Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Weight loss helps to oust worms

Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered that weight loss plays an important role in the body's response to fighting off intestinal worms.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Jimmy Carter: Guinea worm cases decreasing

Guinea worm disease cases were cut to less than 600 in 2012, marking significant progress in eradicating the parasitic infection, former President Jimmy Carter said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study identifies significance of co-infection in disease control

Becoming infected with one parasite could change your chances of becoming infected with another according to new research from Cardiff University. The new study analyses data from school aged children in Tanzania infected ...

Medical research

Parasitic worms may help treat diseases associated with obesity

(Medical Xpress)—On the list of undesirable medical conditions, a parasitic worm infection surely ranks fairly high. Although modern pharmaceuticals have made them less of a threat in some areas, these organisms are still ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Repurposed' anti-parasite drug shows promise as new TB treatment

(Medical Xpress)—A well-established family of drugs used to treat parasitic diseases is showing surprising potential as a therapy for tuberculosis (TB), according to new research from University of British Columbia microbiologists.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treatment for snail-borne schistosomiasis works best over the long haul

Watch where you jump in for a swim or where your bath water comes from, especially if you live in Africa, Asia or South America. Snails that live in tropical freshwater in these locations are intermediaries between disease-causing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Better vaccines for tuberculosis could save millions of lives

Cases of one of the world's deadliest diseases—tuberculosis—are rising at an alarming rate, despite widespread vaccination. Reasons for the ineffectiveness of the vaccine, especially in regions where this infectious disease ...

Genetics

Scientists reveal how river blindness worm thrives

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that the worm which causes River Blindness survives by using a bacterium to provide energy, as well as help 'trick' the body's immune system into thinking it is fighting ...

page 7 from 10