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Nearly 50 Individuals Ill In Texas Intestinal Infection Outbreak
2013-07-19 16:18:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A gastrointestinal infection caused by consuming feces-contaminated food and water has infected four dozen men and women in the state of Texas this week alone, health officials revealed Thursday. According to CNN.com's Zaina Adamu, the majority of those stricken with the rare parasitic illness known as cyclosporiasis reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth region of the state. Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal illness caused by the...

2013-07-15 23:00:05

Crowdfunding Campaign to Feature Kite™ Mosquito Patch – a Small, Wearable Patch Using Patent-Pending Compounds Providing Up to 48 Hours of Protection Against Mosquitoes Riverside, California (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 ieCrowd, a crowd-powered platform designed to transform innovations into solutions to global challenges, today announced details of the Kite™ Mosquito Patch, a significant advancement in the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, West Nile Virus and...

Rare Parasite Outbreak In Iowa And Nebraska
2013-07-15 05:09:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A rare parasite known as Cyclospora derived from fresh vegetables has sickened nearly 80 people. The outbreak has climbed from 35 people to 80 in just a week in Midwestern states. So far, Iowa and Nebraska are the only states reporting problems. The parasitic disease spreads through contaminated food and water and can cause unusually long watery diarrhea, which could last up to 57 days if it goes untreated. According to the...

Parasites Found In Cat Poop May Pose Serious Health Problem
2013-07-10 08:36:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cats deposit approximately 1.3 tons of feces into the environment each year in the US alone. As OB/GYN doctors have known for a long time, that poop is carrying a parasite that is harmful to pregnant women. As well, cat litter parasites have been associated with an increased risk in suicide in woman. A new study, published in Trends in Parasitology, reveals that this may indeed be a vast and under-appreciated public health problem....

2013-06-13 23:23:22

Ghanaian Mothers' Hope, Inc. announces collaboration with 7 year old Owen Levine helping him to implement his plans for his 8th Birthday Party so that money is collected to provide children in Ghana with malaria nets instead of birthday presents for himself. Towson, MD (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 7 year old Owen Levine, anticipating his upcoming 8th Birthday, asked his family to help him organize a party that would help the children in Africa who were dying from malaria. “Could my friends...

2013-05-30 23:24:47

Pro-Bono Work Using Freeslate CM3 Reaction Screening System Achieved Near 100 Percent Chiral Resolution for Important Drug Intermediate SUNNYVALE, Calif (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Freeslate, Inc., the leading provider of high throughput research solutions, today announced outcomes following a pro-bono study with researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey working with Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV, http://www.mmv.org) to discover new antimalarial agents. Using Freeslate´s CM3...

Local Swimming Pools A Cesspit Of Human Fecal Matter
2013-05-17 06:12:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just when you thought it was safe to take a dip in your local watering hole this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a study which found that many swimmers leave behind a little more than a good time in the pool. According to the health agency's data, more than half of the pools they tested contained fecal matter left behind by swimmers. More specifically, the study found that 58 percent...

2013-05-09 11:57:39

Researchers at Michigan State University have identified a test that can determine which children with malaria are likely to develop cerebral malaria, a much more life-threatening form of the disease. The screening tool could be a game-changer in resource-limited rural health clinics where workers see hundreds of children with malaria each day and must decide which patients can be sent home with oral drugs and which need to be taken to hospitals for more comprehensive care. “Rural...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin