Parasites Health News

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9/26/2017
Don't Let Your Kids Get Sidelined With Sports-Related Infections

Good hygiene can tackle most locker room germs, pediatricians say

9/24/2017
Don't Let the Tick Stick

Dermatology expert offers advice on tick removal and avoiding them in the first place

7/7/2017
The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs

Bacteria, parasites and other nasty surprises may be hiding in the sand

4/18/2017
Illness From 'Kissing Bug' Now Widespread in U.S.

Without early treatment, Chagas disease can cause heart failure

4/4/2017
Bed Bugs' Ancestors Were Creeping Near People 11,000 Years Ago

Ancient species found in Oregon cave seemed to have bothered bats, but not humans

3/24/2017
Raccoon Parasite Not as Deadly to Humans as Thought

Researchers find confirmed cases of raccoon roundworm where patients had no symptoms

2/22/2017
No, Your Cat Isn't a Threat to Your Mental Health

Study designed to allay fears that kitty poop parasites raise odds for schizophrenia, other disorders

11/11/2016
Tropical Bedbugs Creeping Back to Florida

These cousins to the common variety haven't been seen since the 1930s or '40s

7/14/2016
Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba?

No need to avoid lakes and rivers -- disease experts say infection is exceedingly rare

5/22/2016
7 Ways to Give Ticks the Slip

Don't become the next meal for a disease-carrying parasite

4/13/2016
Fighting Back, Bedbugs Grow a Thicker Skin

It helps protect against pesticides and may explain why population is growing worldwide, scientists suggest

4/5/2016
Bedbugs Widespread in Low-Income Housing, Study Finds

Half the time, residents are unaware of infestations, researchers say

3/23/2016
Could Germ From Cat Poop Trigger Rage Disorder in People?

Those with intermittent explosive disorder more likely to have been exposed to toxoplasmosis, study finds

3/9/2016
Combo Treatment Protects Pregnant Women, Fetuses From Malaria in Study

Findings suggest older medication is losing effectiveness, researchers say

12/18/2015
Face Mites Might Give Clues to People's Ancestry

Tiny parasites follow families through generations and don't easily transfer, study shows

11/4/2015
Tapeworm May Have Spread Cancer Cells to Colombian Man

CDC experts say this is first known case of the parasite causing tumors in a human

10/2/2015
Migrating Birds May Bring Exotic Ticks to U.S.

But, so far, the parasites haven't been able to thrive in northern climates, experts say

9/22/2015
Chagas Disease Parasite Prevalent in Texas 'Kissing Bugs'

Study finds almost two-thirds of these insects could transmit potentially deadly infection

8/20/2015
Don't Let Bedbugs Ruin Your Vacation

Here's how to protect yourself from blood-sucking parasites that may be sharing your hotel suite

4/16/2015
Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes

Report says small number of cases reported in the United States

11/21/2014
Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets

Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say

6/7/2014
Tick Exposure Can Occur in a Minute in Infested Areas

Insect repellant, clothing and daily skin checks best defense against disease-carrying pests, expert says

5/31/2014
Preventing Tick Bites

Long pants, socks and insect repellant help protect you from ticks

5/16/2014
New Drug for Chagas Disease Disappoints in 1st Human Trial

Older medication bested posaconazole, but combination of both might work well, study says

5/8/2014
CDC Targets 5 Parasitic Infections

Neglected but treatable infections impact millions of Americans unknowingly, agency notes

4/13/2014
Prevent Tick Bites While Enjoying the Outdoors

With no vaccines for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, expert explains how to avoid infection

2/10/2014
West Nile Virus Has Cost U.S. Nearly $800 Million: CDC

Researchers tallied costs in health care, lost productivity over 14 years

1/9/2014
Bedbugs Love a Crowd, Study Finds

The parasites with lots of company grow faster than solitary peers, study says

12/12/2013
Bedbugs Can Withstand Bitter Cold: Study

Keep infested items in a freezer for several days to get rid of the pests, researchers suggest

12/12/2013
Could a Tiny Worm Help Treat Autism?

Researchers see promise in two novel therapies

12/4/2013
Insecticide-Laced Underwear No Match for Lice

After short-term success, chemical resistance developed, study finds

10/18/2013
Doc Dispels Common Myths About Head Lice

Parents should be reassured that personal hygiene has nothing to do with the problem

9/9/2013
Bedbugs' Genes May Protect Them From Insecticides

Study helps explain why the bloodsucking parasites are so hard to kill

9/4/2013
Britain's King Richard III Likely Had Roundworms

Signs of parasitic infection found in his centuries-old remains

8/9/2013
Asian Tiger Mosquito Could Spread U.S. Disease

Present in more than half of states, the bloodthirsty parasite transmits a host of viruses

7/9/2013
Cat Poop May Pose Health Risk

Parasite linked to variety of diseases, experts say

7/2/2013
Tick-Borne Illness Babesiosis a Hazard for Seniors: FDA

Risk highest in certain East Coast states

6/29/2013
Tick Safety Tips for Kids at Summer Camp

Experts describe steps to prevent Lyme disease, other illnesses

5/29/2013
Mosquitoes With Altered Gene Can't Sniff People Out

Researchers hope finding leads to better prevention of malaria, other diseases

4/11/2013
Roundworm Infections Threaten Organ Recipients

CDC reports on three patients who were sickened by infected donor

4/10/2013
Bedbug Remedy Based on Kidney Bean Leaves?

Microscopic hairs on the plants stab the blood-thirsty critters, study shows

4/8/2013
Tapeworm-Linked Seizures May Be Rising in U.S., Doctors Say

Neurologists issue guidelines for treatment

3/20/2013
Man Dies After Parasitic Worms Invade Lungs

Steroid treatment for inflammatory disorder may have spurred 'hyperinfection,' report says

2/8/2013
Bedbugs: Easy to Attract, Hard to Eliminate

Medical expert offers tips on spotting infestation in your home

1/16/2013
Deer Ticks Carry Yet Another Bacterial Threat

Lyme disease is better known, but a different germ causes an infection that may lead to dementia

12/10/2012
Don't Bother With Ultrasonic Bedbug Devices

Study of 4 products on market found emitted sounds don't keep insects away

12/10/2012
Germ in Cat Feces May Affect Human Brain, Behavior: Study

'Kitty litter' parasite seems to trigger immune reaction linked to mental health problems in people

8/29/2012
Yet Another Tick-Borne Illness Emerges in U.S.

'Phlebovirus' symptoms in 2 Missouri men included fever, short-term memory problems

7/12/2012
CDC Warns of Another Emerging Tick-Borne Threat

Babesiosis can be fatal; another report shows mosquitoes continue to spread West Nile

7/5/2012
300,000 People in U.S. Living With Chagas Disease: Report

Although usually spread by parasite, mother-infant transmission seen