Human Toxocariasis Widespread, Preventive Interventions Needed

Dr. Louis Weiss, M.D., M.P.H., discusses a study on the prevalence of human toxocariasis and notes that clinicians can provide advice to patients to help them avoid infection. Dr. Weiss is professor of medicine and of pathology and co-director of Einstein’s Global Health Center.


A Global Guide for Leery Travelers

Louis Weiss, M.D., M.P.H., says travelers should research health risks and travel advisories before planning a vacation. Dr. Weiss is professor of medicine and of pathology and co-director of Einstein’s Global Health Center.


CBSNews.com interviews Lou Weiss, M.D., M.P.H., about a new blood test that determines whether a person's respiratory illness is caused by virus or bacteria. Dr. Weiss explains that the test, which provides results in only 12 hours, has the potential to be extremely beneficial because it can help with diagnosis and prevent doctors from giving unnecessary antibiotics, which drives the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. Dr. Weiss is professor of pathology and of medicine at Einstein.


Reuters reports that a common parasite is linked to self-harm and suicide in women, although Lou Weiss, M.D., M.P.H., notes that the overall risk remains low. Dr. Weiss remarks that because toxoplasma gondii resides in the brain, there has long been a suspicion it affects human behavior. Dr. Weiss is professor of medicine and of pathology and co-director of Einstein’s Global Health Center.