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Re-Analysis Of Global Deworming Study Shows Strategy Has Little Benefit

The Guardian: New research debunks merits of global deworming programs
“Deworming children, once ranked by Nobel laureates as the fourth most effective intervention to solve the health problems of the whole world, offers very little benefit despite the millions of dollars spent on it, according to a re-analysis of evidence. … Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have now re-analyzed the trial data and published two papers in the International Journal of Epidemiology…” (Boseley, 7/22).

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