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African Sleeping Sickness by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Sat 30 Oct 2010 12:00am A recent post looked at the need for an improvement in the treatment of African Trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness.    Basics: Also known as “African Sleeping Sickness”. This is a protozoal disease from the famous Tsetse fly’s (Glossina species) bite. Two main species exist, Trypanosoma Brucei Gambiense (West Afr ... Read on »
New Reports of Sleeping Sickness in Uganda by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:31am Poor Uganda seems to be in the news a lot, recently.  First, the Ebola Fever outbreak continues to cause concern and now there are reports of African Trypanosomiasis.  This illness, also known as “African Sleeping Sickness” is spread through the bite of a Tse Tse Fly (Glossina Species). The illness has 2 main types: African and American.  ... Read on »
Gene Tied to Kidney Disease, Sleeping Sickness in African Americans by nih.gov Posted Mon 02 Aug 2010 10:55am Variants of a single gene may help protect against a sometimes-deadly parasite infection, but at the same time raise the risk for kidney disease in African Americans. The finding may eventually lead to better treatments for both conditions. The parasite Trypanosoma brucei causes African sleeping sickness. Gene variant ... Read on »
How Sleep Deprivation Affects Our Immune Systems by Snoozester .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 02 Nov 2011 12:00am   Trouble sleeping not only causes us to feel fatigued during the day but it can also take a toll on our health and weaken our immune system. It turns out that those who do not get enough sleep are more susceptible to colds and stay ill longer. Why? Because during sleep, our immune system produces cytokines, small protein mol ... Read on »
Sleep and the Immune System by Seth Roberts .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 29 Apr 2009 10:04pm When I started to sleep better (due to standing and morning light), my health improved: I stopped getting colds. There was plenty of pre-existing evidence linking better sleep and better immune function; a new study connects the two even more strongly. Read on »
No sleep? Your immune system takes a “physical” pounding. by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 15 Jul 2012 4:45pm I was out late last night. Saturday night. I got about 5 hours sleep before I got up today. Not enough. The best thing I could probably do today is take a 3-hour nap, and get 8 hours under my belt.  There is a wealth of research out there showing that lack of sleep can [...] Read on »
Sleep Deprivation Affects Immune System Like Physical Stress by Andrea Patient Expert Posted Sun 01 Jul 2012 12:00am This article from US News and World Report.com may be of some comfort to those of you suffering with hot flashes:  a study presented recently at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society indicated that there is likely no increased risk of cardiovascular disease for women who experience hot flashes around the peri/menopausal transition.  Howev ... Read on »
A Rude Awakening for Sleeping Sickness by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Tue 22 Jan 2013 5:30am American scientists have made a discovery that may lead to new cures for Sleeping Sickness. African trypanosomiasisA tropical disease caused by parasites., known generally as Sleeping Sickness, is a tropical disease responsible for a great deal of misery in Sub-Saharan Africa. The disease is caused by ... Read on »
How to Boost Your Immune System to Prevent Getting Sick by Yuri Elkaim Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 10 Aug 2009 4:18pm The other week, one of our clients, Alison, asked the following question: “With the flu season around the corner – and this year they say it will be nasty (H1N1) – is there some great morning and neon shakes / drinks that we can prepare to better arm our system. I have 3 kids 8, 10 and 12 and I want to start their day off right. Taste is impo ... Read on »
How to Boost Your Immune System to Prevent Getting Sick by Yuri Elkaim Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm The other week, one of our clients, Alison, asked the following question: “With the flu season around the corner – and this year they say it will be nasty (H1N1) – is there some great morning and neon shakes / drinks that we can prepare to better arm our system. I have 3 kids 8, 10 and 12 and I want to start their day off right. Taste is im ... Read on »