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Ring Worm Infection 101 by rajesh moganti Posted Mon 29 Nov 2010 3:58am Ring worm is a prevalent fungal skin condition mostly affecting foot (athlete’s foot, tinea pedis), body (tinea corporis), private area or junction of torso & legs (jock itch, tinea cruris). Worm or parasitic forms are not responsible for ring worm arising. It is typified by globular lesion or ring like appearances. Causes The fungi tha ... Read on »
Worm Therapy Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis by Medline Plus Posted Wed 01 Dec 2010 2:00pm Findings may lead to new treatments for debilitating bowel diseases, experts say Wednesday, December 1, 2010 WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The case of a man who swallowed parasite eggs to treat his ulcerative colitis -- and actually got better -- sheds light on how "worm therapy" ... Read on »
Intestinal parasites by pathologystudent Posted Mon 24 Jan 2011 9:29am Intestinal parasites are a big cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. They don’t just occur in underprivileged parts of the world though – there are several that are pretty common here in the US. Intestinal parasites fall into two big categories: protozoa and helminths. Protozoa are little one-celled creatures that reproduce by ... Read on »
Intestinal Worms Treatment by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Worms and other intestinal parasites, which infest human beings, are found in all countries of the world. However they are more common in tropical and subtropical areas and are widely prevalent during the rainy seasons. Children are more infested with these worms than adults. There are several types of intestinal worms. The most common of t ... Read on »
As the Worm Turneth by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted Tue 12 May 2009 5:56pm Some of the latest MS news, as some of you may have seen, concerns an experimental treatment called Helminth therapy. Helminths, as we have learned, are a class of small parasitic worms. What class they are in, or whether it is grammar school, middle school, or high school, I do not know. In any case, these worms, which are thankfully microsc ... Read on »
Suppression of Allergic Asthma by Ascaris Antigens by nih.gov Posted Sun 27 Feb 2011 7:00pm Description of Invention: Available for licensing and commercial development are compositions and methods for suppressing allergic reactions, as well as Th-1 and Th-2 associated immunological diseases, by administering any of the two identified Ascaris polypeptide antigens, or active fragments or variants thereof, to the affec ... Read on »
Traveler’s Diarrhea by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Mon 21 Sep 2009 10:48pm Basics:  Known around the world by many names including Montezuma’s revenge, Delhi belly and mummy tummy, traveler’s diarrhea (TD) is the most common illness travelers face.  Nothing can slow down a fun trip like TD and this can also have serious health implications.  Staying hydrated is the most important method to avoid serious probl ... Read on »
Parasitic Worms May Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis by awesome Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 17 Jan 2011 5:46pm Scientists have found that in countries where parasitic infections are common the incidence of autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, type-1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, is relatively small. One hypothesis is that a chemical secreted by parasitic worms may have anti-inflammatory properties. If true, i ... Read on »
Unconventional Approaches for Improving the Immune System by Darden Burns Patient Expert Posted Mon 20 May 2013 6:27pm One of the paramount challenges of living in the twenty-first century is maintaining a healthy immune system. Chronic illness including autoimmune diseases, arthritis, Crohn's disease, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, autism, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, allergies, environmental sensitivities, mental ... Read on »
Improving the Immune System by Darden Burns Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Jan 2014 1:23pm One of the paramount challenges of living in the twenty-first century is maintaining a healthy immune system. Chronic illness including autoimmune diseases, arthritis, Crohn's disease, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, autism, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, allergies, environmental sensitivities, mental illness, hear ... Read on »