of the skin and lesions of the eye which can result in blindness. The parasite is spread by black flies which breed in rivers and deposit the larvae of the worm into the person they bite. The disease develops over a ...

A Jekyll and Hyde of cytokines: IL-25 both promotes and limits inflammatory diseases

...ver resulting from mankind's historical fight with parasitic worm infections. That is, a type 2 response that was once useful in fighting worm infections has now become a dangerous menace, causing inflammatory responses to commonly encountered environmental antigens. About 30 percent of Americans suffer from...

Global program to eliminate elephantiasis has early success in Egypt

...ganizers of a 20-year global effort to eliminate a parasitic infection that is a leading cause of disability have an early victory to savor: a five-year Egyptian elimination campaign has mostly succeeded, according to a new report in the March 25 issue of The Lancet. Infection with the parasites, threadlike fi...

Elephantiasis close to elimination in Egypt

...isabling tropical disease caused by infection with parasitic worms. Egypt is one of the first countries to implement a national programme to eliminate the disease using the World Health Organization's strategy of repeated rounds of mass drug administration (MDA) with diethylcarbamazine and albendazole. To ass...

$5.4 million grant to Yale EPH to study parasitic disease spread by female sand flies

...onal Institutes of Health grant for the study of a parasitic disease that affects thousands of children each ye...aneous leishmaniasis (CL) in Colombia. CL is a parasitic disease that is spread by the female sand fly. In Colombia, annual cases reported in 2003 almost dou...

Institute for OneWorld Health receives multimillion dollar grant

...on of malaria, VL kills more people than any other parasitic disease. OneWorld Health completed phase III clinical testing last year with paromomycin, an off-patent antibiotic, for the treatment of VL in India. This large-scale clinical trial in Bihar, India, demonstrated that paromomycin is both safe and ef...

Notch signaling molecule important in type 2 immunity

...response against infection by the gastrointestinal parasitic worm Trichuris muris. However, the mice did mount ...aling will be useful in combating such diseases as parasitic infections, asthma, and inflammatory bowel disease. "The exciting possibility is that therapies are ...

Not enough is known about treating malaria in pregnancy, researchers say

...g malaria. The disease can cause severe anemia and parasitic infection in the fetus and increase the risks of preterm birth and maternal death. "Clearly, more trials are needed evaluating the current best regimens for malaria," Orton says....

Ten million Africans treated by international disease treatment programme

... six sub-Saharan countries. Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease that leads to chronic ill-health affecting...bout schistosomiasis Schistosomiasis is a chronic parasitic disease caused by infection with the blood fluke (worm) Schistosoma spp. It is one of the most commo...

Antibiotic treatment successful against elephantiasis

...n successfully treat elephantiasis (filariasis)--a parasitic worm disease that is one of the most common causes of global disability, concludes a study published in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Bancroftian filariasis is a disease characterised by severe and debilitating swelling of the limbs. The search f...

Study finds maternal exposure to parasitic infection may increase risk of schizophrenia in offspring

...an, Northern California Region. Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic infection that can develop from eating undercooked meat and unwashed fruits and vegetables, drinking contaminated water, or not washing one's hands after gardening or changing cat litter boxes. Researchers found a potential link between high materna...

Burden of parasitic worm infection greater than previous estimates

...hronic schistosomiasis is an infection caused by a parasitic worm. More than 200 million people are affected worldwide, most of them live in sub-Saharan Africa. Allocation of health-care resources relies on the accurate estimates of the death and disability of health conditions. Current estimates suggest the e...

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