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Collaboration to Expand Deworming Services to At-Risk Populations SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 2, Vitamin Angels participated
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have decoded the genome of the hookworm, Necator americanus, finding clues to how it infects and survives in humans and to aid in development of new therapies to combat hookworm disease.
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.
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.
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
Giving daily iron supplements to anemic primary-school–aged children can have cognitive and physical benefits.
American Heartworm Society recommends yearly protection and annual testing to ward off heartworm disease, even in temperate climates. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB)
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.
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.
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
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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