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Intestinal Parasites

Uniting to Stop the Worms

David Addiss, MD, MPH | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
David Addiss, MD, MPH

'Uniting to Stop the Worms' may sound like a science fiction film headline, but intestinal worm infections -- known as soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) -- are all too real. They impair the lives of a billion people worldwide living in areas with poor sanitation.

WATCH: The World's Most Horrifying Parasites

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Weird News

While the season of ghosts, ghouls and other monsters is upon us with Halloween approaching, what could possibly be scarier than all of those combined...

Infectious Disease: A Preventable Tragedy

William Lin, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
William Lin, Ph.D.

As a child growing up in the rural outskirts of Hong Kong, "wash your hands" was a frequent -- and wise -- admonition. The simple act of eating a piece of fruit or a chocolate bar with soiled fingers and licking those delicious flavors off already dirty hands may have resulted in a stomachache, or so much worse. I was lucky. Even today, intestinal worms caused by lack of access to water for handwashing affects nearly a quarter of the people on this planet.

What's Living In Your Digestive System

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leo Galland, M.D.

If you think intestinal parasites only lead to gut disturbances such as upset stomach and diarrhea, think again. Because problems that happen in your stomach don't stay in your stomach.

Intestinal Parasites May Be Causing Your Energy Slump

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leo Galland, M.D.

Intestinal parasites are a common and often unsuspected cause of mystery illness.