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2014-04-03 12:30:55

Collaboration to Expand Deworming Services to At-Risk Populations SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 2, Vitamin Angels participated in the Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Conference at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, where it announced its commitment of $4.5 million to scale up co-administration of albendazole, a deworming treatment, with vitamin A to all eligible pre-school age children not reached by...

Researchers Decoded Genome Of Blood-sucking Worm That Infects World's Poor
2014-01-20 08:38:49

Washington University School of Medicine Going barefoot in parts of Africa, Asia and South America contributes to hookworm infections, which afflict an estimated 700 million of the world's poor. The parasitic worm lives in the soil and enters the body through the feet. By feeding on victims' blood, the worms cause anemia and, in children, stunted growth and learning problems. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have decoded the genome of the...

2013-12-02 21:41:35

Despite increasing efforts to diagnose and treat anemia worldwide, there remains a surprisingly large global burden of the disease, particularly among young children and women, according to a new report on trends in anemia between 1990 and 2010. The report was published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology. Anemia is a complex condition characterized by a low level of hemoglobin, the protein that binds to oxygen in the lungs and carries it to all parts...

2013-11-18 10:34:42

Preliminary success using 'probiotics' against hookworms raises hope for treating afflictions that burden 1.5 billion and cause stunting, development delays in children Laboratory animals fed a modified version of a common human dietary supplement were completely cured of intestinal worms that belong to a family of parasites that currently infect 1.5 billion people, or almost one quarter of the world's population, according to new research presented today at the annual meeting of the...

2013-11-06 23:22:55

Zoetis Inc., a former business unit of Pfizer Inc., has announced revisions to the Risk Minimization Action Plan (RiskMAP) for ProHeart® 6 (moxidectin), the sustained-release injectable heartworm preventive for dogs. The revisions are based on a review of safety history over a 4½-year period. Florham Park, NJ (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Zoetis Inc., a former business unit of Pfizer Inc., has announced revisions to the Risk Minimization Action Plan (RiskMAP) for ProHeart® 6...

2013-10-16 08:53:20

Giving daily iron supplements to anemic primary-school–aged children can have cognitive and physical benefits, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Globally, approximately 25% of school-aged children are anemic, with iron deficiency the cause of about half of all cases. Iron deficiency, which has been associated with impaired cognitive and physical development, is caused by a lack of dietary iron and, in developing countries, by parasites such as...

2013-08-22 23:18:50

American Heartworm Society recommends yearly protection and annual testing to ward off heartworm disease, even in temperate climates. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 California and Arizona may not be known as hotbeds of heartworm transmission, but the American Heartworm Society (AHS) is reminding pet owners that dogs and cats here remain at risk – even in the summer months. Environmental conditions that foster proliferation of mosquitoes carrying the heartworm parasite, such as...

2013-07-23 15:37:39

A benign crystal protein, produced naturally by bacteria and used as an organic pesticide, could be a safe, inexpensive treatment for parasitic worms in humans and provide effective relief to over a billion people around the world. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, report on this potentially promising solution in a study published ahead of print in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Hookworms, and other intestinal parasites known as...

2012-07-05 00:39:26

Study at UCSF and Yale finds protease inhibitors are potent, single-day cures for disease in hamsters A drug candidate that is nearing clinical trials against a Latin American parasite is showing additional promise as a cure for hookworm, one of the most widespread and insidious parasites afflicting developing nations, according to a collaborative study at UCSF and Yale University. The drug candidate, known by the scientific name K11777, is under development at UCSF and is targeted to...

2012-06-05 23:01:37

The world´s only landfill-free sneaker steps in to give shoes to people in need. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity dedicated to providing shoes to individuals living in poverty, is delighted to announce that REMYXX Sneakers will donate shoes on behalf of supporters of their Kickstarter campaign. The world´s first 100 percent recyclable shoe is currently eliciting grassroots support through a fundraising campaign on the Kickstarter...


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New World Hookworm, Necator americanus
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The New World hookworm (Necator americanus) is a hookworm that can be found in the New World. This species, along with other species in the Nematode phylum, is a parasitic worm that is commonly found in cats, dogs, and humans. Infections from this species are known as Necatoriasis. However, there are two common species of hookworm that infest humans, known as the Old World hookworm (Ancylostoma duodenale) and the New World hookworm, so infections are generally known as hookworm infections....

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