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2014-05-06 08:35:55

Spring is one of the most dangerous seasons for fleas, ticks and other parasites, and experts predict 2014 will be one of the worst years ever for certain parasitic diseases. WESTBROOK, Maine, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All dogs - no matter their breeds, sizes, ages or geographic locations - are at risk of infection from a variety of parasites, including ticks, fleas, roundworms, whipworms and heartworms. And so are dog owners and their families....

2014-04-28 23:05:55

An article in The Journal of Parasitology discusses various long-term efforts to control parasitic infections and focuses specifically on improving sanitation within a culturally acceptable framework. The author suggests that a "biodigester" may be a solution to improve sanitation systems in some international regions. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 More than 450 million people worldwide, primarily children and pregnant women, suffer illness from soil-transmitted...

2014-04-22 23:14:53

The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 765 new articles on parasites and parasitic infections. This latest update brings the total of references covering these human and animal diseases to over 67,400. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published 765 articles on parasites and parasitic infections. While the site's Research Category extensively covers parasitic organisms that live on or in another host species from which...

Presence Of Humans, Urban Landscapes Increase Songbirds Illness
2014-02-06 10:15:17

Arizona State University Humans living in densely populated urban areas have a profound impact not only on their physical environment, but also on the health and fitness of native wildlife. For the first time, scientists have found a direct link between the degree of urbanization and the prevalence and severity of two distinct parasites in wild house finches. The findings are published in the Feb. 4 issue of the journal PLOS ONE. A team of researchers from Arizona State University...

2013-12-30 23:01:16

The current issue of the Journal of Parasitology includes an address by the outgoing American Society for Parasitologists (ASP) President, Eric Loker. In the address, Loker focused on helminth control and explained how the number of people with parasitic infections will likely be greatly reduced in the next few decades. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Helminths, or parasitic worms, are an ongoing public health concern. The number of infections has declined in recent decades and...

2013-11-13 23:35:31

Gross filth and hoarding cleanup specialists Address Our Mess reviews findings that Toxoplasma gondii, a parasitic infection found in cat feces, can cause Encephalitis – a brain inflammation disorder commonly found in pregnant woman and others with a compromised immune system. Address Our Mess' latest publication is designed to educate pregnant women on the dangers of this parasitic disease. Mount Laurel, New Jersey (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Planning for motherhood can be very...

2013-10-18 12:08:25

Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that a combination of two commonly prescribed drugs used to treat high cholesterol and osteoporosis may serve as the foundation of a new treatment for toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. They published their findings recently in PLOS Pathogens. Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite capable of infecting nearly all warm-blooded animals. While healthy human adults usually suffer no lasting ill...

Important Step-forward In Mission To Tackle Parasitic Worm Infections
2013-10-04 10:12:29

University of Manchester Researchers from The Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research (MCCIR), University of Manchester have made an important step forward in finding a potential treatment for an infection that affects over a billion people worldwide. Gastrointestinal parasitic infections, which are worm infections in the intestine, affect nearly one quarter of the world population and have been heavily linked with poverty in poorer regions. They normally result in...

Mice Aren't Scaredy-Cats When Infected By Toxoplasma
2013-09-19 13:05:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Known to cause spontaneous abortions in pregnant women or death in immune-compromised patients, the parasite Toxoplasma gondii has an even stranger effect in mice – it takes away their fear of cats. The fearless mice are a boon to both cats, which get an easy meal, and the parasite, which gets access to the cat's intestinal track – the only place the parasite can sexually reproduce. According to a new University of California,...

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...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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