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Reducing tapeworm infection could improve academic performance, reduce poverty, Stanford research suggests
This is an excerpt of the the article, which was first published in Stanford News.
The Re-emergence of Intestinal Worms: Investigation of Infection Status Among Children in Rural Southwest China
As part of China’s public health efforts, the “baota lozenge” - a sugary anthelminthic commonly administered to schoolchildren - once valiantly fought to stop the rampant transmission of parasitic...
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Poor sanitation breeds trouble. Intestinal worms are a significant public health problem in many developing countries, with about one quarter of the world’s population infected.
Vitamins are accessible and affordable in China Severe iron deficiency (anemia) is known to dramatically slow cognitive, behavioral, and physical development and has been identified as one of the...
Worm Count 2010
Poor health habits are prevalent in crowded dining commons. Intestinal worms are a widespread problem in many developing countries.
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Paying for Performance in China's Battle Against Anemia
Millions of students in China’s poor rural schools have anemia. Why is it that so little is being done to overcome this invisible epidemic?
Anemia: Rural China's Invisible Epidemic
REAP is dedicated to understanding and addressing the problem of iron deficiency and anemia in rural China: its consequences for health and education, and practical solutions for families and schools.
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