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Lynne Peeples

Researchers Find Bed Bugs Could Carry A Deadly Disease

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green

As bed bug infestations have continued to crop up in firehouses, schools, movie theaters and homes across the country, a team of researchers is now wa...

Chagas Disease: Urgent Measures Are Needed

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

It would be amazing and life-saving to turn this situation around in 2014. Chagas disease is silently devastating millions of people throughout the Americas -- we need to give a voice to those most in need.

America's 'New' Diseases of Poverty

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

Today the poorest people living in our nation still suffer from a group of diseases linked to extreme poverty, especially in the southern United States. Many of them will be afflicted with neglected tropical diseases. Are we ready?

Chagas Disease May Be 'New HIV/AIDS Of The Americas'

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 05.31.2012 | Green

Chagas disease, a tropical illness that is transmitted by biting insects, may pose a major unseen threat to poor populations in the Americas and Europ...

For Expectant Mothers, Chagas Disease Is Cause for Concern

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

For expectant mothers, what makes Chagas disease especially harmful is that it can be passed to their unborn children, causing highly lethal congenital infections. However, few obstetricians are trained to recognize the signs of Chagas disease.

Lynne Peeples

Disease-Carrying Ticks, 'Kissing Bugs' Soar As Climate Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.05.2012 | Green

Part of a series investigating the complex links between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. Darren Collins doesn't know li...

Inspiring a Generation of Women to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2012 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

It's not easy to introduce neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs, to first time audiences. The truth is they may be the most important diseases of girls and women you have never heard of.

A New Tropical Medicine Clinic for 'Third World America'

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

Poor economic conditions have been known to increase the risk of disease. But only recently have diseases of poverty, mostly associated with countries outside the U.S., been recognized as a problem here at home.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

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