Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Helminth infections common in Medieval Europe, grave study finds

Although helminth infections—including tapeworms and roundworms—are among the world's top neglected diseases, they are no longer endemic in Europe. However, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases report ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How highly contagious norovirus infection gets its start

Norovirus—the highly contagious gastrointestinal illness best known for spreading rapidly on cruise chips, in nursing homes, schools and other densely populated spaces—kills an estimated 200,000 people annually, mostly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Parasitic worms need their intestinal microflora too

Scientists at The University of Manchester have cast new light on a little understood group of worm infections, which collectively afflicts 1 in 4 people, mainly children—in the developing the world.

Immunology

'Worm pill' could ease autoimmune disease symptoms

(Medical Xpress)—Experts believe a molecule in parasitic worms could help explain why worm infections can effectively treat a range of autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and ...

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