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Schistosomiasis

Child's Ancient Tomb Yields Nasty Surprise

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 06.20.2014 | Science

LONDON (AP) — In a skeleton more than 6,200 years old, scientists have found the earliest known evidence of infection with a parasitic worm that now...

Aquatic Toxic: 'Frankenfish', Gulf Seafood and Killer Prawns

Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

This morning's toxic trackings on the increasingly complex relationship between seafood and our health... As debate continues over the safety and mer...

The 8 Cent Solution to Improving Women's Health in Africa

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

For too long we have allowed millions of girls and women to suffer from female genital schistosomaisis. We may now be at the beginning of the end of this disease.

The London Declaration: A Tipping Point For The World's Poor

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

In London today, global health leaders announced an unprecedented commitment to control or eliminate 10 diseases by the end of this decade.

32 Cents for AIDS Prevention

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Ruxin

Schistosomiasis may triple the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. However, the cost of treating this Neglected Tropical Disease is a mere 32 cents per treatment.