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Do I Have A Parasite? by Dr. Daniel Kalish Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Fri 23 Oct 2009 10:01pm 1 Comment If this is a question you are asking yourself, then more likely then not you may have some un-welcomed company! It certainly amazes me within my practice that so many people think that having chronic digestive problems, gas, constipation, skin rashes, pains in the stomach area, fatigue and other “vague” symptoms are just something you have to ... Read on »
DOG POOP CONCERNS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 15 Jul 2012 12:00am You're out for a pleasant walk in the neighborhood, in the park, or on the trail.  Before you know it, you step in...yep, that's right...a big pile of soft and messy dog poop.  In addition to probably messing up your shoes and possibly your clothing, it sets a lousy tone for the walk, right? Well, the bad news is that you've not ... Read on »
Dickson Despommier’s Parasitic Diseases lectures by Vincent Racaniello Posted Tue 03 May 2011 12:00am Professor Dickson Despommier, co-host of TWiV and TWiP , and well known for his ideas about vertical farming , taught parasitology to medical, dental, and nursing students at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons for 38 years. Below are videocasts of the six lectures from the final version of his course, Parasitic Diseases, wh ... Read on »
Next-generation sequencing reveals clues to a parasite’s drug resistance by f1000 Posted Thu 05 Jan 2012 1:47pm Leishmaniases are a complex of diseases caused by parasites that are transmitted by sandflies to an estimated 12 million people in 88 countries annually. In her latest evaluation, Microbiologist and F1000 evaluator Marilyn Parsons draws attention to a new genomic investigation of the Leishmania donovani version of the diverse species of parasit ... Read on »
New Drugs Hope To Fight Neglected Tropical Disease by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Wed 31 Mar 2010 3:39pm Scientists at the University of York, working with research colleagues in Dundee and Toronto, have made a breakthrough in identifying new treatments for a parasitic disease which proves fatal for tens of thousands of Africans each year. Their findings, published in the latest edition of the journal Nature, describe a new approach to tacklin ... Read on »
Vaccinating the Billion-Brain Parasite by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Tue 11 Jan 2011 8:11pm If a parasite infected the brains of 2 to 3 billion people, up to one-half of the world’s population, one would probably consider it a pretty serious public health emergency. But such a situation already exists, with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, the cause of the disease toxoplasmosis. The parasite is the most common infectious cause of retin ... Read on »
From The Valley of Death to The Valley of Cures – NIH TRND Program Supports Multiple Rare Diseases by Chris H. Posted Wed 16 Nov 2011 1:43am Thank you Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Chris Austin, Dr. John McKew and others at the NIH who are all involved in driving the National Institutes of Health’s Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) program forward. Addi and Cassi suffer from Niemann Pick Type C, a fatal Genetic C ... Read on »
Human Parasites and Human Parasite Symptoms by ParasitesRobin Posted Tue 29 Jun 2010 1:28pm Human parasites are microorganisms living within the body. Then we turn into their hosts... Considering these parasitic organisms will be incapable of acquiring nutrients for themselves, they depend on us for their own survival. Unfortunately, parasitic organisms damage humans when they use up our own food and nutrients. They can destruct ou ... Read on »
Pomeranians are predisposed to suffer from an unusual condition called alopecia X by heru m. Patient Expert Posted Tue 22 Jul 2008 8:22pm 1 Comment Question: I just adopted a 7 yr. old pomeranian, Angie. She totally black. I had a pom before (I had my Teaka for 15yrs) and have never experienced hair loss in her like I am with Angie? Angie’s hair is corse not soft and it is thinning out so much since I got her especially the back legs. When I brush her it comes out in the handfuls. It is ... Read on »
Pneumonia biggest cause of death of under five year olds worldwide by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Mon 14 May 2012 6:01am An international team of researchers have published data in The Lancet showing that 18% of deaths worldwide among children under the age of five years are caused by pneumoniaInflammation of one or both lungs.. The second leading cause of death amongst this age group is the result of pre ... Read on »