Deworming drugs for soil-transmitted intestinal worms in children: effects on nutritional indicators, haemoglobin, and school performance.

@article{TaylorRobinson2015DewormingDF,
  title={Deworming drugs for soil-transmitted intestinal worms in children: effects on nutritional indicators, haemoglobin, and school performance.},
  author={David C Taylor-Robinson and Nicola Maayan and K. Soares-weiser and Sarah Donegan and Paul Garner},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2015},
  volume={7},
  pages={
          CD000371
        }
}
BACKGROUND The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends treating all school children at regular intervals with deworming drugs in areas where helminth infection is common. As the intervention is often claimed to have important health, nutrition, and societal effects beyond the removal of worms, we critically evaluated the evidence on benefits. OBJECTIVES To summarize the effects of giving deworming drugs to children to treat soil-transmitted helminths on weight, haemoglobin, and cognition… CONTINUE READING
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