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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...

2014-04-10 08:30:50

CAMPINAS, Brazil, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A project taking place in Jacobina, Bahia has again shown the effectiveness of the Oxitec OX513A mosquito in reducing the dengue mosquito population. Led by the social organisation Moscamed, the project showed that releases of the genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (OX513A) reduced by 79% the wild dengue mosquito population after six months. The results obtained in the neighbourhood of Pedra Branca protected...

2014-03-26 23:23:30

Traditional store brand lice products are becoming less and less effective in the battle against the bugs, according to an article published on March 9th by USA Today. ClearLice, a U.S. based head lice treatment company offers a line of pesticide-free lice products that has some parents calling it the "Kryptonite" of head lice treatments. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 A new breed of head lice has parents in a panic. According to an article published on March 9th by USA...

2014-03-21 23:01:30

There's no true season for head lice, but there is usually an outbreak after vacations. With spring break right around the corner, Hair Spies offers advice for preventing head lice. Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 There is no true season for head lice, but outbreaks typically occur after vacations or breaks from school. This year, Hair Spies, Inc. a professional head lice removal salon, is ready with advice to help you prevent a head lice infestation. Hair Spies' first...

2014-03-21 16:23:13

Franchise corporation hosts "founding franchisees" for two-day conference HERSHEY, Pa., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation recently completed its first ever Owner's Meeting by hosting the original 16 "founding franchisees" for a two-day event in Hershey, PA on March 10-11. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140321/MN88305 The informational and educational conference was designed to showcase new products and procedures, share best...

2014-03-12 11:36:56

Humans are often infected by parasites, sometimes even several species at a time. Such co-infections are more difficult to treat if the parasites interact with each other. An ecologist from the University of Zurich and his international team have compiled a list of the numerous possibilities as to how parasites can interact: They are most likely to do so indirectly via the food source they share. Over 1,400 species of parasites – viruses, bacteria, fungi, intestinal worms and protozoa...

2014-03-05 12:24:05

Innovative residential mosquito spray and tick control service fuels expansion through marketing NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation has announced a partnership with the Salem, MA-based marketing and advertising agency Sir Isaac. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140305/MN76523) "Sir Isaac is thrilled to be selected as Mosquito Shield's Agency of Record for advertising, marketing and creative services,"...

2014-03-03 23:01:53

An article featured in The Journal of Parasitology reviews the history of malaria research and examines the various approaches to that research. (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Malaria has been around for millennia, and there are written references to it from early societies in China, India, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece. Each year an estimated 500 million people are infected worldwide, making malaria a major public health concern. Some countries still experience malaria epidemics, which can also...

Remove Head Lice Eggs At Home Easily With Regular Hair Conditioner
2014-02-26 09:13:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Specialty hair care products designed to get rid of the eggs left behind by female head lice are no more effective at removing nits than regular conditioners, according to new research published this week in the Journal of Medical Entomology. Those eggs, which are laid directly onto individual strands of hair, are cemented in place with a special glue-like substance that makes them difficult to remove. In fact, according to the...

2014-02-26 08:29:03

Fewer Moms are Aware of Prescription Treatments for Head Lice Compared to OTC Yet Those Who Used an Rx Report Greater Satisfaction SWIFTWATER, Pa., February 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although head lice are a common problem in families with school-aged children,(1,2,3) a new national survey reveals that despite 60% of moms - including 85% of those who have experienced head lice in their household as an adult(i) - saying they know the facts about head lice, many still appear to be confused when...


Latest Parasitology Reference Libraries

Pork Tapeworm, Taenia solium
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), also known simply as a tapeworm, is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species infects pigs and humans in many areas of the world including Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, South America, and some areas of North America. This species can cause cysticercosis in its larval stage, which is one of the major causes of seizures in humans. The pork tapeworm can reach an average body length between 2 to 3 meters, but...

Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

Echinococcus multilocularis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Echinococcus multilocularis is a species of tapeworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is one of a few worms that cause echinococcosis, a disease that affects many canid species including wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals, domesticated dogs. Humans can also contract this disease. Adult members of this species can reach an average length of .2 inches, and like other species of tapeworm, its body is segmented by three proglottids. Its head, or scolex, is equipped with...

Trichinella spiralis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Trichinella spiralis, sometimes known as the pork worm, is a parasite within the Nematoda class. It can be found in pigs, rats, humans, and bears. This worm causes trichinosis in humans, most often from consuming undercooked pork. This species is the smallest within its class, reaching an average body length of .16 centimeters. Females are twice as large as males, displaying a sexual dimorphism. The reproductive organs of females are unique to the species in that the front end holds developed...

Guinea Worm, Dracunculus medinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis) is a species of roundworm with the Nematoda phylum. This species is once ranged throughout Asia and Africa, including the west coasts of Africa in Guinea. Although it is not present in this range anymore, the species retains its common name. It was identified in this area by Carl Linnaeus, who discovered the parasite in many merchants along the coast. Its scientific name was also given due to a large population in one area, called Medina. Dracunculus...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.