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Why is there no toxoplasmosis vaccine?

Short answer, loaded with opinion: Inherent difficulties present but mainly not enough resources allocated to this problem until now. Longer version, based on other expert opinions and research ...
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How to check for presence of intestinal parasites and what's the procedure to get rid of them?

The intestinal and luminal protozoa are normally identified in stool specimens, the blood protozoa by examination of blood films with microscopy (malaria), and lymph node biopsy and serological ...
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How to check for presence of intestinal parasites and what's the procedure to get rid of them?

Intestinal parasites can be detected by stool tests (and additional blood tests if necessary). Note that these tests are often false negative, which means they may not detect parasites even if you ...
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Sensation of something tingling on head-hair - not itchy

The NHS recommends not to use any of the following treatment options: products containing permethrin head lice "repellents" electric head lice combs tree and plant oil treatments, such as ...
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Do lice survive on body parts other than the scalp?

Human head lice generally do not survive very long when they are out of their preferred habitat. But they can adapt: "Head and body lice used to be designated Pediculus capitis and P. corporis but ...
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Does wart treatment (such as freezing) kill the wart or only triger the bodies natural immune reaction?

It does both. The center of the wart is weakened/killed with the acid/nitrogen(cold), while the periphery is damaged (both the wart and the skin around it). Because the wart is weakened, the body'...
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Permanent lice prevention

Ok so the semi-permanent solution that I have found is to cover school uniforms with Permethrin. Permethrin is neurotoxin that is used to repel/kill ticks, fleas, and other insects and is used by US ...
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Health Benefit of Social Nudity - Parasite Reduction?

A bit speculative as this seems to be, given current attitudes in most societies towards nudity, this would be a somewhat promising scenario. All human infesting lice species are parasites that depend ...
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Sensation of something tingling on head-hair - not itchy

You could use a lice comb and look for nits as well. My family and I had them once after traveling and we used olive oil and a lice comb and it worked well.
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